Attention Members: Our Athletic Wing (to include fitness and aquatics) is OPEN. For details regarding our new operating protocols and procedures, visit our reopening page. To register for a workout time slot, click here. Please note: masks are required for entry into the Center and should be worn at all times except when working out or swimming. Thanks!

Attention Members: The Center will CLOSE at 5:00PM on Sunday, September 27 in observance of Erev Yom Kippur. (Pools close at 4:30PM) The Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur.

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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 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 $30 per year and includes a free installation br.
Membership is open to all JCC Members.

*Please Note: For the summer, the 5400 Club at the Weinstein JCC will meet VIRTUALLY on Mondays from 12:25-1:30 p.m. A Zoom Meeting  registration link will be emailed to members prior to each meeting. If you do not see your Zoom invitation the day of the event, please check your email's spam folder.

The 5400 Club Schedule:

  • August 3 - Dr. Carol Summers (University of Richmond) - Make Your Money Fight: War Savings and Patriotic Thrift in the British World , 1939-1945
  • August 10 - Dr. Lauren Bell (RMC) - The U.S. Congress: Co-Equal or Inconsequential?
  • August 17 - Dr. Dan Palazzolo - The 2020 Congressional and Presidential Elections
  • August 24 - Dr. Fred Beck - Hitler’s Ambivalent Attaché            
  • August 31 - Dr. Jason R. Arnold (Virginia Commonwealth University) - Truth, Lies, and Democracy in the Trump Era
  • September 7 - Labor Day - NO MEETING
  • September 14 - Jim Dau - Virginia Voters and the Pandemic: High Stakes Opportunities to Act
  • September 21 - Dr. Peter Schertz (VMFA) - The Arch of Titus (Election Meeting)
  • September 28 - Yom Kippur - 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, 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.