The Center will CLOSE at 6:00PM on Sunday, September 29 in observance of Erev Rosh Hashanah. (Pools close at 5:30PM) The Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 30 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Thanks!

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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.

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.

Youth Programming at the Weinstein JCC is supported in part by: Rhona and Ric Arenstein Youth Enrichment Endowment Fund, Bernard D. Packer Children's Endowment Fund and Simon Family Endowment Fund for JCC Youth.

Kids & Teens Activities

We've got lots of activities happening this fall for teens! For more information, see below or visit our Activity Finder.

Saturday Night at the J


Enjoy a night on the town or a quiet evening at home while the kids have a fun-filled evening at the Center. 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”.

For more information, contact Leslie LaBrie at 545-8650.

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Teen Treks


Answer the call of the wild! The Weinstein JCC is now offering the chance for your teen to enjoy the great outdoors with a variety of activities. From hiking in the Shenandoah National Park system, to testing their balance at a high ropes course, to shredding the dirt on a mountain bike, your teen will have a chance to enjoy what Virginia really has to offer outside. Each trip will have equipment provided for your child, so no need to worry about sending them with anything other than a lunch if necessary. Snacks, drinks, and an engaging day will always be provided!

Sunday, September 22 - RVA Mountain Biking
Group will get the opportunity to ride bikes down to the James River, where they’ll cool off with a swim, and finish the trip back on bikes.

Sunday, October 13 - Blue Ridge Hiking Trip
Group will head west to hike an easy trail to take in a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Group will return before sundown.

Sunday, November 3 - Sandy River High Ropes Course
Group will have a chance to go through 60 high ropes elements and 20 zip lines at Sandy River Adventure Park.

Please contact Leslie LaBrie at llabrie@weinsteinjcc.org or 545-8650 for more information.

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Chanukah Chai-lighter Party


We will be celebrating the Festival of Lights, under black lights! Middle Schoolers should come wearing white clothing that they will personalize and decorate with highlighters and glow-in-the-dark paint, for an awesome glow-in-the-dark effect. We’ll have a DJ, fun games, Chanukah themed activities, latkes and sufganiyot.

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Middle School Ski Trip


Teens in grades 6-8 will be hitting the slopes to enjoy skiing or snowboarding. Never been skiing/snowboarding before? Not a problem, all levels and abilities are welcome. The price of the trip includes a lift ticket, rentals, lessons and snacks. Please bring a bag lunch.

If interested, please contact Leslie LaBrie at llabrie@weinsteinjcc.org or 545-8650 for more information.

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School’s Out Days


Kids’ Place opens at 7:30 am and stays open till 6:00 pm on special days school is closed throughout the year. Children play at the Center, participate in Kids’ Place programs and at times take trips for different activities in town. We offer “School’s Out” programming on the student holidays listed below.

“School’s Out” programming is offered on snow days for those enrolled in Kids’ Place 12-month, Kids’ Place with School’s Out and School’s Out only packages. Interested participants in School’s Out Days that are not registered for Kids’ Place must call LaVenus Harried at 545-8639 for availability.

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Winter Break Camp


This year during winter break at Kids' Place, we are planning a fun-filled time of exciting programs with field trips, movies, jewelry making, art projects, swimming and more. We are looking forward to having you join us for the fun! During break, Middle School students will participate in various volunteer programs and reap the benefits of an exciting winter break. Along with all the activities offered, the kids will take unique field trips and venture on a mission of mitzvahs by visiting local institutions as part of their leadership program. Register soon as space is limited! For more information contact LaVenus Harried at lharried@weinsteinjcc.org or 804-545-8630. 

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