This coming Wednesday evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) we’ll be talking with Julia Roth on our BlogTalkRadio.com show. We’ll discuss a bit of the Jewish Community’s history in Richmond and its evolution to the present time. Mrs. Roth, a mother of 4, attended University of North Carolina where she majored in English Lit; a Chicago native, she currently lives in Richmond, VA.
After spending time with friends in Skokie, IL and seeing how the Chicago Chesed Fund operated neighborhood based food pantries. The idea seemed so simple – neighbors gathering and sharing extra surplus in the community, she thought Richmond could benefit from such an enterprise and presented the project to various members of her circles. The support was astounding as proven by the fact that they opened quickly and have been operating – with a staff of volunteers – for the last 4 weeks with backing from Knesset Beth Israel (Richmond’s largest and oldest Orthodox Congregation). For the last 24 years she’s been a Hebrew school teacher but she’s most passionate about her work as a DONA certified birth assistant or doula – having attended over 100 births.
In addition to touching upon Richmond’s Jewish history we will also talk about her activities in the community and some exciting upcoming events.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, please tune in to our conversation with renowned Providence, RI, Chef and food historian Walter Potenza.
Please don’t forget to tune us in this coming Wednesday at 10:00 pm (Eastern Time) for an interesting, informative, broadcast with Julia Roth.