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April Sunday Fun Day celebrates Spring

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

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

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

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

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

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...

End of Summer Shabbat to welcome new ShinShinim

Friday, August 25, 5 pm, Sandler Family Campus  $8 child; $12 for adult; $36 for family Get ready for an unforgettable celebration as PJ Library in Tidewater gears up for its highly anticipated End of Summer Shabbat and Pool Party. As summer draws to a close, this...

Dive into swim lessons at the Simon Family JCC

Swim lessons — for kids of all ages — have always been a popular activity at the Simon Family JCC. With summer temps climbing high, plus expansive indoor and outdoor options for swim lessons at the JCC, there’s no better time to get kids feeling more confident with...

Jewish Book Festival to feature former 60 Minutes producer

Tuesday, August 1, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus Ira Rosen, the renowned journalist, producer, and author known for his work on 60 Minutes, will offer a behind-the-scenes look into American journalism and broadcast news. Rosen will speak about his career with former...

Conservative synagogues announce “Come Together” series

Sundays, August 6, October 15, and December 10, 2 – 4 pm  Collaborate?  Cooperate?  Create?  Any word will work to describe the upcoming “Come Together” series.  Tidewater’s four Conservative/Masorti synagogues, all members of the United Synagogue of Conservative...

Strelitz Golf Tournament swings into another year

Wednesday, August 30, Virginia Beach National Golf Club  The 35th Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the “Bob Josephberg Classic,” is co-chaired this year by David Leon and Babbi Bangel. Scheduled to take place at the end of August...

SCN training with Mike Goldsmith – Sandler Family Campus

Mike Goldsmith, Secure Community Network’s Regional Security Advisor for Tidewater, will facilitate various security-oriented training sessions next month. These programs are free and open to the community. Registration is required. For more information, go to...

The Neighborhood Harvest now delivers authentic New York Deli

Longing for a crispy and chewy New York bagel or a smokey and peppery pastrami piled high and kissed with the sharp bite of deli mustard? The Neighborhood Harvest has been pondering the same thoughts, memories, and cravings. That’s why The Neighborhood Harvest...

If you like 60 Minutes, you’ll love Ira Rosen

 Tuesday, August 1, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus A lot of familiar names are in Ira Rosen’s engrossing book, Ticking Clock, Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes. Names such as Harry Reasoner and Ed Bradley, Leslie Stahl and Morley Safer are found throughout, but local TV...

Knitters needed to keep the elderly warm, year round

Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm Know someone who knits or crochets? Or someone who wants to learn so they can help keep others warm? Is it you? Sherry Rabinowitz, a PhD whose expertise was discovering and treating child abuse victims, will instruct those who don’t already...

Memorial Day Commemoration

Thursday, May 25, 8:30 am  Jewish War Veterans Flagpole, Sandler Family Campus The Board of Rabbis and Cantors of Hampton Roads and the Jewish War Veterans (Post 158) will host a community Memorial Day Weekend observance to start the weekend in appreciation of those...

Matthew Weinstein: 2020 Kaufmann Award recipient

Sunday, June 4, Ohef Sholom Temple  10:30 am: Buffet Breakfast, 11 am: Ceremony, $10 The Henry B. Kaufmann Award is presented by Ohef Sholom Temple’s Men’s Club to a congregant who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the Temple and the community in a volunteer...

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center in Portsmouth offers varied events

Steeple to Steeple: Saturday, May 13, 9 am - 3 pm The Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series: Begins on Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm Dinner and auction: Sunday, August 27 Every May in Olde Town Portsmouth there is the event known as Steeple to Steeple....