Adult Circle of Friends

Dates vary

Times vary

Ages 22+

The Adult Circle of Friends is a social and recreational group for adults with special needs. The focus of this group is on learning new social skills and making friends. The group meets once a month and will remain at the Weinstein JCC for planned activities.

Women's Wellness

September 6 - December 8 (no class September 29, October 4, November 22, November 29)

Tuesday & Thursdays @ 7:00AM - 7:45AM

Ages 18+

Do you want to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally? Set goals and reach them in this motivating class. You will see results! You will feel better! This 8-week session that meets twice a week is taught by a certified health coach, group exercise/barre instructor. This class will help you tone most importantly, build strength! Class will have tiny bursts of cardio plus help full body movement in four parts: planks/push-ups, thighs, glutes and core. You will develop control and endurance throughout your entire body though emphasis on alignment and breathing.

Ask the Trainer

September 7, October 12, November 2

Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ages 16+

Come to the fitness center and ask a personal trainer your general workout questions. Do you want to know how to get the most from a piece of cardio equipment, how to best use weights or kettlebells to achieve your goals, how to set up your own workout – now is the time to come Ask a Trainer.

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

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00PM

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.

Deep Water Aerobics

September 12 - December 30

Multiple days and times available

Ages 18+

This water aerobics class is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in 8-10 feet of water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Aqua belts are provided and are required to participate.

Israeli Folk Dance - Beginners

September 12 - August 15 (no class September 26)

Mondays @ 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Ages 16+

In a warm and inviting atmosphere, learn the steps involved with Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern. This class continues to be one of the most popular classes at the Weinstein JCC, and the first class is always free! Fall Season and Full Year options available. Questions? Call Ellen Bernstein at 804-399-3649 or ellen@ellenbernstein.com.

Shallow Water Aerobics

September 13 - December 29

Multiple days and times available

Ages 18+

This water aerobics class is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in shallow water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength to the sound of up-beat music!

Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced

September 15 - August 18

Thursdays @ 7:30PM - 9:45PM

Ages 16+

Prerequisite: Israeli Folk Dance Beginners. For those who love to dance and have some knowledge of Israeli Folk Dance, this class provides the opportunity to “just dance” and learn new dances as well, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Fall Season and Full Year options available.

Aqua Fit Bootcamp

September 15 - December 29 (no class November 24)

Thursdays @ 8:05PM - 8:50PM

Ages 18+

This class mixes calisthenic exercises with interval cardio and strength training in a pool environment. The entire length of the lap pool is used from the shallow to the deep end. Deep water aqua belts will be worn, kickboards, aqua fitness barbells, and noodles will all be utilized throughout your workout.

Aqua Zumba

September 13 - December 20 (no class October 4)

Tuesdays @ 6:45PM - 7:30PM

Ages 18+

Invigorating, low-impact, and fun class that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.

Adult Pickleball Clinics with Round Robin Social Tournament

October 2 - October 20

Sundays; times vary by skill level

Ages 18+

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is a fun and socially friendly game for all ages and abilities. It is an easy game for beginners to learn as the rules are simple but can also develop into a fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. Beginner and Intermediate Levels available.

Tai Chi

October 4 - December 1 (no class November 22, November 24)

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18+

This program is for anyone who wants to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. No experience necessary. