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Jewish Life at VCU hosts Israeli Street Food Party


On Dec. 8, Jewish Life at VCU, hosted an evening of Jewish and Israeli street food, music, and decor in the heart of VCU’s campus.

This well-attended event featured homemade Shawarma, Israeli salad, hummus, tahini, eggplant, cabbage, pita bread, pickled goods, and desserts.

Students enjoyed the latest Israeli music throughout the house and relaxed and mingled at the fire pit on the front lawn.

We thank Richmond’s Israeli chef extraordinaire, Natali Bonnie and Shiri Levi, for the authentic Israeli pita experience.  Special shout out to Limor Schwam, who shlepped the pita from Norfolk! Thanks also to the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and Rachel Peters for their support.

It takes a village!  This village is being built thanks to the amazing  vision of Rabbi & Nechomi Kranz and enthusiasm of our wonderful VCU students.

This was just one of many events hosted by Jewish Life at VCU this past semester including festive Shabbat dinners, Rosh Hashanah dinner, games and events in  our very own Sukkah, classes, music and opportunities for our Jewish students to get together in a special place of their own right on campus.

Coming soon in Spring 2023

Jewish Life at VCU students are holding their first juried exhibition!

The theme will be “Adaptation” and will showcase Jewish artists from around Richmond and VCU campus – keep an eye on the JVCU Instagram @KosherRams for future updates on submission guidelines and gallery dates.

Special thanks to The Anderson Gallery at VCU for providing assistance in this show.

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