The Center for Jewish Life and Learning promotes Jewish literacy, learning, exploration, and innovation through classes, workshops, lectures, and public forums. The Center’s diverse opportunities for learning and celebration are open to all and addresses adults at every level of Jewish education.

The Konikoff Center for Learning is Tidewater's hub for experiential Jewish education and engagement at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC. Through high-impact learning experiences including programs, classes, workshops, and symposiums that span generations and interests, the Konikoff Center for Learning engages, educates, equips, and inspires individuals to deepen their Jewish knowledge and connection.

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To share a topic you would like to learn more about, contact Sierra Lautman, director of Jewish Innovation, at


Presented by the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Tidewater Synagogue Leadership Council, and Board of Rabbis and Cantors of Hampton Roads

Tidewater Together 2019-2020 is a series of speakers, authors, and thought leaders bringing both old and new perspectives on Jewish life to Tidewater. All Tidewater Together events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information, click here.

PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis. PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations.


During your lunch break, feed your soul as well as your body! Informal, lively, and fascinating classes and discussions are led by local rabbis, instructors, and other knowledgeable and passionate members of our community. Classes are free and include a kosher lunch.

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If you have a topic that you would like to learn more about, contact Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation, at

If your child attends a secular or public school, chances are high that you may be invited to teach a short lesson about a Jewish holiday to their class, or maybe you just want to do something to help your children feel that their traditions are just as awesome as their friends’. We have a few tips for helping to share the upcoming Jewish holidays with your children, neighbors, schools and friends.

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To share your holiday resources, contact Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation, at

Do you have other ideas or inspiration for educational opportunities?
Contact Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation, at 757-965-6107 or