Welcome to Jewish Tidewater's
Virtual Community Resources



Stay connected with Jewish Tidewater through virtual resources, classes, programs, services, and each other. Our agencies, schools, and synagogues are all virtually open. 

The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is now open – including the Simon Family JCC and Cardo Cafe. To view hours, procedures, and restrictions in compliance with the Commonwealth of Virginia's COVID-19 regulations, click here.



Campus and JCC Updates and Registration for Classes & Fitness Center

  • Register for a group exercise class, reserve a pickleball court, and more.
  • Learn about new safety procedures, hours, and other facility updates. Click here to get started.

Simon Family JCC Virtual Experience

While the Simon Family JCC is closed, check out the JCC Virtual Experience! Find exercise videos from some of your favorite JCC instructors, work out with JCCs across North America, and access more than 95 workouts for FREE from our friends at Les Mills. Click to get started.

Live Classes:

  • Stretching - Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 am on JCC Facebook
  • HIIT & Abs Class - Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon on JCC Facebook

*Members can take the class in person (JCC) or Facebook Live.  Click here to register for in person classes at the JCC.


Children & Family

Discover engaging programs and virtual resources such as children's literature, music, and videos. There's something for every member of the family! Click here to get started.


Jewish Community Relations Council

Connect, learn, and act!  To learn more about Israel & issues of importance to the Jewish community, click here.

  • Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine with author Yousef Bashir Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12 PM via Zoom. As part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. For more information and to register, click here.

The Konikoff Center for Learning is Tidewater's hub for experiential Jewish education and engagement at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC. Through high-impact learning experiences including programs, classes, workshops, and symposiums that span generations and interests, the Konikoff Center for Learning engages, educates, equips, and inspires individuals to deepen their Jewish knowledge and connection.


Arts + Ideas

Continue to be inspired through intellectually invigorating webinars, films, resources, and more, to keep your mind stimulated and spirits uplifted. Click here to further your learning and stay connected to your community – both locally and globally.

Click here for more information on The Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.

Click here for more information on the Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg Virginia Festival of Jewish Film.

 

Upcoming Book Festival Events

  • Montreal-Toronto Express: Jewish Culture and Literature North of the Border -- A Series Monday, March 1 at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, in collaboration with Old Dominion University's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures as part of a fellowship with the Canadian Association of Jewish Scholars and the Vered Center of Jewish Studies at the University of Ottowa. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Why Jews Do That or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered with author Rabbi Avram Mlotek Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Konikoff Center for Learning, as part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Space with author Brianna Caplan Sayres Thursday, March 11 at 6 PM. For kids! Presented by PJ Library in Tidewater, in partnership with Strelitz International Academy, as part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming Film Festival Events

  • The Crossing (Virtual Cinema!) Sunday, February 21 - Tuesday, February 23. The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg Virginia Festival of Jewish Film kicks off its 28th season with the screening of The Crossing. $12 per household. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
  • God of the Piano (Virtual Cinema!) Saturday, March 13 - Monday, March 15. Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi and Alma & Howard Laderberg Virginia Festival of Jewish Film. $12 per household. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Jewish Tidewater Volunteers

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is coordinating efforts to support our agencies and each other, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Find ways to help out and how to get help here.


Israel@72

Celebrate Israel@72 all year long with a variety of activities and events. Click here.


Jewish Family Service of Tidewater

You never know when you’ll need help,
but you’ll always know where to find it.

Whether you need assistance with putting food on your table, or help coping with the stress of these uncertain times, JFS is here to help. 

To learn more, click here


Synagogue Life

To get updates from area synagogues, click here.


Hillel@Home

If you're looking for community, connection, and meaningful learning opportunities...or if you're just bored and need a distraction during Coronavirus cancellations, then you've come to the right place.

Hillel has virtual meet-ups and online gatherings that bring you together with Jewish and Jew-ish students from around the world in real-time! Click here to discover all upcoming online meetups.





L'Shanah Tovah!