Brith Sholom Center
The Brith Sholom Center of Virginia was established as a benevolent, charitable and non-political organization to foster and perpetuate the spirit, ideals, and traditions of Judaism. With about 150 members, men and women of all ages, activities include dances, trips, entertainment and cultural events. Philanthropic endeavors support Jewish education, community organizations that provide services and international groups that assist needy causes. Brith Sholom meetings take place at 11am on the first Sunday of the month at Beth Sholom Village.
Address: 1132 Pickett Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502
Contact: Dale Helfgott, Manager
Phone: (757) 461-1150
The Norfolk Mikvah is located in Ghent on Washington Park, one block north of Shirley Ave. and just west of the Maury High School parking lot. This mikvah serves the entire Jewish community and is supported by a number of its institutions. By appointment only.
Contact: Rebbitzen Chamie Haber
Phone: (757) 277-4662
Jewish Museum and Cultural Center
Formerly the Chevra T’helim Synagogue, the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center offers a glimpse at a rare surviving example of Eastern European Jewish Orthodoxy. It is a place where visitors from home and around the world can celebrate and learn about Jewish history, faith, and culture by participating in a number of dance, music, painting, and photography events. The Museum has artifacts and exhibits about the history of the Jewish community in the local area as well as an eighteenth-century Torah Scroll from a synagogue in Trebíc, Czechoslovakia.
Address: 607 Effingham St., Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 391-9266 | Email | Website
Social Media: Facebook
Jewish Veterans Memorial on the Sandler Family Campus
Finished in 2011, the memorial was created through significant donations, as well as by the purchase of pavers inscribed with the names of Jewish veterans who served in the past as well as those currently serving in the Armed Forces. Veterans from Russia, Canada and Israel are also honored. The Memorial site has spaces for more pavers. Such a remembrance, whether the honoree served in a time of conflict or in a time of peace, is a dignified tribute. It acknowledges that the individual gave a significant amount of time entirely to the defense of their country.
Address: 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Contact: Shelby Tudor
Phone: (757) 965-6105 | Email
The Moses Myers House
The stately Moses Myers House and its peerless collection create an exceptionally accurate picture of the late Federal period and the life of this prosperous Jewish family. Moses Myers, an early American entrepreneur and leading citizen, built the house to accommodate his growing family and social prominence. The home contains a remarkable number of furnishings original to the family, including Gilbert Stuart’s companion portraits of Moses Myers and his wife, Eliza, as well as works by Thomas Sully.
Address: 323 E. Freemason St., Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 333-1087 | Email | Website
Social Media: Facebook
The eruv has served our community for the past 10 years. Thanks to the eruv committee for their work in keeping the eruv kosher, making local Shabbos observance much more convenient and pleasant. Contact B’nai Israel Congregation for weekly updates on the Eruv.
Phone: (757) 627-7358 | Email | Map of Norfolk Eruv