UPCOMING UJFT EVENTS
Super Sunday - 2024 UJFT Community Campaign Kick-off!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:00AM - 1:00PM • EINHORN PAVILLION
Mark your calendars and get ready for the official launch of the UJFT 2024 Community Campaign. Dedicated volunteers from around the Tidewater Jewish community gather under the Einhorn Pavilion to do outreach and raise funds — ensuring a bright Jewish future. There are many roles volunteers can fill — from making calls, to organizing paperwork, set up, and more. JewishVA.org/SuperSunday
Bring Your Pup to the JCC Pool!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:00AM - 10:00AM • Metzger Outdoor Aquatic Center, JCC
With Labor Day being the final weekend for people to swim at the JCC’s outdoor pools, there’s only one thing left to do: Have an open swim for all dog owners who would like to enjoy a morning swim with their canine friends! This is open to all members and their guests. Dogs must be properly vaccinated and have a demeanor that is cooperative with other dogs and people. Please bring a collar and leash, as well as baggies to clean up any messes. Register at JewishVA.org/Pool-Pups
Young Adult Men’s Pickup Basketball
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:00AM - 10:00AM • Gym at the JCC
Jewish Medical Ethics
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:45PM - ONLINE
The Konikoff Center for Learning (KCL) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites you to enjoy a "Taste" of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Sample a lesson from Harman Grossman's upcoming Melton course Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion, and experience Melton's text-based, discussion-oriented approach to Jewish learning. Sign up for the FREE taste at JewishVA.org/Taste
Explore the positive, negative, beneficial, and detrimental aspects of the new technologies in the medical field and the wisdom Judaism offers us in our encounters with them. From human cloning to surrogacy, modern medical advances can improve and prolong life, but also raise dilemmas — and Judaism has a lot to say about it.
Melton courses are ideal for those looking to deepen their understanding of the basics of Judaism and Jewish living, regardless of prior knowledge. All are welcome!
The 10-week course begins Sept. 27. Register at JewishVA.org/Melton
Fiddler on the Roof: Backstage and Beyond
Wednesday, September 13, 7:30 PM • Wells Theatre
Free & Open to the Community
UJFT and Virginia Stage Company invite you to a thought-provoking panel discussion that goes beyond the curtains of the upcoming Norfolk production of Fiddler on the Roof. Panelists will include Rabbi Michael Panitz (Rabbi, Temple Israel), Tom Quaintance (Artistic Director, VSC), Jeff Ryder (Managing Director, VSC), and others. Info+ registration: JewishVA.org/Fiddler
Secure Community Network Trainings
Countering Active Threat, and Stop the Bleed trainings are free + open to the community. Each training will be held at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus. Lead by Mike Goldsmith, our Tidewater Regional Security Advisor from SCN.
>>> Countering Active Threat • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9:00 AM
This comprehensive training program developed for Jewish institutions aims to provide participants with a better understanding of active threats and—critically—potentially lifesaving response options.
>>> Stop the Bleed • Thursday, Sept. 14, 9:00 AM
A life-impacting event can occur anytime and anywhere, from a workplace to a commute. Blood loss is one of the leading, preventable causes of loss of life. This training will equip participants with the knowledge to save lives.
Israeli Dance: Good for the Spirit and Body
Wednesdays, starting September 20, 7:00 PM • Simon Family JCC
Come learn a style of dance that is rooted in the history and culture of Israel, while enjoying excellent cardiovascular exercise, and improving your coordination and flexibility. Taught by Pati Oliszewski, who has a deep passion for both dance and Jewish culture paired with years of performance. Thanks to a sponsorship by the Konikoff Center for Learning of the UJFT, this class is being offered for FREE through the end of October. (In November it will remain free for JCC members).
BeAR (Be A Reader) needs volunteers for the 23/24 school year!
We would love to add you to our team of mentors!
One hour a week, one-on-one quality reading time with your BeAR student will help them foster a love for reading while building a meaningful bond.
The Humusiya is Tidewater’s Tastiest (and Kosher) Israeli Cuisine
Chef Eitan Altschuler presents his best take on authentic Israeli cuisine each week in a list of tantalizing specials that can be found on The Cardo Café menu (as well as online at Humusiya.com). His famously light and delectable hummus, plus items like shawarma, Za’atar pita, and more are featured each week and available for dine in (at the JCC), ordering ahead for takeout, or DoorDash delivery. All of which can be found at the website or by clicking here.