Programs department gets new coordinator

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Other News

Mia Klein has joined United Jewish Federation of Tidewater as the new programs department coordinator.

In her new role, she will work with the directors of Arts + Ideas, Jewish Innovation, and the Jewish Community Relations Council, chief programs officer, and, other areas that are all part of UJFT’s programs department.

Klein moved to Virginia Beach from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she worked in patient relations at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Prior to that, Klein spent more than 10 years working with young children as a preschool teacher and camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

At 19, Klein went to Israel on the Taglit Birthright Israel trip where she ended up extending and staying for four additional weeks. Klein’s hobbies include painting with different mediums such as acrylic or watercolor and dabbles in poetry.

“I grew up with a big family of Jewish educators and I am excited to have more involvement in the Jewish community,” she says. “I am excited for this next chapter, and I cannot wait to meet everyone and get to work.”

Mia Klein may be reached at

Debbie Burke