Marvin & Marilyn Simon

We have always believed in the importance of supporting the organizations that will ensure a thriving community, not just financially, but in giving of our time and energy. Now, we have the privilege of passing down our values in a permanent way, while enabling others to do the same. This was our primary vision when a small group of us founded the Tidewater Jewish Foundation 20 years ago.

Part of the reason we were so motivated to support the creation of this Society was in order to honor and remember those who created and molded the original Norfolk Jewish Community Council, started the Federation and Foundation and gave strength and security to our Jewish values, and thereby to all of us, our children and to future generations.

Years from now, our great grandchildren will have a physical, permanent link to us and their own history through the Legacy Society. We hope that others will be inspired by our legacy.