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Tidewater’s Jewish community, these pages continue to be packed with a variety of places to worship, learn, manage myriad health and age issues, socialize and engage in social action. Speaking of social action, I read this morning that one of the keys to happiness is doing for others—either by volunteering, making financial contributions or even by taking people out to dinner. Here, you’ll find a variety of organizations that will welcome your volunteer time and contributions of dol-

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Find It Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 33, 34 Arts and Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 33 Beth Sholom Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Community Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Community Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 36 Congregations/Synagogues . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Disabilities & Inclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 29 Freda A Gordon Hospice & Palliative Care of Tidewater . . . . . . . 36 Holiday calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 36 Jewish Family Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Older Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 36 Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community . . . . 24 Rehabilitation services . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 35 Social Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 33, 34 Simon Family Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tidewater Jewish Foundation . . . . . . . . . 32 United Jewish Federation of Tidewater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Young Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 25 Young Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Youth Programming and Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 37

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Rosh Hashanah October 3–4, 2016, Jewish New Year Yom Kippur October 12, 2016, Day of Atonement Sukkot October 17-18, 2016, Feast of Tabernacles Shmini Atzeret October 24, 2016, Eighth Day of Assembly Simchat Torah October 25, 2016, Celebration of the Torah Hanukkah December 25–January 1, 2017, Festival of Rededication, also Festival of Lights Tu BiShvat February 11, 2017, New Year for Trees Purim March 12, 2017, Story of Esther Pesach April 11–12, 2017, Passover Days of the Omer Seven weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot Lag BaOmer May 14, 2017, 33rd day of counting the Omer Shavuot May 31–Jun 1, 2017, Festival of Weeks,   commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai Tish’a B’Av August 1, 2017, The Ninth of Av, Commemorates destruction of the two Temples Tu B’Av August 7, 2017, Jewish holiday of love

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Yom HaShoah April 24, 2017, Holocaust Memorial Day Yom HaZikaron May 1, 2017, Israeli Memorial Day Yom HaAtzma’ut May 2, 2017, Israeli Independence Day


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cultural and educational programs, and initiatives that improve human relations. The UJFT, as part of the Jewish Federations of North America, touches more Jewish lives than any other organization in the world.

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5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-965-6100, Twitter: @UJFTidewater Executive Vice President: Harry Graber The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater nurtures a vibrant, engaged, inclusive and caring Jewish community, guided by its values and mission to strengthen and perpetuate Jewish life. Funds donated to the UJFT Annual Campaign are combined with gifts from more than 1,300 other generous community members. These funds are then distributed to trusted Jewish agencies and institutions as part of a thorough allocation process. This time-tested model of communal giving assists Jewish agencies and organizations in Tidewater, North America, internationally, and in Israel. The UJFT cares for those in need, aids Jews in danger, enhances Jewish security, and advocates for Israel. Gifts help UJFT partners provide healthcare, social services, Jewish UJFT holds an Annual Campaign fundraising effort each year because the needs of Jews locally, globally, and in Israel never go away. More than 100 local Jewish leaders volunteer to help with the Campaign in partnership with a small professional staff. An emphasis is placed on one-on-one or small group conversations in order to hear personal concerns and ideas about challenges facing the community. In turn, UJFT donors are better able to understand how gifts make a difference and how to help secure the future of the community through tax-deductible contributions. The Annual Campaign runs on the UJFT’s fiscal year, July 1–June 30. A Kickoff celebration to begin the Campaign is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts with Ambassador Dennis Ross. At the end of the Campaign year, the UJFT board of directors allocates funds based on recommendations by the Finance Committee for distribution to the local community, and by the Israel & Overseas Committee for distributions to international and Israeli agencies and organizations. Donations to the Annual Campaign are welcome at any time, and can be made securely online at

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Guide Men’s Division Director: Alex Pomerantz, 757-965-6136, The Men’s Division of the UJFT is dedicated to engaging the community in the support of the UJFT’s Annual Campaign. The Men’s Division is comprised of an executive committee and more than 50 volunteers who are bound together to serve the Tidewater Jewish community and to solicit donations for the Annual Campaign. These leaders ensure funding is available for Jewish education, health and social welfare, the fight against anti-Semitism, emergency services and crisis relief.

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Women’s Division Director: Amy Zelenka, 757-965-6139, The Women’s Division is the women’s fundraising arm of the Annual Campaign, providing the women of the community with opportunities for volunteerism and philanthropy. At the helm of the Women’s Division is the Women’s Cabinet, a leadership committee that meets regularly to learn what’s happening in the Tidewater Jewish community, as well as in the greater Jewish world. The Women’s Cabinet takes the lead in volunteer fundraising for the Women’s Division of the UJFT Annual Campaign, serving as ambassadors and role models for women of all ages in the Tidewater Jewish community. In addition to fundraising, the Women’s Division builds community by reaching out to the women in the Jewish community, through a series of outreach events and activities throughout the campaign year.

Young Adult Division (YAD) Director: Leah Abrams, 757-965-6127, The Young Adult Division promotes social, cultural, leadership and philanthropic opportunities for young Jewish adults between the ages of 22 and 45 in Tidewater. YAD fosters Jewish identity, involvement and responsibility among young Jews in Tidewater in order to sustain and enrich the vibrant community at home, in Israel, and around the world. YAD aims to cultivate relationships, build networks and develop and hone highly skilled leaders to assume the responsibility of ensuring the future of the Jewish community. YAD hosts numerous programs such as monthly happy hours, holiday parties, business networking lunches, Shabbat dinners and men’s and women’s specific programs. Super Sunday, the community’s annual fundraising phone-a-thon, scheduled for January 22, 2017, is led by YAD, and demonstrates the success of the area’s young leaders. The Tidewater Couples Project is another path of leadership within YAD for young married couples to learn about UJFT’s mission, network, gain leadership skills and most importantly, create community. Future leaders are nurtured through YAD’s Hineni! program and the Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel.

