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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

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,...

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...

Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club begins this month

Sunday, February 25, 10 am, Congregation Beth El The last few months have been a difficult time for the Jewish people. Since the devastating attacks of October 7th, those living in the diaspora have had difficulty formulating an effective response to a changed...

Join the Israel Trail Challenge and help Israel

Through Sunday, May 19, Simon Family JCC The popular Israel Trail Challenge is back. Instead of trekking all 622 miles of the actual Israel Trail, Simon Family JCC members and exercise enthusiasts can sign up to hike, jog, walk, dance, row, or swim the equivalent...

2nd Annual Daffodil Blooming Day

Sunday, March 3, 1 – 3 pmJewish Museum and Culture Center The Jewish Museum and Culture Center is continuing its participation in the Daffodil Project, whose mission is to remember and honor the 1.5 million children who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as...

Stars Among Us: The Holocaust Commission’s new podcast

Elka Mednick The Stars Among Us podcast, a collaboration between The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and WHRO, offers a compelling exploration of the lives of Holocaust survivors and liberators. The podcast features excerpted sections...

Loads of merchandise at Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood’s Rummage Sale

Friday, August 18, 8:30 am – 1:50 pm • Sunday, August 20, 8:30 am – 1:50 pm Ohef Sholom Temple Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood has been working hard collecting merchandise for its Rummage Sale. Congregants and friends have donated wonderful things – from furniture to...

Belonging, Behaving, Believing: an overview of Judaism class

Wednesdays, August 23 and 30 and September 6, Home of Rabbi Jaffe-Gill, Free Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill of Tidewater Chavurah will present a basic Judaism class, “Belonging, Behaving, Believing,” on three Wednesday evenings. During these two-hour sessions, the class will...