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Our Family School is the fun alternative to traditional,
boring Hebrew school.
All are welcome.

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KEHILLAH IS WHERE YOU MATTER

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.

  • POP UP PROGRAMS AT FARMERS MARKETS & FESTIVALS
  • GOURMET HOME SHABBAT DINNERS & KABBALAT SHABBAT MUSIC
  • FAMILY LEARNING & ONLINE, CUSTOMIZED BAR/BAT MITZVAH
  • CONVERSION TO JUDAISM, ADULT EDUCATION IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Kehillah is Virginia’s only independent, progressive Jewish community and is served by Rabbi Patrick Beaulier and Rebbetzin Stefanie Papps.

Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Mon
7:00 pm A Painful Dialogue: ROOTS Speaki... @ Temple Beth El
A Painful Dialogue: ROOTS Speaki... @ Temple Beth El
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Painful Dialogue: ROOTS Speaking Engagement @ Temple Beth El
Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories, Judea and Samaria often live in geographical proximity – yet in separate universes with no real human contact. They know next to nothing about the other[...]
Nov
22
Fri
6:30 pm Rebbetzin’s Shabbat @ Rebbetzin's House
Rebbetzin’s Shabbat @ Rebbetzin's House
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rebbetzin's Shabbat @ Rebbetzin's House
Rebbetzin Stefanie leads us in a user-friendly, interactive Kabbalat Shabbat sing-a-long using Carlebach melodies. We’ll light candles, sing kiddush, eat challah and engage in meaningful conversations with Rabbi Patrick. And of course, there’s a catered,[...]
Nov
24
Sun
11:00 am Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
A Hebrew school that kids love? We’ve got it! Our family school is an amazing approach to Jewish learning where everyone is involved. Families gain a strong sense of Jewish identity, discover and explore Jewish[...]
5:00 pm Adult Education
Adult Education
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Adult Education
Adult education at the rabbi’s house. Topic TBA. This class is part of Kehillah’s “Interested In Judaism” series sponsored by the National Center to Encourage Judaism.
Dec
13
Fri
6:30 pm Musical Shabbat Dinner @ Stefanie's Condo
Musical Shabbat Dinner @ Stefanie's Condo
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Musical Shabbat Dinner @ Stefanie's Condo | Richmond | Virginia | United States
Shabbat the way it should be: musical, meaningful and marvelous. We’ll light candles, drink wine and enjoy a delicious dinner by Rabbi Patrick & Rebbetzin Stefanie. Spend time with friends new and old, then go[...]
Dec
15
Sun
11:00 am Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
A Hebrew school that kids love? We’ve got it! Our family school is an amazing approach to Jewish learning where everyone is involved. Families gain a strong sense of Jewish identity, discover and explore Jewish[...]
5:00 pm Adult Education
Adult Education
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Adult Education
Adult education at the rabbi’s house. Topic TBA. This class is part of Kehillah’s “Interested In Judaism” series sponsored by the National Center to Encourage Judaism.
5:00 pm Hanukkah: It’s Not About the Oil @ Rabbi's House
Hanukkah: It’s Not About the Oil @ Rabbi's House
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hanukkah: It's Not About the Oil @ Rabbi's House
We all know the story: a menorah whose oil lasted over a week. For this reason, we clog our arteries with donuts and latkes. The end. But what if the real story of Hanukkah was[...]
Dec
22
Sun
4:00 pm Second Annual Carytown Hanukkah @ TBA
Second Annual Carytown Hanukkah @ TBA
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Second Annual Carytown Hanukkah @ TBA
FREE! All are welcome and fun for the entire family! – Live menorah lighting (bring your own or we will give you one to use) – Latkes (potato pancakes) while supplies last – Hanukkah dreidel[...]
Jan
12
Sun
11:00 am Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Family School @ Southminster Presbyterian Church
A Hebrew school that kids love? We’ve got it! Our family school is an amazing approach to Jewish learning where everyone is involved. Families gain a strong sense of Jewish identity, discover and explore Jewish[...]