Strelitz Golf Tournament swings into another year

by | Jul 13, 2023 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, August 30, Virginia Beach National Golf Club

 The 35th Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the “Bob Josephberg Classic,” is co-chaired this year by David Leon and Babbi Bangel. Scheduled to take place at the end of August at the Virginia Beach National Golf Club, registration is now open for SIA’s Golf Tournament’s milestone year. In 1988, Eric Joffe started the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Golf Tournament at Broad Bay Point Greens Golf Club.  A few years later, Bob Josephberg grew the tournament into the school’s major fundraiser and annual tradition, which ultimately became known as the “Bob Josephberg Classic.”

Today’s Strelitz International Academy’s annual golf tournament is eagerly anticipated and generously supported by the entire Tidewater community. With more than 100 players and 100 tournament sponsors each year, the tournament raises more than $150,000 in sponsorships to directly benefit the students and families at Strelitz International Academy, Tidewater’s Jewish Community Day School and International Baccalaureate World School.

Strelitz International Academy concluded an incredible 2022-2023 school year last month, with students from throughout Tidewater seeking the education offered at SIA.  Due to the school’s top Jewish education and International Baccalaureate curriculum experience, enrollment is now at its highest since arriving at the Sandler Family Campus. SIA serves students as young as infants through fifth grade.

Thanks to the support of the entire Tidewater Jewish community, Strelitz International Academy continues to provide a strong foundation for students to grow and develop as future leaders of the local and global community.

For the Golf Tournament, many levels of sponsorship opportunities are available—from $400 up to $10,500. SIA’s 35th Annual Golf Tournament welcomes all golfers and volunteers for a day of fun, golf, and an exciting awards reception with a delicious kosher buffet.  Learn more at

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To register as a sponsor, player, or volunteer, contact Carin Simon, director of advancement at Strelitz International Academy, at or 757-424-4327.

-Carin Simon