Join the Society of Professionals’ Professional Directory

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Other News

Application deadline: May 1

The official merging last fall of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Maimonides Society (medical professionals) and the Business and Legal Society into UJFT’s Society of Professionals, creates an abundance of networking and community-building opportunities.

With a growing list of members, The Society of Professionals has embarked on developing a directory that reflects the diversity, interests, and values of its membership. This new directory, modeled on research gleaned from other Jewish communities across the country, indicates that one of the best ways to market is to add a personal touch.

The directory, which will include business hyperlinks, will offer members the opportunity to launch their own publicity page, complete with their picture to add a ‘face to their name,’ as well as any other relevant information about their business that they may wish to share with the community.

In addition to printed copies that will be distributed in the summer to Jewish agencies and businesses throughout the area, the Professional Directory will have a permanent online presence on UJFT’s website.

Ethan Heben, a community member and a business development professional at TechArk Solutions, gave his first gift to the Federation in order to be a part of the Professional Directory. He says, “It is great way to expand professional circles and support the Federation at the same time. Where else can I invest my human and financial capital knowing that I am impacting and sustaining my Jewish community here and abroad?”

To be a part of Tidewater’s first major directory of Jewish professionals, complete the online form at, by May 1 and make a pledge to the 2017 Annual UJFT Campaign. Members who gift $500 or more toward the 2017 UJFT Campaign will be eligible to be a part of the new Professional Directory with a half page profile; those that gift $1,000 or more will receive a full page to promote their business or service to the community.

For information about the Society of Professionals of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, upcoming events, and to join the Professional Directory, visit:, contact Jasmine Amitay at, or call 757-321-6138.