Society of Jewish Professionals

DESIGN | ENHANCEMENTS | LIGHTING | OUTDOOR LIVING Contact: Jasmine Amitay, 757-965-6138, The newly formed Society of Jewish Professionals of the UJFT is dedicated to educational, social and philanthropic activities. The Society provides opportunities for members of the Tidewater Jewish community to network and socialize while becoming active participants in meeting today’s challenges through a financial commitment to the Annual Campaign. As a part of the SJP, members serve as role models for their colleagues, family and friends, and provide funding for Jewish survival, welfare and continuity. SJP is an evolution of the once separate organizations Maimonides and Business & Legal Societies, whose members decided to merge in light of their common Jewish and communal interests, and to enjoy the programming and benefits. All healthcare, business, legal, media, real estate, entrepreneurs, and service providers are invited to become members.

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22 | Jewish News | Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater | August 15, 2016 | Contact: Jasmine Amitay, 757-965-6138, The Tidewater Jewish community is a hub of activity, spanning five cities: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk. A wealth of resources is offered for newcomers to the Tidewater Jewish community. Whether Interfaith, unaffiliated, or everything in between, the Tidewater Jewish community celebrates diversity every day, and Shalom Tidewater is available to help everyone find their place in Tidewater.

Guide Community Relations Council Director: Robin Mancoll, 757-965-6120, Assistant Director: Wendy Weissman, 757-965-6107, The Community Relations Council educates the community on issues impacting the rights of Jews locally, in the United States, in Israel and around the world. The CRC’s mission is to establish constructive dialogue, create educational opportunities and maintain positive exchanges with public officials and government, the media, the Jewish community, as well as with other faith and ethnic communities throughout Tidewater. The CRC offers numerous opportunities for engagement for the entire community throughout the year, including Jewish Virginia Advocacy Day and the popular speaker series, Israel Today. To get involved with the CRC, or join their mailing list, which offers advocacy opportunities, news and events, email

The Holocaust Commission Director: Elena Barr Baum, 757-965-6129, The Holocaust Commission encourages teachers, students and the community at large to

apply the lessons of history to the moral decisions they make each day. The Commission offers programs, provides resources and holds community events related to Holocaust education and remembrance. Dedicated volunteers from the community guide and foster the Holocaust Commission’s work. Among its many events and programs, the Holocaust Commission offers the innovative What We Carry multimedia program for schools, community and military groups; a yearly community gathering for Yom Hashoah, the commemoration day of the Holocaust; the annual Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competitions for students, annual educators’ awards and Biennial Educators’ Conferences. The Holocaust Commission’s webpages provide trusted resources for those interested in learning more about the Holocaust, participating in, or supporting its programs.

Jewish News Editor: Terri Denison, 757-965-6132, Published 22 times annually, Jewish News connects the Tidewater Jewish community with news of Jewish interest from local, national and global spheres. The Jewish News is delivered to thousands of mailboxes each month, and reaches tens of thousands through its easy-to-navigate website. Electronic editions of the Jewish News are available to view online. | August 15, 2016 | Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater | Jewish News | 23

Guide Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives

JCC MEMBERSHIP Research, laugh, remember and honor. The Hal Sacks Jewish News Archives is an online site where it is possible to access past issues of the Tidewater community’s Jewish News. Browse, search and download published articles and photos from the years 1947 through 2005.

Wellness and Membership director: Tom Purcell, 757-321-2310 JCC membership includes use of its state-of-the-art fitness center, three indoor pools, outdoor water park, free drop-in babysitting services, gymnasium, nine-hole miniature golf course, tennis courts, complimentary towel service, and locker rooms equipped with steam and sauna rooms. All new members receive two free BeWell sessions with a personal trainer, including a fitness assessment, as well as discounts on classes and cultural events.



Simon Family JCC Summer Camp Simon Family JCC Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-321-2338, fax 757-489-4427, Camp director: Erika Eskenazi, 757-321-2342 Camp JCC provides children with a rich and unique day camp experience. This dynamic program allows every child to explore their own interests and try new activities within a safe camp atmosphere. Summer camp runs mid-June through early August, with three weeks of post camp up until Labor Day.

GAN ISRAEL Chabad House, 1920 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 Director: Rashi Brashevitzky, 757-616-0770 Gan Israel is part of a growing worldwide network of Jewish day camps. Held at the Chabad House, campers have ample space for loads of fun both inside and outside. Along with crafts, and sports activities, Gan Israel campers do water activities and/ or swimming daily, take weekly field trips and enjoy weekly sessions at local gymnastics facilities.

Community Centers Reba and Sam Sandler Family campus of the tidewater Jewish COmmunity 5000 Corporate Woods Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 757-965-6100 Facility Director: Glenn Saucier When the Jewish agencies moved to the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus in 2004, a department was established to assume the operations formerly administered by each agency. Mechanics, heating and cooling, food services—including the Cardo Café— janitors, landscaping, and security is a function of the Campus. This enables the individual agencies to concentrate on serving the Jewish community and reduces spending.

Simon Family Jewish Community Center Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-321-2338, fax 757-489-4427, CEO: Harry Graber COO: Andrew Weinberg The Simon Family Jewish Community Center serves the entire Jewish and greater Tidewater community, from infants to seniors. Everyone is welcome.

Wellness and Membership director: Tom Purcell, 757-321-2310 The JCC offers a place to get fit and learn lifetime skills and sports with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, cardiovascular and strength equipment, and more than 60 group exercise classes weekly, including: • Spinning • BODYPUMP • Yoga • Pilates • Zumba • BODYCOMBAT • Group training • Tabata • Piloxing • Water Fitness Personal training packages and swim lessons are available year round for all ages.

