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Grants In Action: Connecting Jewish Culture through Collaboration

Through Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s (TJF) Community Impact Grant, four Conservative/Masorti synagogues, all members of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), partnered to host a unique series of events titled “Come Together.” The planned series would feature five distin…

From Challenges to Charity: The Kaufmans' Story of Giving Back

By: Alene Jo Kaufman

 

Marriage has its ups and downs, challenges and stability, joy and sadness, romantic moments, and “just everyday” happenings. We often just react and respond to what is happening around us. However, sometimes, we are intentional – when we purposely start a proc…

What Happens When I Leave a Bequest to my Fund at TJF?

Many donors and fund holders at Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) have updated their estate plans to leave a bequest to their donor-advised or other type of fund. 

Some bequests take the form of a “specific bequest,” which means that the fund at TJF receives a specific amount of…

Bringing Shabbat Closer to Home: The Shabbat Hosting Lab Initiative at GMU

Tidewater Jewish Foundation's (TJF) Community Impact Grant program has paved the way for an innovative approach to celebrating Shabbat at Mason Hillel at George Mason University, aimed at engaging the diverse Jewish student population. 

With over a quarter-century legacy of fostering Jew…

Elijah Muhlendorf’s Journey with the Simon Family Passport to Israel

Travel can transform perspectives and connect cultures, and the Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund, housed at Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF), supports Jewish students’ educational and cultural enrichment, fostering a deeper connection to their heritage and community. The fund has prov…