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31st Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

31st Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

One of the nation’s longest-running Jewish film festivals, the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma & Howard Laderberg, entertains, educates, and engages the Tidewater community by presenting world-class films, repertory cinema, and associated...

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day: Lobby and Meet State Leaders

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day: Lobby and Meet State Leaders

Kirk Levy Over the past three months, most of us in the Jewish community have been affected by events in Israel, rallies in the streets both here and abroad, and antisemitism on college campuses. We’ve questioned what can be done to show support for Israel and ensure...

Jewish Tidewater and beyond in 2023

Jewish Tidewater and beyond in 2023

Stephanie Peck and Terri Denison Last year, the introduction to this section began “Jewish-related news made more mainstream headlines in 2022 than most of us could ever recall.” With Israel at war, the 400% uptick in antisemitism, comments by Elon Musk, etc., 2023...

Jewish Tidewater attends March for Israel filled with pride

Jewish Tidewater attends March for Israel filled with pride

Nofar Trem United Jewish Federation of Tidewater chartered two buses to drive community members to Washington, DC to show solidarity and support for Israel on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The group from Tidewater joined nearly 300,000 Jewish allies of Israel on the National Mall...

Solidarity for Israel demonstrated at Sandler Family Campus

Solidarity for Israel demonstrated at Sandler Family Campus

Stephanie Peck Jewish Tidewater gathered in support of Israel on Tuesday, October 10, three days after the tiny nation was brutally attacked. Nearly 500 people, including many political dignitaries, attended the Community Solidarity Gathering for Israel to condemn the...

TOGETHER, we repair the world…every day

TOGETHER, we repair the world…every day

Super Sunday marks the start of UJFT’s 2024 Campaign Sunday, September 10, 10 am – 1 pm Amy Zelenka It’s that time of year – Super Sunday season. And United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is excited to follow the success of last year’s (2023) Community Campaign, which...

Summer through a Jewish lens

Lounging on the beach and ziplining through tropical forests aren’t the only ways to have fun and interesting summer days. For some in Jewish Tidewater, it’s incorporating something Jewish into a trip, camp, or activity. Here, we highlight a few such ‘Jewish Summers’...

Women draw inspiration from Julie Platt, JFNA chair

In the beautiful Rodriguez room at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, more than 50 women from the Jewish community celebrated the approaching end of a very successful 2023 United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Community Campaign and witnessed the...

Changes and growth for Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater was incorporated in 1948, after having spent decades under various names. Like its name, the agency has continuously evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. Through a process of strategic planning and from...

Moses Myers House: Local Treasure

Last fall, members of the Norfolk City Council discussed selling four city-owned properties in order to save the expense of maintaining them. Three of them are historic homes. One is the Moses Myers House. According to a November 29, 2022 article in the...

Five reasons to celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut in Tidewater

Sunday, April 30, 12–4 pm, Sandler Family Campus Celebrate Israel as she turns 75 at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s and Simon Family JCC’s annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration at the Sandler Family Campus this month. Right here in Tidewater, it’ll be...

Dear Readers: Passover

Dear Readers, When it comes to Passover, it appears I’m like most Jews world-wide because it’s my favorite Jewish holiday. As a child, I looked forward to my grandparents traveling from Philadelphia to be at our seder lead by my local grandfather. Now, I look forward...

Make your voice heard in Richmond: Date with the State 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 7 am–4 pm Anyone who has ever wondered if their vote impacted the outcome of an election or how their voice may influence the actions of legislators, should consider the special election on Jan. 10, 2023 between Aaron Rouse and Kevin Adams in...

Jewish Tidewater 2022…another busy year

Jewish-related news made more mainstream headlines in 2022 than most of us could ever recall. The topics receiving the most national and global coverage included news about Ukraine’s Jewish president, Jewish U.S. politicians, Israel’s election (again!), the synagogue...

Introducing Aviva Pembroke

Groundbreaking: Friday, December 9, 9 am For more than 42 years, Beth Sholom Village has been caring for seniors, creating a community that focuses on enhancing quality of life and providing support services tailored to address individual physical, social, and...

U.S. Attorney’s Office to host ‘United Against Hate’

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 pm Sandler Family Campus, Free United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council will host the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia United Against Hate, a program designed to help...

One night only: Wiesenthal

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm Wells Theatre, Norfolk Virginia Stage Company and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater will host writer-performer Tom Dugan to present his one-man play about the Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal. This 90-minute...

A “Super Day” planned for the Sandler Family Campus

Sunday, September 18, beginning at 12 pm Dedication of Marty Einhorn Pavilion, 12 pm Super Sunday, 1–4 pm • Sunday Fun Day, 1–4 pm   It’s being called “Super Duper Sunday” because of all of the exciting activity on tap at the Sandler Family Campus on Sunday,...