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

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UJFT Professional Directory

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Society of Professionals presents the new UJFT Professional Directory. Coming Summer 2017. Put a face to your business! The UJFT Professional Directory will be available online and in print throughout the community. Featured pages available.

Click here to apply.

 photo israel fest_zpsy5wdmfgv.png Israel Fest 2017

Sunday, April 30 | 11:00am-4:00pm
Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus
FREE and open to the community

Explore everything Israeli at the Simon Family JCC's biggest part of the year celebrating Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel's 69th birthday. Experience Israel through art, education, culture. food and entertainment. There's something for everyone!

- Sample great Israeli cuisine and drinks, including Israeli beer and Lemonana
- Listen to an Israeli DJ mix tunes and learn a new Israeli dance
- Explore the IDF obstacle course or demo a Krav Maga class
- Visit a Travel to Israel booth
- Ride a camel
- Browse crafts and jewelry from local artists in the Shuk/Marketplace
- Children can hop around in a bounce house or make arts & crafts

For more information, click here. 

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Tuesday, May 2 | 7:30pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus


Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel's 69th birthday) through the taste and culture of Israel with chefs Guy and Nir, founders of the adventure tour group, Puzzle Israel. Sharing their love for fresh, authentic Israeli food in a fun, hands-on, culinary adventure, Nir and Guy will leave novice and experienced chef-participants with skills and stories to share from their own kitchens. Limited space available. 

 Tickets: Individual-$41/$36 JCC Member, Couple-$72/$60 JCC Member

Click here for more information. 

 photo Lag Bomer 2017-JewishVA Homepage Image2_zpsuaerkztp.jpgJCC, YAD, & Chabad's Lag B'Omer Bash

Sunday, May 14 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Simon Family JCC

Celebrate LAG B’OMER by joining us for a delicious BBQ dinner, beer, rockin’ music, a magical drum circle, and a bonfire.

 Open to the community. Bring your family & friends.

$5 per person* | $25 per family by May 7
$8 per person* | $40 per family after May 7
*Children under 2 are free
Moms get in FREE!

Click here for more information.

 photo 13th Biennial Educators Conference-JewishVA Homepage Image_zpsxackml9g.jpg 13th Biennial Educators' Conference

July 26 - 27

Educators, student advocates, and community members, are encouraged to sign up for the Holocaust Commission's 13th Biennial Educators' Conference. The upcoming conference will continue the Commission's tradition of providing participants with the tools to effectively teach tolerance, and promote respect, empathy, and accountability to the students in their lives.

For more information, including dates, prices and registration form click here

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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.

UJFT 2016 Annual Campaign Report

Exclusively online, the 2016 Annual Campaign Report shows how your UJFT donations, participation and support make a difference in the Tidewater Jewish community, in Israel and around the world.

View it 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.