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Israel, Shabbat & Holidays

Connected with Israel

Our Center has a unique ability and responsibility to create real and meaningful connections to Israel for our members and for the larger community. Israel is an integral part of the Jewish identity, and as such, is part of the J in JCC. We celebrate Israel through culture, music, film, dance and conversation.

Our Summer Shlichim (emissaries) Program is made possible by a partnership between the JCC Association and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). The Shlichim Programs brings Israeli young adults as counselors and specialists at our summer camps. They enrich the Jewish ambiance at our camps and strengthen the relationship between Israel and our Community.  

The Weinstein JCC is committed to being a primary destination for all aspects of Jewish engagement and convening important conversations. 


A Year's Worth of Celebrations

Jewish life is punctuated by the significant days on our calendar. Shabbat reminds us to pause, unplug, connect and experience gratitude for what we have. Holidays are moments to celebrate marking not only the passing of time, but our connection to the natural world, our global Jewish community and our place in Jewish history. At the Weinstein JCC we celebrate Shabbat and holidays, honoring the diverse Jewish practice of our community and celebrating with joy, creativity and connection.

Additional resources for Jewish Practice
We’ve collected some of our favorite “everything you need to know about Judaism” websites, just for you! – Resources for families – Resources for families – Fun stuff for kids – A view from Israel – Get the latest Jewish News  – A great resource for basic information – A full Jewish Calendar

For more information about Jewish Life at the Weinstein JCC, including holidays observed by the Center, contact Cultural Arts Director Leslie McGuigan at (804) 545-8644 or