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Connect with the Young Adult Director

Contact Amanda Braun, lead for Young Professionals, at JCFR

We serve to connect young adults with opportunities for meaningful involvement in a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer, and social events while benefiting the local and global Jewish community.

Our goal is to help native Richmonders and newcomers build and provide enrichment in all facets of life, from professional and religious to cultural and communal.

For more information on how to get involved contact Director of Community Engagement Rachel Peters by phone at 804-545-8621 or by email at

New or Newish to Town? 

We can help you connect here in RVA! Whether you're looking for some social opportunities, ways to grow professionally, synagogue life, ways to give back, or more, we are here to help.  Contact Rachel Peters, Director of Community Engagement (804-545-8621 or to find your fit here in the greater Richmond Jewish community!

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 (804-545-8621 or​) for upcoming events.

Looking to grow professionally? Join our Community Leadership Institute (CLI)!

How do you prepare yourself for a Board position? Want to learn more about Federation resources and opportunities? What kinds of committees are there in the greater Jewish Richmond community? Look no further than the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond's Community Leadership Institute.  This year long program empowers and prepares young leaders in the community to understand the intricacies of  Federation and our affiliated agencies through a Jewish lens.

Our 2021 Class has started, but please contact Rachel Peters (804-545-8621 or for more information.

Looking to Build A Stronger Jewish Richmond for Today & Tomorrow? Ask About YAD Campaign!

The Young Adult Division is an important part of our Annual Campaign, which raises money to serve the greater Richmond Jewish community through unrestricted giving and programmatic grants. Every donor who joins us helps address the needs of the Jewish community and build a vibrant Jewish future here in Richmond and around the world. To learn how you can be a part of the YAD Campaign, contact Rachel Peters (804-545-8621 or

Looking to Connect With Others While Giving Back? Ask About Our 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 philantropic speakers, volunteer projects, and social gatherings. Contact Rachel Peters (804-545-8621 or to become a Pearl today!

Are you a parent in Richmond?  We've got lots of programs for you!

Whether you are interested in receiving free Jewish-content books for your child through PJ Library, looking for a great preschool with a Jewish lens, trying to figure out a great summer program, a grade school, relgious education, or other opportunities to grow with your child, we can help connect you! Contact Sara Rosenbaum (804-545-8629 or for more information on these programs!