You belong here.

Programming: Classes for All Ages

Connect, engage and learn through one of the many social and intellectual programs and events for active adults at the Weinstein JCC. Opportunities for seniors to remain active and vital abound at our Center. The 5400 Club, Enrich for Life and Food for Thought,  the Grand Tones and many other programs keep older members circulating in and contributing to the identity of the Weinstein JCC and the community at large. Be a part of one or all of our enriching and engaging activities for active adults such as cultural activities including films, concerts and lectures.

EnRich for Life & Food for Thought

The Weinstein JCC and Jewish Family Services have teamed up to create two new and innovative programs designed to provide older adults with a monthly activity that enlightens and engages. After the educational Food for Thought speaker series, seniors can spend an afternoon at EnRich for Life, with a specially designed program each month and a trip offered every few months. Programs vary month-to-month (September through May) and participants have the option to choose an “active” or “creative” track.

The cost is FREE, and lunch is provided. RSVP is required and should be made to (804) 545-8611 or sbarck@weinsteinjcc.org.

The 5400 Club

This group, consisting of retired and semiretired men and women, meets each Monday throughout the year. Each meeting features an outstanding guest speaker. Membership in the 5400 Club is open to all male/female Weinstein JCC members, and guests are invited to attend a program to try us out! This group is a self-governing organization with its own board, assisted by a Weinstein JCC staff advisor.

Mondays
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch (Bring your own and join us, dessert provided.)
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Program
The cost is $25 per year and includes a free installation br.
Membership is open to all JCC Members.

The 5400 Club Fall Schedule:

  • October 16 - Debbie Griffith,R.N., Richard Szucs, M.D., Rev. Jennifer Collins, Rebecca Gruszkos, LCSW, Rabbi Randi Nagel - "Honoring Choices®" Panel Discussion, moderated by Norman Sporn, M.D.
  • October 23 - Ashley Ramey, John Marshall House - "The Life and Legacies of the Great Chief Justice John Marshall"
  • October 30 - Izhak Brook, M.D., Georgetown University Medical School - "A Physician's Personal Account of the Yom Kippur War"
  • November 6 -  Claire Gastanaga: Executive Director, ACLU - "The First Amendment"
  • November 13 -  Book Fair Event with Kellie Murphy - "The Center: From Generation to Generation"
  • November 20 - Food for Thought Lunch and Special Concert by Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps Alumni Band & Friends
  • November 27 - Dr. Eugene Hickok, Member Foundation Board, Montpelier - "Thank You, Mr. Madison"

Active Adult Programming at the Weinstein JCC is supported in part by: Elmer and Yolanda Toth Memorial Endowment Fund for Seniors, Selma G. Brown Senior Adult Transportation Endowment Fund and Sidney and Reba K. Gordesky Memorial Endowment Fund for Grand Group and Grand Tones.

Tuesday Adult Programming (TAP)

This program meets every Tuesday year round, and is for adult men and women. Activities include entertainment, guest speakers, current events, theater and intergenerational programs. Participants like to celebrate many of the holidays, including a latke party with the preschool children and a Sweetheart Day luncheon.

12:00 pm: Lunch (Bring your own and join us. Dessert, coffee & tea provided.)

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Varied weekly program and activities

Membership is open to all Weinstein JCC members. The cost is $28 per year.

Grand Tones

Preparations are always under way for performances at nursing homes, organizations, hospitals, churches, synagogues and civic functions. Grand Tones, now 50 years running, is under the direction of volunteer Betsy Cockriel and joined by pianist Frances Gordon.

Membership to TAP is suggested.

Tuesdays, 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Rehearsal time

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch (Bring your own and join us, dessert provided.)

Monday Jewish Legends with Allen Cohen

What is Midrash? Over the centuries a wealth of legends and folklore have entered into the stream of Jewish literature. These stories will now be revealed and discussed in this exciting new one-hour class. You do not have to be Jewish to participate. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

For more information contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at 545-8611.

Typically two Mondays each month, 1:30-2:30 pm

These classes are FREE for all participants.

Thursdays on the Move

This new program will offer a fun-filled day trip once a month to area museums, restaurants, sight seeing, etc. Destination suggestions from participants are appreciated! Transportation from the Weinstein JCC will be provided. Cost of trip and length of trip will depend on destination.

For more information, contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at 545-8611.

For more information about Active Adult programming, contact Adult Programming Coordinator Shari Menlowe-Barck at (804) 545-8611 or sbarck@weinsteinjcc.org.