Welcome to Williamsburg VA 

⚠️ Please see warning at the end ⚠️

 

Minyan info:


During tourist season: (Yeshivah week, Chol Hamoed, etc.)

  • Periodically, during tourist season, Chabad facilitates Minyanim.
  • Please sign up here so that we can count you in and arrange accordingly. Chabad will notify you when a Minyan is confirmed, and send you the location and times (usually at the DoubleTree)

Throughout the year:

  • Chabad facilitates Shabbat morning services at the "Chabad House" but not always is there a Minyan.
  • Williamsburg does not currently have a daily Minyan.
  • The nearest confirmed daily Minyan throughout the year is about an hour each way from Williamsburg Norfolk & Richmond. 

Norfolk VA:

A . Bnai Israel - 420 Spotswood Ave. Norfolk, VA 23517

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 AM

Monday & Thursday: 6:45 

Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

B. Yeshivas Aish Kodesh - 612 Colonial Ave Norfolk, VA 23507

Shacharis 7:45 

Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

Richmond VA:

Knesset Beth Israel (KBI)6300 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226

Shacharis (weekday): 6:30 AM

Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

Where to stay:

Chabad cordially suggests the  DoubleTree  by Hilton Hotel in Williamsburg as your preferred accommodation.

  • Enjoy exclusive Chabad rates by booking through this link.
  • Minyanim (at tourists season) usually take place at this convenient location.
  • The hotel offers excellent amenities for families, including fun arcades for children, a fitness room, and a swimming pool.
  • Conveniently located near Busch gardens.
  • Take advantage of the well-lit outdoor area for evening BBQ's in the parking vicinity.
  • Please note: this hotel is over an hour walk to Chabad (Rabbi's home).

If you're looking for a resort style with kitchen in room, many frum tourists have recommended the Club Wyndham Governor’s Green, the feedback has been great!

 

What to do in Williamsburg, VA?

We are thrilled you asked, here are a few suggestions:

And more...

Kosher Food:

Exciting news! 

There is a Kosher deli in Williamsburg called Fran's Kosher Deli, located in the Raymond A. Mason Business School at the College of William & Mary.
The Deli is Under the supervision of  Vaad of Tidewater. here is a copy of there certification.

Please note:
They are only opened during the school semester, click here for more info.

Location: 101 Ukrop Way Williamsburg, VA 23188
Hours of operation: Mon - Thu 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Fri 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Phone number: 757-561-7512

Additionally, you can order food for Shabbas (with optional delivery). please call Meredith directly at 757-561-7512

Alternatively, there are several groceries in Williamsburg that carry Kosher products and have a Kosher section.

  • Aldi - Carries some Kosher essential items.
  • Food Lion- Has a small Kosher section as well as Kosher essentials.
  • Kroger (25 min away)- Has a small Kosher section as well as Kosher essentials.
  • Trader Joe's- at times carry kosher chicken & meat (Empire). See list of updated Kosher items here 
  • Currently, there is no Chalav Yisrael Milk in the area that we are aware of.

Chabad does not have a catering option at the moment.

Mikvah: Chabad will be building a Mikvah in the future, contact us if you would like to be a donor to this BIG project 

The closest Mikvah is either (approx an hour from Williamsburg, VA):

 

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⚠️ Warning⚠️

Save yourself time, energy, and Money!

If you exceed a speed of 85 mph in Virginia, you can be charged with reckless driving. It is also considered reckless driving to exceed the speed limit by 20 MPH. Therefore, if you are driving 75 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, you may be charged with reckless driving.

 

In Virginia, reckless driving is considered a serious criminal offense. As a class 1 misdemeanor, a conviction of this will leave you with a permanent criminal record. The penalties for reckless driving speeding in Virginia include: 

Court costs and fines;

Time in jail;

A suspension of your driver's license; and

A significant increase in your insurance rates. 

If you are charged with driving at a 90 mph or above speed, you may receive 2 days in jail for every mph over 90 that you were driving. If you exceed a speed of 100 mph, then you may get as many as 30 days in jail added to the previous total.

Feel free to reach out with any other questions.

Wishing you a safe trip over! 

We look forward to greeting you!

Rabbi Mendy & Esther Heber