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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.

Our 6th season was a huge success, and we can’t wait for all the fun and exciting events still to come this season! We're ending another great season with An Evening of Multicultural Dance on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. Make sure you mark your calendars for this amazing show!

And, remember: 2 tickets to all events are included in Patrons of the Arts subcriptions.

Sponsorship Levels

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

Executive Producer – $10,000
Producer – $5,000
Director – $3,000
Promoter – $1,500
Artist – $695
Friend of the Arts – $425

2016-2017 Sponsors

2016-2017 Schedule of Events


1           Film Series: Rosenwald                             
11          Film Series: The Lost Key
25         Itzhak Perlman with the Richmond Symphony


13         Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Ronni Jolles         
16         POA Kick-Off: Lightwire Theater   


17         Film Series: The Return     


The Fife-Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop
1          Steve Katz
3          Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
4          Elizabeth Isadora Gold
5          Dana Allin
6          Bill Lascher
11         Jacqueline Jules




17        Women's Night Out


1          Jewish Family Theatre - Opening Night: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2-11      Jewish Family Theatre - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat   
8          Jewish Family Theatre - Dinner and Show: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
16-19    Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival
16         Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Film: Shameless: The Art of Disability
18         Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Margarita with a Straw
19         Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Mimi and Dona
19         Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Gabriel
30        70th Anniversary Event: JCC Through the Decades



10-14    Jewish Family Theatre - Encore Presentation of Bad Jews

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Patron of the Arts Guide.

Cultural Programming at the Weinstein JCC is supported in part by: The Sara D. November Art Program Endowment Fund and The Meno Lovenstein Cultural Arts Endowment Fund.

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 10 at 5PM. For more information, contact Erin Mahone at 545.8644 or

National Poetry Month Writing Workshop, Poetry Reading and Slam Competition

In the writing workshop, participants are invited to work with award-winning poets Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib and Emi Mahmoud. For the poetry reading, featured poets/slam judges Willis-Abdurraqib, Emi Mahmoud, and Sarah Lawson will read selections of their work. And for the slam competition, 12 local poets will compete for the honor of being named the winner!

These events are presented in partnership with Commonwealth Slam.

Featured Poets and Slam Judges:

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, and The New York Times. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine.

Sarah D. Lawson is a DC-based queer writer whose poems are rooted in self, exploring themes of body, love, sexuality & gender. Her work has been featured on Button Poetry & Everyday Feminism, and published by Write Bloody Press, FreezeRay Press, Beltway Poetry Quarterly & Drunk In A Midnight Choir, amongst others. She is the founder of the Beltway Poetry Slam in Washington, DC.

Originating from Darfur and raised in Philadelphia, Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud was the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and one of BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women of 2015. Currently a senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow, Emi studies Anthropology and Molecular Biology at Yale in the hopes of one day alleviating structural disparities on maternal and child health in disadvantaged communities the world over. Outside of academics, Emi contributes to an international research initiative and teaches spoken word poetry in order to empower youth with the power of voice in various communities.

Jewish Family Theatre Presents: Bad Jews

The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.

To learn more about becoming a Patron of the Arts, check out our 2016-17 Patrons of the Arts Guide or call Director of Donor Relations Lisa Looney at (804) 545-8608.