Young Professionals

Rockdale’s Young Professionals Community

RUACH is Rockdale’s community for Jewish young professionals (JYPs) around the Cincinnati area. Our group serves 20s and 30s through social events, informal study opportunities, and volunteer and social action programs. RUACH offers events like “Sip in the Sukkah,” Israeli wine tastings, Havdallah & Israeli Food Fest, “Sushi, Sake, and Study,” Trivia Night with New American Friends (refugees), “Torah on Tap,” an annual Reds game, holiday toy collection and wrapping, and more. RUACH celebrates Shabbat together often by attending services together and going out for dinner, holding creative services at members’ homes and interesting venues, and of course, organizing home-hosted Shabbat meals.

RUACH is led by Rabbi Meredith Kahan and a dedicated group of JYPs. Please contact Rabbi Kahan for more information at or 513-891-9900 ext. 101.

RUACH events are open to all Jewish Young Professionals ages 21-39 (non-Jewish significant others are always welcome).

RUACH is on Facebook! Join for event updates, photos, and more (

Shabbat Dinners Out – Ongoing

Interested in attending services at Rockdale with other JYPs and going out for dinner afterwards? Just let Rabbi Kahan know and she’ll put you in touch with others who’d like to join!

Upcoming Events:

RUACH Night Out at Andy’s Mediterranean

Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:30pm at Andy’s Mediterranean Grill (140 McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)

RUACH hosts a night out at Andy’s Mediterranean Grille! Relax over a great meal and drinks with new friends and old. RUACH will cover the first $15 of your bill! Space is limited to the first fifteen people to RSVP, so let us know if you can join us. Please RSVP on Facebook or by email (

This event is open to Cincinnati JYPs 21-39; all significant others and friends are welcome.



Shabbat Brunch in Northside 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:30am at Adam Bellows’ Home in Northside (Address will be sent by private message on Facebook)

Join Rockdale’s rabbinic intern Adam Bellows for brunch, drinks, and a casual, musical Shabbat experience. JYPs ages 21-39 are invited, all significant others and friends are welcome!

Please RSVP via Facebook or email ( by Thursday, February 16th – let us know of any dietary restrictions or allergies.