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The Weinstein JCC is committed to being a primary destination for all aspects of Jewish engagement and convening important conversations.  Check this page for all of the latest events involving Jewish life that are happening at the Center!

Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ Picnic

Deck out in blue and white and join the Weinstein JCC as we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, just like the Israeli’s do! All over Israel, people gather in parks and beaches with their portable grills for a festive picnic filled with meat, veggies, Israeli salads and more. We’ll recreate this unique Israeli tradition with delicious food, Israeli pop music, and flags galore. So grab your friends and family and join the party!

This event is made possible by generous contributions from the Richmond Council of Jewish Educators (RCJE) and the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.

Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Jewish athletes and artists ages 13-16 are invited to join the Weinstein JCC’s “Team Richmond” and compete in the nationwide JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® this August 9-14 in Pleasantville, NY!

The JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® is the largest Jewish youth event in the world. From August 9-14, 2020, Pleasantville 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.

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.

To receive more information, please contact Jennifer Adams at 804-545-8659 or at


For more information about Jewish Life and events at the Weinstein JCC, please call 285-6500.