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

2019 Campaign Kickoff Featured Speaker: Izzy Ezagui

Izzy Ezagui | Thursday, September 6 | 6 pm

Featured Speaker for 2019 Annual Campaign Kickoff

A young American who volunteered to fight in the Israel Defense Forces as a Lone Soldier, Izzy Ezagui lost his arm in combat near the Gaza border. Determined to return to the IDF, he did so as a unit commander. Today, he serves in an elite reserves unit, has written a book and delivers inspirational talks across the United States, internationally, and now, in Tidewater. 

Attend the kickoff for the 2019 Annual Campaign, Patron of the J Campaign and The Lee & Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival, where Izzy will share his inspiring story of loyalty and love for Israel. 

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TJF's B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is excited to debut an exciting new program just for teens! The B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program encourages teens to become involved in tzedakah by establishing a fund for Jewish charitable giving. Opening B'nai Tzedek fund gives your teen a chance to play a part in improving your community and the world. In essence, we are empowering Tidewater's teens to take ownership of their own philanthropy—a valuable lesson that we know pays off!

For more information, click here.

Tidewater Jewish Community Directory

The Tidewater area includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and even the cities of Newport News and Hampton. That's a lot of ground to cover but no worries, the community directory is the best online resource for synagogues, local venues, kosher dining and shopping, arts and culture events, professional networking, youth activities, and more!

Start exploring Jewish Tidewater today.