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


Super Sunday

Be part of Federation's recipe for success on Super Sunday, October 21 from 10 am-1 pm. Breakfast starts at 9:30 for volunteer callers. Help raise money for the 2019 Annual Campaign. For more information, contact YAD director Jasmine Amitay at or 757-965-6138. Sign up to volunteer or make your 2019 annual campaign pledge!


Hanoch Piven: Family Portrait Workshop

Sunday, October 21, 10 am & 12 pm | Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus. FREE and open to the community with RSVP (required). Click here to reserve your spot at the workshop. Hanoch Piven is Israel Today's first-ever Artist-in-Residence. In order to have a workshop based on found objects, we'll need to gather a lot of random objects. A collection box is located in the Cardo at the Simon Family JCC to drop off donations between now and the workshop. 



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Help Those Hit by Recent Hurricanes

Hurricanes Michael and Florence wreaked havoc on the South and Southeast from the Florida panhandle through Georgia and the Carolinas and here into Virginia, and we know there is the possibility of more storms to follow. When disaster first strikes, immediate aid is needed to help communities get back on their feet. Afterwards, rebuilding and strengthening resilience can take years. But, just as with Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, Jewish Federations are there —helping make sure that the urgent needs of the most severely impacted are met. Help these hurricane victims today.

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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.