The facilitation and development of a sense of community and connection among the diverse Jewish population of Tidewater is of utmost importance to the Jewish Federation of Tidewater. New initiatives such as a Community Concierge are part of a broader strategy unveiled in the Federation Strategic Plan: the Federation-Synagogue Partnership.
Our collective efforts will strengthen our community and create a more inclusive environment for Jews of all backgrounds and denominations. The Federation allocated 10 percent of funds raised in 2011 toward religious pluralism in Israel, helping to unify Jews of the various religious streams and promote tolerance.
Diana Ruchelman, B’nai Israel; Shoel Silver and Dusty Heist of the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Dr. Leonard Ruchelman, B’nai Israel