Attention Members: Although we do not know the exact time horizon, currently the Weinstein JCC will remain CLOSED until we are directed by the medical and health authorities that it is safe to reopen. We are navigating together the emotional and economic impact social distancing will have on our lives and community; however, it is our collective responsibility to comply with mandates and guidelines to stop the virus from spreading. For all updates, please visit our COVID-19 page. For virtual resources, click here. Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this evolving situation.

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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.

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.

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Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

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

JCC Maccabi was created to provide Jewish youth, ages 13-16 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 9 - 14, 2020, Pace University in Pleasantville, NY 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 Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Dance, Track and Field, E-Sports, Chess.

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, vocal music and film. 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 Jennifer Adams at 804-545-8659 or at jadams@weinsteinjcc.org. Or, click here to register.

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 npruden@weinsteinjcc.org.