Honoring the values of tzedakah and tikkun olam, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation is dedicated to creating permanent resources to meet the challenges and needs of the Jewish community.

  • TJF Mission

    The Foundation educates individuals, families and its affiliates on the rewards of philanthropy and facilitates the philanthropic process through planned giving and endowments. Foundation grants and distributions serve the needs of Hampton Roads, the United States, Israel and nations worldwide. Donors partnering with TJF and its Federations and other Affiliates can achieve their philanthropic goals and create their legacy for future generations.


    LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year program that assists communities, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after--lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.

    The program provides donors the opportunity to make a lasting impact in their community for future generations. Beyond philanthropy, this program fosters camaraderie and the chance to strengthen the Jewish community overall.



Together, we strengthen our community at home and across the world so we can take care of those in need, and inspire and engage Jews in our community, in Israel and around the world.


When you partner with the Tidewater Jewish Foundation your support:


•    Creates permanent resources to meet the challenges and needs of the Jewish community.
•    Serves the needs of those who come to our affiliate organizations directly when they may have nowhere else to turn.
•    Empowers the Jewish community of Tidewater to make substantial change around our area.
•    Enriches people’s lives through tzedakah.
•    Keeps the welfare of the community, always, as a top priority.


Together, we are rising to meet the challenges and needs of the Jewish community, especially the individuals and families that come to our partners for direct help. Whether you invest in making an immediate impact or supporting future generations, your gift shows your commitment to Jews in Tidewater, in Israel and around the world.