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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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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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.

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Sunday, March 5 | 4:00pm-7:00pm
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 
$36

The UJFT Society of Professionals invite you to mix and mingle at the Hilton as you discover new, bold, delicious Kosher wines and food pairings. Certified Sommelier, Crystal Cameron-Schaad, will be available throughout the event to educate and enrich our wine experience. Kosher catering will be provided by Chesapeake Bay Catering. Wines will be available for special order with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 2017 Annual Campaign.

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 photo 9781101983638_zpsisonpqq5.jpg Beyond the Book Festival

Wednesday, March 15 | 12:00pm
$10 per person

Jessica Fechtor, author of award-winning memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home, will share her journey of recovery from a ruptured aneurysm at age 28, and how she reclaimed her life through the restorative power of food and cooking.

A national bestseller and winner of the 2015 Living Now Book Award, Stir has been praised by Oprah.com as "a page-turning pleasure," and by The Wall Street Journal as "a recipe for living a life of meaning."

Presented in partnership with The Jewish Family Service of Tidewater.

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YAD Purim Party

Saturday, March 18 | 8:00pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
$30 online, $50 at the door


Join us down the rabbit hole. Ages 22+ are welcome. DJ, dancing, open bar, light tea party style Hors d'oeuvres, costume or cocktail attire, with prizes for best costume.

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Saturday, March 25 | 8:00pm
Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus
$23/$18 JCC Member

Gitit Shoval, one of Israel's singing treasures, will share her vocal talent and inspire the community through her creative storytelling. For one night, the Simon Family JCC will be transformed into a jazz club complete with cash bar and appetizers as this Israeli singing sensation and her family present a musical tribute to the Jewish talent that has left a lasting mark on the history of contemporary music.

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.

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.