Super Sunday

by | Jan 10, 2014 | Featured

January 26
9 am–1 pm

Take the call, make a gift, volunteer your time

Volunteers needed
Two shifts: 9–11 am, and 11 am–1 pm.
Babysitting provided.
The Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community, Virginia Beach

Frequently asked questions

What exactly is Super Sunday?
Super Sunday is the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual phone-a-thon. The event is a grassroots, community-driven and community-building effort. On this one Sunday, Tidewater’s extraordinary Jewish community comes together in spirit and action to raise funds, ensuring that Jews in Tidewater, in Israel and around the globe receive quality programming, have a variety of resources to enrich their lives, and get help when it is desperately needed.

Why should I make a pledge?
Funds raised on Super Sunday, and throughout the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Annual Campaign, are allocated locally to support children, senior citizens, the community’s health and well-being, a variety of educational and cultural activities, area synagogues and community-building initiatives that promote Jewish values. In Israel, donations help provide services for those most vulnerable. Around the world, gifts support Jews in Eastern European, the Former Soviet Union, and in other countries, and provide much needed aid following natural disasters. Visit for a complete list.

I’m not very active in the Jewish community. Will I be welcome as a volunteer?
There are never restrictions for who can help on this vitally important day. Volunteers come from every corner of the community—from different congregations and denominations, from teens to seniors, and from all socio-economic levels. This is truly a community event. Whether a volunteer or a donor, Super Sunday gives everyone the chance to celebrate Jewish life today and ensure a vibrant future for everyone.

How many volunteers does it take for Super Sunday to be a success?
At least 100 volunteers are needed to help call members of the community. Sign up online at, or call 757-965-6100.

I don’t like answering calls like this, but I’m convinced the Federation does great work. What are my options?
Pledge online at any time by visiting, or call in a pledge during business hours, M–F, to 757-965-6100.

I can’t afford to give a lot. Will my gift really make a difference? Every gift makes a difference, whether it’s $18 or $18 million. The Tidewater Jewish community’s positive impact on the world is not dependent on the size of each individual gift, but, as Judaism teaches, is most significant in the combined power of all our donations.

To be a part of the 2014 “This is what community looks like” post your own photo or your definition of community on the UJFTidewater facebook page.