Events Calendar

Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club at Congregation Beth El
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, February 25th, 10:00 am

Free & Open to the Community

Embark on a year-long intellectual journey with the Rabbi Sacks Tidewater Community Book Club, an initiative supported by the Konikoff Center for Learning of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

In response to recent challenges faced by the Jewish community, this series seeks to deepen our understanding of Jewish values and unite disparate elements through the exploration of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ profound teachings.

The events, hosted every two months at various synagogues across Tidewater, will feature guided discussions and provide an opportunity for fellowship. The first will be held with us at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk and will focus on Rabbi Sacks’ “Future Tense: Jews, Judaism and Israel in the 21st Century,” examining the origins of antisemitism, the role of Judaism in the contemporary world, and the future of the Jewish people.

Whether reading in advance or joining the discussions, participants are encouraged to deepen their connection with “the people of the book.”


“A Journey of Support & Strength” Discussion
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


You’re invited to “A Journey of Support & Strength,” a special event taking place at Congregation Beth El on February 25th from 7-9pm.

Join us as speakers share their experiences and insights, discussing the possibility of a future trip to Israel as an initiative to support agriculture and community development.

This promises to be an inspiring evening filled with meaningful discussions and opportunities to learn more about this impactful initiative.

RSVP today by emailing We look forward to seeing you there!



Lunch & Learn
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Learn is a vibrant group of fressers (eaters) and learners who come together weekly for a little bit of noshing,

a little bit of discussion led by Rabbi Koas, and a whole lot of fun! Only $8 a person.

February 7 & February 14

We hope you’ll join us.