Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

Whether you are looking to make a difference in the world, add new connections or put more Judaism into your life, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond offers a variety of ways to become involved.




Young Adults - Network JCFR

The Young Leadership department connects young Jewish adults ages 22-45 to opportunities for personal growth, philanthropy and social involvement while preserving universal Jewish values and ensuring the future of our community. Click to learn more.






Shalom Richmond/Newcomers

Whether you’re new to Richmond, or new to getting involved find out about all the different opportunities that Jewish Richmond has to offer. To learn more and recieve a welcome packet click here.






Women's Philanthropy

Women's Philanthropy reaches out to women of all ages and giving levels, allowing all women to participate in building community and strengthening Jewish life, locally and around the world. Click to Learn more




Missions & Travel

New places. New people. New opportunities to make a difference. The JCFR annually provides multiple trips to Israel open to the community, for more information contact Daniel Staffenberg.


RJCL - Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy

The Richmond Jewish Coalition for Literacy (RJCL) brings mentors to Swansboro Elementary School to work with students at least once a week for an hour or more. All new mentors receive training, so each volunteer is well-equipped to help the at-risk child with whom he or she is matched.  Mentors typically spend their time at the schools reading with the student, tutoring the student in a subject with which he or she is having difficulty, working on homework, and sometimes just listening to the child. All of these activities make a tremendous difference in the lives of the young people with whom the mentors are matched. To learn more or volunteer click here.




Enterprise Circle - Business Affinity

An affinity group designed to create both networking and life-long learning opportunities for new and established business professionals in the Richmond Jewish Community. The group meets quarterly to network and hear from local and national speakers. Learn more






Israel/Overseas Programs

Through the work of our overseas beneficiary agencies the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), we are able to provide a safety net of services to Jews in need in 66 countries around the world. Learn more