As we enter the season of Passover—a holiday steeped in traditions of coming together with family and friends for the Seder—we know that this year will be different, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us apart.
For many in our community, hardships are extending beyond the disappointments of not gathering for Seder. Loss of loved ones, loss of income, and loss of ability to receive basic services are all devastating. United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Tidewater Jewish Foundation, and its constituent agencies are dedicated to helping these members of our community during these unprecedented times. We are asking for your assistance to enable us to provide that help.
Now more than ever, as a Jewish community, we need to make a difference. Now more than ever, our work and our responsibility to take care of one another is urgent and its substance essential.
100% of the funds raised through this effort will go directly to meeting the unprecedented needs of Jewish Tidewater. Your gift will help our most vulnerable community members and protect our vital institutions.
Your gift will help with personal protective equipment for residents and staff of Beth Sholom Village, as well as patients and staff of Jewish Family Service and Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care. Your gift will help feed hungry families, and help pay basic bills for newly unemployed or underemployed. Your gift will also help our cherished institutions through these unnerving months.
There has never been a time when your involvement and support has been more crucial.
Let us hope that this dark period passes quickly…and that the days which follow bring relief and resiliency for all of us, as well as a return to Tidewater’s strong and vibrant Jewish community.
Please go to JewishVa.org or send a check to:
UJFT, Attention: COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462