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.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events—including Shabbat services—are cancelled until further notice. Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates. In the meantime, look out for e-mail communications for breaking news.

A Message from the President

As we enter the second week of the COVID-19 virus, our uncertainty about how this pandemic will play out weighs heavy on all of us. I would like to thank our Rabbi for quickly stepping up to the plate to find ways to keep us connected in our newly virtual community. On Friday, she and Rachel led a lovely service via Zoom and Facebook Live (see here). Please watch for emails from Rabbi Ahuva about how to log on for next Friday’s service.
This Sunday marked the first virtual Sunday school, and our dedicated religious school teachers will continue to work and connect with their students throughout this crisis.
We know that many people are struggling right now. A survey is being sent out to all congregants. If you are in need of assistance, we are here to help in any way we can. If you are willing to lend a hand by delivering groceries, picking up medications, or just making a friendly phone call, please let us know. You can contact me directly at To paraphrase the prophet Micah, everyone will sit under their own fig tree and no one will make them afraid. Well, I don’t know about figs, but I guess we’re all stuck under our own vines for now, and while it may be hard not to be afraid, know that we’re all in this together.
Laurie Weinberg

Congregation Or Ami Needs Survey

We’re conducting a survey of the needs of our Congregation due to the impact of COVID-19. Please respond if you have immediate needs or if you are able to assist others in their time of need.
Rabbi Ahuva Zaches
Laurie Weinberg, President
Congregation Or Ami