COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund: We’re In This Together… and We’re Making a Difference.

May 26, 2020

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Last month, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community to support individuals, agencies, and synagogues through financial difficulties caused by the pandemic. 100% of all dollars raised remain in Jewish Tidewater.

So far, the Fund has:
• Allocated $10,000 to Jewish Family Service to help provide funds for individuals in need;
• Distributed $18,000 to Beth Sholom Village for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment;
• Provided Jewish Family Service with $8,000 to cover Personal Protective Equipment needs; and
• Assisted a local congregation with payment of utility bills.

This is just the beginning.

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community is raising funds to support:

  • Jewish Family Service to be able to increase its capacity to serve more people in need, and provide meals to seniors and other vulnerable populations, as well as to help pay electric, water, gas, and prescription bills for people who are unemployed or underemployed.
  • The protection of the elderly residents and staff of Beth Sholom Village, as well as the patients, clients, and staff of Jewish Family Service and Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care. Providing critical medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, is a top priority.
  • Assistance to our vital Jewish institutions to help them survive the pandemic so they are able to deliver services now and in the future.

We’re In This Together. Please Help.

Make a gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community by sending a check to United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or go to JewishVa.org.

To volunteer, contact Ronnie Jacobs Cohen at rcohen@ujft.org or to learn more about Jewish Tidewater Volunteers, go to JewishVa.org.

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