Artist Talk & Reception: Noah Scalin's I Won't Grow Up

Thursday, September 22 @ 7PM

Ages 18+

After watching his daughter play with stickers, Noah was inspired to incorporate them in his own art creations. This mass-produced commercial product is a microcosm of American culture, reflecting the stories we tell ourselves and our children about our values as a society.

This exhibition features experimental collage works created by Noah Scalin utilizing stickers and examples of the pieces created by his daughter (when she was two years old) that inspired this body of work.

Artist Talk & Reception: Noah Scalin's I Won't Grow Up

Thursday, September 22 @ 7PM

Ages 18+

After watching his daughter play with stickers, Noah was inspired to incorporate them in his own art creations. This mass-produced commercial product is a microcosm of American culture, reflecting the stories we tell ourselves and our children about our values as a society.

This exhibition features experimental collage works created by Noah Scalin utilizing stickers and examples of the pieces created by his daughter (when she was two years old) that inspired this body of work.

A Mix Tape: Susan's Playlist - Live and In Person!

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:30PM

Ages 18+

Remember the mix tapes you used to make with all your favorite songs? We certainly do! Susan Greenbaum will take us back to a simpler time with her playlist of favorite songs, most written by Jewish songwriters or performed by Jewish vocalists.

Five Week ‘Crash Course’ in Basic Judaism

October 24 - November 21

Mondays @ 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ages 18+

Led by Rabbi Yosef Bart. Explore fundamentals and facets of Traditional Judaism in this unique and thought-provoking five-part lecture series. Topics include Belief in God, Torah, The Sabbath, Jewish Observance and Sexuality. This series is co-sponsored by the RJLE – Richmond Jewish Learning Experience and NJOP—the National Jewish Outreach Program.

Sip & Learn: Women's Night Out

Thursday, October 27 @ 6:30PM

Ages 18+

Learn the techniques that artist, Noah Scalin uses every day to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. Following Noah’s awe-inspiring presentation, participants will use their newly found inspiration to create their own unique work of art in this hands-on, interactive workshop. Light dinner and wine included. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

Artist Talk & Reception: Julia Malakoff's Paper Jewels

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00PM

Ages 18+

Paper Jewels is a collection of work from three shows that took place during the Covid pandemic. Beginning in Richmond, while staying with her parents before the official lock down, Julia was “cleaning house” and treasure hunting through her family photo albums and dusty book collections. Find out more about how this project evolved, one about a brighter outlook, lifting the darkness and letting the light in.

Craig and Jeff Weiss: Fighting Back (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday November 7 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Stan Andrews is an assimilated American Jew and WWII veteran who in 1948 became one of the first fighter pilots in the Israeli air force. The book follows Andrews’s experiences as a brilliant student and talented artist to a daring bomber pilot during WWII and then his dramatic and unexpected decision to fight for a Jewish state. 

Book & Author Showcase: The Locals

Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Join us for a special in-person event at the Weinstein JCC spotlighting Richmond’s very own published book authors: Kris Spisak and David L. Robbins. Dessert reception and book signings will take place following the program.

Global Day of Jewish Learning

Sunday, November 13

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Ages 18+

Global Day of Jewish Learning (GDJL) is an international day of study and unity bringing together Jews of all beliefs and backgrounds all across the world on the same day. Local rabbis will present topics and facilitate discussions around the theme, Rebuilding. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

Jean Hoffman Lewanda: Witness to History - From Vienna to Shanghai (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 14 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. A memoir about an 18-year-old Austrian Jew who escaped to Shanghai, China by himself in 1938, Paul Hoffman relates how he helped his family leave Europe and survive WWII in Shanghai.

Yelena Lembersky: Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour (Book Talk)

Tuesday, November 15 @ 11:00AM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. In person at the Weinstein JCC. Yelena Lembersky’s memoir traces her childhood in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Her life is upended when her family decides to emigrate to America, but instead her mother is charged with a crime and unjustly incarcerated.

Shannon Sarna: Modern Jewish Comfort Food (Cooking Demonstration and Lunch)

Thursday, November 17 @ 12:00PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. In person at the Weinstein JCC. In Modern Jewish Comfort Food, Sarna shares many traditional dishes and providing exciting variations. How about tomato and pepper shakshuka cleverly interpreted into a deep-dish pizza or classic potato latkes with variations such as beet and carrot and summer corn zucchini?

Lana Melman: Artists Under Fire (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 21 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Hundreds of international entertainers sign up to perform in Israel every year and nearly all are besieged with calls to boycott the Jewish homeland in social and mainstream media, spreading vicious lies about Israel to their millions of fans and stirring up Jew-hatred across the globe. In her book, Melman provides Israel supporters with an action plan to stand up to the cultural boycott campaign that will cause its followers to question the motives of their leaders and the consequences of their actions.

David Michael Eisenstadt: Under the Radar (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 28 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. A history book about 30 notable Canadian Jewish musicians (Canadian, not necessarily Canadian-born, and Jewish, all genres and genders).

Anything Goes 50th Anniversary Production

December 8 - December 18

Times vary

Ages 12 and up

Jewish Family Theatre presents Anything Goes 
Directed by Jerry Williams
Artistic Direction by Debra Clinton
Musical Direction by Stephen Rudlin

Shabbat Sha-bang!

