Celebrant. Speaker. Friend.

Greetings and thanks for coming to my website. I’m Rabbi Patrick Beaulier. Feel free to call me Rabbi Patrick. I’m a non-traditional rabbi, spiritual seeker and facilitator. Here you’ll find a little about myself, my approach to Judaism, speaking engagements, and services.

I am the rabbi for a new, casual, come-as-you-are experimental Jewish community called Kehillah. We’re Reform/Reconstructionist in practice, but independent, just like you are. I am a member of the Richmond Rabbinical Association and am involved in a lot of other amazing projects throughout RVA including some stuff with Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and Honeymoon Israel.

I was ordained by RSI, a progressive rabbinical program in Manhattan, founded by the late Rabbi Joseph Gelberman. Additionally, I am a Prepare-Enrich certified premarital and relationship coach as well as a Psychological First Aid provider and completed a certificate in Spirituality, Health and Healing through Clayton State University.

I have had the pleasure of writing/editing several books including Ahavah Rabbah, PunkTorah: The First Anthology and the NewKosher Vegan Cookbook, as well as countless articles for blogs such as PunkTorah and My Jewish Learning. I am also a contributor to Ritualwell, a project of the Reconstructionist movement of Judaism.

I have been featured in three books, The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections, Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal, Oy Oy Oy Gevalt!: Jews and Punk, as well as the Times of Israel, the Atlanta Jewish Times, and several other Jewish newspapers, magazines and blogs.

My wife and I live with our two cats Maggie and Toes.

I am available to answer your questions and to help you on life’s journey, so feel free to email me anytime.