20th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll 

20th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll 

Blue and White Fun Run a big (and messy!) success Jewish Family Service’s 20th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll was held on Sunday, May 19 on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community. In conjunction with Yom Ha’Atzmaut activities, the campus...

A Memorable Evening with the Simon Family Legacy Society

A Memorable Evening with the Simon Family Legacy Society

Laughter, camaraderie, and the unmistakable spirit of Tidewater’s Jewish community filled the Sandler Family Campus’ Fleder Multipurpose Room on the evening of May 15. The occasion was the Simon Family Legacy Society’s celebration event dedicated to honoring those who...

Israel: Reflections on the Past Week

Israel: Reflections on the Past Week

FIRST PERSON: A view from Israel When my mom asked my husband and me to write about our feelings and reactions to the events in the past week (June 3 – 9) in Israel (increased rocket and drone attacks by Hezbollah, raging fires across the Upper Galilee and the Golan...

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Mon, 24 Jun 2024 10:05:49 +0000

Synagogues in Dagestan, Russia, targeted alongside churches in terror attack

The attack took place in the same region where a mob sought out passengers coming from Israel in 2023.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2024 10:45:55 +0000

In the 1940s, Jewish scholars planned a museum about the world they were losing

YIVO sought a home in New York for a museum dedicated to the vanished "homes" of Eastern Europe.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2024 02:09:04 +0000

Jamaal Bowman at Bronx campaign rally: AIPAC is ‘destroying our democracy’

The Saturday event — which included speeches by fellow progressives Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — was part of a last-ditch effort by the congressman to keep his seat.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 22:07:35 +0000

Patis, NYC’s largest and buzziest kosher bakery chain, files for bankruptcy

The company sold gift cards to raise capital. Now customers are racing to cash them in.

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Body, Soul and Summertime

Body, Soul and Summertime

Food is always a Jewish topic, and every Shabbat and Jewish holiday are new opportunities to overindulge.Maimonides famously says (Deot 4:15) that overeating is unhealthy and everyone knows that keeping healthy makes good sense. But to what extent is a healthy body,...

National Senior Health and Fitness Day 2024

National Senior Health and Fitness Day 2024

Adults over the age of 55 visited the Simon Family JCC to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 29. The day was filled with fun, laughter, health, and fitness – deeming it a huge success.Vendors from all over Tidewater offered information...

Two new rabbis have Tidewater roots

Two new rabbis have Tidewater roots

Rabbi Madeline Torop Budman and Rabbi Aaron David Torop Budman were ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on Saturday, June 1. The ordination took place at the historic Plum Street Temple, a 158-year-old landmark in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Norfolk...

Local arts leaders unite to combat antisemitism

Local arts leaders unite to combat antisemitism

In a time of unprecedented antisemitism, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater organized a workshop on combatting antisemitism in the arts. The event, held on Wednesday, May 15 at the Chrysler Museum of Art, focused on creating a more inclusive and welcoming...

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Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

Ayden Cohn Virginia Tech Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering and a Master of Science in Business Administration (Business Analytics).  Ayden was awarded the Virginia Tech Engineering Outstanding Master’s Student award. Next: Ayden will work as an engineer...

Knowledge is key – Some basic facts

Knowledge is key – Some basic facts

In the third quarter of 2023, roughly 150,000 Palestinians from the West Bank were working in the Israeli economy. In Quarter 4, that went down to 17,000. (marketplace.org) The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by...

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send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

William Alperin

Norfolk – William Alperin was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 30, 1933 and transitioned peacefully on June 5, 2024.   Some of his...

Norma Janet Flax

NORFOLK - Norma Janet Flax passed away on May 22 at age 95.  Born in New York City on August 15, 1928 to Esther Sherris Ginsburg and Hyman...

Sally Marx Hyman

Boynton Beach, Fla. – Sally Marx Hyman died peacefully on May 19 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was 91.  The daughter of Edward Marx and...

Zipora Katz

VIRGINIA BEACH - Zipora Katz, 96, died on June 7.   She was born in Łódž, Poland on March 4, 1928, and survived the horrors of the Holocaust....