We Are All Broken

Our world seems to be in a perpetual state of change and shift. I imagine the Jewish people felt similarly during their departure from Egypt...

Leading, inspiring, and empowering

By Basya Gartenstein Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee, JCFR Shalom Jewish Community of Richmond. The Jewish Community Relations Committee has been formulating plans for the years ahead...

L’ Shana Tovah: Apples and Honey – What is the Origin?

One of the most well-known customs of Rosh Hashanah is the dipping of apple pieces in honey but what is its origin? In the time...

The Good That Goes Everywhere!

For 86 years, thanks to your generosity, Federation has built, sustained, and secured the Jewish community. Over the past two years that work has allowed...

P2G Teen Trip to Israel

By Sara Rosenbaum, Chief Impact Officer, JCFR July 17th finally arrived and after months of planning and fingers crossed that Covid would not interfere, two...

Shana Tova: 5783

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond's Board of Directors and Professional Staff wish you and your entire family a happy, healthy and joyous New...

Bridge building and advocacy

By Basya Gartenstein, Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee, JCFR Shalom, as of August 1, it has been my privilege to serve the Richmond Jewish community...

Co-Leading Richmond’s Honeymoon Israel Trip this summer

Editor’s Note: Fifteen young Richmond couples took part in a wonderful life-changing JCFR Honeymoon Israel trip earlier this summer. Rabbi Ahuva Zaches of Congregation...

Couple has incredible experiences, make new friends on Honeymoon Israel trip

Editor’s Note: Fifteen young Richmond couples took part in a wonderful life-changing JCFR Honeymoon Israel trip recently. Rabbi Ahuva Zaches of Congregation Or Ami...

Creating Global Connection

Annually, thanks to the support of donors like you, Federation invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in programs and initiatives that enhance the connections...