COVID-19 caused last year’s Richmond Jewish Food Festival to be cancelled. People begged and pleaded for our brisket, our matzah ball soup, our Bubbie’s Bakery specialties – even if it was take-out only – but it was not to...
Thank you to our RTA family and entire community, who came out to generously support our 7th and 8th Grade Toy Drive, in memory and merit out of our dear friend and beloved student, Skyler Legano ob”m. Skyler loved being...
Whether it’s a wedding, engagement party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even a B’nai Mitzvah, or other special Simchas, there is large amount of planning involved. There is often a venue to select, a caterer to schedule, and a photographer to...

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Synagogue Happenings

A full Fall at Congregation Beth Ahabah

Fall was busy at Congregation Beth Ahabah. We are three months into the second year of our written in-house religious school curriculum and this year’s...

Beth-El Happenings

By Ramona L. Brand, Director of Youth Learning Move Over Flat Stanley; Dov the Bear is in Town. Deepening the connection between religious school and...

Or Atid Happenings

Book Club – Jephte’s Daughter Or Atid’s book club will meet remotely on Jan. 12 to discuss Naomi Ragen’s first novel, Jephte’s Daughter. This modern classic...

Kehillah – The Festival of Lights Ignites Carytown

Carytown Hanukkah made its dazzling return on Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Ten Thousand Villages parking lot. The evening began with some joyful mingling, featuring...

Happy Sylvester! Happy 2022!

By Rabbi Hal Schevitz How do you say “New Year’s” in Hebrew? What do you think Israelis call it? We celebrate this day on our civil...

Brith Achim Happenings

By David Goldstein We had many marvelous activities in December as our members celebrated Hanukkah and shared the holiday with the community. The pictures with...
In celebration of Hanukkah, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond on Dec. 6.  Present at the annual Hanukkah event were Jewish community leaders, family...
By Daniel Roth, President, Rudlin Torah Academy Over the last few weeks, the RTA community shared encouraging and thoughtful reflections and aspirations with the school’s search consulting team, Scott Goldberg Consulting, LLC, as part of RTA’s process in its search...