Whatever being Jewish means to you, building community and inspiring a love of Jewish life and culture is something we can all celebrate. Whether that means attending Jewish day school, connecting with friends and neighbors, or experiencing Israel for the first time, building Jewish community is a labor of love. Join us.
Your gift supports:
- Bina Girls High School
Support for a Jewish girls’ High School which provides both a Judaic and General Studies program for girls in grades 9 through 12.
- B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO)
Support for cultural, social, athletic, community service and religious programs for approximately 100 Jewish teenagers in the Tidewater Jewish community.
- Hebrew Academy of Tidewater – Konikoff Center of Learning
Scholarship support for families who require assistance in order to provide their elementary age children an excellent Jewish education in a day school setting.
Support for students who wish to integrate Jewish cultural, social and religious experience in a collegiate setting.
- Marvin and Marilyn Simon Family Jewish Community Center
Support to ensure that Jewish adults, children and their families have their social, educational, cultural, and recreational needs met in a welcoming Jewish setting.
- Strelitz Early Childhood Center
Scholarship support for young families seeking a pre-school setting infused with Jewish values and activities.
- Synagogue/Temple Youth Groups
Scholarship assistance for Tidewater synagogue-based youth groups
- Talmudic Academy of Norfolk
Yeshivas Aish Kodesh-Talmudical Academy of Norfolk operates as a four-year high school for Jewish boys, offering a dual curriculum of Judaic Studies along with a complete General Studies program, in a religious environment.
- Toras Chaim
Orthodox Jewish day school for children (boys and girls) in preschool through 8th grade
- United Hebrew School
Support for joint after school Jewish education studies combining the populations of four conservative synagogues and serving 80 students.
- UJFT Young Adult Division (YAD)
YAD offers exciting programs for young Jewish parents and their children throughout the year. Programs include family Shabbat dinners, often in collaboration with the Simon Family JCC and local synagogues, a family Havdalah program, and fun family friendly volunteer opportunities.
- Va’ad Hakashrus of Tidewater
Support for the Va’ad as a community resource to raise awareness and promote kashrut in the Tidewater Jewish community
- Birthright Israel
Subsidize trips for first-time visitors to Israel who are between 18-25.
- Bucharest Jewish Community Center, Romania
Subsidize this rapidly growing community center. This year our funding will be directed toward the underwriting and support of youth programs and activities.
- ORT, Former Soviet Union (FSU)
Our funds provide a year-round busing-transportation program for the 310 Jewish children attending an ORT school in Zaporozhe, Ukraine.
- ORT, Israel
Support for ORT’s project to develop high-tech smart classes in Israeli high schools as part of its Kadima Mada (Science Journey) program raising the standard of science and technology education in the Jewish State. The Federation will supply two smart boards and faculty training at schools in at-risk areas—one to a secular school and one to an orthodox school.
- Summer camp in Cristian, Romania
Provide scholarships to underwrite the experiences of Jewish children of Romania.