Engaging Study

LearningDeliberate learning (Kavanah) is a Judaic journey that leads to a place beyond practice to belief.

Inspiring Worship

PrayerPrayer (T'filah) helps us focus on the Divine Presence through philosophy and intellectual contemplation.


CommunityWe are responsibe for repairing our community (Kehillah) by pursuing justice, peace and kindness.

Welcome to Or Ami!

Congregation Or Ami is a dynamic, sacred community (kehillah kedoshah) located on the Southside of Richmond, Virginia which welcomes people of all backgrounds who seek spiritual fulfillment and engagement grounded in principles of the Reform Jewish Movement. We welcome all who are interested in joining our community.

  • We were raised in different Jewish denominations and we were raised without affiliation.

  • We were raised in other faith communities and we were raised without religious participation.

  • We have chosen Judaism and we have chosen Jewish loved ones.

  • We are single, married, divorced, and widowed, adopted, in interfaith and interracial relationships.

  • We are all ages, abilities, and orientations. We are together now in one congregation, one extended family.

  • We offer support in times of need, joy in times of celebration, and at all times trust, friendship and community.

Visit these pages to learn about our many programs, but visit in person to experience our Jewish spirit.

High Holy Days


Our High Holiday Services are known for their enlightening perspectives, inspiring stories and interactive Q & A. Questions? Contact us at (804) 272-0017.

Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday & Thursday, September 24 & 25
Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 4 at the Weinstein JCC

Ticket prices? No ticket needed! We believe that everyone has the right to teshuvah (renewal) during the High Holy Days. 

Visit our High Holy Day page for more information

Susan Greenbaum in Concert at Or Ami!

photonewSusan Greenbaum returns to Congregation Or Ami for a second annual concert to support our Foster Care Kit project. 

Saturday, October 25 7:30pm
Congregation Or Ami

All proceeds from the Susan Greenbaum concert will be used to buy supplies for the foster care kits and for other Or Ami social action projects. 

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  Learn More and purchase tickets.

Register For School

schoolWhere Jewish education is a journey of self-discovery. Together, through our innovative cirriculum we can give your children the foundation they need to be confident in their Judaism and proud of their heritage, and have some fun along the way.
Learn more. Register your child.


Upcoming Events


09.23.2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


09.24.2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


09.25.2014 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


09.25.2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 View our full calendar of events