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Special Events

Individual and business donations are vital to our special events. Each year, the Weinstein JCC hosts a number of events such as the Run-A-Latke Family Fun 5K and One-Miler, our annual gala The BIG Schtick and the Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic. And this year, we have many more special events planned to celebrate the Weinstein JCC's 70th Anniversary.

The BIG Auction

The BIG Auction is now completely online! Visit to view the exciting live and silent auction packages, and beginning February 15, place your bids using your phone, tablet or computer! Silent auction items will also be available to view in person at the Weinstein JCC Monday, February 20 through Thursday, February 23 from 9 AM - 6 PM, and Friday, February 24 from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Questions? Contact Leslie McGuigan at

For listing of all auction packages, click here.


Check out this sneak peek of some of the packages that'll be available:

Private Party for 100 at the Hippodrome's Speakeasy
Host your next special event at the historic Hippodrome's Speakeasy! No matter the celebration: wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, bar or bat mitzvah, etc., the Speakeasy is the perfect venue! This package includes EVERYTHING you need to make a complete party:

  • Up to 4 hour rental of the Speakeasy for up to 100 guests
  • On-site event planning
  • Southern Foods Ways Menu with your choice of 5 heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Decor and linens
  • Set up and Clean Up
  • 3 hours DJ Services by AAA Disc Jockeys

Los Cabos Escape
Mexican Getaway for Family or 3 Couples. Enjoy a seven night stay in Los Cabos, Mexico at Casa Masha Casita, an oceanside Casita situated on the Sea of Cortez between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Casa Masha Casita is a beautiful 1500 Square cottage in a gated community with two common area swimming pools, tennis courts, a beach front pool and clubhouse. Private beach access to the Sea of Cortez.  Three bedroom, two and a half bath cottage has all the amenities, including daily maid service. Seven night stay for up to six guests.


Dinner for 8 at Beijing on Grove
Love to try new restaurants around Richmond?  Here's your chance for your group of 8 to experience the newest addition in the Grove Avenue Corridor -- Beijing on Grove -- serving authentic Chinese food in a high energy atmosphere with a chic bar scene.

This package includes:

  • Dinner for 8 people at Beijing on Grove
  • Mutually agreeable pre-set menu
  • Alcohol included.


4 Tickets to Washington Redskins Preseason Home Game
Calling all Washington Redskins Fans! Here is your chance to see your team in action with 4 tickets to any mutually agreed-upon preseason home game. This also includes a parking pass.



For more information on these packages and other auction items, click here.

The BIG Raffle

You don't have to be at the party to be a part of The BIG Schtick...Purchase your tickets for The BIG Raffle to have a chance of winning the following prizes:

  • $5,000 Grand Prize
  • $2,000 Second Prize
  • $1,000 Third Prize

The drawing will take place at 10:30 PM during The BIG Schtick on Saturday, February 25.

You do not need to be present to win!

Funds raised help support Weinstein JCC and Jewish Family Services in their mission to provide assistance to more people in our community to access the vital programs and services these agencies offer.

Click here to buy your raffle tickets now. A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold, so make sure to get yours while they're still available!

Raffle sponsored by

The BIG Schtick

Join us for the 3nd Annual BIG Schtick, presented by the Weinstein JCC and Jewish Family Services and sponsored by Woody Funeral Home!

Once again, JFS and Weinstein JCC are partnering together to host The BIG Schtick, a fundraising gala sponsored by Woody Funeral Home. This fun and spirited event is co-led by Benita Felmus, Chris Greenberg and Sandy Sisisky and will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Weinstein JCC. The BIG Schtick supports the missions of both agencies to provide assistance to individuals and families in the community to access their vital programs and services.

The evening will include a cocktail reception with delicious food and spirits, as well as attractive silent and live auctions. To view all the silent and live auction items, click here.

And of course, it wouldn’t be The BIG Schtick without top-notch comedy! Sam Morril, one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York, will be the featured performer for the night. Recently Sam has been seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s “House Party,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and regularly on Fox News’ “Red Eye.”  Check out the video below and feel free to visit Sam’s website to get a sneak peek!

Click here to get your tickets for this fantastic evening now!



Thank you to this year's sponsors:

Mark your calendars to join co-chairs Benita Felmus, Chris Greenberg and Sandy Sisisky for this great evening!

70th Anniversary Celebration & Events

The Weinstein JCC is celebrating 70 years of great memories in the Richmond community. We're having events all year long to mark this milestone, and we hope you'll find a few in which to participate:

  • Sunday, July 17: A donor thank you brunch was held at Camp Hilbert from 10:00 to 11:30 AM (invitation only).
  • Sunday, July 17: The 40th Anniversary of Camp Hilbert Reunion for current and former campers was held at Camp Hilbert from 11:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
  • Sunday, September 25: In conjunction with the Richmond Symphony, the Weinstein JCC hosted a concert featuring Itzhak Perlman which was held at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center. This event SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, December 31: A New Year’s Eve Bash was held at the Center and included food and beverages, a live band, dueling pianos, a casino and more!
  • Thursday, March 30: A Patrons of the Arts event commemorating our 70th anniversary through song, theatre and dance, featuring some of Richmond’s biggest talent and most
    accomplished Jewish artists will be held at the Weinstein JCC.
  • Sunday, May 21: “Oscar Night at the Weinstein JCC” will take place at the Center and will include a fabulous evening of volunteer and donor recognition, past and present, food and beverages and our Annual Meeting.

We also plan to publish a commemorative book on the history of the Weinstein JCC that will be available for sale in the spring of 2017. Special thanks to Richard November, Lynn Schwartz and past presidents of the Weinstein JCC for spearheading this project. Stay tuned for more information about this book and details about all of this year's celebratory events!

The Weinstein JCC's 70th Anniversary year will surely be a great success, thanks to the leadership of Co-Chairs Susie Adolf & Lynn Schwartz and the many sponsors who have supported our celebration.


 Don't miss the opportunity to be part of our milestone year! Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Development Director Margret O'Keefe at 545-8609 or

20th Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic

Golfers will enjoy another great year of golf on Monday, June 5 at our 20th Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. This fundraiser will benefit the Weinstein JCC, Jewish Family Services, and Beth Sholom Lifecare Community.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information, contact Margret O'Keefe at 545-8609 or

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