Welcome home! The Tidewater Jewish community is a hub of activity spanning across the seven cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton. That’s a lot of ground to cover but don’t worry, ShalomTidewater.org is your one-stop-shop to learn all about your new home. Explore the online community directory and start finding your place today.
Hi! I’m Rebecca, the Community Concierge. I’m so glad you found Shalom Tidewater. I know moving to a new town can be an ordeal so I’m here to alleviate some of that stress. Need a little guidance? No problem! Call (757-452-3180), email, or find me on Facebook and Twitter. You can even fill out this information form and I will call or email you.
FINDING YOUR PLACE
Interfaith, unaffiliated, and everything in between – the Tidewater Jewish community celebrates our diversity everyday. We want everyone to feel comfortable and at home so if you’re unsure as to where to start or where you belong, reach out and we can connect you with like-minded locals.
Explore your Jewish community with the click of a mouse. From synagogue to summer camp, the community directory is your best resource for finding your place and the neighborhood map is your at-a-glance reference for local hot-spot, schools, museums, and more.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY
We are part of one global Jewish community; connected through our shared history, traditions, and values. One of the benefits of being part of such an incredible community are the numerous resources that are readily available to all. Whether you are looking for interfaith family support, tips to becoming a human rights advocate, or anything inbetween, the general Jewish resources list will point you in the right direction.
WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS
Like we mentioned above, Tidewater is a large area made up of seven cities separated by tunnels and waterways. In order to ensure that all our new community members receive the best advice and tips, Shalom Tidewater will assist new residents in the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. If you are considering a move to Newport News or Hampton, let us know and we will connect you with our friends over at the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula.
Virginia is an AMAZING place to live! Our state slogan says it all.
Virginia Fun Facts
Largest City: Virginia Beach
Statehood: June 25, 1788 (10th)
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower/Tree: Dogwood
Did you know…
- Forbes Magazine ranks Virginia #1 in the 2013 List of Best States for Business – for the fourth year in a row!
- Virginia ranks #14 on 24/7 Wall St.’s “Best Run States in America: A Survey of All 50”
- Virginia is home to 3 universities on USNews’ Top 50 Best National Universities list:
#2 University of Virginia
#6 College of William and Mary
#25 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hampton Roads Fun Facts
Home to the world’s largest naval base: Naval Station Norfolk
Home to the first (of 10) bridge-tunnels around the world: The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) was completed in 1957.
Home to America’s only bridge-tunnels: Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, and Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.
Do as the locals do! Check out The Virginian-Pilot’s “Best of” contest winners for top local spots around town.
Did you know…
- Forbes Magazine ranks Norfolk at the 6th best place for Veterans in 2013
- Two local cities made it on 24/7 Wall St.’s “Best Run Cities in America” List:
#5 Virginia Beach, VA
#9 Chesapeake, VA
- The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is ranked on two lists for the best boardwalks in America:
CNN American’s Most Awesome Boardwalks
Travel Channel’s Best US Boardwalks
- The Norva is ranked #1 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Music Venues in Amerca: Readers’ Choice list!
- Rolling Stone Magazine also ranked The Norva #16 on their list of The Best Big Rooms In America
More great links for discovering Virginia and Hampton Roads:
Virginia is for Lovers (official state website)
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance
Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism
City of Chesapeake
City of Hampton
City of Newport News
City of Norfolk
City of Portsmouth
City of Suffolk
City of Virginia Beach