The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater nurtures a vibrant, engaged, inclusive and caring Jewish community whose collective action is guided by our values. 


Date with the State

Tuesday, January 30 | 7:00am to 4:00pm 
Bus leaves from the
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
Cost: $36, includes a kosher lunch and helps defray the cost of transportation 
Early drop off available for HAT/Strelitz starting at 6:45am with pre-registration (required)

Meet your State Senator & Delegate, discuss issues that affect our community. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General have all been invited! Will you be there to hear from them? Share the Jewish Community’s Top Concerns:

• Caring for Virginians: Our Health, Our Social Services, & Our Community Institutions Serving the Elderly & Impoverished
• Support for the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board
• And More!

Click here to RSVP.

On January 11, please join us as we review issues that are important to our community, as we plan our legislative agenda for discussion with our state legislators at our annual Date With the State on January 30.

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TJF's B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is excited to debut an exciting new program just for teens! The B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program encourages teens to become involved in tzedakah by establishing a fund for Jewish charitable giving. Opening B'nai Tzedek fund gives your teen a chance to play a part in improving your community and the world. In essence, we are empowering Tidewater's teens to take ownership of their own philanthropy—a valuable lesson that we know pays off!

For more information, click here.

Tidewater Jewish Community Directory

The Tidewater area includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and even the cities of Newport News and Hampton. That's a lot of ground to cover but no worries, the community directory is the best online resource for synagogues, local venues, kosher dining and shopping, arts and culture events, professional networking, youth activities, and more!

Start exploring Jewish Tidewater today.