Update on Israel





The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond is acting immediately and comprehensively to support our brothers and sisters who are victims of terror and all who have been injured.


To learn more, find daily updates, other resources, or other links visit our Israel Emergency page. This page will be updated regularly, so check back often.


SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS IN ISRAEL. 100% OF ALL GIFTS MADE THROUGH THE Israel Emergency Fund will be distributed to help those affected.




We support and strengthen Jewish life around the world. The global reach of our Jewish community and the Jewish Federations network is unparalleled. Together, we’ve built and sustained programs in more than 70 countries, ensuring that Jewish communities everywhere are vibrant and resilient.


We create strong connections with Israel, our Jewish homeland, educate about our shared economic and cultural ties, support programs in struggling communities worldwide, respond to crises, and empower people to advocate for Israel.


To learn more or to get involved with our Israel and overseas programs contact Sara Rosenbaum, Chief Impact Officer.




JDC (the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or "The Joint") - the global Jewish 9-1-1. The leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities.


Click to learn more about the work the JDC does.



From founding and building the State of Israel to planting and nurturing the seeds of friendship between Jewish communities separated by distance, since 1929, they have been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come.


Click to learn more about the Jewish Agency for Israel.


Partnership 2Gether (P2G) creates relationships between the people of the Hadera-Eiron region in Israel and 11 southeastern US communities, including Richmond. 


Click here to learn more.



Since 2016 Richmond has partnered and supported our sister city of Zaporozhye, Ukraine. We have shared travel experiences, supported programs at the Mazel Tov JCC and helped to rekindle Jewish life in the community.


Click to see the amazing work of Mazel Tov JCC on Facebook.


ENP works to ensure the full and successful integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society.  ENP works tirelessly to prevent the creation of a black underclass in Israel by launching targeted, evaluated initiatives that enable community members to grasp their full potential.


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ORT, whose global educational network, schools, colleges, and international programs propel more than 100,000 students in more than 30 countries to develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives. With generous support from our donors, ORT’s schools and programs reach underserved students by bridging the gap between aptitude and opportunity, as we work to expand knowledge, build autonomy, and strengthen Jewish identity. ORT expands access to high quality STEM education, while simultaneously enriching individuals’ Jewish identities. In the process, ORT is bringing back to life a religious and cultural experience that was lost to many regions for decades. Through the study of Jewish culture, language, history and traditions, ORT’s Jewish curriculum counters assimilation, renews Jewish communal life, and deepens connections to Jewish identity for generations to come.


Click to learn more about the work they do.


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