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Celebrate Community with the 2023 Biennial

June 8, 2023

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Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus  In our Jewish community, we seize every opportunity to honor our past as we plan for the future. We remember our past leadership throughout our community who set the bar for high achievements for contributing time and resources to make the world a better place. We reflect [...]

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Memorial Day Commemoration at Sandler Family Campus focuses on the holiday’s intent

June 8, 2023

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A community Memorial Day Weekend observance in appreciation of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for America’s freedom, took place on the morning of Thursday, May 25 in front of the Jewish War Veterans Flagpole on the Sandler Family Campus.  The event was hosted by the Board of Rabbis and Cantors of Hampton Roads and [...]

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Jewish Tidewater’s Graduates

June 8, 2023

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Graduation season began again this year with plenty for Jewish Tidewater’s graduates and their families to celebrate. The pomp and circumstance that surround most graduations provides a time to recognize achievements, formally bid goodbye to a treasured educational institution, and move on to life’s next chapter. For parents, the feeling of witnessing their children’s successes [...]

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The Janet Gordon Annual Mah Jongg Day & Luncheon 2023: Another huge success!

June 8, 2023

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The largest annual fundraising event in support of Beth Sholom Village saw yet another round of changes in 2023: •  Another postponement from fall 2022 to spring 2023, due to a resurgence of the pandemic – for those charged with the care and safety of senior adults, it felt as though it may never end; [...]

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Jewish Family Service’s 19th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll crosses another finish line

June 8, 2023

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Almost 400 runners, rollers, and strollers participated in Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s 19th Annual Run, Roll, or Stroll on Sunday, May 7 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 31st Street Park. “We could not have asked for better weather and a better turnout for our big race day,” says Anne Kramer, JFS board president. [...]

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IHRA is signed into law by Governor Youngkin; Virginia Jewish Communities release statement

May 18, 2023

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  Governor Glenn Youngkin signed into law HB 1606, which adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism on Monday, May 8. Following the signing, Virginia’s Jewish Communities issued the following joint statement: With today’s ceremonial bill signing, Virginia joins 29 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the International [...]

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Robin Mancoll honored by FBI with national award

May 18, 2023

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On Friday, May 5, 2023, FBI Director Christopher Wray presented Robin Mancoll, chief program officer and Jewish Community Relations Council director for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for her service to the people of Hampton Roads. Mancoll, through her role at UJFT, is a leader and facilitator [...]

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Legacy of leading by example: Charlie Nusbaum, Tidewater Jewish Foundation board chair

May 18, 2023

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As board chair of Tidewater Jewish Foundation, Charlie Nusbaum is a true follower of the phrase “lead by example.” Since 1866, the Nusbaum family has served the Jewish community through Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk. Seven generations of Nusbaums have been actively involved in the temple’s growth and vitality, with Charlie Nusbaum being the fifth [...]

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Mission returns from Israel with new appreciation for the work of Federation and partners

May 18, 2023

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A small but mighty group of Federation donors participated in the 2023 UJFT Community Mission to Israel, February 28 through March 9.  During the week-long journey, they wandered through history, culture, and time. . .  soaking in all there was to see, hear, taste, feel, and do. This is the third and final installment of [...]

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Tidewater celebrates Israel@75 with high spirits

May 18, 2023

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Tidewater’s annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration took place on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community on Sunday, April 30. This year’s event celebrated 75 years since the establishment of the modern state of Israel. Despite the rainy weather, close to 2,000 people gathered to celebrate Israel@75, making it a resounding [...]

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