Thursday, December 22

5:30PM - 7:30PM

All Ages

Join us for a “mock” Shabbat and Hanukkah dinner in celebration of the Festival of Lights. We’ll light candles, eat latkes, sing songs, and play dreidel. Fun for the whole family!

Artist Talk & Reception: Noah Scalin's I Won't Grow Up

Thursday, September 22 @ 7PM

Ages 18+

After watching his daughter play with stickers, Noah was inspired to incorporate them in his own art creations. This mass-produced commercial product is a microcosm of American culture, reflecting the stories we tell ourselves and our children about our values as a society.

This exhibition features experimental collage works created by Noah Scalin utilizing stickers and examples of the pieces created by his daughter (when she was two years old) that inspired this body of work.

A Mix Tape: Susan's Playlist - Live and In Person!

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:30PM

Ages 18+

Remember the mix tapes you used to make with all your favorite songs? We certainly do! Susan Greenbaum will take us back to a simpler time with her playlist of favorite songs, most written by Jewish songwriters or performed by Jewish vocalists.

Five Week ‘Crash Course’ in Basic Judaism

October 24 - November 21

Mondays @ 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ages 18+

Led by Rabbi Yosef Bart. Explore fundamentals and facets of Traditional Judaism in this unique and thought-provoking five-part lecture series. Topics include Belief in God, Torah, The Sabbath, Jewish Observance and Sexuality. This series is co-sponsored by the RJLE – Richmond Jewish Learning Experience and NJOP—the National Jewish Outreach Program.

Sip & Learn: Women's Night Out

Thursday, October 27 @ 6:30PM

Ages 18+

Learn the techniques that artist, Noah Scalin uses every day to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. Following Noah’s awe-inspiring presentation, participants will use their newly found inspiration to create their own unique work of art in this hands-on, interactive workshop. Light dinner and wine included. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

Artist Talk & Reception: Julia Malakoff's Paper Jewels

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00PM

Ages 18+

Paper Jewels is a collection of work from three shows that took place during the Covid pandemic. Beginning in Richmond, while staying with her parents before the official lock down, Julia was “cleaning house” and treasure hunting through her family photo albums and dusty book collections. Find out more about how this project evolved, one about a brighter outlook, lifting the darkness and letting the light in.

Craig and Jeff Weiss: Fighting Back (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday November 7 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Stan Andrews is an assimilated American Jew and WWII veteran who in 1948 became one of the first fighter pilots in the Israeli air force. The book follows Andrews’s experiences as a brilliant student and talented artist to a daring bomber pilot during WWII and then his dramatic and unexpected decision to fight for a Jewish state. 

Book & Author Showcase: The Locals

Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Join us for a special in-person event at the Weinstein JCC spotlighting Richmond’s very own published book authors: Kris Spisak and David L. Robbins. Dessert reception and book signings will take place following the program.

Global Day of Jewish Learning

Sunday, November 13

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Ages 18+

Global Day of Jewish Learning (GDJL) is an international day of study and unity bringing together Jews of all beliefs and backgrounds all across the world on the same day. Local rabbis will present topics and facilitate discussions around the theme, Rebuilding. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

Jean Hoffman Lewanda: Witness to History - From Vienna to Shanghai (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 14 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. A memoir about an 18-year-old Austrian Jew who escaped to Shanghai, China by himself in 1938, Paul Hoffman relates how he helped his family leave Europe and survive WWII in Shanghai.

Yelena Lembersky: Like a Drop of Ink in a Downpour (Book Talk)

Tuesday, November 15 @ 11:00AM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. In person at the Weinstein JCC. Yelena Lembersky’s memoir traces her childhood in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Her life is upended when her family decides to emigrate to America, but instead her mother is charged with a crime and unjustly incarcerated.

Shannon Sarna: Modern Jewish Comfort Food (Cooking Demonstration and Lunch)

Thursday, November 17 @ 12:00PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. In person at the Weinstein JCC. In Modern Jewish Comfort Food, Sarna shares many traditional dishes and providing exciting variations. How about tomato and pepper shakshuka cleverly interpreted into a deep-dish pizza or classic potato latkes with variations such as beet and carrot and summer corn zucchini?

Lana Melman: Artists Under Fire (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 21 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. Hundreds of international entertainers sign up to perform in Israel every year and nearly all are besieged with calls to boycott the Jewish homeland in social and mainstream media, spreading vicious lies about Israel to their millions of fans and stirring up Jew-hatred across the globe. In her book, Melman provides Israel supporters with an action plan to stand up to the cultural boycott campaign that will cause its followers to question the motives of their leaders and the consequences of their actions.

David Michael Eisenstadt: Under the Radar (Virtual Book Talk)

Monday, November 28 @ 12:30PM

Ages 18+

Part of the 2022 Fife-Davis family Annual Jewish Book Fair. A history book about 30 notable Canadian Jewish musicians (Canadian, not necessarily Canadian-born, and Jewish, all genres and genders).

Anything Goes 50th Anniversary Production

December 8 - December 18

Times vary

Ages 12 and up

Jewish Family Theatre presents Anything Goes 
Directed by Jerry Williams
Artistic Direction by Debra Clinton
Musical Direction by Stephen Rudlin

Shabbat Sha-bang!

Thursday, December 22

5:30PM - 7:30PM

All Ages

Join us for a “mock” Shabbat and Hanukkah dinner in celebration of the Festival of Lights. We’ll light candles, eat latkes, sing songs, and play dreidel. Fun for the whole family!