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Jaffa Terror Victim was US Army vet, Vanderbilt Student

With great sadness, the JCFR learned of the three terrorist attacks that struck at Israelis and civilian tourists in Israel, yesterday. Over 13 individuals were harmed. Among the wounded were American students from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Taylor Force, 29, a native of Texas…

60 Days of IMPACT: Mapping the Future by Correcting One Injustice at a Time

Since childhood, I have been driven by a need to be involved, to make one person less desperate, to give someone a sigh of relief by taking a weight off. I have rolled up my sleeves more often that I can count to assist with meaningful causes. The drive to resolve injustices has pushed me to…

60 Days of IMPACT: JCFR Builds Community Life in Dnepropetrovsk

Five Richmond Jewish community leaders, representing the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR), packed their bags and head to the airport last June. Filled with anticipation and hope, they began a journey of a lifetime to the Former Soviet Union (FSU) where they assisted in the effo…

Four Israeli Educators Visit Richmond as Part of Partnership 2Gether

Four Israeli Educators visited Richmond Dec. 11-14 as part of the Partnership 2Gether Educators exchange with our sister community Hadera-Erion, Israel. Previously the educators spent time in Chattanooga, Tenn., one of the other American partnership communities.

Oshrit Tanami, one of the Is…

Do Good Everywhere. From Anywhere.

Do Good Everywhere. From Anywhere.

During this holiday season, we celebrated the miracle of Chanukah. In 2016, there’s still time to create Chanukah miracles, even without leaving your kitchen. 

As we settle into the new year and look forward to Spring, we reflect upon the far-reac…