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General & contact information for our five local synagogues and congregations.
The Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula located at
1817 Kecoughtan Road Hampton, VA
UJC Jewish Family Services provides a full spectrum of services to meet the health, education & welfare needs of Hampton Road residents.
Stay up-to-date with our community Hebrew School events and programs.
Christopher Newport University Hillel
Newport News, VA
William & Mary Hillel
401 City Center Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606
Phone (757) 930-0820
Scott Wolf, President
Adath Jeshurun, the Virginia Peninsula’s first Jewish Congregation, is an Orthodox Synagogue founded in 1893. Its mission has been to reach out to Jews regardless of affiliation with a traditional and dynamic Judaism, which includes, but is not limited to, Services, Adult Education, festive gatherings on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays, and the development of personal relationships.
Adath Jeshurun has monthly services on Shabbos. For more information about the dates, please contact Rabbi Litt.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8038, Yorktown, VA 23693
Meeting Address: 101 Production Drive, Suite 101, Yorktown, VA 23693
Phone: (757) 952-3737
Jewish Reform Synagogue in Newport News, Virginia serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia. A member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Friday Night Services - 7:00pm
CEVO's mission is to create a community of positive, like-minded people to worship in the Reform Jewish tradition, educate our children, celebrate our holidays, milestones and traditions, be active in social action, and create a stronger sense of community.
Congregation Emet v’Or is based on the idea of “Truth & Light.” Our upbeat and friendly congregation welcomes interfaith, unaffiliated and military members to worship along with us!
A USCJ Conservative Synagogue
401 City Center Blvd.
Newport News. VA 23606
A warm, welcoming congregation, Rodef Sholom Temple is steeped in the rich traditions of Conservative Judaism, offering a wide variety of spiritual, educational, cultural, and social programs. Its services are egalitarian and participatory. All members have the opportunity to read Torah, lead services, and receive Aliyot.
Shabbat is welcomed with a festive Kabbalat service and Oneg Shabbat. After Saturday services, a Kiddush luncheon is sponsored by Sisterhood. Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation programs encourage the participation of its children. Morning services are held Monday and Thursday at 7:45, followed by breakfast where everyone can relax and “schmooze” prior to work or play. Congregational dinners provide opportunities to experience Shabbat and holidays as a community.
Rodef Sholom’s religious school provides classes for students in grades pre-K-10. Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation students receive intensive instruction from the Rabbi.
RST offers local and regional Kadima and USY youth activities.
The Gemillut Hassidim committee performs “acts of loving kindness,” assisting members who are ill, convalescing, or mourning.
Transportation is available for members to attend services or activities.
RST has an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club that participate in various social and fundraising events.
Rodef Sholom Temple is committed to the creative integration of traditional Judaism and contemporary American life.
Please visit or call to learn more.
600 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Email: David Janoff, President
Temple Beth El of Williamsburg is a vibrant congregation that values both the unique individual backgrounds and beliefs of our diverse members and shared historical traditions. We celebrate our role as participants in the evolution of Judaism by engaging our tradition thoughtfully, so it remains meaningful and relevant to each of us.
In this spirit, we are committed to lifelong education, chesed (caring), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and sharing important life events. We are an informal and respectful community moved by prayer, fired by lively discussion, enlivened by laughter and song.
Temple Beth El of Williamsburg strives to encourage spiritual fulfillment, happiness and meaning for our members and families through interactive worship, life-long education, service to both our community and the larger world.
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We are the central gathering place in the Greater Williamsburg region for Jewish worship, learning, life cycle commemoration, and social events. Temple Beth El of Williamsburg is committed to applying Jewish traditions to today’s changing world and assisting members of all ages to more fully understand, embrace, value and practice their Judaism.
11620 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, Virginia 23601
Temple Sinai, the established Reform congregation on the Peninsula since 1955, welcomes you as a visitor or member. We welcome ALL Jews and anyone who wants to learn about our religion. Temple Sinai provides a way to worship God, celebrate your Judaism, and find support throughout your Jewish life cycle. We are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and our beautiful building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
We observe Shabbat sometimes on Friday evenings and sometimes on Saturday mornings.
We use the Mishkan T’filah prayerbook, featuring Hebrew and English prayers, songs, and transliteration. Members may volunteer to assist in services or even lead.
For members, religious school is free with small classes, under the direction of Rabbi Sokol. In addition to teaching there, Rabbi Sokol also leads two series of adult education classes.
Temple Sinai's programs include holiday celebrations, movies, and musical events. The Sisterhood plays a major role in the congregation, hosting Rosh Chodesh gatherings and leading excursions for the Congregation. Our Caring Committee assists members with mitzvot.
We actively support Social Action causes such as PORT, Transitions, and Jewish Family Services.
The Jewish Cemetery at 1817 Kecoughtan Road in Hampton, VA. has a long and honorable history and has been the principal place of interment for the Jewish community of the Virginia Peninsula for over 100 years. The Cemetery is operated as a non-profit, tax exempt foundation by a Board of Trustees representing all synagogues and the Federation.
The cemetery is welcoming to all Jewish families (including non-Jewish members of a Jewish family). Separate burial sections for all of the community are operated in accordance with the governing principles of the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform movements.
The financial support of the community is needed to take advantage of opportunities to acquire adjoining property and to continue appropriate upgrades, such as redesigning and rebuilding the entrance, planting suitable shrubs and trees, as well as handling deferred and continued maintenance and care needs. Tax deductible contributions are welcome to support these objectives from Peninsula residents and non-residents who have family buried in the cemetery. If you are interested in contributing to the Cemetery Fund or wish additional information, contact E. D. “Buddy” David.
If you are interested in contributing to the UJC Cemetery Fund please CLICK HERE.
To purchase burial plots, please contact:
Richard Gordon – 757-218-7222
Kenny Murov - 757-291-8048
Find a grave at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula
Jewish Family Service (JFS) provides a full spectrum of services to meet the health, education and welfare needs of Hampton Roads residents. JFS has had a long-standing tradition of caring and concern for the community it serves. Services are provided by highly trained staff and caring volunteers, supported by liaisons with professionals in the community. JFS truly embraces the community it serves, providing innovative solutions for multi-generational needs.
Jewish Family Service does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities.
If you need assistance for any reason, please reach out to our UJC Jewish Family Service office, Monday - Thursday from 9am-2pm
Looking for a kosher, homemade meal, socializing and bingo?
Join our UJC Grand Club senior group at the J on Thursdays!
10:45am - Bingo | 12:00pm - Lunch
Lunch for ages 60+ - $2.50
Lunch for Passport Members - FREE!
*Additional charges for bingo cards*
Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. (PAA) is committed to advocating for policies and resources to enhance the quality of life for seniors and family caregivers.
PAA's nutrition services, for those 60 years and older, supports recipients through Senior Dining Centers located throughout the communities throughout Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York & James City Counties.
PAA Dining Center Locations:
Rabbi: Gershon Litt
Hillel serves as the foundation of on-campus Jewish life, providing social, cultural, educational, and religious programming for Jewish students at CNU.
CNU Hillel allows Jewish students to establish relationships with other students, professors, and a sense of community. As a club, we bond from social events to celebrating the high holidays together.
Hillel is the Jewish student organization on campus. We have social, religious, cultural, and Israel programming. We also facilitate Taglit: Israel Birthright trips, services and much more.