THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2022
8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH DEALS CONTINUE! GIFT AND SAVE.
THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 • JEWISHVA.ORG/8DAYS
The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC are offering 8 Days of Hanukkah Deals each night of the Festival of Lights; each evening's "deal" is valid until December 31, 2022.
We kicked things off by extending early bird Camp JCC Tidewater rates to all — and moved onto $50 off swim lessons for new (only) students. Coming in the next few nights are deals on lunch events for Jewish Book Festival, a special discount for the Sunday evening Virginia Festival of Jewish Film screening, and reduced rates on Personal Training as well as the January 21 Kids Night Out. (The latter would make a GREAT gift to friends, since the JCC has opened Kids Night Out up to non-members.)
To see all the deals, visit JewishVA.org/8Days or stop by the JCC Front Desk.
ANNOUNCING FILM SELECTIONS FOR THE 30th ANNUAL VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF JEWISH FILM
FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We're celebrating the 30th year of the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma and Howard Laderberg and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Did you know our festival is one of the longest running Jewish film festival in the country?!
Check out our 2022 festival page, which has all 5 trailers for the films that were selected by the Festival Committee this year. JewishVA.org/FilmFest
And a reminder: For our "8 Days of Hanukkah Deals" we are offering a discount on a pair of tickets to the Sunday afternoon film screening and discussion, which you won't want to miss. (The special "deal" is only valid until December 31, 2022.)
For more information contact Hunter Thomas, director of Arts & Ideas, 757-965-6137.
DONATE STOCK TO ANNUAL CAMPAIGN BY DECEMBER 31 FOR TAX BREAK
Did you know that you can donate stock to the UJFT as a donation or to pay a pledge balance? The Federation accepts a variety of securities, which can easily be transferred through your financial institution.
Please contact Patty Malone in the Campaign Department at 757-965-6115 for instructions on how to gift your stock.
For donors who already gift stock, please make sure that you contact Patty before making the gift, so that she can follow the transfer and apply it correctly to your account. This will enable us to ensure that you receive proper documentation for your tax returns.
JOIN LAHAV HARKOV "ON ASSIGNMENT" FOR LIVE CALL AND ISRAEL UPDATE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 AT 12 PM ON ZOOM
Join Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, on Thursday, Jan. 5, at noon via zoom. A part of the Israel Today series, Lahav offers at-the-moment stories and insight from her research and reporting on the Knesset and Israeli current affairs. She has interviewed major figures across the Israeli political spectrum and is well-connected to the country's top lawmakers. Click over to JewishVa.org/IsraelToday to sign up for this FREE program.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: A SERIES TO HELP YOU REACH NEW YEAR'S GOALS
JANUARY 25 • FEBRUARY 15 • MARCH 15 • IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SIMON FAMILY JCC'S JFIT
The Lee & Bernard Jaffe Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with JFIT at the Simon Family JCC, will bring three special authors to Tidewater in the New Year to help you achieve your New Year's health resolutions. The three lunch-hour author conversations — in January, February and March — all feature a different approach to feeling, looking, eating and exercising better.
Heidi Skolnik starts the series on Wednesday, January 25 with a lunch chat about her book, "The Whole Body Reset." Next is Michael F. Roizen, MD, who chimes in on Wednesday February 15 at noon with an online program about his book, "The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code to Be Younger Today and Even Younger Tomorrow." Finally, on Wednesday, March 15, Michelle Segar, author of "The Joy Choice" comes for an engaging lunch program.
For Skolnik and Segar, $12 includes lunch ($6 for ages 55+); books will be available for purchase and signing by the author following the conversation.
KNOW ANY NEW MOMS OR DADS? BABY & ME MEETS TWICE MONTHLY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Do you know any brand new moms or dads in Tidewater? Baby & Me is back — and it's a great way to help grow our community by inviting new (and tired!) parents to the Sandler Family Campus for some quality baby bonding time, a chance to chat with fellow adults, and some delicious coffee — on us!
Presented by PJ Library, this free, twice monthly meet-up is for anyone in Hampton Roads with a newborn up to 18 months old. If you're a member and have a friend that isn't, invite them to come (with baby) — we're happy to grow the group.
This is a free program, but we ask you to RSVP ahead of time so we can adequately prepare the space by emailing Nofar, here.
MEDIEVAL JEWRY: A FREE TASTE of MELTON COURSE with RABBI PANITZ
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 19 - March 30, 12 PM • SANDLER FAMILY CAMPUS or ONLINE
Join Rabbi Michael Panitz for a 10-week course offered by the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. "Exploring A Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry."
Enjoy a front-row seat to the drama, gossip, legal transactions, and other daily intrigues of Jewish life—in the Middle Ages. This 10-session course brings to life an exotic era in Jewish history, revealing the inner thoughts of real-life characters through the Cairo Genizah, a collection of 400,000 worn-out scraps, text fragments, and documents buried for centuries.
For more information and to register, please visit Jewishva.org/KCL or contact Sierra Lautman, 757-965-6107.
NEW FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH FAMILY LIVING COURSE
SUNDAYS, JANUARY 29 - APRIL 23 OHEF SHOLOM TEMPLE
Join this group of Jewish parents from across Hampton Roads for a 4-part series of meet-ups and discussions at Ohef Sholom Temple. Brought to you by the Konikoff Center For Learning of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Ohef Sholom Temple.
Open the Jewish bible and explore the timeless stories of our ancestors and how they relate to 21st-century Jewish life. Discover the values embedded in these stories and in our holidays and traditions, and leverage these lessons to bring the conversation home to your family and friends with confidence and enthusiasm. This eye-opening journey will give you the tools to impart the beliefs, richness, and beauty of our tradition to your loved ones, from one generation to the next.
This engaging series is FREE + open to all parents in the community. Registration Required. JewishVA.org/FOJL
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR STEIN FAMILY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023
You are invited to share your promotion of a local Jewish student entering college for the first time and in need of financial assistance to achieve this goal. Each year, one scholarship is awarded as a part of the Stein Family College Scholarship.
Prior recipients have attended: University of Virginia, Brandeis University, Virginia Tech, JMU and George Mason University.
At this link, you will find more information pertaining to the application guidelines as well as the application itself. For any questions, please contact Ann Swindell at 757-965-6106.
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