Welcome to Williamsburg, VA, known worldwide for its preservation and interpretation of the nation's founding.

Frequent Asked Questions:

Q. Is there Minyanim in Williamsburg?
A. During tourist season like yeshivah week, Chol Hamoed, etc. Chabad facilitates Minyanim based on sign ups from visitors. If you plan on visiting please  sign-upIn the automatic email reply, you will have access to a calendar with a count of men per day that have signed up.  Chabad will notify you when a Minyan is confirmed with
the location and times  (usually at the DoubleTree).

Throughout the year:

  • Chabad facilitates Shabbas 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 is about an hour each way from Williamsburg:

Norfolk VA: (2 locations)

Bnai Israel -  420 Spotswood Ave. Norfolk

Shachris - Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 AM
Monday & Thursday: 6:45 
Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

Yeshivas Aish Kodesh -  612 Colonial Ave Norfolk, VA 23507 Shacharis 7:45 

Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

Richmond VA: (1 location)

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

Shacharis (weekday): 6:30 AM
Mincha & Maariv and for more info, click HERE

Q. Where would Chabad recommend to stay:
AChabad suggests the  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Williamsburg as a preferred accommodation.

  • Enjoy exclusive Chabad rates by booking via  this link.
  • Minyanim (at tourists season) usually take place at this convenient location.
  • There will be a Sukkah this Chol Hamoed Sukkos 5785 at the Hotel.
  • 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 BBQs in the parking vicinity.
  • Please note: this hotel is over an hour walk to the Chabad House.

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

Q.  What to do in Williamsburg, VA?
A. We are thrilled you asked, here are a few suggestions:

Q. Is ther a Kosher Restaurant in the area?
A.  There is a Kosher deli in Williamsburg called Fran's Kosher Deli, located in the Raymond Mason Business School at the College of William & Mary.
The deli is under the supervision of the 
Vaad of Tidewater here is a copy of their Kosher certification.

Please note:
They are only opened during the college semester, see 
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) by calling Meredith at the deli directly at 757-561-7512

Alternatively, there are several supermarkets 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 Williamsburg.

Chabad does not have a catering option at the moment.

Q. Is there a Mikvah in the area?
A. Chabad is seeking donors to help us build a Mikvah in the future, contact us to be a part of this big project. 

The closest Mikvah's is approximately an hour from Williamsburg.

Q. Was this web-page helpful?
A. Chabad Williamsburg is supported by donations from our friends and visitors.  Your support and friendship will ensure the continued success and activities of Chabad Williamsburg, VA - Serving the "Historic Triangle."
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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.

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.

We look forward to greeting you!

Rabbi Mendy & Esther Heber