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.
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.
Click here 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.
The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater stands in solidarity with Israel during Operation Protective Edge, supporting efforts to defend and protect Israeli lives against the barrage of deadly rockets from Gaza. We have created this special web portal to share information and updates about what’s occurring in Israel, as well as our community’s response. Please check back regularly.