SPORTS AND RECREATION Athletic director: Tom Edwards, 757-321-2308 Membership not necessary to participate in: • Youth, teen, and adult basketball • Youth and adult soccer • Youth and adult tennis • Youth and adult Pickleball • Youth tee-ball • Youth swim team • NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

CULTURAL ARTS Director of Cultural Arts: Michele Goldberg, 757-321-2341 The Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival More than 500 titles for sale, lectures, panel discussions and special events for children are planned for November 5–18. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film Presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg One of the nation’s longest continuous Jewish film festivals, the 24th annual event takes place January 14–22, 2017. Art Exhibits Local artists’ exhibits are regularly rotated in the Leon Art Gallery. Stop by to see the latest installation. Children’s Cultural Art Series This series partners with local arts organizations to present family-friendly performances. Look for Virginia Opera, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, and Young Adults of Virginia events. Israel Fest Israel Fest is the Simon Family JCC’s biggest outdoor community event of the year, celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Event will be Sunday, June 4, 2017.

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Adult Program coordinator: Naty Horev, 757-321-2304 Celebrations and fun activities, friendly company, programs, Jewish holidays, trips to area attractions, lounge with TV; Book Club; Yiddish Club; Current Events; Mah Jongg; Bunco; and snacks. Transportation to JCC provided by Jewish Family Service, 757-321-2338.

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Guide YOUth PROGRAMMING Program director, Erika Eskenazi: 757-321-2342 Tikkun Sundays —Middle School Programming (6th–8th grade) Jewish teens make a difference in the world while socializing and watching a movie. Tikkun Sundays are October 23 and November 20. B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) (Jewish 9th–12th grade) Erika Eskenazi, 757-321-2342 BBYO involves Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences, guiding them into leadership positions that will last a lifetime. Teens meet weekly September through June at the JCC and focus on community service and social action programs. Hillel at Old Dominion University 757-321-2338, Hillel at Old Dominion University is the home to the Jewish community on campus with social activities, educational events, and holiday celebrations on campus and in the community. Visit to learn more.

CHILDREN AND FAMILY Program Director: Erika Eskenazi 757-321-2342 Classes, family programs, and holiday events. Children’s Classes Age 3 through elementary school Cooking, dance classes, gymnastics, yoga, and more are offered. Learn more by viewing the JCC program guide at



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Strelitz 2016 PJ Library Want a free children’s book each month? Any family with a Jewish connection—affiliated, unaffiliated, interfaith or non-traditional—can sign up for PJ Library online at www. The organization sends a free, age-appropriate Jewish book in the mail monthly for children six months to six and a half years. Bi-monthly PJ Library programs bring the books to life with other PJ kids in our community.

SUMMER CAMP, BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE Children and Camp director: Erika Eskenazi, 757-321-2342 Camp JCC Camp JCC provides children with a rich and unique day camp experience. This dynamic program allows every child to explore their own interests and try new activities within a safe camp atmosphere. Summer camp runs mid-June through early August, with three weeks of post camp up until Labor Day. Kids Connection Before and after school enrichment program provides a safe, fun, and educational experience for children Pre-K to 6th grade, including half-day Kindergarten and Early Discoveries. Offerings include holiday camps on days schools are closed. Open Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm during the school year. Transportation provided from many Virginia Beach Public Schools.

INFANT TO PRE-KINDERGARTEN CARE Director, 757-424-4327 Early Childhood is a series of starts. At Strelitz, these starts are celebrated whenever they occur and work with parents to ensure their child progresses. The initial years of life are very important and parents depend on the guidance and encouragement of experienced teachers and care providers to prepare their son or daughter for success in school and a life-long love of learning. • Full Care, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–6 pm, six weeks and up • Half Day, 2, 3, and 5-day options, 8:45am–12pm, 16 months and up • Extended Day Option, 8:45am–3:30pm (includes Lunch Bunch Program), 16 months and up Strelitz is located in a modern community center which boasts: • Large outdoor play area and garden • Indoor and outdoor pools • Full-size gymnasium • Auditorium • Oversized classrooms with bathrooms and sinks in each • Dedicated sleep space with individual cribs for full-care infants Strelitz also celebrates the birth of new babies with a Chai Baby Basket. Baby Ambassadors deliver the baskets to new moms in Tidewater. The baskets include Judaic toys, keepsakes and information to help families make connections with other parents.


CONGREGATIONs B’NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION 420 Spotswood Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517 757-627-7358, fax 757-627-8544, Rabbi Sender Haber ORTHODOX B’nai Israel Congregation is an exciting, family-oriented full-service Orthodox synagogue in the heart of a diverse and dynamic Jewish community in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk. It offers daily morning and evening prayer services. The synagogue houses the Norfolk Area Community Kollel, BINA High School for Girls and the Norfolk Community Mikvah. It is affiliated with the Orthodox Union and the National Conference of Young Israel. • Adult classes • Children’s programming • Teen programming

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF TIDEWATER /CHABAD HOUSE 1920 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 757-616-0770, Fax 757-616-0772, Rabbi Aron Margolin, Rabbi Levi Brashevitzky Rychel Margolin, Rashi Brashevitzky Established in 1979, Chabad Lubavitch of Tidewater is dedicated to increasing the awareness, knowledge and observance of Judaism in Tidewater by reaching out to all Jews, regardless of age, affiliation or level of observance. Chabad participants experience the joy and celebration, the intimacy and compassion, the wisdom and knowledge that is inherent in Jewish life and learning. Chabad of Tidewater responds to both the material and spiritual needs of the Jewish community through classes, counseling, Shabbat and holiday celebrations and innovative programming for children. • Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society • Jewish Learning Institute • Shabbat Youth services • Jewish Art Calendar


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422 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517 757-625-7821, fax 757-627-4905, Rabbi Jeffrey M. Arnowitz Cantor Wendi Fried Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, Rabbi Emeritus Education Director: Sharon Wasserberg Executive Director: Pamela Gladstone CONSERVATIVE

530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507 757-625-4295, fax 757-625-3762, Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin Interim Associate Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen Executive Director: Linda Peck Director of Family Learning: Chris Kraus Music Director: Charles Woodward Rabbi Lawrence A. Forman, Rabbi Emeritus REFORM

