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In keeping with the recommended guidelines for social gatherings during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the Jewish view that gives primacy to preserving life, CBI has replaced all in-person gatherings at the synagogue building with virtual gatherings. Meetings with one of the rabbis or administrative staff - where all parties are masked - may be made by appointment.

Charlottesville Jewish Resources

Shopping in Charlottesville

Although Charlottesville may not seem like a very "ethnically diverse" place compared to most large U.S. cities, it does pretty well for its size. Some Jewish foods and other items can be obtained locally, as indicated by the list below. This reference guide is by no means comprehensive and all suggestions for inclusion are welcome by emailing


BreadWorks, Albemarle Baking Company and Great Harvest make regular Challah weekly and round Challah for the High Holy Days.

Shabbat and Yahrzeit Candles

The CBI Judaica Shop carries small boxes of Shabbat candles, as do several grocery stores in town. It is sometimes difficult to find large boxes (72 candles) in the grocery stores, but the CBI Judaica Shop usually has them in stock.


In addition to the CBI Judaica Shop, Quilts Unlimited has a large assortment of Judaica: artwork, plates, candlesticks, mezuzot, jewelry, etc. Lynne Goldman Elements also carries some Judaica jewelry designs.

Kosher Foods in Charlottesville

Kosher products, including several meat choices, are now available in a most convenient way! And the quality of the products and service is exceptional from online grocert services such as Relay Foods to local stores, individual providers, restaurants and farms. 

Local Food and Gift Directory

Albemarle Baking Company
418 W. Main Street
(434) 293-6456

1980 Rio Hill Shopping Center
(434) 978-1311
923 Preston Avenue 
2955 Ivy Road - Rte 250 West
(434) 296-4663
Lynne Goldman Elements
407 East Main Street
(434) 977-9644
Chandler's Bakery
1812 Rio Hill Center
(434) 975-2253
Market Street Wineshop
311 Market Street East
(434) 979-9463
Foods of All Nations
2121 Ivy Road
(434) 296-6131
Quilts Unlimited
118 Main Street West 
(434) 979-8110
1900 Abbey Road
(434) 244-4300
Trader Joe's
2025 Bond St
(434) 974-1466
Great Harvest 
1701 Allied Ln
(434) 202-7813
100 Wegmans Way
(434) 529-3200
Whole Foods Market
1797 Hydraulic Road
(434) 973-4900

Online Shopping (for items are not available locally)

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781