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FREE Religious Education!

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We are proud to announce that our new FREE Religious School will be opening in September 2014.  We will provide a rich and meaningful Jewish education – including Judaic Studies, Hebrew and Bar/Bat Mitzvah instruction – for free (included with membership).  Our goal is to foster a love of Judaism as a spiritual[...]

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April Update

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Dear friends, We’ve had a busy month at Temple Emanuel and our speaker dinner on February 28th was a real highlight.  Our speaker, Professor Annette Finley-Crosswhite of ODU, spoke on the subject of the French holocaust.  Not only was her talk deeply moving, but the entire evening was well-attended and[...]

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Do Not Fear

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One day in 1819,3,000 miles off the coast of Chile,in one of the most remote regions of the Pacific Ocean,20 American sailors watched their ship flood with seawater.They’d been struck by a sperm whale, which had rippeda catastrophic hole in the ship’s hull.As their ship began to sink beneath the[...]

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A Rift is Never Worth It

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  Janice Carpenter, seventy-seven, had always had a somewhat tense relationship with her elder daughter Gloria, although she enjoyed warm companionship with her younger daughter, Beth.  Things came to a head when Gloria decided to go on vacation instead of attending the wedding of Beth’s only daughter. The anger she[...]

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