The Business and Legal Society Program of the Jewish Federations of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater was created to encourage involvement, leadership and philanthropy in the Jewish community among its members. In addition, the Society Program was created to enable its members to serve as role models for their colleagues, family and friends; and to provide for Jewish welfare, continuity and survival locally, in Israel, and around the world.
The Business & Legal Society of UJFT serves to connect emerging and seasoned Jewish professionals in the fields of law and business to UJFT and its affiliate agencies and congregations. Through ongoing networking, education and training the UJFT seeks to develop and promote the next generation of Jewish leadership and to re-engage veteran Jewish leaders with the UJFT’s programs and services. Ultimately the UJFT seeks to enhance interpersonal connections among the members of the Society in order to instill within them a heightened sense of commun.
USNS Comfort, Naval Station Norfolk, May 19
Law Day, Virginia Beach, May 2, 2013
The Virginia Beach Bar Foundation hosted Law Day 2013 on May 2, 2013 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, VA. The theme of the program was "Eroding and Restoring the Rule of Law - from Hitler's Decree to the Nuremberg Trial."
The evening opened with a showing of the exhibit, "Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich," which was created by the German Federal Bar.
The panelists for the program discussion were: Sandra Schulberg, of Schulberg Productions and U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. Susan Blackman, Esq., of Willcox & Savage, P.C., served as moderator.
Mark Slaughter, Esq., Chair of the Virginia Beach Bar Foundation, welcomed the guests and thanked the many sponsors and community organizations that supported this event.
The event attracted approximately 350 members of the Bar and the community.
View more photos from the event here.
Lawyers without Rights: Reception at ODU
The Holocaust Commission and the Business and Legal Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater were partners in the reception and presentation of the profound and illuminating exhibit "Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich." The event was held on April 11 at the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center of Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Other partners included ODU's Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the Federal Foreign Office of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., the American Bar Association and Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer.
The Business and Legal Society helps Jews in Tidewater connect with one another and with the Jewish Federation's mission of helping those in need, from Romanian elderly who need meals on wheels, to Czech Jews forming new community centers, to Israelis seeking to innovate with new businesses, to Virginia Beach families partaking in Jewish preschool, to Norfolk retirees socializing.
Benefits of the new Business & Legal Society: A new Jewish Business & Legal directory; education about the business and legal industries in Hampton Roads; and networking events where Jewish professionals can meet one another and enhance their own businesses.