Rising to the challenge. Together.


Together, Tidewater Jewish Foundation fund holders and leadership have distributed funds to organizations throughout Tidewater in response to COVID-19. Scroll down to see examples of how the Tidewater Jewish community has responded.*

65 Distributions from Donor Advised Fund holders totaling


COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of The Tidewater Jewish Community


TJF Emergency Grants provided immediate support to help affiliates make payroll, keep the lights on and pivot to remote work, learning, and worship


distributed to 14 local, Jewish organizations

Combating rising food insecurity


to organizations like the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Jewish Family Service of Tidewater Food Pantry/Meals on Wheels


*Numbers accurate as of April 2021.

How you can help

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
of the Tidewater Jewish Community

Use your donor advised fund to support the Jewish community

Create or make a lasting Legacy gift to the Jewish community

Expand your reach


Our mission has always been dedicated to creating permeant resources for the Tidewater Jewish community. However, in these trying times, many of our donors are backing national efforts, something we are proud to support. While there are countless worthy organizations, here are a few we recommend getting to know.