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Programs for Teens: The Place to Be


At the Weinstein JCC, your teen can find a lot of really interesting ways to get involved, stay active and do community service, whether it’s for school or just because it’s a good thing to do. You can also get involved in programs, classes and sports teams, where you’ll make friends you’ll have for life.

Tikkun Olam Super Stars (TOSS)

As a part of TOSS, kids in grades 6-8 can earn community service hours and help the community.

Tikkun Olan Super Stars is designed for altruistic, community-minded middle schoolers who are looking to improve the Greater Richmond area while earning community service hours for school. Based on “Tikkun Olam,” the Jewish concept of repairing the world, TOSS participants will engage in monthly service-learning programs that teach the value and meaning of giving back to the community. Programs include volunteering for Richmond community events, food banks and charities.

Check out some of our upcoming events:

TOSS Helps Feed the Hungry


Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) is the basis for the TOSS program, which is designed to give middle school-aged youth both a social and community service opportunity monthly during the school year. Not only can TOSS participants earn community service hours, but they will also learn the value and meaning of giving back to the community while engaging in a fun social activity to support positive peer relationships. Free. If interested, please contact Josh Shenker at jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

TOSS Plants Trees for Tu B’Shevat


Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) is the basis for the TOSS program, which is designed to give middle school-aged youth both a social and community service opportunity monthly during the school year. Not only can TOSS participants earn community service hours, but they will also learn the value and meaning of giving back to the community while engaging in a fun social activity to support positive peer relationships. Free. If interested, please contact Josh Shenker at jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

TOSS Helps at the Community Purim Carnival


Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) is the basis for the TOSS program, which is designed to give middle school-aged youth both a social and community service opportunity monthly during the school year. Not only can TOSS participants earn community service hours, but they will also learn the value and meaning of giving back to the community while engaging in a fun social activity to support positive peer relationships. Free. If interested, please contact Josh Shenker at jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

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TOSS “Feelie Hearts” Event to Support Grieving Children


Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) is the basis for the TOSS program, which is designed to give middle school-aged youth both a social and community service opportunity monthly during the school year. Not only can TOSS participants earn community service hours, but they will also learn the value and meaning of giving back to the community while engaging in a fun social activity to support positive peer relationships. Free. If interested, please contact Josh Shenker at jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

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BBYO

Sunday afternoons, Free 
Grades 9–12

BBYO is the world’s leading non-denominational Jewish youth group. In this youth movement, members elect their group leaders and plan their own events. BBYO participates in conventions throughout the year in cities both in and outside Virginia. Weekly and Sunday afternoon events are held at the Weinstein JCC throughout the year, with varied programs including social, educational and recreational activities, community service and Israel programs. 

For information on how to join, contact Ryan Woloshin, Associate Regional Director for the Eastern Region BBYO, at (804) 285-6500 or rwoloshin@bbyo.org.

JCC Maccabi Games® 2016

Ages 13–16 (as of July 31, 2016)

The JCC Maccabi Games is a Junior Olympics for Jewish teens, but serves a larger purpose than athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish. The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world; each summer over 6,000 Jewish teens participate. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to represent Richmond and meet teens from all over the country and world while competing in a sport or performing an art specialty they enjoy.

Location, date, and cost for the 2016 Games is TBD.

To learn more, please contact Josh Shenker at (804) 545-8650 or jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

Kids & Teens Activities

Saturday Night at the J


Enjoy a night on the town or a quiet evening at home while your child(ren) have a fun-filled evening here. Kids will eat dinner and enjoy activities like arts and crafts, swimming, scavenger hunt, flashlight tag, manhunt, gym games, and a movie at the “Weinstein JCC Theater.” Each month will be a different fun lineup of activities. For more information contact Josh Shenker at 545-8650.

Babysitting will be available for younger children.

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Babysitting During Saturday Night at the J


Babysitting is available for the younger ones so you can enjoy a night on the town or a quiet evening at home. Contact Allison Snyder at 545-8638 for more information.

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Middle School Pool Party at Camp Hilbert


It’s a pre-summer pool party and youth in grades 5-8 are invited! At this Youth Program event, Middle School kids can socialize with their peers and enjoy great music and food—all while hanging out in the Camp Hilbert pool. Kids participate in a variety of fun activities and different pool games, relax in the pool, or spend time enjoying the slide and diving board. Bringing along pool floats is allowed and encouraged! Transportation from the Weinstein JCC will be provided. For more information, contact Josh Shenker at jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.

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Spring Break Camp


This year during spring break at Kids’ Place we are planning a fun filled week of exciting programs filled with field trips, reptile visits, movies, skating, jewelry making, cartooning, swimming and more. We are looking forward to having you join us for this week of fun! Register soon as space is limited! Contact Stephen Reynolds at sreynolds@weinsteinjcc.org or 804-545-8631 for any questions you may have.

Please note: space in Spring Break Camp Days is limited.

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For more information about programs for teens at the Weinstein JCC, contact Youth & Camp Director Josh Shenker at (804) 545-8650 or jwshenker@weinsteinjcc.org.