The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater nurtures a vibrant, engaged, inclusive and caring Jewish community whose collective action is guided by our values. 


YAD Young Leadership Campaign Celebration

Saturday, March 24 | 8:00pm - 11:00pm 
Slover Library - 6th Floor
$18 per person

Give and get back. Join the Young Adult community for the celebration of the2018 Annual Campaign. This party will be featuring dueling pianos and a wall-to-ceiling glass view of Norfolk's downtown. An annual household gift to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater's 2018 Campaign is required to attend this exclusive party.

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Mixtape: The Stories Behind
Israel's Ultimate Playlist

Sunday, April 15 | 8:00pm 
The Gallery at Waterside District

"Mixtape" - The Stories Behind Israel's Ultimate Playlist - explores seven decades of Israeli stories and songs in celebration of the nation’s milestone birthday. Mishy Harman and his friends will take the audience behind the scenes of some of Israel's most iconic (and obscure) songs as they unpack the dramas, complexities, social tensions, and humor of life in Israel. 

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Israel Today @70 with 
Eyal Rob

Thursday, April 19 | 6:30pm 
Congregation Beth El

Co-founder of Israelʼs first music television channel, Israeli journalist and culture critic, Eyal Rob brings the Tel Aviv music scene to Tidewater, reflecting the Jewish nationʼs songs through wars, peace, struggle, and hope, combining his unique style for an interactive Yom HaʼAtzmaut celebration for all ages. Minimal ticket cost to cover food, event will take place at Congregation Beth El, Norfolk.

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Israel Fest

Sunday, April 22 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Experience Israel through art, education, culture, food and entertainment with activities for all ages! Listen, dance, and learn with Israeli DJ Eyal Rob, co-founder of Israel’s first music television channel, Israeli journalist and culture critic as he shares tunes from Israel’s past 70 years!

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TJF's B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is excited to debut an exciting new program just for teens! The B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program encourages teens to become involved in tzedakah by establishing a fund for Jewish charitable giving. Opening B'nai Tzedek fund gives your teen a chance to play a part in improving your community and the world. In essence, we are empowering Tidewater's teens to take ownership of their own philanthropy—a valuable lesson that we know pays off!

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Tidewater Jewish Community Directory

The Tidewater area includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and even the cities of Newport News and Hampton. That's a lot of ground to cover but no worries, the community directory is the best online resource for synagogues, local venues, kosher dining and shopping, arts and culture events, professional networking, youth activities, and more!

Start exploring Jewish Tidewater today.