By leaving a legacy, you will help to ensure that the traditions and institutions important to you remain vibrant for future generations.



"Our choice to create a LIFE & LEGACY gift came from a desire to ensure that other Jewish individuals and families have the same opportunities as us."   –  Alyssa & Jonathan Muhlendorf






This generous group is made up of women who give $5,000 or more each year to the UJFT Community Campaign. These gifts support vital programs and services throughout Tidewater, in Israel, and across 64 additional countries around the world with Jewish needs. Furthermore, many Lions of Judah choose to endow their gifts, in perpetuity (LOJE), so that their contributions extend beyond their lifetimes. The endowed Lions of Judah have special golden flames affixed to their Lion pins. These Or L’Atid flames (“light unto the nations”), are a powerful visual statement about commitment to the future well-being of the Jewish community.


Click to learn more about how the Women's Division is contributing to our UJFT Community Campaign or how the Lion of Judah Endowment Program benefits the community in perpetuity:







This 4-year program assists communities, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, social service organizations, synagogues, and other Jewish entities. An early adopter of this Harold Grinspoon Foundation program, Life & Legacy exists in more than 50 Jewish communities to provide donors with the opportunity to make a lasting impact for future generations. Life & Legacy is proudly supported by Tidewater Jewish Foundation and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater here in Virginia.





PACE - Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment


Extend your commitment. Inspire the next generation - and generations after that. Make a connection to the future. Your gift can make a difference. Jewish tradition teaches us that we are one link in a long chain, and we must work to maintain continuity for those who will come after us.







The Tidewater Jewish Foundation of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is proud to partner with Jewish Future Pledge — a worldwide movement to ensure that a virbant Jewish life continues for generations to come. It calls on all Jews to pledge that half or more of the charitable giving in their estate plan will be designated to support Jewish people and/or the State of Israel. With an unprecedented opportunity to acknowledge the $68 trillion that will transfer to the next generaion over the coming 25 years, it is estimated that $1.26 trillion of those charitable dollars will be given from Jewish donors. By taking the Jewish Future Pledge, you can ensure that more funding is set aside for Jewish causes from one generation to the next. 








Contact Naomi Limor Sedek, Tidewater Jewish Foundation President & CEO, at, or Betty Ann Levin, Executive Vice President of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, at