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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. click here to read more about us

JCFR's History & Mission


    Approved/Revised by the JCFR Board of Directors - January 25, 2006

    The purposes for which the organization is formed are:

    A.  To organize and maintain an organization or organizations to coordinate the soliciting of funds for charitable purposes and allocate the same to such local, non-local or foreign organizations as it may determine.

    B. To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the Jewish community in the city of Richmond and its vicinity and in and outside the state of Virginia, and to be helpful in such ways as are to the best interest of all persons of the Jewish faith.

    Vision Statement
    Values of Outreach & Engagement
    The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond believes all individuals in the community are important and values their perspective in building, sustaining and perpetuating a caring community. The JCFR will create options for all Jews, regardless of age, economic status or affiliation, to participate in communal life. The Federation will collaborate with Jewish agencies, organizations and synagogues to promote outreach in an effort to foster Jewish continuity and an awareness of Jewish identity.

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    The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) is the central address for the Richmond Jewish community.  The Federation’s annual UJA Jewish Welfare Fund Campaign provides necessary funding for the Jewish community in Richmond, in Israel and around the world.  We welcome you to Richmond and encourage you to get involved.


    For more information about our partner agencies, local synagogues, and other area resources please click here.


    For more information about Jewish Richmond call 804-288-0045.

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