As the oldest Conservative synagogue in Virginia, Beth El has been translating Jewish practice into purposeful living for more than 160 years. Beth El provides a full educational program for all ages, diverse religious services and ritual moments, cultural events and participation in social action projects within the Jewish community and beyond. Beth El holds daily morning and evening services, as well as weekly Shabbat morning worship services. • Religious School • Adult clubs and classes • Teen programming

COMMODORE URIAH P. LEVY CHAPEL Corner of Maryland Ave. and Gilbert St. aboard the Naval Station Norfolk Rabbi Gershon Litt 757-559-1836 UNAFFILIATED The Commodore Levy Chapel is the oldest land based Jewish Chapel on a Naval Station in North America. Established in 1942 and named for Commodore Uriah Philips Levy in 1959, the Levy Jewish Chapel celebrated 50 years of service to God and Country in 2009. Religious worship services are held every Friday evening and during the Holy Days of the Jewish calendar. Access to worship services is available to Active Duty and Reserve Military, their dependents, military retirees and Civil Service employees. Guests are allowed, when accompanied by sponsors from the above groups or by special permission from the Base Chaplain’s Office.

KEMPSVILLE CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE Kehillat Bet Hamidrash 952 Indian Lakes Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-495-8510,, Chazzan M. David Proser CONSERVATIVE Kempsville Conservative Synagogue (Kehillat Bet Hamidrash) is a place for traditional, yet egalitarian Jews to celebrate all things Jewish in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Services take place on Shabbat (Friday evening and Saturday morning) and holidays. Members may participate in all facets of synagogue life—spiritual, educational and social. Kehillat Bet Hamidrash (KBH) continues to share activities with its programming partner, Temple Israel; both are member congregations of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. KBH was established in 1978 and is centrally located in Tidewater, not far from Town Center and the Sandler Family Campus. • Religious School • Adult clubs and classes • Youth programs

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Founded in 1844, Ohef Sholom Temple is the largest and oldest Reform congregation in Tidewater. Services take place Friday nights at 6:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am. Ohef Sholom Temple is committed to welcoming interfaith couples, empty nesters, singles and seekers. • Religious School from ages 3 through 10th grade • Extensive family programming • Adult study and teen programming • Library • Gift shop • Archives

TEMPLE EMANUEL 424 25th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-428-2591, Rabbi Marc Kraus Office manager: Gail Gogan CONSERVATIVE Temple Emanuel is a thriving oceanfront Jewish community located in Virginia Beach. It is intimate, accepting and open to all. Temple Emanuel embraces the many ways to express Jewishness and spirituality, welcoming people of all family situations, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Located at the beach, it offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere with creative worship services as well as cultural programming for all. Religious School is cutting edge. Learn more about Temple Emanuel at

TEMPLE Israel 7255 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505 757-489-4550, fax 757-489-3425, Rabbi Michael Panitz Executive Director: Nancy Tucker CONSERVATIVE Temple Israel is a vibrant, egalitarian, full-service synagogue continuing to meet the spiritual, educational, life cycle and social needs of its diverse membership. Through fulfillment of mitzvot, it provides opportunities for meaningful living for members. Temple Israel’s focus on tikkun olam and valuing each individual for who they are enables the congregation to welcome new ideas and new voices into its family and to continue to innovate while still respecting tradition. • Religious School • Adult Clubs and Classes • Library • Gift Shop • Teen programming

Guide TIDEWATER CHAVURAH 757-499-3660 or 757-468-2675 Contact: Carol or Reesa Rabbi Cantor Ellen Jaffe-Gill Unaffiliated Tidewater Chavurah, is a “synagogue without walls” involved in Jewish fellowship. Formed in 1998, Tidewater Chavurah is an alternative to the formality of religious institutions. Tidewater Chavurah welcomes singles, couples and families in interfaith marriages, people of all ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations while remaining a small, vibrant and friendly group. The Hebrew term chavurah means “fellowship” and generally denotes a group of like-minded people who interact within a Jewish context. Tidewater Chavurah holds monthly Shabbat and High Holiday services, using prayer books of the Reform movement. Rabbi Jaffe-Gill also leads holiday celebrations and facilitates Jewish themed learning experiences.

Education Beit Sefer Shalom and United Hebrew School 2.0 757-489-4550 School Principal: Sharon Wasserberg Hebrew Coordinator: Bill Nossen Students from Congregation Beth El, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue and Temple Israel meet Sundays at Beth El to engage in a values-based, technology-driven curriculum and Hebrew instruction. Each student also receives personalized, one-on-one instruction from a Hebrew teacher during the week.

BINA High School 425 Washington Park, Norfolk, VA 23517 757-627-BINA (2462), fax 757-627-2461, Menaheles: Aviva Harpaz Norfolk’s first and only Orthodox Jewish High School for young women, BINA opened in 2007. The BINA experience enables each student to develop her love for Hashem, His Torah and the Jewish people. In a supportive and challenging academic environment, students are given the skills to excel in both Judaic and General studies. BINA’s knowledgeable and professional faculty foster a love of learning and pride in achievement. A BINA student is taught to be proud of her heritage, concerned for her community and prepared for her future.

