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Community Shabbat Dinner for families

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,...

What’s happening on Virginia’s College campuses today:

What’s happening on Virginia’s College campuses today:

A statewide Jewish community briefing • Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 pm, online The statewide organized Virginia Jewish communities will present an essential online briefing about the current university campus climate for Jewish college students and how communities are...

Yom Hashoah 2024 Community Holocaust Commemoration

Yom Hashoah 2024 Community Holocaust Commemoration

Sunday, May 5, 6:45 pm Temple Emanuel The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites the community to attend the annual Holocaust Day Remembrance, Yom Hashoah.The Commemoration will feature survivor and scholar Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, a...

Middle School Movie

Middle School Movie

Sunday, April 14Cinema Café, Kemps River Something is happening for everyone on Sunday, April 14. While the rest of the family participates in Sunday Fun Day, middle school aged children can enjoy time at the movies with friends while the visibility of eye rolls will...

Next Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club: The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club

Sunday, April 28, 10 am, Temple Emanuel The Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club will continue with its second book, The Great Partnership: Science, Religion and the Search for Meaning, which was a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. Rabbi Sacks was...

A twist on tradition

The smell of fresh cookies baking filled the Sandler Family Campus on Sunday, March 10 for the annual “Operation Hamantaschen” PJ Library event.Children, parents, grandparents, and friends put on colorful aprons, pushed up their sleeves, and dove into the delicious,...

Rabbi Israel Zoberman: recognized for 50 years of rabbinic service

Rabbi Israel Zoberman with his certificate of “surviving” 50 years (1974-2024) in the rabbinate. He received an Honorary Life Membership from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) at its national convention last month in Philadelphia, Pa.In recognition of...

April Sunday Fun Day celebrates Spring

Sunday April 14, 1 – 4 pm Sandler Family Campus Gather friends and family and head to the Simon Family JCC for an afternoon of spring-themed games, music, crafts, and a sweet treat. Come see familiar faces and meet new ones.This event is hosted by PJ Library in...

Israeli Chef’s Table Experience with Chef Yaniv Cohen

Thursday, May 16, 7 pm, Sandler Family Campus, $54 or $72 with a signed book Israeli Chef, Yaniv Cohen, also known as The Spice Detective, will prepare and serve an exclusive menu. Dinner will include an Israeli wine bar and an opportunity to hear how growing up in a...

Ohef Sholom Temple’s Kiddush Cup: A Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 22, 1 pmCypress Point Golf Course It’s been a long time since Ohef Sholom hit the links, but congregants and friends are about to have the opportunity to swing the clubs together again for a fantastic cause – the temple. The Ohef Sholom Temple Kiddush...

Remembering those lost and honoring humanity

On display May 6 - June 21, Leon Family Gallery, Sandler Family Campus To commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of acts of terror, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC...

VAF: Bringing ballet to new audiences

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm It promises to be a moving experience. More than 1,000 high school students will descend on Norfolk for the Regional High School Dance Festival this week. One of the thrilling highlights of that visit for these talented and highly motivated...

Yom Hashoah to feature Dr. Mordecai Paldiel

Sunday, May 5, 6:45 pm, Temple Emanuel Yom Hashoah is a day of commemoration for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, as well as a remembrance of those who survived the Holocaust, particularly those who made Hampton Roads their home. Tidewater’s evening...

Temple Israel plans celebration for its 70th

Sunday, April 14, 12 pm, Temple Israel In keeping with its longstanding tradition, Temple Israel will observe its platinum jubilee anniversary with ample helpings of Jewish music and Jewish food. Tickets and sponsorships, of course, are available. The 70th anniversary...

The Israel-Hamas War: Ambassador Brad Gordon to brief the community

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus Not quite six months after Hamas used its base in Gaza to launch an unprecedented massacre in Israel’s south, calls for a ceasefire and a “two-state solution” have reached a fever-pitch. At the same time, more than 100...

Ohef Sholom Sisterhood Shabbat to feature Betty Ann Levin

Friday, March 6, 6:30 pm • Ohef Sholom Temple The Women of Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood’s Annual Sisterhood Shabbat will feature Betty Ann Levin, executive vice president/CEO for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC. She will speak on “The...

Contextualizing Orthodox Jewish life in film

Home: Thursday, February 22, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm Cinema Café Kemps River, $12 The mission of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg, is to educate and engage diverse Tidewater communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by...

The Art of Judaica: Tradition, Ritual, and Ceremony

Sunday, February 18, 2 pm, Torggler, Christopher Newport University, Newport News Abigail H. Meyer, museum educator for Judaica and Jewish Material Culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will discuss her work with the Met’s Judaica collection in...