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Welcome to Kehillah

RVA’s new Jewish community where everyone matters

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Kehillah, the Hebrew word for community, is the community where people 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.

What can you expect from RVA’s new Jewish community? So much!
  • BOLD, INNOVATIVE JEWISH PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES IN PUBLIC SPACES
  • ACOUSTIC SHABBAT CAFE AT URBAN FARMHOUSE (MIDLOTHIAN)
  • FAMILY SCHOOL: A FUN APPROACH TO SUNDAY SCHOOL THAT KIDS LOVE (FORREST HILL RD.)
  • ONLINE, CUSTOMIZED B’NAI MITZVAH LEARNING
  • ROSE WITH THE REBBETZIN: JEWISH COOKING GROUP
  • HOLIDAYS AT SUNDAY PARK (BRANDERMILL)
  • JEWISH WEDDINGS, FUNERALS & CARE

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Our Leadership

Rabbi Patrick Beaulier
Rabbi Patrick is a retired rock star who became a Jewish educator and rabbi. His passion is Jewish life focused on interfaith families, spiritual seekers and people who don’t think of themselves as “synagogue people”. He has been featured in the Times of Israel, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Chesterfield Observer. He loves going to Virginia’s many state parks and coffee shops with the love of his life, Rebbetzin Stefanie.

Rebbetzin Stefanie Papps
Rebbetzin Stefanie is a policy wonk by day and a Jewish educator by night. She has developed innovative adult Jewish programming in Richmond and Atlanta, GA, and is passionate about people “doing Judaism their way”. She spends her time doing yoga, hanging out with Rabbi Patrick and is an avid home chef who makes challah the size of Thanksgiving turkeys. She wants to reclaim the title “rebbetzin” for progressive Jews like her.

Learn more about Rabbi and Rebbetzin here.