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Patrons of the Arts: Celebrating Arts, Culture & Education

When you become a Patron of the Arts, you’re guaranteed tickets to all of the Weinstein JCC events, including film, theater, music, dance and the renowned 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.

This season has been a huge success, and we can’t wait for all the fun and exciting events heading our way next year! Our 2018-19 lineup will include a Harmony Concert featuring a cappella groups The Maccabeats and Naturally 7, Simply Diamond Musical Performance with a Neil Diamond tribute band, The Fife-Davis Family Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop featuring Georgia Hunter, NY Times Bestselling author of We Were The Lucky Ones and Judge Allan Goodman, author of Father, Son, Stone, as well as Jewish Family Theatre productions of The Rothchilds and Driving Miss Daisy, and more! For more about how to become a Patron of the Arts or to renew your subscription, click here.

Remember: 2 tickets to all events are included in Patrons of the Arts subcriptions. See you next season!

Sponsorship Levels

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

Executive Producer – $12,000
Producer – $7,500
Director – $3,000
Promoter – $1,500
Artist – $695
Friend of the Arts – $475

Have you renewed your Patrons of the Arts Subscription for the 2018-19 season? If not, reserve your place today by contacting Lisa LooneyClick here for this year's renewal form.

2018-19 Season Subscriber Level Benefits:

Subscriber FRIEND OF THE ARTS  ■  $475

  • This level includes 2 tickets to each of the Patrons of the Arts events with reserved seats by section, as well as preferred purchasing for the HARMONY Concert (does not include concert tickets).

Subscriber ARTIST  ■  $695

  • Includes all Friends benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $50 each) to the HARMONY Concert. Includes preferred seating, reserved by name.

Sponsor PROMOTER  ■  $1,500

  • Includes all Artist benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $75 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes reception sponsorship of your choice (as available).

Sponsor DIRECTOR  ■  $3,000

  • Includes all Promoter benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $75 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes event sponsorship of one cultural arts event of your choice (as available).

Sponsor PRODUCER  ■  $7500

  • Includes all Director benefits as well as 2 tickets (valued at $125 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes event sponsorship of one premier cultural arts series or event of your choice (as available).

Sponsor EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  ■  $12,000

  • Includes all Producer benefits as well as 4 tickets (valued at $125 each) to the HARMONY Concert and invitation to exclusive pre-event reception. Also includes title sponsorship for one premier cultural arts event of your choice.

2017-2018 Schedule of Events

8 - Film Series: Denial 29 POA Season Kick-Off ~ Tararam: Israel's Stomp

2 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Cynthia and Charles Krumbein
9-19 - The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop:
       9 - Kick-Off Author: Anita Diamant
       11 - Roben Farzad
       12 - Professor Shirley Kagan
       13 - K.L. Murphy
       14 - Anne Blankman
       15 - Nancy Wright Beasley
       16 - Shel Silverstein Family Event with Starlet Knight
       19 - Lunch with Chef Rossi

7-17 - Jewish Family Theatre: Once Upon A Mattress

4 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Dawn Kowal
18-27 - Eighth Annual Israeli Film Festival:
       18 - Opening Film: The Women's Balcony
       21 - On the Map
       25 - Mr. Predictable
       27 - Harmonia
31 - The Adolf-Adams JCC Forum: An Evening with Elisha Wiesel

8 - An Evening with Susan Greenbaum
15-18 - Seventh Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival:
       15 - Opening Film: Touch of Light
       17 - Night of 10,000 Laughs Live Comedy Event
       18 - On Beauty
27 - Women’s Night Out: Paint Party

14-25 - Jewish Family Theatre: Stars of David ~ Story to Song

11 - Yom Hashoah: Salvaged Pages
19 - POA Season Finale ~ Israel's 70th Birthday Celebration with the Richmond Symphony
26 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Undiscovered Artists & Photographers Exhibit

9-13 - Jewish Family Theatre: Apples from the Desert
17 - Film Series: Ben Gurion Epilogue
24 - Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Children of the Weinstein JCC

Make sure to mark your calendars for these exciting events!

Undiscovered Artists & Photographers Gallery Showing

Interested in having your work featured in the Undiscovered Artists and Photographers Exhibit? Submissions are due to the Weinstein JCC by April 23 at 5PM. For more information, click here or contact Leslie McGuigan at 545.8644 or

JFT Presents: Apples from the Desert

A poignant drama about love and reconciliation adapted by one of Israel’s most beloved authors from her own short story, this hit Israeli play follows the young Sephardic Rivka, a religious teenager, who falls for Dooby, a secular kibbutznik, at a dance class in Jerusalem. She arranges to follow him back to his kibbutz in the Negev Desert, but not before Rivka’s orthodox parents bar her from leaving, forcibly at first, only to chase after Rivka as she flees. A timeless and timely confrontation between tradition and modernity becomes a moving reckoning, as the sweetest of meals is offered and two generations learn to make peace.

By Sayvon Liebrecht. Translation by Shir Freibach. Directed by Debra Clinton. 

Ben Gurion Epilogue (Film Showing)

Taken from a six-hour interview with David Ben Gurion, one of modern history's greatest leaders, an important story emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it has lain unrecognized for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, remote from all political discourse, which allows him a perspective on the Zionist enterprise. His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today's crucial decisions and for the future of Israel.

Presented in collaboration with Hadassah Richmond

Children of the Weinstein JCC Gallery Opening & Show

The Weinstein JCC loves helping children become strong, creative, connected members of our community! Thousands of children make their way through our doors each year participating in Preschool, Kids’ Place, camps and programs. Through this charming exhibit, Patrons and community members will get to experience beautiful, whimsical works from the children of the Center.

To learn more about becoming a Patron of the Arts, check out our 2017-18 Patrons of the Arts Guide or call Director of Donor Relations Lisa Looney at (804) 545-8608.