Who We Are

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater nurtures a vibrant, engaged, inclusive, and caring Jewish community whose collective action is guided by our values. 


It is our goal at United Jewish Federation of Tidewater to foster a sense of pride in our Jewish heritage, and to ensure all Jews live with dignity, from Tidewater to Eastern Europe, Israel and around the world. We make a difference by helping support and enrich lives through our commitment to Judaism.


The work of the Federation represents our community's most generous tradition: to give to others, even in the most difficult times.

It is the commitment of United Jewish Federation to respect the individual and different expressions of Judaism and Jewish life; to welcome interfaith and other forms of non-traditional Jewish families; to promote intergroup understanding, religious freedom, and tolerance; to develop and nurture superlative lay leaders and staff; to maintain a standard of excellence and transparency in fulfilling our fiduciary responsibilities; and to cultivate collaborative planning and collective action.


Learn more about our mission and values, get to know the people that make our vision possible, and read our annual report to learn more about how we invest in Jewish life.