3rd Annual Tidewater Together continues tradition of inspirational conversations

by | Dec 18, 2015 | What’s Happening

Feb.4–7, Thursday–Sunday, six locations

Over four days in February, community members will have the opportunity to explore, question, learn and grow from a Jewish perspective when the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Tidewater Synagogue Leadership Council present the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund’s 3rd Annual Tidewater Together.

This year’s scholar-in-residence is Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, an internationally-known religious leader regarded as a bold, compelling, and inspirational speaker and author. President emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, Yoffie has designed topics specifically for the Tidewater Jewish community’s interests and challenges.

Yoffie’s diverse subjects for conversation include an unconventional look at the surprising history of the ever-changing American synagogue, political stories and political lessons in relation to Jews and the American experience, and the campus dilemma facing Jewish college students.

The free series begins at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, with the UJFT hosting a cocktail reception and conversation. Tidewater Together continues over the next three days at Congregation Beth Chaverim, Ohef Sholom Temple, Congregation Beth El, Temple Emanuel, and concludes on Sunday at Temple Israel, with co-host Kehillat Bet Hamidrash.

The previous Tidewater Together events proved to be extremely popular, attracting hundreds of people at each discussion and more than 1,000 individual community members each year.

Tidewater Together has earned a national reputation for the collaborative nature of its planners and presenters, and the enthusiastic support of the community. Artson said, when visiting, that he knew of no other area this size where the Federation and synagogues of all denominations worked as one, reaching across all branches and practices of Judaism, in order to build a stronger community. Registration for the individual discussions is encouraged for the hosts’ planning purposes.

To register, for a schedule and more information, visit www.TidewaterTogether.org, email apomerantz@ujft.org, or call 757-965-6136.