The Community Relations Council is the public affairs arm of the organized Tidewater Jewish community. It represents the area synagogues and Jewish agencies on issues impacting the rights and protection of Jews as individuals and as a community. The CRC works to educate the community on public affairs issues and translates these issues into community action with the greater community, public officials, other faith and ethnic communities and the media.

Coming Attractions



Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front

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Join the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater for the premier of the new film from Jerusalem U, Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front. This full length documentary follows the dramatic transformation of five Israeli paratroopers from high school graduates to defenders of the State of Israel. Looking beyond uniforms, Beneath the Helmet explores the recruits' personal lives, dreams, fears, and dilemmas, revealing the human side of Israel's military and the inspiring young people who make up the IDF.




Everything Israel


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for everything Israel! On this page you'll find everything from a historical overview of the State of Israel to talking points on advocating for Israel! Wonderful links, resources and information awaits.











Iran Nuclear Agreement


Will Iran be able to build nuclear weapons?
Visit the CRC’s Facebook page for constant news, updates, and resources

On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (the US, UK, China, Russia, France and Germany – with EU facilitation) announced the finalization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The final agreement, which emerged after 20 months of negotiations, significantly scales back Iran’s nuclear program for a period of 10 to 15 years, in exchange for the lifting sanctions against Iran.

Read the full statement from the CRC here and find background, talking points, and more here.  For constant news and updates, “like” the CRC UJFT Facebook page.

Please look out for additional communications from the CRC, outlining our course of action in the days and weeks ahead, because Your Voice Matters! 


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