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Richmond Virginia

Richmond Viriginia
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Richmond Virginia is not the first place you'd think of moving to when looking for a small Jewish community. Yet this vibrant community, with a small Orthodox Jewish population continues to grow. With low-cost housing and generous school subsidies the community, just south of the nation's capital is worth a look.

Local synangogues include Chabad of Virginia (O), Congregation Beth Ahabah (C), Congregation Beth Israel (C), Congregation Brith Achim (C), Congregation Or Ami (C), Congregation Or Atid (C), Kehillah (U), and Keneseth Beth Israel (O).

Pre-schools can be found at Chabad and at the JCC. There is only one Jewish elementary school, The Rudlin Torah Academy which serves unaffiliated, reform, conservative, and orthodox communities. The high schools in Richmond are both orthodox and have separate boy's and girls' schools. Shaarei Torah of Richmond is a girls-only high school, and the Yeshiva if Virginia, boys-only high school. The community has an eruv and it is located around the neighborhood of the Keneseth Beth Israel.

There are local museums, including the children's museum, and the botanical gardens. The only kosher place to eat at is located at the Weinstein JCC Cafe, which serves meat dishes, and serves breakfast and lunch only. Some local establishments are kosher certified, including a Gelati Celesti, Krispy Kreme, and two breweries. A local market carries some kosher items. There is also Costco, Wegmann's, and Publix nearby.

Richmond International airport is approximately 20 minutes from the orthodox community. Interstate highways serving the Richmond area include I-95, I-295, and I-64. The nearest Jewish communities can be found in Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia, about an hour by car to the South-East. To the North of Richmond is Washington, DC, approximately 90 minutes by car, with the large Jewish community in Silver Spring, and further north Baltimore, MD.

 

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Perly's Delicatessen and Restaurant   0
Not Certified As Kosher Open Shabbat/Shabbos
111 E. Grace St
InternetGet Directions1-804-912-1560
Description: Kosher-style. Jewish favorites include deli sandwiches, brisket, knishes, tuna melts,
Last Reported Active: Apr 28, 2022
N&W Kosher Catering @ The JCC   0
Not Certified As Kosher
5403 Monument Ave
InternetGet Directions1-804-398-8626
Description: Cafe at the JCC and local caterers. Located at the Weinstein JCC. Serving Chesterfield, Richmond, and Henrico.
Last Reported Active: Apr 28, 2022
Chabad of Virginia   0
Shomer Shabbos 
212 N Gaskins Rd
InternetGet Directions1-804-740-2000
Description: Chabad outreach center with synagogue, preschool. the Aleph Bet Preschool, and mikvah. Mikvah, Sterling Mikvah. The mikvah requires an appointment, visit the website for more information.
Last Reported Active: Apr 27, 2022
Beth Sholom Senior Living   0
1600 John Rolfe Pkwy
InternetGet Directions1-804-750-2183
Description: Providing quality and comprehensive residential, healthcare, and community-based services to individuals of all faiths.
Last Reported Active: Apr 27, 2022
Hirschler Fleischer   0
2100 East Cary St
InternetGet Directions1-804-771-9500
Description: Legal professionals for bankruptcies, commercial real estate, construction, corporate and business law, deployment law, estate planning, litigation, and more. Locations in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Tysons. Offices located in The Edgeworth Building.
Last Reported Active: Apr 27, 2022

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