Synagogue services in a warm, family environment. Be a part of it!
The Shul
Imagine having a place to unwind, to pray, to study, to celebrate, to shmooze...Welcome to The Shul at Chabad. At Chabad of Richmond, there is no synagogue, only a "Shul". A "Shul", yiddish for a place of prayer, is more of a home than a synagogue....a home for any Jew looking for a warm and spiritual place to grow and study. At the Shul at Chabad, there is no set membership, no assigned seats, everyone is welcome.
The Community
Walking into "The Shul", the first thing you'll notice are the people. You'll see smiles, hugs and warm handshakes as people greet each other. It's an intimate and spirited group. There are families, singles, seniors, and lots of children. There are Jews from all walks of life, from all backgrounds and affiliations. People come to Chabad because of the sense of community they feel here. Here there are no judgements or expectations. You don't need to read Hebrew or be familiar with the services. If you are Jewish and want a place to express your soul, you are welcome here.
The Services
When we pray at the Shul, we call it "Davening", a blend of prayer, son study, and story. The Shul at Chabad holds traditional service on Shabbat and Holidays and several mornings during the week. The Shul is a beautiful place to celebrate Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other life cycle events. Prayers are in Hebrew with some English supplements. What stands out at The Shul are the tunes, the spirit and soul of prayer. Even those who don't read Hebrew are inspired by the Chassidic melodies and quickly hum along.
At The Shul at Chabad, men and women are separated with a "Mechitza" a row of trees that dived the genders. The "Mechistza" is used during prayer to facilitate the kind of intense emotional experience that prayer should bring. Men and women are giventhe space they both need to express their spiritual selves without distraction. Children are free to sit on either side and families can be together for study sessions, meals and other celebrations.
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