11th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll
Have you seen the sunrise at the Oceanfront lately? I have! For the last seven years, a group of dedicated JFS board members, employees and other volunteers have arrived at 0’dark thirty to set up for the annual Run, Roll or Stroll (the race moved to the Oceanfront in 2008). By the time the first runners and walkers start arriving around 6:45 am, what has become a tradition in our community, is in full swing! The Run, Roll or Stroll—an 8k run, 5k run/walk and 1 mile run/walk—brings out both the serious (and not-so-serious) athletes from around our community. This includes those who want to take a nice Sunday morning stroll on the boardwalk and so many members of our Jewish community— of all ages.
The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater’s “Team Tiger” grows each year, as does participation from our other schools, youth groups, and synagogues. I hope every one of our local synagogues will bring a team this year. (Just enter your synagogue name in as your race team name when you register online.) When the 1 mile race—the largest event of the morning—starts, the feeling of excitement among all of the children, teens, parents and spectators is palpable! It is a family morning, a fun morning and a morning where our entire Jewish community comes together. Each of us is helping someone right here in Tidewater by participating in the Run, Roll or Stroll. We are allowing JFS to serve one more meal, counsel one more child who has lost a parent or help one more individual get back on his or her feet after surgery.
Join me on Sunday, May 3 and watch the sunrise! Register for the Run, Roll or Stroll at www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org.
11th Annual JFS Run, Roll or Stroll — Sunday, May 3
Registration and check-in 6:45 am
8K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk 8 am
1 Mile Run/Walk 9:15 am
Post Race Party begins after races
Register at www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org
Race packet pickup: Friday, May 1, 8 am–4 pm, Simon Family JCC
Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.
You’ve seen her on TV, now see her in person
I always enjoyed watching Joan Lunden on television and now I’m thrilled to welcome her to our community on Sunday, April 26. The American journalist, author and television host will speak at 2 pm in Norfolk Academy’s Samuel C. Johnson Theater.
In the summer of 2014, Lunden announced that she is battling breast cancer and has become a passionate ambassador for breast cancer awareness and screening.
Lunden says, “I am honored to be sharing my story at JFS’s 2015 Spring into Healthy Living event and being a part of the JFS mission of supporting their community and promoting health and happiness.”
In addition to Lunden, we will hear briefly from Dr. Judith Salerno, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
This event is free and open to the community. Turnout is expected to be large, so reserve your seats now at http:// tinyurl.com/joanlunden or call JFS at 757‑321‑2222. Norfolk Academy is located at 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk.
The presenting sponsor of Spring Into Healthy Living is Towne Bank. Lead sponsors are the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The Copeland/Klebanoff Families are the Diamond sponsor.
* Of blessed memory
by Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director