L'Shanah Tovah!

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.

  • Zoom Conversation with Senator Mark Warner on Tuesday, September 22 @ 10:00 AM. Senator Warner will offer his thoughts and insights on the agreements between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain; the importance of US involvement in maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge; the rise of anti-Semitism; and more. RSVP is required for this important update, click here to register.
  • The Jewish Community Relations Council's Your Vote is Your Voice Series: Eitan Hersh, September 30 @ 7:30 PM. Join the discussion with Eitan Hersh, author of Politics Is For Power:  How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change. Hear how you can turn from consumer to change maker. Click here to register, and check out JCRC's Voting Resource Guide 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.

  • Modern Hebrew: From Biblical Roots to Everyday ConversationA 6-Week course at the Konikoff Center for Learning at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater – TUESDAYS (October 13, 20, 27 and November 10, 17, 24 @ 12 PM on Zoom).  Most Modern Hebrew vocabulary words are derived from biblical root words. Class participants will learn the language starting with examples of how biblical root words morph into the contemporary Hebrew language. The class will also include introductory Modern Hebrew grammar. For more information, please contact Sierra Lautman, Director of Jewish Innovation at slautman@ujft.org.

For more information, click here.

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. 

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.


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.


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.

  • Join us for Hillel International's Supporter Town Hall Meeting: Back-to-School on Thursday, September 3 at 4:30PM. The Town Hall will explore the many ways different campuses and Hillels are planning for the upcoming academic year. This conversation will be moderated by Adam Lehman, President and CEO of Hillel International. Click heree to learn more and register now.