The Business and Legal Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is a network of Jewish professionals dedicated to education, social and philanthropic activities that focus on the betterment of Jews in need locally, in Israel and around the world. The Business and Legal Society provides a unique opportunity for socializing and networking among peers, integrating professional and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the business and legal professions can make to support the Jewish community.


1771 UJFT Business and Legal Society Presents
Mark Dubowitz

Please join the Business & Legal Society for an upfront and candid discussion with Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. This exclusive event is open to area Jewish business & Legal professionals ONLY. A kosher dairy lunch will be served.

Beyond the Headlines: Iran’s Nuclear Threat
When: Thursday, December 4
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: Davenport & Company
Pinehurst Center
477 Viking Dr Suite 200
VA Beach, VA 23452
Free Event. But remember, space is limited!

RSVP required no later than December 1st to Samantha Golden at or call 757-965-6124.
Kosher dairy lunch provided.

Mark Dubowitz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, nonproliferation, and countering electronic repression. Dubowitz is an expert on sanctions and has testified before Congress and advised the U.S. administration, Congress, and numerous foreign governments on Iran sanctions issues.

He is the co-author of five confidential reports on economic sanctions against Iran provided by FDD to the U.S. government and four public reports. Dubowitz is also a co-chair of the Project on U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy, a nonpartisan project co-chaired by five nonproliferation and sanctions experts, which produced a 2013 report on U.S. Nonproliferation Strategy for the Changing Middle East. Dubowitz is a senior research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where he teaches a graduate course and conducts research on international negotiations, economic sanctions, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Before joining Foundation for Defense of Democracies in 2003, Mark worked in venture capital, technology management and law. He holds a masters degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, and law and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.

Speaking in Tidewater just days after the extension for negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 expire, Dubowitz will offer an insiders’ look at the talks, the outcome and the global implications of a nuclear Iran.

Don’t wait! RSVP TODAY to or 757-965-6124


“Scoring Big” was a Home Run!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Business & Legal Society event, “Scoring Big: Bringing the Pros to Hampton Roads.” It was a huge success because of a fantastic turnout, the interesting speakers, and the wonderful view of the Tides ballgame from Hits at the Park.


Our MVP Speakers: Ken Young, President of The Norfolk Tides and the Norfolk Admirals, and Jeff Cogen, CEO of the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena

Jacob Levy warms up to throw out the first pitch of the game by joking around with Riptide.

For more pictures from this event, please click here.

It was such a success that the event had media coverage from Jonathan Costen at WVEC-TV &, and Jared Council, journalist at Inside Business!

To see the WVEC news clip and article, please click here.

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