Young Professionals




CLI (Community Leadership Institute)


The Community Leadership Institute is open to all young professionals between the ages of 22-45.  Participants should be invested in their professional development and future leadership.


This program will explore the structure of Jewish Richmond, create networking opportunities for young professionals, and provide elite professional development opportunities for participants.  Those in the cohort will be invited to take on leadership roles within Jewish Richmond and the greater Richmond community.


Network JCFR


Looking to meet other Young Adults? Network JCFR is here for you!


Network JCFR is the premier social group in Richmond for Jewish adults 22-45!  Our events include everything from happy hours to havdalah, from movies to making food.  If you're looking to meet people in RVA, this group is for you! There are no membership or dues and we are an inclusive group for newcomers and old friends!


Check out our Facebook page or contact Rachel Peters or call 804-545-8621 for upcoming events.


Pearl Society


The Pearl Society is a recognized level of giving for young women, ages 22-45, creating connections, conversations, and leadership opportunities through shared Jewish values, while acknowledging their Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s Annual Campaign gifts of $180 and above. They meet for quarterly events that include philanthropic speakers, volunteer projects, and social gatherings.


Contact the Rachel Peters or call 804-545-8621 to become a Pearl today!




Birthright Israel is a not-for-profit organization (sources of funding are: the government of Israel, Major Donors to Birthright and Jewish Federations from around the United States and the Diaspora) providing the gift an all-expense paid, educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-32, who have never before traveled to the Jewish State on an organized tour.  Program founders believe it is every Jewish person’s birthright to visit Israel. We know participants return home with a greater appreciation of their Jewishness and a stronger sense of connection to the Jewish people and their communities.


Today, Birthright Israel is the largest educational tourism organization in the world that has given over 750,000 journeys to the magical state of Israel.




Honeymoon Israel’s mission is to provide immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people​.


Their goal is to make young couples of all backgrounds feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire them to incorporate Jewish values and traditions into their lives in their own way. 


Honeymoon Israel is supported by funders throughout the Jewish community who share our goal of welcoming and building community for diverse Jewish families.