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Volunteers worked on building the Succah.

By Win Loria

At our New Member Shabbat on Nov. 3, we welcomed 13 new families to Or Ami.

Other activities:

  • November 6: Book club, we discussed Micah Goodman’s Catch-67 about the legacy of the Six-Day War. In December (meeting December 4) we will read Iddo Gefen’s short story collection Jerusalem Beach.
  • November 12th: Or Amians joined  the CROP Walk to End Hunger. Participating groups raise funds and awareness to provide potable water and agricultural support in developing countries.

We also walk (and raise money) to end poverty in our community through partnerships with Shalom Farms and the Peter Paul Development Center.   Thirty percent of funds raised will support these Richmond-based organizations.

  • November 18: A work day at Woodland historic cemetery is scheduled for the morning. from 9 a.m. – noon.

Volunteers will learn the history of  this African American cemetery (where Arthur Ashe and other notables are buried),  how it became overgrown, and the team effort to restore the dignity of this burial ground.

See photos from recent activities and some from last year


For more information contact Social_Action@Or-ami.com

Looking ahead to December:

December 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. –  Or Ami Risk it for Brisket and Kugel Cookoff

Please join us at Congregation Or Ami for our “Risk it for Brisket and Kugel Cookoff.” Enjoy the food and voting for the best Brisket and Kugel at our annual Fundraiser!

A plate will consist of Brisket from 4 different chefs and 4 types of Kugel. It will also include salad, fruit, and dessert, all for $15/person or $40/family, in advance.

At the door, the cost will be $20/person and $45/family.

We look forward to a fun-filled afternoon at Congregation Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road.

Please register for this event by November 30 by emailing :

office@or-ami.com or calling 804-272-0017

We will have a Chanukah Shabbat Service open to the whole community on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. Bring your own menorah along with three candles to light in the big windows of Or Ami’s sanctuary.

Our Religious School students will also be enjoying a Kids Chanukah Party in the morning of Sunday, December 10.

  • New Year’s Eve Party. More information to follow.

For more Or Ami information feel free to contact Social_Action@Or-Ami.com     

Regular Shabbat Services are held in-person and online Friday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. Torah Study is held virtually most Saturdays, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Contact our office for a link if you wish to attend.

For more information on any of our programs or to obtain links to Zoom events, please get in touch with our office at (804) 272-0017 or office@or-ami.com.

Would you like to know more? Contact us at Belong@Or-Ami.com or check us out at www.Or-Ami.com. You can follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/OrAmi-Richmond. All inquiries are always welcome.