Inclusion & Support Services for Adults

The Weinstein JCC is committed to making sure that everyone feels welcome and integrated in our community. We strive to enhance the lives of children with special needs by providing opportunities for personal and educational growth in our Preschool, Childcare, After-school and Summer Camp programs. Our program for adults is designed to engage those with cognitive and physical disabilities through social and recreational opportunities. The Center promotes full accessibility, including a wheelchair-accessible van for transportation to and from activities.
The Weinstein JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage. We open our doors to everyone: people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

 

Inclusion is the Weinstein JCC.

Our Programs

Kesem Inclusive Theatre Project
The dates for the ’21-’22 season of the Kesem Inclusive Theatre Project have been announced! For more information, click here.

Please contact Missy Bunce at 804.545.8658 or at mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org with questions.

Adult Circle of Friends
An intimate, supportive group for adults with special needs.
Ages: 21+

The Adult Circle of Friends is a social and recreational group for adults with special needs. The focus of this group is on learning new social skills and making friends. The group meets once a month and will remain at the Weinstein JCC for planned activities.

This group is intimate and supportive by design. Participants need to be able to transition well into new settings and feel comfortable in public places.

Days and times vary per event. For more information, please contact Missy Bunce at 804.545.8658 or at mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org.

$25 per event for JCC members
$30 per event for non-members

The Weinstein JCC is proud to host its annual ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival during the month of February, known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Our festival, free and open to the entire community, will run February 9-11, 2022 and is part of ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the US dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. In addition to film screenings, the festival also includes post-screening discussions and engaging programs meant to bring the community together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Beautiful Country
A Conversation with author, Qian Julie Wang
Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm

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Qian Julie was born in Shijiazhuang, China. At age 7, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, with her parents. For five years thereafter, the three lived in the shadows of undocumented life in New York City. Qian Julie’s first book is a poignant literary memoir that follows the family through those years, as they grappled with poverty, manual labor in sweatshops, lack of access to medical care, and the perpetual threat of deportation.

An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world.

Have questions about our inclusion and support services for adults? 

Please contact Missy Bunce, Youth, Family, Camping and Support Services Director at 804.545.8658 or mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org for more information.