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 is a collaboration between the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and area synagogues to provide opportunities to connect Jewishly on a variety of topics, offering something for everyone.


All Tidewater Together events are FREE unless otherwise noted.
To RSVP (required for each event), visit the RSVP link beneath the event.
For more information about Tidewater Together contact Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation at 757-965-6107 or slautman@ujft.org.


WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2020 | 7:30 PM
UNLOCKING GREATNESS
With Investor, Speaker, and CEO Charlie Harary
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Author, attorney, and CEO, Charlie Harary presents a unique combination of science, self, emotion, spirituality, and practical tools to manifest greatness.


Harary doesn’t believe that MIT grads working in Silicon Valley or entrepreneurs are the only people born to innovate. ‘Everyday innovator’ reflects Harary’s belief that anyone can innovate—they just need a few tools and tips.


Harary is a best-selling author and is regarded internationally for his charismatic and forward-thinking lectures, seminars, and keynotes.


In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Society of Professionals.


MONDAY, January 27 | 7:30 PM
WITNESS: LESSONS FROM ELIE WIESEL’S CLASSROOM
With Author, Artist, and Teacher Ariel Burger
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Elie Wiesel was a master of thought, words, and deeds in equal measure. His powerful presence inspired lifelong student, rabbi, and artist Ariel Burger to apply those teachings to urgent questions of the day.

 

In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival and the the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Holocaust Commission, in honor of international Holocaust Remembrance Day.


THE NEWISH JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA

THE 100 MOST JEWISH FOODS – A HIGHLY DEBATABLE LIST

THURSDAY, March 19 | 7:30 PM

A conversation with Tablet Magazine editor-in-chief, Alana Newhouse, and the hosts of Tablet Magazine’s hit podcast Unorthodox, Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, Mark Oppenheimer!
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$18 Admission/$50 Admission and both books. Special bundle of admission and both signed books ends March 12. Limited seating. Advance tickets strongly suggested.


Join a live taping of Tablet magazine’s leading international podcast, Unorthodox.


Dishing on all-things-Jewish with equal parts profundities, profanities, snarkiness and sincerity, podcaster hosts-turned-authors put their collective stamp on contemporary Judaism in The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia, offering every reader their own starting point of connection with the culture, the tradition, and the religion.

 

The 100 Most Jewish Foods gives context to and celebrates the one thing everyone can relate to in Jewish life: food.

 

In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.


THURSDAY, May 14 | 7:30 PM
DARE TO MATTER: YOUR PATH TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE NOW
With Hip Rabbi Jennifer Krause and Visionary Optometrist Jordan Kassalow
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It’s not every day a female rabbi gets a chance to collaborate on a ‘big idea’ book project with her optometrist.


VisionSpring Founder and “NY’s Hippest Rabbi” bring their complementary ideas and perspectives to a modern template for living in service to others and making a real difference, without losing sight of personal, family, and financial commitments.


In the book’s Forward, Warby Parker, co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal, refers to Kassalow as his boss, mentor, and friend, and writes about the many ways his work has been inspired by Kassalow.

 

In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Society of Professionals.


Previous Events


SUNDAY, December 8 | 9:30 AM Brunch and 10:00 AM Community Program
HERE ALL ALONG: A REINTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
With Speechwriter and Author Sarah Hurwitz
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Michelle Obama’s former speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz, was born Jewish, but wasn’t sold on Judaism’s place in her life until recently. It took a bad break up to create the opening for exploration that lead to a profound spiritual journey. Stepping outside the synagogue, Hurwitz rediscovers her long-lost connection to Judaism in the place where Jewish law co-exists with everyday questions like how to feed your animals or start a business.


Hurwitz encourages us to experience our own rediscovery as she helps us answer the essential question: Why Does Judaism Matter?


In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.


WEDNESDAY, December 4 | 7:30 PM
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
With Comedy Legends Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, Alan Zweibel
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$18 admission; $40 admission and book. Special bundle of admission and signed book closes November 27. Limited seating. Advance tickets strongly suggested.


Almost nothing is off limits when an original Saturday Night Live writer, author of New York Times bestseller, Go the F**K to Sleep, and the inspiration for Dave’s World, take one stage.


Sarcasm, self-deprecation, paranoia, wisdom, and culture have never clashed so delectably.


Alan Zweibel, Adam Mansbach, and Dave Barry will rekindle your love of Jewish culture and fill your cup with new things to worry about.


In partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.