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Aligning Jewish values with investments and philanthropy

In a world where we can instantaneously make a gift online to numerous charities around the world or Venmo our children at the swipe of a finger, giving is quick, gratifying, and easy. I call the ability to give on the whim the sprint. Many organizations focus their energy sprinting to…

LIFE & LEGACY donors commit $21.5 million, secure Jewish Tidewater's future

In September 2016, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation partnered with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to launch the Life & Legacy program in Tidewater. After four successful years, 332 donors have made 571 legacy commitments worth $21.5 million in current and future gifts to support endowments…

TJF is here to care for the needs of the Jewish community

It has been just over four months since I moved to the Tidewater area. I have been embraced by the community and greatly appreciate the warm welcome I have received. It is a privilege and honor to work with you and all of our local affiliates as we strive to strengthen the Tidewater Jewish…

Community project feeds frontline healthcare workers— one meal at a time

When the COVID-19 pandemic started breaking out across the United States, Pam Blais began receiving a slew of phone calls. A former 18-year-emergency department registered nurse, Blais had countless friends and co-workers that were suddenly thrust to the frontlines during the biggest global…

A conversation about giving, philanthropy, and life with Matthew Weinstein

Matthew Weinstein has led a fulfilled (and busy) life. He managed to find success and make an impact through his work, community service, and commitment to family. Not one to let retirement slow him down too much, Weinstein is putting his years of experience in corporate healthcare to good…