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Welcome to the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
We are the central fundraising, community planning, leadership development, and outreach arm of the Jewish Community
On Sept. 17, the JCFR hosted the 21st annual Grand Event at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Earl and Linda Ferguson and Barbara and Michael Kiken chaired the event with Joshua Malina as the guest speaker and it was a smashing success.
We thank the Fergusons and the Kikens for their dedicated leadership in our community.
One of things emphasized at the Grand Event is the value-added of Federation. Aside from Federation’s significant impact in providing financial resources to our agencies, Federation has outreach programs like Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy. For over 15 years, RJCL has worked with students at Swansboro Elementary School in the city of Richmond, where dedicated literacy volunteers are sharing at least one hour per week, serving as both tutors and mentors to a child. A year ago, we added Laburnum Elementary School in Henrico County to this engaging program.
The Richmond Council for Jewish Education – RCJE – an ad-hoc committee of the JCFR, is made up of educators from Synagogues and other area organizations, including Rudlin Torah Academy, the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Weinstein JCC. RCJE continues to focus on communal holiday and educational programs, while continuing their successful programs like Camp Sababa (50 campers this summer), Educator Workshops, Purim and Yom HaAtzmaut celebrations and subsidies for local educators.