We are grateful for our partners and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to ensure Tomorrow, Today.


The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is currently in its second year of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's LIFE & LEGACY™ program as part of the 5th cohort to participate in this program, which now includes a total of 52 different Jewish communities.


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. Beyond philanthropy, this program fosters camaraderie and the chance to strengthen the Jewish community overall.




Year 2 LIFE & LEGACY™ Celebration
Monday, March 18th
5:30 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus


Featuring local band Fretomology, and honoring our legacy donors, TJF is planning an awesome cocktail party celebration where we will recognize the great work of our agency and synagogue teams. They will be presented with incentive grant checks for participating in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation LIFE & LEGACY™ program. Donors who have committed to creating legacies all over our community will join together to celebrate the future of our community.


If you’re a legacy donor, plan to join us for delicious hors d’ourvres and desserts, some great music, and an overall good time. If you’re not yet a legacy donor, contact Scott Kaplan at 965.6109 or to find out how to become one.


"I found a fruitful world because my ancestors planted it for me. Likewise, I am planting for my children."

Talmud, Taanit 23A

Endowment Book of Life

To read the stories and hear the personal testimonies of those members of the Tidewater Jewish community that have made their legacy gift, please visit the Book of Life.