Our Programs

TJF offers a range of programs to engage all ages to address the philanthropic needs of our community.



  • Life and Legacy

    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.LIFE & LEGACY provides donors the opportunity to make a lasting impact in their community for future generations.

  • One Happy Camper

    The key to the Jewish future is Jewish camp. We know from research—and nearly two decades’ experience—that this is where young people find Jewish role models and create enduring Jewish friendships. It’s where they forge a vital, lifelong connection to their essential Jewishness.

  • Stein Family Scholarship

    The Stein Family College Scholarship is an annual grant for students in the Hampton Roads area that provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 a year for college tuition.

  • B'nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program

    The Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program encourages teens to become involved in tzedakah by establishing a fund for Jewish charitable giving. Opening a B’nai Tzedek fund gives you a
    chance to play a part in improving your community and the world.

  • Tom Hofheimer Fund

    Tom Hofheimer, of blessed memory, was a great leader in the Tidewater Jewish community. His love of Israel and its future was a guiding force until his last day.

  • The Emerging Philanthropists Council

    This program provides an opportunity for teens to learn about the process of philanthropy, gain leadership skills, and make a positive impact in the community by participating in a grants process.