The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), in coordination with the Indian Jewish community and its local partner SEWA Cooperative Federation, is responding to the devastating COVID-19 surge in India by deploying ventilators to hospitals in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The ventilators, manufactured in Israel, are in high demand by increasingly overburdened medical services. JDC has been working in India since 1950 and has been responding to COVID-19 related needs there for the last year. JDC is raising additional funds to provide desperately needed oxygen, filtered masks, and other medical supplies through SEWA and telemedicine support for ICU doctors and nurses to consult with their peers in the U.S. and Israel. 



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.


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.

Lorraine Fink Virtual Art Auction through Thursday, April 22. Click here to view and buy.

 

Upcoming Book Festival Events

 

  • Careful What You Wish For with author Hallie Ephron. Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 PM. Presented by 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.
  • #QuietingtheSilence with the Blue Dove Foundation. Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 PM. Presented by 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

  • Keeping Up With the Steins. June 24 at 8:00 PM. 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. In partnership with Simon Family JCC Summer Camp. For more information and to register, 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.


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.