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


Pouring through Purim

Saturday, February 24 | 8:00pm - 12:00am 
Norfolk Waterside

Pour through Purim with YAD! Join us as we celebrate Purim with a progressive party. No costumes necessary, but come dressed to party! YAD will be starting the night at PBR Norfolk and making their way to three additional Waterside bars. On the way, attendees can participate in our photo challenge to win prizes.

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Israel Today @70 with 
Gil Troy

Tuesday, March 13 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm 
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University, and Research Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute's Engaging Israel Program, delivers today's mission, involving questioning, studying, dreaming, and fulfilling different Zionist ideas with the challenge to look back accurately - with a dash of romance - and to look forward creatively - with a touch of rigor - weighing what Zionism can mean and become, today and tomorrow.

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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!

For more information, click here.

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.