TJF reflects on the past year and the future

by | Mar 16, 2023 | Other News

It’s time to gather family and friends for Pesach and join in a moment of reflection…to take stock of values and hold fast to what’s most important in the coming days, weeks, and months.

At Tidewater Jewish Foundation, we are doing just that. When we think about the past year, we recall celebrations and successes in our Jewish community, such as the LIFE & LEGACY community celebration, the generosity of donors which resulted in more than half a million dollars in grants that will provide support and aid to Ukrainian refugees as well as those sheltering in place, and the addition of a new scholarship provided by the Feldman family to offer the opportunity for a deserving student to pursue a degree in the healthcare field.

On the immediate horizon are the outcomes from the Tidewater Jewish Foundation strategic plan, which is now underway, as well as an update on our community impact grants. I look forward to sharing all this and more in the coming months.

For nearly three years, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of serving as president and CEO of Tidewater Jewish Foundation. I am always inspired by the care, compassion, and philanthropy our community continues to exude. This Passover, I am choosing to reflect on how lucky we are to be, mostly, on the other side of an unprecedented journey spanning the last three years. Together, we have learned how to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and because of this, we’re better. Because of this, we’re stronger.

Wishing everyone a Happy Passover! Next year in Jerusalem!

Naomi Limor Sedek, president/CEO of Tidewater Jewish Foundation, may be reached at

-Naomi Limor Sedek