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

The Great Big Challah Bake

The Great Big Challah Bake
Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:00 - 9:00pm
Free  • Open to all women in the community
at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Women of all ages, challah mavens or newbies, are invited to this inaugural Tidewater Jewish community event. You’ll mix, roll, knead and braid your very own delicious Challah loaves to take home and bake for Shabbat. All ingredients and utensils included!
Register NOW. Space is limited!

A UJFT Week of Extraordinary Deeds event

2nd Annual Mitzvah Day

Sunday, October 25
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Doing good deeds in our community, with our community is what Tidewater’s 2nd Annual Mitzvah Day is all about! Make blankets for the homeless, give your unused musical instruments a new life in Israel, and let your kids brighten up a senior’s life—choose from these projects and more. Mitzvah Day is a free, all-ages, volunteer event, open to everyone who wants to make a difference.

Click here for more information and to sign up now!

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.

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.

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.