The Reflector Volume 66 / Issue 10 October 2018

l AGENCIES in this issue P2G TEEN EXCHANGE page 14 FEDERATION Jewish Community Federation OF RICHMOND R eflector the Volume 66 | Issue 10 Tishrei/Cheshvan5779 | October 2018 NEW SCHOOL YEAR page 13 COMMUNITY FEDERATION 2 AGENCIES 8 SYNAGOGUES 16 COMMUNITY 22 FOUNDATION 30 HADASSAH 31 TABLE of contents It All Starts With You JEWISH LIFE AT UR page 23 HARMONY, an inspiring musical experience, set for Oct. 14 at Altria Theater Senator Joseph Lieberman Contributed photo T he Jewish Community Federation of Rich- mond’s 22nd annual Grand Event on Thurs- day, Oct. 4, will feature remarks by former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman. The Grand Event will be held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, (formerly the Vir- ginia Historical Society), at 428 North Boulevard, Richmond. Sen. Lieberman will speak to the community at 7:30 p.m. A Dessert Reception will follow. He has been called “a thoughtful legislator, a principled man and an effective leader.” He earned this stellar reputation during his four terms as the representative of Connecticut in the United States Senate. He retired in January 2012. Co-chairs of the Grand Event are Esther and David Fratkin, Robyn and David Galpern and Peg- gy and Dan Siegel. This event is the Federation’s premier communi- ty-wide annual gathering offering an opportunity for people to network and hear nationally known speakers. To attend the lecture and Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m., the cost is $36. To attend the Cocktail Dinner Reception, the cost is $150 per person. This starts at 6 p.m. Dietary Laws will be observed. For more information, or to make reservations for the lecture or dinner reception, contact Ellen Moncure at (804) 545-8625 or emoncure@ W ith just a few weeks till con- cert performance of the year, the Weinstein JCC is proud to pres- ent HARMONY, a unique fusion of rich vocals and deeply rooted cultural traditions of two incredible musical groups – the Maccabeats and Naturally 7. On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m., the Richmond community will come together to witness this one- of-a-kind musical experience that promises to not only entertain, but to inspire as well. Only once before have these two groups shared the stage. Two years ago, in 2016, the Maccabeats and Naturally 7 performed the song, “Shed a Little Light” by James Tay- lor to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Their collaboration was not only a beautiful tribute to Dr. King, but also showed the power of music to unify people of all ages and races Often travelling with little more than the shirts on their backs and the ties on their necks, the Macca- beats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide from Alabama to New Zealand and everywhere in between. Formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have emerged as both a Jewish music and a cappella phenomena. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean- cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of sing- ers connects with fans of all back- grounds and ages. Naturally 7 has also received worldwide acclaim for their distinct musical style that combines elements of R&B, pop, soul and beat-boxing, and uses only their voices as instru- ments in an a cappella experience like you have never heard before. With nothing but the organic qualities of the human voice, Nat- urally 7 creates a full band sound with drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, horns and breathtaking harmonies. The band’s impressive creden- tials include recording with Quincy Jones and Ludacris, appearing on “Ellen” and “The View,” achieving three top 10 U.S. AC singles and hitting 20+ million YouTube views worldwide. Tickets to HARMONY range from $25 to $125 and are available through the Al- tria Theater box office and on- line at (fees will apply). Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For any questions, contact Leslie McGuigan at (804) 545- 8644 or lmcguigan@weinsteinjcc. org. Grand Event to feature Senator Joseph Lieberman