Federation Programs & Initiatives

We help nurture the Tidewater Jewish community by building new connections and creating moments of meaning. We work together with our community to make it a better place to live, grow, and raise a family.


ARTS + IDEAS is made up of inspirational events, presented by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, Virginia Festival of Jewish Film presented by Alma and Howard Laderberg and Patricia & Avraham Ashkenazi, Israel Today, and Israel Fest.


Children and Family

Our Children & Family programs, events, and classes enrich the quality of family life. With a multitude of informative, fun, and educational opportunities, we have something for everyone!


Adult Programming

For adults 55+, engage in a variety of social and educational programs, such as Fitness for Seniors, Book Club, and Mah Jongg.

Jewish Life & Learning

Jewish Life and Learning programs promote Jewish learning, exploration, and innovation through classes, workshops, and lectures.

Community Relations Council

The public affairs arm of the Tidewater Jewish community, the Community Relations Council works to educate the community on public affairs issues and translates these issues into action with the greater community, public officials, faith and ethnic groups, and the media.

Holocaust Comission

The Holocaust Commission fosters an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust while inspiring students, teachers, and community to champion human dignity in our constantly changing world.