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!