Darden Jewish Student Association


Charlottesville Area 

Synagogues and Congregations 

  • The University of Virginia has a strong and active Hillel organization providing a variety of social and cultural resources for all students.
  • Chabad of Charlottesville also provides for services and meals every Friday and Saturday, as well as any major holiday.  
  • The local synagogue is Congregation Beth Israel which is an active congregation and holds weekly Friday night services (Reform) and Saturday morning services (Conservative) among many other events and activities.

Kosher Food

  • Hebrew National packaged deli meats can be purchased at a number of supermarkets including Harris Teeter and Giant.
  • Empire chicken breasts and parts can be purchased at the Giant supermarket (whose Pantops location also sells turkey products).
  • There is no kosher bakery in the area, but several bakeries in the area offer challah on Fridays.  Bakeries in town which make challah on Fridays: Albemarle Baking Company, BreadWorks, Chandler's Bakery, Our Daily Bread, and the Whole Foods Market bakery department.  Chandler's also offers special items for holidays, such as round challah and honey cake for Rosh Hashanah. 

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