Month: April 2012

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Hearts travel from Hawaii to Virginia to Israel

Hearts travel from Hawaii to Virginia to Israel

In February, Jewish News featured a story about Aloha Hearts, fused glass ‘worry hearts’ created by Hawaiian Barry Gitelson. These glass hearts have since been distributed to Israeli children in Sderot as part of Youth Futures, a program that assists at-risk children...

Community Seder in Virginia Beach

Community Seder in Virginia Beach

Jewish Virginia Beach celebrated its third annual Passover Seder at 757 Events with more than120 participants. Led by Rabbi Meir Lessoff, the prevailing sentiment of the evening was one of unity and resilience, affirming 'Am Israel Chai' – the Jewish people will...

Ohef Sholom Temple’s Kiddush Cup:A Golf Tournament

Ohef Sholom Temple’s Kiddush Cup:A Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 22, 1 pm Cypress Point Golf Course Golfing buddies are about to have an opportunity to swing their clubs together for a fantastic cause – Ohef Sholom Temple. The Ohef Sholom Temple Kiddush Cup promises an afternoon of fun golfing, an upbeat reception...

A conversation with Chef Yaniv Cohen

A conversation with Chef Yaniv Cohen

An Israeli Chef’s Table Experience • Thursday, May 16, 7 pm • Sandler Family Campus Israeli Chef Yaniv Cohen will visit Tidewater in honor of Israel’s 76th anniversary this week.In this conversation, Cohen offers insight into his world of cuisine, passion, and...

UJFT launches internship program

UJFT launches internship program

With an eye on the future, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is launching a new jobs project for youth and young adults.Plenty of articles in The Virginian-Pilot and stories on local broadcast news shows have focused on population changes and a shifting job market...

Sacks Book Club discusses The Great Partnership

Sacks Book Club discusses The Great Partnership

Next meeting: Sunday, June 16, 10 am, Temple Israel The Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club continued its journey of Jewish conversation by reviewing The Great Partnership in collaboration with Temple Israel and the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United...

Benjamin C. Altschul

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Benjamin C. Altschul, 89, passed away just days prior to his 90th birthday on May 6, 2024 at home in Hamilton, N.Y.Born in Norfolk, he was the youngest child and only son of the late Ethel Kark and Sylvian Altschul.Ben attended Norfolk Academy and...

Helene Bernstein

VIRGINIA BEACH – Helene Bernstein passed away on April 30 at the age of 104 years young.Helene is survived by her son, Marc (Patty), granddaughter, Jenifer Bernstein Novak, and great grandchildren, Grace and Graham Novak.

Barbara Dudley’s story of love, loss, and a path to legacy

“I found her under a rock!” This tongue-in-cheek remark by the late Noel Dudley about his first encounter with his wife, Barbara, set the foundation for a lifelong partnership filled with love, laughter, and an enduring legacy. Sitting on a mountainside rock with her...

Myrna Teck to lead trip this fall to Goniadz, Poland

During a trip to Poland in 2018 to attend a meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Myrna Teck and her sister visited the shtetl where their grandmother lived in Goniadz. As part of this guided tour, they also visited the abandoned...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Rugelach baking evening unites Jewish women in Tidewater Last month, 25 Jewish women met one evening at the home of Betsy Karotkin, UJFT Women’s Philanthropy chair, to meet and greet one another and to discuss the significant impact of Jewish women – all while...

Maror and Chazeret: What is the deal?!

There is a phrase from Isaiah that I find particularly relevant these days… “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who present darkness as light and light darkness, who present bitter as sweet and sweet bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20)On Passover, we eat maror and...

Summer Camp is the place to work: Don’t Miss Out: Part 2

In a similar article of a previous edition of Jewish News, Part 1 of why “Summer Camp is The Place to Work: Don’t Miss Out” was shared. In this piece, it was discussed how camp counselors have the opportunity to refine and practice interpersonal and leadership skills,...

Chrysler Museum of Art: Camp with an art focus

Does your child’s summer include Fantastic Creatures or 3D Illusions? How about painting, sculpting, or mosaics? For campers who attend Camp Art Stars at the Chrysler Museum of Art, the answer will be “Yes!”At Camp Art Stars, campers will find inspiration behind the...

Beth El Sisterhood stepped up to “Serve” Joan Nathan

Call them a well “oyled” machine.I am speaking of the quartet of Carol Smith, DeAnne Lindsey, Gina Rose, and Marlene Rossen who (along with Patty Shelanski) lead the unofficial culinary committee of the Congregation Beth El Sisterhood that plans, purchases, cooks, and...

Checking out the Solar Eclipse at the Sandler Family Campus

Some events simply cannot be missed. Apparently, that was the thought when young students at Strelitz International Academy were covered up with proper fashionable paper plates, in addition to the special protective sunglasses, to view the Solar Eclipse on April 8 at...

Beth El bids farewell to Pam Gladstone after 34 years

Bittersweet tears flowed from many eyes on Sunday, April 7 as community members gathered for brunch at Congregational Beth El to celebrate the retirement of Pam Gladstone, Beth El’s executive director for the past 34 years.Gladstone’s tenure at the synagogue saw four...

Spring fun at Camp JCC

As the weather gets warmer and summer gets closer, Camp JCC wrapped up another successful spring break camp. Covering one week for mostly public school closures, campers enjoyed spring themed crafts, indoor and outdoor games, STEM projects, a mini color war, and free...

Community Shabbat Dinner for families

Friday, June 7, 5 pm Sandler Family Campus After a year of learning how to make Friday night Shabbat dinners memorable in the Shabbat@Home series, it’s time to bring it all together.Cap off the year with a heartwarming community dinner at the Simon Family JCC,...

Coffee and Conversation at the JCC – Keep this conversation going!

Thursday, May 2, 1 pm, Sandler Family Campus It’s time for another round of Coffee and Conversation at the Simon Family JCC. After the enjoyable turnout and lively discussions from the last gathering, it is time to get together and do it again.In recognition of Jewish...

Simon Family JCC to participate in Family and Student Wellness Expo

Saturday, May 11, 11 am – 2 pm Bayside High School The Family and Student Wellness Expo connects families with local resources, cultivating a stronger sense of community as well as ensuring families remain informed of mental wellness, family engagement, and student...