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Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

This year’s graduation season began with plenty for Jewish Tidewater’s graduates and their families to celebrate.Graduations provide time to recognize achievements, formally bid goodbye to a treasured educational institution, and move on to life’s next chapter. And...

Congressman Rob Wittman visits Sandler Family Campus

Congressman Rob Wittman visits Sandler Family Campus

U.S. Representative Rob Wittman spent a couple of hours at the Sandler Family Campus having lunch and speaking with and answering questions from members of Tidewater’s Jewish community on Friday, May 3.Congressman Wittman immediately addressed the current state of...

Steve and Art Sandler: All about the community

Steve and Art Sandler: All about the community

The idea of a central Tidewater Jewish community campus had to start somewhere. That place might be traced to Charlotte, N.C. when a then 39-year-old Art Sandler, who was serving as president of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, visited that community and saw...

Lorraine Fink turned Campus discards into sculpture

Lorraine Fink turned Campus discards into sculpture

One afternoon in 2014, as Lorraine Fink took down her art show at the Leon Family Gallery on the Sandler Family Campus and loaded it into her car, she was drawn by “a silent vibrant cry from a small mountain of metal and plastic at the edge of the loading dock,”...

Tidewater: Get ready to be charmed and laugh with Phil Rosenthal

Saturday, April 20, 7 pm, Harrison Opera House He made it clear in Ireland. The same in India. And, of course, in Tel Aviv. Phil Rosenthal of Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil is Jewish. In a brief phone conversation this week, when asked why he manages to insert being...

Torah returned to USS Harry S. Truman

The Truman Holocaust Torah was returned to its home aboard the USS Harry S. Truman on Sunday, March 3 after being safeguarded at Temple Israel for the past year while the ship underwent repairs.The ceremony for the Torah’s return, which took place onboard the ship at...

A bag of kippot = memories for local caterer

Susan Byrne of Catering Concepts recently happened upon a bag of yamakas (kippot) – all from events where she had been the caterer. “It was fun to find them and have all of the memories come flooding back,” says Byrne. “Seeing those yamakas reminded me of viewing...

New logo, new website for Jewish News

For the first time since Jewish News created its website in 2012, we’ve built an all new, easy-to- navigate site with loads of information that is both timely and that dates to the 1940s. The address remains the same: www.JewishNewsVa.org. When the site was first...

Annie Sandler receives award in Romania

While in Bucharest, Romania with JDC earlier this year, Annie Sandler was recognized by the Romanian government with Romania’s “Grand Officer of the National Order for Merit.”The ceremony took place on International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27. Sandler was...