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Recreation: Building Skills, Values & Community

Participating in sports is great for your health. But at the Weinstein JCC, sports go beyond the physical to give participants opportunities to grow as a person. In our youth leagues and rec programs, children, their parents and adult team members all build lasting friendships in a friendly environment. Good sportsmanship is always emphasized!

Recreation Programs

Sports can be a lot more fun when you’re participating as a group. At the Weinstein JCC, we bring children and adults opportunities for healthy fun, with classes and rec teams covering a huge range of sports activities.

For preschoolers, the Weinstein JCC is a great place to get moving! Our Lunch and Fun programs include classes in aquatics, fitness, recreation and dance for children ages three and up.

Children ages 6 - 12 can choose from a range of recreational and instructional dance programs, swimming, leagues and classes, including basketball, gymnastics, soccer, flag football and more.  

Adults can meet friends and enjoy pick-up basketball, pickleball, running clubs and many other gym and fitness activities.

To learn more, see our class list below or visit our Activity Finder.

All-Star Soccer - Spring

Learning a new sport can help your child develop social and motor skills. In this class, your child will learn fundamental soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, and scoring. The lessons taught over the eight sessions will build and end with participants combining all their newly-learned skills in a game. This is a fun, recreational class focused on teaching your child sportsmanship, listening skills and teamwork.


CORE Tumble Bugs - Spring

In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. CORE Kids Academy’s mission is to instill and develop confidence by enhancing each child’s own capabilities through personal coaching in a group setting.


Kids Theatre - Spring - NEW!

In this new 8-week class, children will explore different aspects of theatre and musical theatre through games, plays, song, and dance. This class is designed to be a fun way to help children gain confidence and develop skills in communication and team-work. No experience required.


Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Seeking Youth Athletes and Artists for JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® 

JCC Maccabi was created to provide Jewish youth, ages 12-16 years old, with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, democracy, and peace. Participants cultivate a deeper understanding and instill an appreciation of Jewish values within Jewish youth, enrich their Jewish identity in an informal setting, and encourage their identification with the state of Israel.

The JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® is the largest Jewish youth event in the world. From August 4-9, 2019, Detroit will welcome over 1500 visiting Jewish teens from across the globe. The JCC Maccabi Games® promotes and encourages the health, physical fitness and well-being of Jewish youth through participation in recreational and athletic activities. The activities for this year’s games are: Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys/Girls Dance, Boys/Girls Golf, Boys/Girls Ice hockey, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys/Girls Star Reporter, Boys/Girls Swimming, Boys/Girls Table Tennis, Boys/Girls Tennis, and Girls Volleyball. ArtsFest allows participants to develop creative skills in a variety of areas including acting/improv, culinary arts, dance, musical theater, rock band, social media squad, visual arts, and vocal music. Thanks to a combination of workshops, performances, and exhibitions, the ArtsFest inspires teens and helps them develop individuality through artistic expression. Participants will learn the values of teamwork, integrity, cultural pride and community service while expanding an appreciation of Jewish values, connection to the community, enriching their Jewish identities, improving their overall health and well-being and building lifelong friendships.

To receive more information, please contact Weinstein JCC Maccabi Delegation Head Nick Pruden at 804-545-8607 or at Or, click here to register.

Jr. Maccabi

The Jr. Maccabi Games are being held at the Kaiserman JCC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Sports include the following:

Junior Maccabi for ages 11-12             
Girls’ Basketball      
Boys’ Basketball     
Girls’ Soccer (7v7)      
Boys’ Soccer (7v7)     
Flag Football (7v7)  
Girls’ Softball 

Individual Sport for ages 9-12     
Tables Tennis  
Track & Field 

To receive more information Maccabi and Junior Maccabi, please contact Weinstein JCC Maccabi Delegation Head Nick Pruden at 804-545-8607 or

Weinstein JCC Youth Leagues

By joining a youth league, children can build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy activity. The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center is the ideal place to join. Our Center has a long history of league sports in Greater Richmond, and we’re proud of the memories we’ve created for all who have participated. 

The youth leagues at the Weinstein JCC include:

Our Jr. NFL Flag Football League is for ages five to 11. This league focuses on safety, skill development, and fun. And each participant gets an NFL jersey and flag belt. Click here for more information!

Our Jr. NBA Basketball League is for ages four to 11. Players practice before they play a game each week at the Weinstein JCC. (Parents—volunteers for coaching are always welcome!) Click here for more information!

For details about our sports leagues and recreational programs, contact Sports, Recreation & Specialty Camps Director Nick Pruden at (804) 545-8607 or