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.

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.

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Who says there are no free lunches? Chabad, partnering with the Simon Family JCC, is pleased to announce the launch of Torah Studies, a weekly lunch and learn series at the JCC. The lunch and learn will consist of stimulating text and discussion-based classes that will challenge you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They will also explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

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If your child attends a secular or public school, chances are high that you may be invited to teach a short lesson about Hanukkah 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 give a quick and engaging lesson about Hanukkah in preschool through upper elementary classrooms.

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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