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Or Ami Installs Rabbi Ahuva Zaches


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.

Chanukah Shabbat (Friday, Dec. 19)

HanukkahCelebrate Shabbat and Chanukah at the same time!

First, bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to Or Ami at 6:30 pm for a Chanukah potluck dinner. 

Then at 7:30 pm, take out your family menorah and candles - we'll provide matches and a fire extinguisher - and we'll light our menorot as a community at the beginning of a fun-filled PowerPoint Chanukah Shabbat service.

New Year's Divas (Wednesday, Dec. 31)

New Years EveCongregation Or Ami is proud to present the New Year's Divas starring Debra Clinton, Sonni Gittleman, Erin Mahone plus members of Klez'M'Or'Ami'm.

Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8. Join us as our three songstresses delight us with beloved Broadway
show-tunes, Rock and Folk classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook.

Tickets are $12 in advance through EventBrite and $15 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Congregation Or Ami General Fund.

Dessert, coffee and wine available for a suggested donation.

Join us for some fantastic entertainment to help ring in 2015 and be home in time to watch the ball drop in your jammies!


Upcoming Events


12.26.2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


12.27.2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


12.30.2014 - 01.06.2015

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