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Community Family Shabbat

Learn about and celebrate Shabbat, create family traditions, and broaden your community with songleader and musician, Nick May. This event and will be friendly and welcoming for all levels of observance. Don’t identify as Jewish? Join us for a new cultural experience. ALL ARE WELCOME!

If you would like to request a vegetarian option, please email Leslie LaBrie at


Community-Wide Purim Carnival

Mark your calendar for the Jewish Community’s most fun and festive costume party of the year! The Purim Carnival will have something for every member of your family to enjoy. Food, live music, carnival games and prizes, moon bounces, face painting, balloon animals and
more. All carnival-goers are encouraged to come in costume to win a prize! In addition, to all of the fun and games, there will be opportunities to give back to our community through an organized tikkun olam project.

Sponsored by Richmond Council of Jewish Educators (RCJE) with funding from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

All games and activities are free.

Food prepared by Temple Beth El Men’s Club and available for purchase.

Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ

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!

More details about the Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ will be released in early spring.