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

Coming Together

Renovations are now underway on the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community. You may notice minor construction and shifting of spaces; all programs are fully operational and all services remain intact.

Coming Together is a multi-agency project, creating new opportunities for cooperation, generating substantial operational cost savings, and ensuring the best use of your generous contributions.

Read about the changes here.

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will Iran be able to build nuclear weapons?
Your voice matters!

Visit the CRC’s Facebook page for constant news, updates, and resources

On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (the US, UK, China, Russia, France and Germany – with EU facilitation) announced the finalization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The final agreement, which emerged after 20 months of negotiations, significantly scales back Iran’s nuclear program for a period of 10 to 15 years, in exchange for the lifting sanctions against Iran.

Read the UJFT and CRC joint statement on proposed Iran Agreement here, find background, talking points, and more here.  For constant news and updates, “like” the CRC UJFT Facebook page.

Please look out for additional communications from the CRC, outlining our course of action in the days and weeks ahead, because Your Voice Matters!


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.