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The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning affectionately known as HAT is a progressive Jewish Day School serving students from all backgrounds from kindergarten through fifth grade. HAT is proud to continue to serve the community since its establishment in 1955. The secret to HAT’s continued success is the strength of its traditions, outstanding secular and Judaic curriculum, and dedicated faculty who prepare knowledgeable, confident, and responsible graduates year after year. | August 15, 2016 | Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater | Jewish News | 29

Guide Students are secure in their Jewish identity, nourished by the Jewish values and experiences throughout their years at HAT. Graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced world, evidenced by their acceptance into the best independent, IB and public school academies in Hampton Roads. The advantages Hebrew Academy students receive are extraordinary: A rigorous academic curriculum including language arts, science, math, social studies, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, music, violin, art, physical education and the use of 21st Century technology. HAT Quick Facts • Kindergarten–5th grade • Welcoming families of all backgrounds and practices • Warm, spirited, nurturing community • Dual curriculum of secular and Judaic studies • Fosters critical and independent thinking • Certified teachers • On site developmental specialist • 21st century technology including Chromebooks, ActiveBoards, and student television news program • Dedicated science lab, Regulation size gym, soccer field, tennis courts and indoor pool • Outdoor Learning Garden • Opportunities for exploration of the world around us through field trips, virtual learning, and community service experiences • Graduates prepared for future academic success • Need-based financial aid available

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• Comprehensive SECURE facility • Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools • Founding member of RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School Network Infant through preschool programming offered through the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center. (Constituent agency of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater)

Guide Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominion University Old Dominion University 5215 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23529 Cooper Room, BAL 2024, Batten Arts and Letters 757-683-6816,, Director: Farideh Goldin The Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, an interdisciplinary academic program at Old Dominion University, fosters knowledge of Jewish history, thought, cultures and languages through education, scholarship and community outreach. The Institute offers courses in the Jewish religion and literature, the Hebrew language, the history of modern Israel and its role in shaping global Jewish identity, the cultures of the Jewish diaspora throughout the ages, and the ethical and philosophical role of Judaism in influencing other world religions and civilizations.

Norfolk Area Community Kollel 420 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 757-655-1836, Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Baruch Danziger Executive Director: Rabbi Gershon Litt Rabbi Moshe Rubinovich Rabbi Velvel Cook Rabbi Shmuel Katz Rabbi Gavriel Rudin Norfolk Area Community Kollel offers Jewish classes and programming regardless of affiliation or practice. Their philosophy is Torah based and centers on gaining spirituality through personal growth. The Norfolk Kollel offers programs at college campuses and high schools, as well as lunch and learn programs, and can “tailor-make” a Jewish education program for specific needs. The motto of the Kollel is “Inspiration Through Education.”

STRELITZ EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, strelitzearlychildhoodcenter Executive Director: Lorna Orleans, 757-321-2307 Assistant Director: Becky Feld, 757-321-2332 Admissions Director: Carin Simon, 757-424-4327 The mission of Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning, social interaction and ethical principles in a dynamic, supportive and enriching Jewish environment. Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center is “Right From the Start,” understanding the importance of the initial years of life and how much parents depend on the guidance and encouragement of experienced teachers and care providers to prepare children for success in school and life. The infant care program offers a stimulating and developmentally-appropriate curriculum that focuses on sensory stimulation, exploration, stories, songs, finger play and floor time that helps children achieve a secure sense of identity. Preschool age youngsters learn age-appropriate art, songs, games, creative movement and stories. In addition, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth are addressed, as well as skills for math, science and reading that prepare children for the leading kindergarten and elementary school programs in the area. | August 15, 2016 | Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater | Jewish News | 31

Guide Children of all faiths, ages six weeks to four years, get a great start at the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center, which is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). What makes Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center exceptional? • L arge classrooms with bathrooms, sinks and technology for ongoing parent/teacher communication • Indoor and outdoor play areas for motor development • Music, library and physical education • Aquatics (ages three and four) • Cooking center • Extended day and full-care options • Diaper changing for infants • Area’s most comprehensive building security

Talmudical Academy Yeshivas Aish Kodesh 612 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507 757-623-6070, Judaic principals: Rabbi Shaul Lefkovitz and Rabbi Avrohom Weinreb General Studies principal: Dr. Brian Brennan, Ph.D Administrative director: Debbie Wilson Yeshivas Aish Kodesh is geared toward the student striving for excellence in Limudei Kodesh and General Studies. The school aims to facilitate the spiritual, personal and academic growth of talmidim, with an eye toward producing well-rounded bnei Torah. Yeshivas Aish Kodesh meets these goals with a full, balanced schedule. The curriculum features Gemara shiurim in both iyun and bekius, as well as regular classes in Chumash, Navi, Halacha and Tefillah. Yeshivas Aish Kodesh offers a general studies program taught by state-certified instructors. Yeshivas Aish Kodesh’s facilities feature a Beis Medrash, state-of-the-art classrooms, a well-stocked library and a recreation/work-out room. The students can participate in varsity and junior varsity basketball, as well as intermural football and judo. The students have regular opportunities to participate in pick-up basketball games, swimming, iceskating and other activities. Yeshivas Aish Kodesh views experiential learning as an integral part of the Yeshiva’s approach. Visiting and interacting with Gedolei Yisrael, an energetic Oneg Shabbos, a heartfelt kumzitz—ways in which the special ruach and warmth that characterizes Yeshivas Aish Kodesh is extended.

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TORAS CHAIM 3110 Sterling Point Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-686-2480, Principal/menahel: Rabbi Mordechai Loiterman Toras Chaim is an Orthodox Jewish Day School committed to providing quality Judaic and general studies education in a Torah environment for infants through eighth grade. The school day is divided into two curricula. First, it offers an academic program of high rigor with a superior set of learning objectives which is accredited by Advanc-Ed, formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Second, it offers a religious curriculum that teaches original texts and traditions that ground the students in a sense of their Jewish heritage and traditions founded on national standards created by Torah Umesorah, the national Jewish day school organization. The staff of Toras Chaim is comprised of committed educators. Religious instruction is taught by religious leaders who live the traditions and values they teach. Secular academics are taught by certified teachers who are exceptional in their fields and who convey both the content and the flavor of their studies. The school year at Toras Chaim also contains many exciting and fun activities to enrich the students’ experience. Students celebrate Jewish holidays, participate in league sports, spelling bees, geography bees, and writing contests that help them be the best that they can in whichever area is their strength.

