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Welcome to Or Ami!

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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;
We were raised without affiliation;
We were raised in other faith communities;
We were raised without religious participation;
We have chosen Judaism;
We have chosen Jewish loved ones;
We are single, married, divorced, widowed;
We are in interfaith relationships;
We are in interracial relationships;
We are adopted; we are all ages, abilities, and orientations;
We are together now; we are one congregation; we are 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.

Installation of Rabbi Ahuva Zaches (Dec. 5)

Rabbi Ahuva ZachesAn Installation ceremony is about dedicating the sacred work of community-building that rabbis and congregations do together.

On December 5 we dedicate the partnership of Or Ami and Rabbi Ahuva Zaches by formally installing Rabbi Ahuva during Shabbat services.

We hope you will be able to join us on December 5th as we celebrate a new chapter in the story of our community.

2014 Congregation Or Ami Chanukah Bazaar (Dec. 7)

Sunday, December 7th 11:00am – 3:00pm
Congregation Or Ami will host our annual Chanukah Bazaar. Following the success of last year’s event, the 2014 Bazaar will be even better with awesome vendors, an exciting raffle, live music, and food vendors.

The Bazaar will host an exciting array of craft vendors selling metal works, jewelry, hats, clothing, handbags, pottery and MUCH more!! What a great way to support local artisans, a growing spiritual community, and get into the holiday spirit. Shoppers will surely find unique, high quality and fun gifts for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Stay for lunch, listen to tunes and schmooze with friends new and old.

Congregation Or Ami is the most welcoming community in town!

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Upcoming Events


11.22.2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


11.23.2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


11.23.2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am


11.23.2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Perfect for Hanukkah.

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