South Hampton Roads has about 10,000 – 12,000 Jews living in the area with a rich history of Jewish life dating back nearly 200 years. For today’s community there is a tapestry of Jewish Resources available. Use the links and information below to find out more about what is available in our Jewish community.

Kosher Food

There is a variety of kosher meat and packaged goods available at several local venues. The widest variety of fresh meat and a plethora of Israeli and American kosher specialty items are available at Harris Teeter Supermarket located at 1320 Colonial Ave in Norfolk. There is also a monthly, full service delivery from Shlomo’s Butcher in Baltimore.

Simon Family JCC

Our area features a beautiful and active JCC. Check it out here:

The Jewish Federation of Tidewater and its Organizations

The Jewish Federation of Tidewater is a vibrant source of community organization and enrichment. Check out the Federation and it’s affiliate organizations including the Holocaust Commission and the Community Relations Council, here:

The Hebrew Academy of Tidewater (HAT) & Strelitz Early Childhood Center

HAT is a dual-curriculum community day school that serves children from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Strelitz ECC has care for infants through Pre-K, pre-school and full care, all in a warm, engaging learning environment. These are wonderful programs with a stellar reputation. Check out the school website here:

Community Mikveh

The community mikveh, which is open for use by all denominations, is located at 420 Spotswood Avenue (Between Colonial Ave & Debree St.) in Norfolk and can be used by appointment only. To make an appointment text or call 757-277-4662 or 757-627-3987.