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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. 

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, a select culinary-focused live auction and opportunities to give back during the Tzedakah portion of the evening and connect and strengthen our community.

Tickets for the Center Plate are SOLD OUT. To sign up for the wait list, please email Jennifer Adams at

See below for a preview of the event from Alon Shaya!

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.


Thank you to this year's sponsors:

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!

The Richmond Jewish Food Festival

Come and experience one of the largest and fastest growing events in the Greater Richmond Area. There will be food, live music, a family-friendly environment, vendors, a raffle, a parking shuttle, and admission is FREE. The Festival will take place January 19 & 20 from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM each day. For more information, call 804-288-7953 or visit

During this event there will be increased traffic in and around the Center. Please note: 

  • Police officers will be onsite to help direct traffic during the festival hour
  • Parking will be available across the street at:
    • The Professional Center at 5500 Monument Avenue

      • Parking is available ALL DAY Sunday. Please do not park at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday!

    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 5600 Monument Avenue

      • Parking is available ALL DAY Monday. Please do not park at the Professional Center on Monday!

    • The free festival shuttle picks up guests parked on Lake, Cutshaw, Treboy, and W Grace and takes guests to and from the JCC. Hop on the bus instead of crossing Monument Avenue by foot!

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