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Kehillah, the Hebrew word for community, is the only independent-progressive Jewish community in RVA.


Kehillah, the Hebrew word for community, is where you matter.

We want to inspire people spiritually, intellectually, and socially. Whoever you are, whatever your background, and wherever you are going in life, we hope you’ll make us part of your journey.

Kehillah is Virginia’s only independent, progressive Jewish community and is served by Rabbi Patrick Beaulier and Rebbetzin Stefanie Papps, along with an amazing group of staff and volunteers.

Whether you’re searching for a synagogue “near me” or “in Richmond, VA,” like-minded fellowship, or online bar and bat mitzvah, we promise our community has something to offer you.


Jewish life, whether in-person or online.

  • No membership dues or affiliation to participate. All are welcome!
  • Musical Shabbat Dinner & Worship in Midlothian, VA
  • Free, Bi-weekly Jewish Learning Cafe
  • Pop-Up Holiday Events In Carytown & The Fan
  • Customized, Stress-Free B’nai Mitzvah Ceremonies
  • Conversion to Judaism, Weddings & Other Jewish Lifecycle Services