Since 1935, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond has served as the central address of the organized Jewish community in Richmond. A voluntary association of social service agencies, organizations and synagogues, the Federation works to ensure the well-being, continuity and strength of Richmond's vibrant Jewish community.
The Federation is guided by professional and lay leaders who are grounded in the traditional Jewish values of Tzedakah, deeds of loving kindness, justice and Tikkun Olam, which call upon us to rescue the imperiled, care for the vulnerable and help assure the vitality of Jewish life in Richmond, in Israel and around the world.
The Federation fosters collaboration among synagogues, agencies, schools and organizations through its fundraising, planning, community relations and leadership development programs. The community's annual Federation Campaign and the subsequent allocations process fall under the auspices of the Federation to ensure the provision of vital social, educational, cultural and recreational services for the entire community. The Federation facilitates communal priority setting and collaborative efforts to address local needs; publishes The Reflector, a fortnightly newspaper communicating local, regional, national and international news and features of interest to the Jewish community; maintains this web site; and maintains the central community calendar of events and activities.
Every member of the community is called upon to become actively involved in the life of our Jewish community through the Federation or any of its many partners. Together we can ensure that the healthy, vibrant and dynamic Jewish community we are privileged to enjoy continues to flourish for generations to come.
To find out more about how you can become involved in Federation and other communal activities, contact our human resources development department.