Foundation Tidewater Jewish Foundation Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-965-6111, President and CEO: Scott Kaplan The Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) is dedicated to building and creating permanent resources to help meet the current and future needs of the Jewish community. Founded in 1984 as a single endowment fund under the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, TJF has grown to $100 million in assets, representing funds on behalf of individual donors, the Federation and just over a dozen local affiliate agencies and synagogues. TJF leads the community’s initiative to raise awareness about planned giving and endowments and to encourage bequests. TJF’s planned giving and endowment programs help individuals and families support the Jewish causes they care about; building a strong, vibrant community, now and in the future, including developing bequests for permanent endowments. TJF promotes the message that everyone, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, has the ability to make a difference for future Jewish generations. Planned giving is a powerful commitment to the future. It is the process of making a lasting charitable gift (now or after one’s lifetime) that can financially benefit both the donor and the institution receiving it. For anyone considering establishing a fund at TJF, who has a family foundation, or is beginning the estate planning process to consider their legacy, TJF can assist in accomplishing philanthropic goals. TJF works in partnership with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Beth Sholom Village and local area temples/synagogues, as well as many other charitable organizations. The Simon Family Legacy Society is TJF’s donor recognition program to honor those who have committed to providing for the future of the Jewish community. TJF supports the needs of the community through grants and donor-advised funds. Most importantly, TJF helps people help others.


services and organizations America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Southern States Area Director: Kate Samuels, 770-541-7610 AIPAC is a 100,000-member grassroots movement of activists committed to ensuring Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the Middle East and around the world. For information on Tidewater’s chapter, call Kate Samuels.

B’NAI B’RITH OF TIDEWATER Arnold Gamsey Lodge #1195 Officer: Steve Legum, 757-627-6225 Founded in 1843, B’nai B’rith is dedicated to building a strong sense of Jewish identity and unity within the Jewish community.


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Brith Sholom Center of Virginia Inc. LeeAnne Mallory, secretary, 461-1150 or Brith Sholom Center of Virginia was established as a benevolent, charitable and nonpolitical organization to foster and perpetuate the spirit, ideals and traditions of Judaism. Membership is currently at 260. Applications for men and women 21 years and above are available for new membership. Activities include dinners dances, trips, entertainment and cultural events. Our philanthropic endeavor is to support Jewish education and community organizations that provide services plus international groups that assist needy causes. Brith Sholom meetings take place on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) at 11 am at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach.

HADASSAH Norfolk-Virginia Beach Chapter Contact: De Anne Lindsey, 757-418-4336 In New York in 1912, the first group of Hadassah was chartered after its founder, Henrietta Szold returned from Jerusalem. The second chapter of Hadassah was chartered in Norfolk, Va. Today, Hadassah is the world’s largest women’s Zionist organization. The original purpose of the organization was to bring modern health care to Palestine. Today, the Hadassah Medical Organization is internationally recognized as a leading authority in healing, teaching and research. Hadassah is the largest organizational contributor to Jewish National Fund. Hadassah’s Norfolk-Virginia Beach chapter serves all of Tidewater.

HEBREW LADIES CHARITY SOCIETY Representative: Frances Levy Birshstein, 757-572-3817 Hebrew Ladies Charity Society of Tidewater supports Jewish Family Service’s food and financial assistance programs.

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Jewish Museum and Cultural Center 607 Effingham St., Portsmouth, VA 23704 757-391-9266, Administrator: Barbara Rossen The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center is housed in the beautifully restored Chevra T’helim Synagogue, the interior of which is a rare surviving example of Eastern European Jewish Orthodoxy. The Center offers monthly programming, an annual lecture series, exhibits, a summer music series, as well as school programs, adult programs and tours.

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Guide JEWISH WAR VETERANS of the United States of America Old Dominion Post #158 Adam Goldberg, Post Commander, 831-917-3996 The oldest active veterans organization in America, Jewish War Veterans brings together men and women with joint ties of a common heritage as Jews and a common experience as active duty or past members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

National Council of Jewish Women Established nationally in 1893 and locally in 1905, NCJW is the oldest Jewish women’s organization in the U.S. The group’s educational and legislative efforts have helped bring about action in areas of concern to women and children. The Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships and contributions, functions as the Tidewater Council of Jewish Women under Jewish Family Service Foundation Philanthropic Fund Agreement. Donations may be made to the TCJW Fund through JFS, 260 Grayson Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Norfolk Area Community Mikvah 757-627-7358 The Mikvah serves the entire Jewish community. Call for information or to schedule an appointment.

ORT AMERICA Abbie Laderberg, 757-497-7238 ORT America supports vocational and technical training for Jews around the world. More than 300,000 students are enrolled in the ORT network of schools and training programs which include comprehensive and vocational high schools, colleges, apprenticeship programs and teacher training institutes.

Social Services beth sholom village The Berger-Goldrich Home 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-420-2512, fax 757-424-0657, Executive Vice President/CEO: David R. Abraham Since 1980, The Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Sholom Village (formerly Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia), has served as the only nursing facility in Tidewater, which embodies traditional Jewish values, customs and traditions. A full time religious leader, kosher food, holidays and special observances enable residents to continue to live with dignity, and as Jews. The Home is a 120-bed licensed skilled nursing facility providing multiple levels of care. The Home accepts all Medicare, as well as all payer types including private pay. The Home also accepts managed care plans for short-term rehabilitation and other approved services. Professional affiliations exist with The Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Glennan Center and others. Services • The Rose Frances and Bernard Glasser Health and Wellness Center serves residents and staff of The Village, as well as those in neighboring communities. • A coordinated approach to care, including physical, occupational and speech therapy in two state-of-the-art therapy gyms. One gym includes a practical kitchen for residents to relearn skills necessary for their return home.

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• Team of nursing personnel, therapists, social workers and an activities department with certified activity therapists. • Dentist, ophthalmologist and podiatrist. • Out-patient physical therapy department. • Kosher meals and snacks. • Daily and Sabbath services, as well as holiday services. • The Kantor Café. Open to the public, kosher; serves breakfast, lunch and snacks. • A 40-bed Special Care Unit for residents with advanced dementia. • Beds certified for Medicare and Medicaid in private and semi-private rooms. • Excellent staff to resident ratio. • Hair salon with full-time hairdresser. • Outdoor gardens, patios and secure courtyards. • Auxiliary Gift Shop. • Auxiliary with almost 1,000 members bringing enhancements to the lives of the residents. The Berger-Goldrich Home is a recipient agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, UJC-VA Peninsula, TJF, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, VEJA, and BSHEV Foundation.

