Through your generous gifts, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater can embrace Jewish values and help fulfill the teaching of our Rabbis: "Kol Yisrael arevim zeh la-zeh"—all Jews (all the people of Israel) are responsible for one another.
This United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 2013 Annual Campaign video showcases the Tidewater community’s ongoing commitment to the rescue and renewal of Ethiopian and Ethiopian-Israeli Jews—past, present and future.
Featured in the video is Maly Gaday Jackson, who endured a harrowing journey as a young child, across the desert and mountains of Ethiopia, and months of substandard living in Sudanese refugee camps before being secretly airlifted to a new life in Israel. Maly is a Tidewater resident and assistant teacher at the Strelitz Early Childhood Center; the community is grateful to Maly for bravely sharing her ongoing story of life as Jewish, Ethiopian, Israeli, and American.
Through financial gifts donated by the community during the Annual Campaign, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is able to allocate Israel and Overseas funds to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and World ORT, partner organizations that provide emergency relief, educational programs and social integration support for Ethiopian-Israeli Jews. The Strelitz Early Childhood Center also receives funding as a constituent agency of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.