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

2nd Annual Tidewater Together

Thursday – Sunday
March 26 - 29
Multiple locations

A 4-day journey of Jewish insight, understanding & growth, facilitated by one of America’s most inspirational and admired Jewish teachers: Rabbi Sharon Brous.

Rabbi Brous will introduce unique topics at each of the 6 Tidewater Together host locations. This journey is intended to create ongoing conversations among everyone in the community, regardless of age, gender, class, or degree of religious observance, and is presented by a partnership of the UJFT and local synagogues, with a grant from the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund.

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Across Oceans and Generations - A Jewish History of Tidewater, VA

Across Oceans and Generations—A Jewish History of Tidewater, VA, takes you on a journey of discovery. Learning about the area’s first Jewish residents, the groups of immigrants who settled here, and the  historical events that shaped the thriving and vibrant Tidewater Jewish Community you know today will warm your heart, enlighten you, and provide constant inspiration.

Now available! You can get your own DVDs of this compelling, 2015 documentary from Executive Producer Joan London Baer and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Eric Futterman. 

See a trailer, order DVDs, and get more information here.

Jewish News

The Guide to Jewish Living in Tidewater is now live on the Jewish News website. Check it out!

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.