The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village 1049 College Park Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-282-2384, fax 757-361-0151, Administrator: Pam Guthrie (retiring December, 2015) Administrator: Mikelle Rappaport Seniors who are no longer able to live on their own find a new lease on life at The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village. The Terrace, a Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Assisted Living Center, can accommodate 75 residents in 69 units. The Terrace provides gracious assisted living where residents can live comfortably in their own studio, one or two-bedroom apartment. Three levels of care are offered to assist residents with their activities of daily living in a secure and comfortable environment. Three kosher meals are served daily by the wait staff in the dining room, and snacks and drinks are always available in the Club Room. The activity calendar is filled with entertainment, outings, art programs and a wide variety of in-house activities, including daily exercise. A caring staff provides scheduled transportation for shopping and doctor appointments. Licensed nurses attend to residents’ regular medical needs and are available for more urgent situations. The Memory Enhancement Center allows residents with Alzheimers or dementia related illness to be as independent as possible within a safe and secure environment. This secure unit has 18 individual apartments which surround a well-lit central atrium with areas designated for dining, activities and relaxing. The secure walking path is accessible through the screened-in sun porch or the music room.

Jewish Family Service MAIN OFFICE Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 400, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Administration 757-321-2222 Counseling and Adoption 757-459-4640 Home Health 757-489-3111 Fax 757-489-1958, Executive Director: Betty Ann Levin Personal Affairs Management Program Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-938-9130

Guide Peninsula Office United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula 401 City Center Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606 757-223-5635 Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Inc. is a home health and social service agency providing a continuum of home-based solutions to those in need throughout Hampton Roads regardless of religion or financial status. The Hebrew Ladies Charity Society began this work in 1865, which continued through the 1900’s until Jewish Family Service was established in 1946 and incorporated as Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Inc., in 1969. The agency has earned a national reputation of responding to community needs by the creation and expansion of programs for the children, youth, families, older adults, the developmentally disabled and the chronically mentally ill. JFS depends on the generosity of the Jewish and the broader Hampton Roads communities for support. Local funding sources include the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Tidewater Jewish Foundation, United Way of South Hampton Roads, the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula and many generous foundations and donors.

JFS HOME HEALTH CARE JFS is extremely proud to have a Medicare-certified skilled home health agency, which is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) and has a 4 out of 5 Star Quality of Patient Care rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This rating is above the state and national averages and also above many local competitors. JFS also enjoys a 5-star Patient Satisfaction Rating, which is also above local competitors as well as state and national averages. These ratings are based on patient outcome data reported to Medicare and from the national home health patient satisfaction survey. When individuals face surgery, serious illness and the process of recovery, physicians may prescribe skilled home health care to help patients heal and rehabilitate at home. Skilled home health care is reimbursed by Medicare as well as private insurances. Every patient has the right to choose his/her home health care provider and can convey to the hospital discharge planner or physician that JFS is his/her agency of choice for home health care. JFS skilled home health offers a comprehensive array of services provided by highly skilled professionals: • Professional nursing care by Registered Nurses (RNs), including a Certified Wound Care RN • Psychiatric nursing • Physical, occupational and speech therapists • Medical social work • Home health aides • Wellness/Recreational Therapist JFS clinicians have many years of experience and have developed an excellent reputation in our community for providing quality, compassionate, patient-focused care. Under Private Duty Home Care, certified nursing assistants and nurse’s aides can provide services such as dressing, bathing and personal care, supervision of medication, meal preparation, ambulation assistance, range of motion exercise, private care while hospitalized, transportation and accompaniment to medical appointments, outpatient procedures and shopping, in addition to companionship and family support. For more comprehensive care, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can provide medication administration, blood pressure monitoring, catheter care, diabetes management, tube feedings and other services.

COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES At the Doored Center for Family Healing, Jewish Family Service provides confidential clinical services such as individual, marital and family therapy, as well as educational and support programs for children, teens and adults experiencing stress and difficulties adjusting to life’s challenges.

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Guide The Jessica Glaser Children’s Therapeutic Pavilion is designed to support children and their families through the process of grief, loss and other life transitions. A full range of counseling services is offered for those dealing with divorce and separation. In collaboration with the Edmarc Hospice for Children, JFS co-sponsors age-appropriate support groups for children and teens that have lost a loved one. Each spring, during the Month of the Grieving Child, JFS showcases artwork by area children who have experienced a significant loss. Specialized substance abuse counseling for teens and adults and support for family members is are also available. JFS provides educational advocacy and assessment services for children and teens experiencing school or learning-related difficulties. The JFS Parent Resource Center, including the Annabel Sacks Collection, is a lending library addressing a wide range of parenting issues.

SPECIAL NEEDS JFS offers a variety of services to Jewish children and adults with special needs and their families: • SIMCHA, a socialization and recreation group for Jewish adults with mental illness offers cultural and recreational outings. • CHAVERIM, meets the cultural, socialization and recreational needs of the Jewish developmentally disabled. • Special Needs camp. In cooperation with the Simon Family JCC staff, special needs children are integrated into summer programs and activities, enabling them to participate with their non-disabled peers.

