Date with the State, Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day 2017

by | Dec 21, 2016 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 am–4 pm

For years, members of Jewish communities from across the Commonwealth have gone to the State Capitol in Richmond to collaborate on Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, also known as Date with the State. This annual event has proven to be a powerful forum to effectively communicate with General Assembly members about issues of importance to the Jewish community.

The Tidewater delegation will travel by bus to and from Richmond, leaving from the Simon Family JCC. Immediately upon arrival in Richmond, the Tidewater delegation will divide into teams to visit the regions’ State Senators and Delegates. Following the appointments with legislators, the delegation will convene for lunch with other Virginia Jewish communal lobbyists. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General have been invited to join the group, and they usually attend and address the issues important to this community. After lunch, the group will board the bus and return to Tidewater.

Cost is $36, which includes a kosher lunch and helps defray the cost of transportation. Checks made out to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (mail to UJFT 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, ATT: CRC DWTS) will reserve a space.

For more information, e-mail Wendy Weissman, assistant director, Community Relations Council of UJFT at WWeissman@ or call 965-6107. To RSVP (required) by Jan. 31, visit www.JewishVa. org/CRCDateWiththeState