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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. Programs vary month-to-month 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

Food for Thought speakers/topics:

December 12:

  • Rabbi Hal Schevitz from Congregation Or Atid


EnRich for Life schedule:

December 12:

  • Food For Thought:  Special Chanukah Celebration : Candle lighting, songs with the Preschool and The Grand Tones, and special Chanukah meal.
  • Classes from 1:30-2:30 pm: Tai Chi with Cas Overton OR Jewish Legends and Stories of Chanukah with Allen Cohen

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. This group is a self-governing organization with its own board, assisted by a Weinstein JCC staff advisor.

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.
Membership is open to all JCC Members.

The 5400 Club Fall Schedule:

  • November 28 - Percy Strickland: CHAT - Dealing with Troubled Youth in Church Hill
  • December 5 - Book Fair: Dana Allin - Discussion of his book, Our Separate Ways, about the current relationship between Israel and the US
  • December 12 - Food for Thought: Special Chanukah Celebration
  • December 19 - Danny Plaugher: High Speed Rail
  • December 26 - No meeting

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, day trips, 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.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Exercise Hour – Program geared especially for the older adult. Includes seated and standing exercises.

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.

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

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

Jewish Studies Class

Join us for interesting and exciting discussions on the Parsha (weekly Torah portion), Jewish history, holidays and current events each week facilitated by community Rabbis and learned volunteers. You do not have to be Jewish to participate. Dessert is provided.

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

These classes are FREE for all participants.

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