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Arts + Ideas: Celebrating Arts, Culture & Education

When you subscribe to Arts + Ideas, you’re guaranteed tickets to all of the cultural arts events in the series, including film, theater, music, dance and the renowned Adolf-Adams JCC Forum.

For over fifty years, the Weinstein JCC’s cultural and performing arts programming has brought our community exceptional events that celebrate essential aspects of Jewish and community culture.

Last season was a huge success, and we can’t wait for all the fun and exciting events heading our way this year! Our 2019-20 lineup includes a An Evening of Cabaret featuring Natan Berenshteyn and Deb Clinton, The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair Signature Event, Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical “Gypsy”, The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum: A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein Through Story and Song, Violins of Hope Chamber Concert, and more! For more about how to become a subscriber or to renew your subscription, click here.

Remember: 2 tickets to all events are included in series subcriptions. 

Become a Subscriber

We are thrilled to introduce the 2019-20 Arts + Ideas Season!

We hope you will join us for another robust season of arts and entertainment bringing culture and community together.

Highlights of the 2019-20 subscription include 2 tickets to each of these Signature Events:*

An Evening of Cabaret featuring Natan Berenshteyn and Deb Clinton

David Makovsky: Be Strong and Of Good Courage

Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Gypsy

The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum: 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein ~ A Tribute

JFT’s Acts of Faith Show: Torch Song

Violins of Hope Chamber Concert 

PLUS: 2 tickets to all events included in The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair, 10th Annual Israeli Film Festival and 2nd Annual Jewish Film Series!

*Program offerings vary by subscription level. 

2019-20 Subscription Levels

This level enjoys 2 tickets with General Admission seating to all Patrons of the Arts Signature Events excluding Violins of Hope Chamber Concert with the Richmond Symphony. Plus 2 tickets to every Book Fair, Israeli Film Festival and Jewish Film Series program.

ARTIST ~ $695
This level includes all Friends of the Arts benefits plus 2 tickets to Violins of Hope Chamber Concert with the Richmond Symphony. Artists also receive reserved seating by name at all Patrons of the Arts Signature Events.

PROMOTER ~ $1,500
This level includes all Artist benefits plus 2 tickets to ALL Cultural Arts programs not included in the Patrons of the Arts subscription and invitations to ALL Cultural Arts event receptions.


Exclusive benefits for Arts + Ideas subscribers include:
• Personalized concierge service
• Up to 20% discount on single tickets (reflected in subscriptions)
• 20% discount on additional tickets to POA programs (included in subscriptions)
• Exclusive pre-sale opportunities to other cultural arts programs and events at the Weinstein JCC


To subscribe to our upcoming season, please contact Lisa Looney, Director of Donor Relations, at  


2019-20 Subscription at a Glance

Become a Sponsor

We offer a wide selection of ways to support the arts at the Weinstein JCC.

Executive Producer – $7,500+
Producer – $5,000
Director – $3,000

Have you renewed your Patrons of the Arts Sponsorship for the 2019-20 season? If not, reserve your place today by contacting Leslie McGuiganClick here for this year's renewal form.

2019-20 Season Sponsor Level Benefits:

DIRECTOR  ~  $3,000

  • This level includes all Promoter benefits plus Premiere Seating at all Cultural Arts programs. Directors may choose to be recognized as a sponsor of any one cultural arts reception.

PRODUCER  ~  $5,000

  • This level includes all Director benefits plus two additional tickets (total of 4) with VIP Seating to All Cultural Arts programs. Producers may choose to be recognized as a sponsor of any one mutually-agreed upon cultural arts program (based on availability).


  • This level includes all Producer benefits plus two additional tickets (total of 6) with VIP Seating to All Cultural Arts programs and recognition as the EXCLUSIVE Presenting Sponsor of any one mutually agreed-upon cultural arts program or series (based on availability).

To sponsor our upcoming season, please return the above form to Leslie McGuigan, Director of Cultural Arts, at Upon receipt of your form, you will be contacted for payment. 


*Sponsors as of 8/31

2019-20 Schedule of Events

12 - Jewish Film Series, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
18 - Artist in Residence. Hillel Smith, Presents Parsha Posters Artist's Talk and Tour
19 - Sip & Learn Text as Texture with Hillel Smith
22 - Telling Their Stories: An Evening of Cabaret Featuring Natan Berenshteyn and Debra Clinton

16 - Jewish Film Series Presents: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
24 - Rabbi Shlomo Pereira, Jewish Voices From Portugal
27 - The Pink Hulk: One Woman's Journey to Find the Superhero Within
30 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Lynn Goldstein - Transitions

6-19 - The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop:
       6 - John Simon, Strangers in a Strange Land
       7 - Inbal Arieli, Chutzpah: Why Israel is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
       8 - Mark Federman, Russ and Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built
       12 - Peter Gethers, My Mother's Kitchen
       14 - David Makovsky, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny
       18 - Rebecca Erbelding, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
       19 - Community Read with Amy Blumenfeld, The Cast

12-22 - Jewish Family Theatre: Gyspy

11 - The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein Through Story and Song
23-30 - Tenth Annual Israeli Film Festival

1 - Woven Together: Experiencing Peoplehood Through Song
11-13 - ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival
       11 - Jewish Film Series: Shoelaces
       12 - Identity RVA Art Gallery Opening and Program
       13 - Kesem Inclusive Theater Performance

7 - A Night of Comedy Featuring Ophira Eisenberg
18-25 - Jewish Family Theatre: Torch Song
26 - Women's Night Out Sip & Learn: Sara-Chana Silverstein, Moodtopia

21 - Yom Hashoah Event, Making Meaning Through Art Making Gallery Lecture and Tour along with Jewish Film Series, As Seen Through These Eyes

5 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Hope
20 - Violins of Hope Chamber Music Concert

Click here for a downloadable version of the 2019-20 calendar of events!

To learn more about becoming an Arts + Ideas subscriber, call Director of Donor Relations Lisa Looney at (804) 545-8608.