Society of Professionals plans series of events

by | Feb 10, 2022 | What’s Happening

A power line-up of events is planned for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Society of Professionals’ (SOP) 2022 Spring season. Speakers will share best practices for promoting businesses, as well as insider information on the most up-to-the-minute business developments in Tidewater. Upcoming SOP opportunities for Jewish medical, business, and legal professionals to build relationships, share values, and support the community, include:

Roie Galitz

Tuesday, March 1, 6:00 pm

Roie Galitz will speak exclusively with SOP members, on “Achieving the Unachievable; The Power of Networking.” A world-renowned, wild-life photographer and popular, motivational speaker, with a passion for taking the best photos of animals in their natural habitats, Galitz inspires listeners to push their own limits. Speaking from personal experience, he encourages business leaders to set impossible goals and then reach them through networking and self-empowerment, and even dealing with failures along the way.


Monday, March 28, 6:00 pm

Tablet magazine’s leading international flagship podcast, Unorthodox’s irreverent discussions on Jewish culture, politics, news, and much more, have earned hosts Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz almost 2 million downloads in more than 11 countries. Creator, producer, and one of the podcast’s hosts Josh Kross will zoom with SOP members, explaining Unorthodox’s origin and how they cultivated and reach such a huge audience of followers through the power of the podcast.

Harnessing the Power of the Wind:
Offshore Wind Farms

Tuesday, May 3, Sandler Family Campus, 6:00–7:15 pm

The season will end on a high-note and a high place, far above Virginia Beach’s ocean floor. A panel of experts will educate SOP on the offshore wind farm project, which will be the largest of its kind in the United States when completed in 2026. Joel Rubin, director of WINDSdays Campaign, will moderate the conversation with George Hagerman, senior project scientist at Old Dominion University’s Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography; Fred Pasquine, president, Fairlead Integrated; and Ray White, business development coordinator, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development.

SOP offers innovative, creative programming to support Jewish professionals and ensure their businesses have access to the latest community developments. There is no charge to attend these events and there will be no solicitation.

At this time, all events are being planned as in-person events, with all participants fully vaccinated and masked. For more information or to RSVP, contact Ronnie Jacobs Cohen at or 757-321-2341.

Ronnie Jacobs Cohen