The purpose of J-Town is to build a community among Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Richmond area. Our group ensures the spiritual and communal needs of young Jewish adults are met in a way that is welcoming, interesting, and that caters to a diverse peer group.
Anyone who is Jewish, or interested in learning more and connecting with Judaism and the Jewish community, and looking for activities, worship, and social programming is welcome. All spouses and friends also are invited to be involved, regardless of their religious beliefs.
We are focused on serving young, urban Jews whose needs have not been served within the formal Richmond Jewish community. All young Jewish people, regardless of congregational affiliation – whether you belong to another synagogue or are unaffiliated – are welcome and we encourage you to participate. We are not specifically tied to Beth Ahabah or limited to members of the congregation. However, the program is funded, staffed, and organized within the auspices of the synagogue.
J-Town’s programming is dependent on the interests of our members. We always organize a modern spin on the major holiday traditions, but we also host a variety of smaller events throughout the year.
To get involved with J-Town—or to suggest an idea for J-Town programming, email Rabbi Nagel.