ADOPTION Adoption Resources of Jewish Family Service is a licensed child placement agency offering services to guide families through the beginning of a family through adoption. Professional staff counsel birth parents and assist adoptive parents. Adoption Resources staff members are cognizant of Virginia law and are experienced in working with attorneys and other agencies to facilitate parental placement adoptions, domestic adoption, and international adoptions. Counseling services are offered to any family facing an unplanned pregnancy.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Financial assistance is available for Jewish families coping with unplanned financial debt and obligation. Case managers help with budgeting, financial planning and payment arrangements. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Pincus Paul Fund of the Jewish Family Service Foundation and the endowment fund of the Hebrew Ladies Charity Society, along with the support of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula. Individuals and families fund special projects, including holiday food baskets, Chanukah gifts for children, grocery certificates and clothing donations. To make donations, contact JFS. Individuals and families under 60 years of age who need assistance should call 4594640. Mature adults and families over the age of 60 who need assistance should call 321-2222.

OLDER ADULTS JFS is able to help ensure that older adults live their lives with dignity and the greatest degree of independence possible. Agency professionals work closely with patients, families, health care providers and other organizations to design comprehensive care plans.

CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM This program assists individuals and their families in assessing the medical, personal and social service needs of the elderly, and, with the cooperation of the client and their families or legal guardians, helps design a long-term care plan. This plan allows the frail and vulnerable elderly person to remain in their own home for as long as possible. Care managers address the practical needs of daily living with older adults. Programs include kosher Meals on Wheels, volunteer friendly visitors, senior companions and transportation services.

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PERSONAL AFFAIRS MANAGEMENT The Personal Affairs Management (PAM) Program at JFS safeguards the personal and financial affairs of vulnerable, incapacitated adults, 18 years of age and older, with physical, cognitive and/or mental disabilities. Guardian and/or conservator services are provided based on court order. The PAM Program has been recognized as a Model Program by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging and is approved as a Regional Public Guardian and Conservator Program by the Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services. On-call case management is available 24 hours a day to improve clients’ quality of life and manage personal and medical care.

COUNSELING FOR OLDER ADULTS The golden years of life are sometimes tarnished by relationship problems, adjustment to retirement, financial shifts, losses such as the death of a loved one or relocation, changing relationships with adult children, and a variety of health concerns. JFS therapists offer an opportunity to speak openly and confidentially, allowing older adults and their families to explore feelings, ideas and options. JFS therapist services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid, and by many private health insurance companies. Services can also be provided on a sliding scale fee basis to those without insurance who qualify.

COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY LIVING For the past 12 years, JFS’s Spring Into Healthy Living has provided opportunities for education, fitness and fun. Activities include the JFS Run, Roll, or Stroll (a race along the Virginia Beach boardwalk), seminars and speakers on a variety of topics to encourage healthy bodies, minds and spirits.

Freda H. Gordon Hospice & Palliative Care of Tidewater Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-321-2242, Fax 757-321-2236 Freda Gordon, of blessed memory, spent her life quietly and humbly nurturing her family and her community. Now her legacy of caring and compassion lives on through the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater (HPCT). Making the decision to enter into hospice can be difficult. Choosing hospice, however, doesn’t mean giving up. It means taking control of however long an individual or a loved one has left. HPCT is a hospice provider with expertise and a palliative care team that is available— day or night. HPCT’s vision is to exceed the expectations of its patients and families in providing outstanding care, and encourage patient choice resulting in improved quality of life. The hospice team is committed to providing comfort and dignity through physical, emotional and spiritual support. From the award-winning medical directors, certified hospice nursing staff, social workers, chaplains and volunteers, at a time when life can be filled with uncertainty, one thing to be certain of is: the HPCT team will be with the family every step of the way. HPCT is dedicated to helping families navigate the myriad of choices that so often accompany living with a terminal diagnosis, and will at all times treat everyone with dignity, compassion and respect. While it may not be possible to control when someone dies, HPCT can help regain control of how an individual lives out his or her final phase in life. HPCT has experts in pain management and symptom control, which helps patients enjoy a higher quality of life and gives them the ability to spend more time with the people and things that matter most, and helps them make every moment count. The Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater has received the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission. HPCT has also received its Jewish Hospice Accreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

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Youth Groups

757-463-3226 Beth Chaverim Youth Group (BEACHY) participates in NFTY-MAR events. For students in grades 9–12.

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) (Jewish 9th–12th grade)

Ohef Sholom Temple Youth

Erika Eskenazi, 757-321-2342 BBYO involves Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences, guiding them into leadership positions that will last a lifetime. Teens meet weekly September through June at the JCC and focus on community service and social action programs.

North-American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)

757-625-4295 Ohef Sholom Temple’s Youth Group (OSTY) is for students in grades 8–12. JOSTY, the Junior Ohef Sholom Temple Youth group, is for 6th and 7th graders. Members participate in community service, regional and national conventions, religious and other “just-for-fun” events.

United Synagogue Youth (USY)

Mid-Atlantic Region—NFTY-MAR REFORM, Reform Jewish teens from North Carolina, eastern West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and far-eastern Tennessee comprise NFTY-MAR. Members come together for learning, fun, worship, community service and fellowship to help young Jewish adults build and strengthen lifetime ties with each other and Reform Judaism.

CONSERVATIVE USY Advisor: Ben Ipson Kadima Advisor: Jason Lovitz Congregation Beth El, Temple Israel and Temple Emanuel co-sponsor two youth programs: Kadimah for students in grades 6–8 (which includes Machar for grades 4 and 5), and USY for students in grades 9–12. Both groups promote synagogue identification, foster friendships and make Judaism an integral part of life. Activities are recreational, social and religious, and are tied into the philosophies of the Conservative Jewish Movement. Contact a local Conservative synagogue for details.

109 E. Main Street, Downtown Norfolk Open 7 days a week 757-622-9223

8th-12th: Community Midrasha

K-7th: Beit Sefer Shalom/UHS 2.0 

Curriculum designed around 7 important values

Dynamic classroom lessons along with online options to extend learning

Text-based Jewish perspectives on topics relevant to teens

Learning with top educators

Hebrew language instruction with one-on-one tutors matched to student's level and schedule

Choices of courses in each mini-mester

Open to any member of the community

Temple Israel 757.489.4550

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Call now to register your child! Congregation Beth El 757.625.7821


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