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January 2021

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January
January 17 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 10:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is observed this week.  Let’s honor his memory and keep his dream alive and progressing.  Here are a few ideas to make it happen: *Take some time to learn or teach others.  Read a book about Dr. King or watch a video (there are quite a few on YouTube for available for all audiences). *Check out some organizations that further Dr. King’s mission and volunteer or make a donation. *Be aware of injustices happening…

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January
January 24 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 10:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Spring has sprung (in Israel)!  It might still be winter in Virginia, but we all love a celebration! Tu B’Shevat begins on January 27th and it is the holiday for the celebration of trees and the spring harvest, commonly called the Birthday of the Trees.  Here are some fun ways to observe this festival holiday: *Eat one, or all, of the seven species harvested on Tu B’Shevat: Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Figs, Pomegrantes, Olives, Dates *Plant a tree (or another kind…

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24
January
January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
UJCVP, 401 City Center Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606

RSVP to Jessi Malkin Click HERE to PAY

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January
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Questions? Email Sarah Barnett

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January
January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

A Jurassic Park Tu B’shevat Miracle in Israel Tues. January 26 @ 12pm What does a 2,000-year-old date taste like? Hear from scientists who coaxed an ancient Judean date palm to bear fruit. In September, Israeli scientists from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hadassah Medical Center travelled back in time two millennia, becoming the first people to sample dates from trees extinct since the biblical period. Dr. Elaine Solowey, director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture of the…

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27
January
January 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Wednesday, Jan. 27th 9am-5pm Questions? Email Libby Batten

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27
January
January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
UJCVP, 401 City Center Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606

Tu B’Shevat in a Box Wednesday, January 27th 5-5:30pm Pull up to the J to get your box with all the things you’ll need to celebrate the birthday of the trees! Take your box home to enjoy and send us your pictures! Please RSVP to Jessi Malkin *Supplies are limited* This program sponsored by:

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27
January
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly and marks the date in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated. In commemoration of this date, the Vilna and its partners will convene a panel to discuss the search for a little-known Holocaust victim, Matilda Olkin, and her extended family. Matilda and her family were killed in an isolated location in northern Lithuania in the beginning of the Holocaust in…

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January
January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 6 @ 10:00 pm EST
UJCVP, 401 City Center Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606

Did you know February is National Canned Food Month?  Now you do! Canned and non-perishable foods are crucial supplies for food pantries and the Jewish Family Service (JFS) Pantry is no exception.  This pantry has been getting more and more use due to the continuing pandemic.  Please help us fill those shelves this week. These items are in high demand: Macaroni and Cheese Canned Proteins – Tuna, Salmon, Beans, Chicken Flavored Rice and Pasta Packets Ramen Noodles Ketchup Mayonnaise Salsa…

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February 2021

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February
February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
UJCVP, 401 City Center Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606

Nobody Wants Us Virtual Screening & Discussion Thurs. Feb. 4th @ 7:00pm Come together to virtually screen the documentary, Nobody Wants Us then join in for a discussion with award-winning film director and producer, Laura Seltzer-Duny. In September 1940, three teenagers were trapped on a steamship in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Along with 83 other exhausted refugees, they were hoping to be allowed on American soil — where millions of others in distress had safely landed before them. Times…

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February
February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 13 @ 10:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

G’milut Chasadim (literally meaning “the giving of loving-kindness”) is a very high level of Mitzvot (good deed). This week we will try to embody G’milut Chasadim by giving without the anticipation of receiving something in return.  Traditional examples of this level of mitzvot include: visiting the sick, comforting mourners, and also providing hospitality, social welfare assistance and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).  While we cannot do many of these mitzvot in person, we can surely get creative! This week we…

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February
February 14 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 10:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

February 16th is National Pancake Day!  We all love pancakes, crepes, griddle cakes, dutch babies, blinis, latkes, dosas, and flapjacks! This week there is are recipes, no rules, JUST PANCAKES! We don’t care if they are frozen, from a mix, take-out, or made from scratch, just show us your pancakes!!!   Snap a pic and share it on our UJC Facebook Page or email your photos to Jessi Malkin to be entered in our gift card raffle!

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February
February 21 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 10:00 pm EST
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606 United States

Purim falls on February 25 and 26 this year. Let’s make this the best Purim we’ve ever had (at home)! There are 3 mitzvot (good deeds) associated with this super fun holiday: Listening to the Megillah (story of Queen Esther), sending food gifts to friends, and giving to the poor.  Purim is also celebrated with delicious triangle cookies called Hamentashen, costumes, and lots of wine! We want to see how you are celebrating at home this year!   Please post…

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