The community that says you matter.
Welcome to Kehillah! Maybe you’re searching for a synagogue in Richmond, VA? Maybe you’re looking for Jewish learning for your child? Perhaps you just want like-minded people to spend the holidays with. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you are going, we believe that you matter.
Our mission is to inspire people socially, spiritually, and intellectually.
Our vision is to be the bold, creative approach to Jewish life, serving all of RVA. We’re about meeting you and those you love where you are. No judgment, whatsoever.
If it’s your first time on our site, we know all of the information can be overwhelming, so we’ve created this page, with some of our very best resources, to get you started.
STEP 1: Your Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions and we have answers. Here are a few. You’re also welcome to email email@example.com if you need more information.
- Monthly Shabbat dinner or brunch with music in either Midlothian or Short Pump
- Public space holidays like our annual Hanukkah celebration
- Social action programs including grocery funds and subsidized mental health services
- Adult educational programs online and in-person
- Free online children’s learning and family ritual kits delivered to your home
- Lifecycle services such as weddings and b’nai mitzvah
STEP 2: Get To Know Us
The best way to get to know us is to come to an event! Here’s how that works:
- All our events are on our calendar
- Join our email list to stay up to date on what we’re up to
- Connect with us on our Facebook and Instagram to meet the people who make up Kehillah, ask questions, and engage
STEP 3: Meet Our Rabbi For Coffee
Here’s the big secret: Rabbi Patrick LOVES to meet people for coffee. Not a coffee person? Wine, beer, or ice cream works too. Plus, if it’s your first time getting together, he always pays. Reach out to him for a one-on-one.
What do our members love about Kehillah?
I love the meaningful interaction throughout all our events. That, and the mantra that we all matter demonstrated by very specific acts of social justice, make me feel part of something much bigger than myself!—Carol
Kehillah is amazing! As someone growing up in a non-Jewish family, it’s great to have a community to celebrate holidays with.—Juno
It is the only family I know that is totally accepting of those whose ideas and views may differ from their own – in fact, our community grows stronger with what each member brings to the table. Rabbi Patrick and his wife Stefanie make everyone feel welcome. They have welcomed everyone into their home and treated them as family. Our community takes to heart the meaning behind ‘You Matter’!—Kim
I’ve been a bnai mitzvah tutor for Kehillah for almost two years. In that time it’s been my pleasure to work with five wonderful students. I often tell them there’s no wrong way to be Jewish. I am grateful to be part of a community that embodies this idea so well.—Edva
I love being a part of a community so welcoming to newcomers. It really made me feel wanted when I came back after a bit away, and people missed me even though I haven’t been to Shabbat for very long.—Hart
Kehillah has been an invaluable sense of community during Covid. The Shabbat morning Torah studies leave me thinking and reflecting throughout the week. I always learn something and often something I can apply to my own life and practice. The connection with Rabbi Patrick and other members of Kehillah has been invaluable.—Margaret