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

Hurricane_Harvey_Relief_Fund_Web_Banner_Federati Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey, the category 4 storm that bombarded the Gulf Coast on Saturday with home-ripping winds and extensive damage, continues to dump rain in large areas of central Texas. Despite difficult conditions emergency officials are working to assess the damage that has already left hundreds of thousands of people without power or access to food and water and shut down municipal services, highways, schools and community institutions.

Jewish Federations are there when you need us most. Our network of local and international partners enables us to respond quickly and effectively. WE fund urgently needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. We provide resources to emergency service providers so they can help where they're most needed. 

Donate to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston.

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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.