The Center will CLOSE at 6:00PM on Sunday, September 29 in observance of Erev Rosh Hashanah. (Pools close at 5:30PM) The Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 30 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Thanks!

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Special Events

Individual and business donations are vital to our special events. Each year, the Weinstein JCC hosts special events, like the Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic, to support our mission to help children, seniors and families in our community. 

Three Perspectives on Anti-Semitism - Panel Discussion

Come join us for an important panel discussion and conversation on anti-Semitism as presented from the local, regional, national, and international perspectives on Thursday, November 7 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at The Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion at the University of Richmond. Learn about what is being done to identify, prevent, and address anti-Semitic activities and how organizations and
individuals of all ages, backgrounds and faiths can be proactive and help.

We will hear from three expert speakers, then engage in a question-and-answer period. Dr. Jamelle S. Wilson, Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond will moderate this event.

Featured Speakers Include:

Humberto I. Cardounel, Jr.
Henrico County Chief of Police 

William Daroff
Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office, Jewish Federations of North America

Johnny ‘Chip’ Lavender
Special Agent, FBI, Richmond Office

This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required at

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Richmond’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, and the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center.

Weinstein JCC Art & Gift Boutique

The Weinstein JCC Art & Gift Boutique is a NEW holiday fair as part of The Fife Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop. The event will feature over 25 premier, well-known local artisans and vendors selling art, jewelry, home décor, accessories, bath and beauty, photography, children’s clothing and more!

The boutique will take place in the Richard A. Arenstein Lobby on the following dates:

Sunday, November 10
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Monday, November 11
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 12
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

2019 Artisans and Vendors:

This event will be FREE to attend and open to the public. 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Adams at or 545-8659.

The Center Plate

The Center Plate creates a uniquely moving and delicious experience by taking guests on a coursed dinner that pairs with an interactive narrative. By merging the worlds of food and storytelling, the evening fosters community and moves guests through a singular culinary journey. The second annual event will feature award-winning chef Alon Shaya, with food and stories inspired by his cookbook/memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel.

Born in Israel and raised on cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, chef Alon Shaya calls New Orleans his home. In 2017, Alon formed Pomegranate Hospitality to foster opportunities for colleagues, partners, and friends where cultural differences are celebrated. In March 2018, Alon published his debut cookbook, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel (Knopf). Nominated for five James Beard Awards, he has been named “Best Chef, South” and won “Best New Restaurant.” He was named one of the “50 People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living magazine, and one of the “50 Most Influential Jews in America” by The Forward. Chef Shaya currently has two new restaurants, Saba in New Orleans and Safta in Denver. 

The evening festivities will include cocktails, a coursed dinner, and opportunities to give back during the Tzedakah portion of the evening and connect and strengthen our community.

Individual ticket: $180 • VIP ticket: $250 • Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000. 

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For event information, please contact Jennifer Adams, Special Events Manager, at 545-8659 or

For sponsorship information, please contact Margret O’Keefe, Director of Development, at 545-8609 or

Proceeds from this signature fundraiser help support the Weinstein JCC’s mission to ensure that our programs, resources and services are accessible to all in our community.

22nd Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic

Jefferson Lakeside Country Club was the place to be on Monday, June 3 as Beth Sholom Community, Jewish Family Services and the Weinstein JCC hosted the 22nd Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic.

The event, co-chaired by Ronnie Adolf and Nathan Shor and sponsored by SIL Insurance, a TowneBank Subsidiary, and UNIDINE, welcomed more than 100 golfers for a day of golf and giving back.

The golfers couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather as they engaged in some friendly competition to benefit Beth Sholom Community, Jewish Family Services and the Weinstein JCC. With the continued support of the sponsors and players, these three Jewish agencies can expand existing services and develop new programs to meet the increasing needs of our community.

Tommy Jackson, Luke Parker, Eddie Pearson and Laurenso Williams claimed victory as the overall tournament champions representing Gumenick Properties! Congrats!

Want to learn more about special events at the Weinstein JCC? Contact Director of Development Margret O’Keefe at (804) 545-8609 or