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Celebrating 175 Years

“Let no unkind thought be formulated within this house, let no word that stings be spoken here; may hatred and injustice be barred, may it be an inspiration to those who seek spiritual exaltation, and may those upon whom the hand of death has been heavily laid, find comfort here.”

-Rabbi Louis D. Mendoza, 1918


Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Celebrate Ohef Sholom Temple’s 175th Anniversary
530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23507

  • Dinner 
  • Dancing to J & the Band
  • Open Bar
  • Piano Bar

Come as a Famous or Favorite Jewish Person or Dressy! 
$75 per person or $1,000 per reserved table of 10

Our 175th Anniversary Gala event is now sold out
We are starting a waiting list. To have your name placed on the waiting list, please call the Temple office at 757-625-4295. 

Thank you and see you at the Gala!

Celebrate our 175th Anniversary and buy a chance to win 1 of 4 great prizes!

Great Chances – only 175 raffle tickets will be sold!

Raffle drawn at the 175th Gala | Tickets: $50 each


HEAD TO THE MOUNTAINS – a 5-Night stay at a 4+ Bedroom/3 Full Bath home in Nelson County just 30 minutes from Charlottesville with panoramic mountain views. Enjoy the many wineries, breweries, distilleries and orchards nearby (many within a 20-minute drive). The charming towns of Schuyler and Scottsville, as well as many historic sites including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s home, Highland, are just 20 minutes away. The home sleeps 8 people privately. Stay donated by Linda Fox-Jarvis & David Jarvis. Date subject to availability and coordination with the donors. Value: $2,350

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER – Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call to book this SENSATIONAL seasonal dinner party hosted by Kim and Andrew Fink at their home on the river. Think boating, water skiing, volleyball and other backyard fun in SUMMER; cozy outdoor togetherness in the FALL complete with fire-pit ambiance, pumpkin carvings and assorted outdoor/indoor entertainment; WINTER warmth fireside with more games and engagement. Four-course dinner for 12 and musical guest are all part of the package and your pleasure! Donated by the Finks. Date subject to coordination with the donors. Value: Priceless

A NIGHT AT THE THEATER – Two (2) tickets to the Virginia Stage Company’s production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on April 18, 2020. Fabulous seats – 6th row, Orchestra Center. This show is almost sold out! There are no longer seats available in this location. Orchestra side seats farther away from the stage are selling for $190 each. Donated by Bill & Sharon Nusbaum. Value: Priceless

Get Your Bling On! Lovely collection of Premier Jewelry which includes a bracelet and three (3) necklaces. Donated by the OST Sisterhood. Value: $206


100th Anniversary Rededication and Celebration

The Rededication of our 100-year-old Sanctuary
occurred on October 13, 2018
and featured guest speaker Rabbi Rick Jacobs,
President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

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