Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day[s] 2022 to take place via Zoom

by | Jan 20, 2022 | What’s Happening

2019 Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day participants.

Meetings with Delegates and Senators: Monday January 31; Tuesday, February 1; and Thursday, February 3

Group meeting: Wednesday, February 2

One of the greatest tools in the hands of all Americans is the ability to meet with and influence representatives in government to ensure each person’s voice is heard. The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council’s annual Date With The State is one way to exercise that privilege and make an impact in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Usually taking place on a single day in Richmond, Date With The State 2022 will take place online over the course of a few days, allowing participants to meet with State Delegates and Senators from the convenience of one’s home or office. The new governor and other officials from his administration have been invited to address the group on Wednesday, February 2 as part of Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day[s] 2022. Participants can sign up for as few or as many appointments as desired.

Previous Advocacy Day issues have included advocating for social service programs that benefit Jewish Family Service and Beth Sholom Village, for the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board, and for legislation combating bias, among other topics.

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day[s] offers the Jewish community an opportunity to be pro-active. These “face-to-face” meetings send strong signals to law makers about the engagement of the state-wide Jewish community. They also encourage participants to develop personal relationships with representatives, helping the community in the long-term.

Register today for appointments at, or contact Elka Mednick, Jewish Community Relations Council assistant director, at or 757-965-6112.

-Elka Mednick