Israeli Dance: Good for the Spirit and Body
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM • Simon Family JCC - NOTE NEW TIME
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).
BEGINS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1:00 PM • Simon Family JCC
NEW MELTON COURSE - Press Pause, Rest Assured
WEDNESDAYS @2PM, BEGINS OCTOBER 11 • TEMPLE EMANUEL
The Jewish approach to mindfulness and self-care traces back to the roots of creation. The concept of a week comes from the Jewish marking of six days of work and one day of rest. For six days each week, we actively interact with the world. On the seventh, we reflect on our actions. We pause, rest, reflect and reboot. In this unit, we will explore Shabbat and the role of time in Judaism. Along with other prescribed Jewish practices that ask us to pause, reflect and refrain from business as usual. Together, we will reflect on the practices that allow us to start anew, week after week, and year after year. JewishVA.org/Melton to register. Use code “60FY24” to receive $60 off.
BeAR (Be A Reader) needs volunteers for the 23/24 school year!
Dean Cycon, author of Finding Home (Hungary, 1945)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 12pm • SIMON FAMILY JCC
Dean Cycon illuminates a little-known piece of the Jewish post-WWII experience: A search for home, community, and family where they no longer exist.
Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Amy Ostrower - Berkley: A Look Into The Heart of A Neighborhood
Sunday, November 12, 12:00 PM EST • Simon Family JCC
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Berkley Jewish community. Delve into the heartwarming journey of family traditions and cherished recipes passed down through generations, featured in the book, Nana Lena's Kitchen, a heartfelt tribute to Lena's culinary legacy, lovingly documented by her granddaughter, Amy Ostrower. JewishVA.org/Berkley FREE & Open to the Community.
Jacqueline Friedland, author of The Stockwell Letters
Monday, November 13 | 7:30pm • SIMON FAMILY JCC
Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival in partnership with the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominion University, and ODU’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
March for Israel in the Nation’s Capital
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 • Tidewater to Washington, D.C.
Marjorie Ingall, author of Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case For Good Apologies
Thursday, November 16 | 7:30pm • SIMON FAMILY JCC
Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. FREE and open to the community.
Moon Circle Gathering
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:30 PM • SIMON FAMILY JCC
The popular and soul-nourishing Moon Circle Gatherings return this month — with participants focusing on Illumination. It is the Hebrew calendar month of Kislev.
Registration required, $7 donation suggested. Jewishva.org/Moon
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 Altshuler 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.