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

The Community Relations Council’s 4th annual Israel Poster Contest is under way!

The CRC is pleased to offer students in grades 1-12 an opportunity to participate in their 4th annual Israel Poster Contest. Each student should choose one fact from the list of cool facts about Israel and design a poster sharing the details. Posters are to be submitted on an 8.5 by 11” sheet of paper and must be hand drawn (not computer generated) using only pencil, crayon, marker or 2-D collage. Submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 29 and should be delivered to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater offices at 5000 Corporate Woods Drive in Virginia Beach. 

Click here to learn more about the contest or call 965-6107.

Business & Legal Directory

Announcing the launch of the 2015-2016 UJFT Business & Legal Directory, your number one source for Jewish professionals in Tidewater. This directory, proudly brought to you by the Business & Legal Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, features more than 80 professional services from members of the Business & Legal Society.

Click here to view this new, online resource.

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.

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.