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

1696 Stand Strong for Israel Community Gathering
Thursday, July 24 | 7:00 p.m.
Sandler Family Campus
5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, VA

Please join the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Community Relations Council of the UJFT, and the entire community, as we gather to show our solidarity with Israel and our support for its right to protect Israeli citizens.

We stand strong for peace.
We stand strong for Israel's right to self-defense.
We stand strong for the unbreakable U.S. - Israel partnership.
We stand strong for the people of Israel.

To RSVP, email
Please plan to arrive early. Increased security procedures will be enforced. Photo ID may be required. No large bags or backpacks please.


Bringing Israel Home

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites local college students to the 5th Annual Bringing Israel Home, a program planned by and for college students. This FREE event takes place from 8:00-10:00 pm, August 14, at Azar's at Hilltop, includes dinner and will offer students tips and resources for talking about Israel-in campus or anywhere! Unique to this year's event is a partnership with Jerusalem U. Attendees will screen the upcoming film, Beneath the Helmet - From High School to the Home Front, and act as a focus group to help shape final edits.

For more information and to RSVP by August 11, click here.

Everything Israel


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.

Operation Protective Edge


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.


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