Lonny & Terri Sarfan

We feel the Tidewater Jewish community has played a vital part in our lives. We first met at a JCC singles event. Our daughters, Alexandra and Stephanie, attended both the JCC Shalom Center Preschool and the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater. Later, having had the privilege of serving as presidents of these two agencies, we realize that none of these things would have been possible without the Federation Annual Campaign and the Foundation’s financial support.

Knowing how important these local agencies are for the survival of our Jewish community, we felt it was our responsibility to create endowments to aid each of these agencies. In addition, we thought it was important to PACE our annual Federation Campaign gifts to help ensure that our local, national and international Jewish needs would be met after we are gone. Our parents set this good example for us, hopefully our actions will set a good example for our daughters. Being an active part of the Tidewater Jewish community has been a gift, one we hope to pass down for generations.