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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February 2-5

The Milton "Mickey" Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund's 4th Annual Tidewater Together.
A 4 day journey to a soulful Jewish life with Alan Morinis, Founder and Dean of the Mussar Institute.
Alan Morinis is an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition. He is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of this Jewish spiritual discipline, which emphasizes awareness, wisdom, and transformation.

For more information, click here

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Stein Family College Scholarship

The Stein Family College Scholarship is an annual grant for Jewish students in the Hampton Roads area that provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 a year for college tuition.  Application deadline for consideration is Friday, March 31, 2017.

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 photo HOL_Elie_Wiesel_Art_Winners_2016-Leah Jonhson_zps5wisymzg.jpg2017 Elie Wiesel Writing & Visual Arts Competitions

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to enter the Holocaust Commission's 2017 Elie Wiesel Competitions. Top entries receive cash prizes, and teachers receive awards, too.

For more information, including upcoming due dates and entry forms, click here.

 photo Web Block_zpskydbuw8j.jpg UJFT Society of Professionals a Flash networking event

Saturday, January 28 | 7:30pm
Green Flash Brewery
$10 Cover


Join the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Society of Professionals for a night of networking, beer, food, and prizes at Green Flash Brewery.

For more information, click here.

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Cause an Effect:
Words to Action Workshop 

Sunday, January 29 | 1:00pm

Words to Action: Empowering Students to Address Anti-Semitism on Campus is an interactive education program for students and their parents, designed to empower and equip attendees with constructive and effective responses to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus. Facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). 

For more information, click here.

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Date with the State

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day
Wednesday, February 8
7:00am to 4:00pm

Meet your State Senator & Delegate and discuss issues that affect our Jewish community. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor & Attorney General have all been invited! Will you be there to hear from them? 

For more information and to RSVP, click here

 photo Mishy Harman Square_zpsryhh0apf.jpg Israel Today: Mishy Harman

Thursday, February 16 | 7:30pm
Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus
FREE and open to the community

Master Storyteller, Communicator, Founder, and Host. Join us for an evening of magical conversation with Mishy Harman, the creator of Israel Story--the award-winning radio show and podcast that public radio icon Ira Glass calls "the Israeli 'This American Life.'" With its unique blend of storytelling and real, live characters, Israel Story introduces us to a different Israel, one which we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny, and touching. 

For more information, 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.

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Crisis in Aleppo - How you can help

Now entering its sixth year, the conflict in Syria continues to take a drastic toll on the lives of the Syrian people. With more than 11 million innocent civilians forced to flee, the humanitarian crisis has reached grave proportions. The situation in the besieged city of Aleppo is particularly dire, as reports of crimes against humanity have taken the suffering to a new level.

Click here for more information.

 photo Byachad_zpsm0fm08h6.jpgJune 2017 "B'Yachad" Mission to Israel

UJFT is accepting applications for its 2017 UJFT B’Yachad (Together) Mission to Israel - Sunday, June 11 through Sunday, June 18, 2017!

Join fellow community members and learn about the programs and services funded by your campaign  dollars. Experience Israel in a personal and personalized way, with an itinerary offering different “tracks” on different days. Participants essentially create their own tour by selecting the tracks that interest them most. 

Click here for more information.

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.