Jewish Family Theatre’s Second Stage: Lights, Camera, Action

January 11 - March 1

Wednesday 4:40 PM – 5:45 PM

Ages 6-9

Learn about being onstage, playing characters, being comfortable with yourself and others, all while having tons of fun! Through games, exercises and beginning acting material, these budding thespians will be introduced to the excitement, creativity, and enjoyment of theatre.

Tu B’shvat: Strong Roots for Blossoming Fruits

January 12 - February 24

All Ages

In celebration of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish festival which lends itself to creativity and is also referred to as the “New Year of the Trees,” the Weinstein JCC presents, “Strong Roots for Blossoming Fruits” by the artists and students of The Faison Center.

Alyson Richmond and Shaunna Edwards The Thread Collectors

Wednesday, February 8 at 7PM

Ages 16+

Inspired by the authors’ own family histories, The Thread Collectors is a rich historical novel set during the Civil War about two women–one Black and yearning for freedom in New Orleans, the other a Jewish abolitionist in New York–whose resourceful sewing to support their communities leads them on unexpected, dangerous journeys as they fight to bring their beloveds home from the front. 

Shabbat Sha-Bang Cohesive Inclusive Community Celebration!

Thursday, February 9

5:30PM

All Ages

Please Join us on Thursday February 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM for a meaningful mock shabbat, and colorfully delicious rainbow inspired dinner! We will dine on festive, colorful cuisine while being entertained, and laughing along with the amazing ComedySportz troupe!

Kids' Night Out

Saturday, February 18

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kids will enjoy a night full of games, swimming, food, movie, and more!

A Perfectly Fun & Fantastic Purim Celebration!

Sunday, March 5

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

All Ages

Come one come all for a Perfectly Fun & Fantastic Purim Celebration!

Costumes recommended! 

Inherited Quirks: The Art of Being a Goodman

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00PM

All Ages

It’s a family art affair featuring the absurdly superb paintings of Michael, Daniel, and Laura Goodman

A Marvelous Evening with Caroline Aaron

Thursday, March 16 at 7:30PM

Ages 16+

Caroline Aaron (Abady), Richmond native and best known for her role as Shirley Maisel in Amazon’s 20-time Emmy Award-winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will be the featured speaker at the Adolf-Adams JCC Forum. Aaron has had a long-time acting career and has appeared in many popular shows including Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Monk, and Grey’s Anatomy, just to name a few.

Zero Hour

Thursday, March 30 at 7:30PM

Ages 16+

Jewish Family Theatre presents Zero Hour, the one-man play about theatre legend, Zero Mostel, performed by favorite local actor, Jason Marks. Set in Mostel’s painting studio on West 28th Street, a naive reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage, and juicy backstage lore.

Read Hebrew America!

April 17 - May 22

Monday 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Ages 16+

Learning to read Hebrew has never been easier.  This course is designed for those with little or no background in Hebrew and focuses on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills in six 75-minute weekly sessions.

Yom Hashoah Program — Weisenthal

Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00PM

Ages 16+

Simon Wiesenthal was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became internationally famous for relentlessly pursuing and bringing nearly 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. He is best known for his role in capturing Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Final Solution. Author and playwright, Tom Dugan, will read excepts and discuss his one-man play, Wiesenthal.

A Celebration of Israel Independence Day

Sunday, April 23

Israel is one of the greenest countries in the world! Join us for music and Earth Day activities as we celebrate Israel at 75! 

Tikkun Olam-repairing the world-is an important value in Judaism and caring for our Earth connects us to Israel’s ongoing commitment to the environment!  As we celebrate Israel at 75, we will enjoy activities that celebrate our gentle repair and care of our world!

Yom Hazikaron

Tuesday, April 25

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s Memorial Day. In Israel the sounding of an air raid siren is heard twice during the day. All activity, including traffic on the highways, immediately ceases as people stand in respect for the sacrifice of those who died defending Israel. Please join us at the Weinstein JCC as our community stands with Israel on this day of remembrance.

You Belong Here II

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:00PM

All Ages

Due to popular demand, the Weinstein JCC will, once again, make a call for submissions its very successful You Belong Here exhibit. This juried show will showcase the talents of our Weinstein JCC members as well as our community partners. Artists must be 16 years of age or older to participate. All work must be available for purchase. Submissions will be accepted online February 1–March 17, 2023

Shabbat Sha-Bang! Cinco De Mayo Extravaganza!

Friday, May 5

Please join us for a rocking Cinco De Mayo Shabbat dinner party!

Mr. G. will rock the house as we welcome Shabbat together and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine!

Tzedek Box Opening at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

Sunday, May 7

1:00 PM

Middle Schoolers from a variety of synagogues and schools across the community came together at the Weinstein JCC to form their own concepts of Tikkun Olam while responding to this year’s Global Day of Jewish theme of “rebuilding.”

Nefesh Mountain

Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 PM

All Ages

Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as one of today’s formative boundary-pushing Americana bands with its eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Celtic and Appalachian music along with Jewish spirituality and soul. Singing both in English and Hebrew, husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff are the pioneers of this new blend of spiritual American music. 

24th Annual Weinstein JCC Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 6

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

This year’s tournament returns to Belmont Golf Course for the third year. The tournament includes breakfast snacks, gifts, prizes, on-course refreshments, and a boxed lunch reception. Choose between the 12-hole course or the 6-hole course (the 6-hole, par-3 course is great for novices).