Join CRC in Richmond for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day

by | Jan 30, 2017 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, February 8
Deadline for registration: Tuesday, January 31

One of the great strengths of the Tidewater Jewish community is that so many people are willing to take action when it comes to issues impacting Israel or Jews locally and abroad. As such, the CRC always has a strong delegation in Richmond for the annual Date With the State to meet with local senators and delegates on Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day.

Date With the State offers the Jewish community an opportunity to be pro-active by building relationships with legislators today, to have those friendships to counter any issues that come up in the future.

The Tidewater delegation will travel by bus to and from Richmond, leaving the Simon Family JCC at 7 am and expect to return by 4 pm. Immediately upon arrival in Richmond, the group will divide into teams to visit the regions’ State senators and delegates. Following the appointments with legislators, the group will join with members of the other Virginia Jewish communities to hear from the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General over lunch. Attendees interested in hearing the opening prayer offered by rabbis from Richmond and the Peninsula at the General Assembly session, will be able to do so.

A check for $36, which includes a kosher lunch and helps defray the cost of transportation, 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 seat on the bus. To RSVP (required) by Jan. 31, visit www.JewishVa. org/CRCDateWiththeState.

For more information, e-mail Wendy Weissman, assistant director, Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater at WWeissman@ or call 965-6107.

– Robin Mancoll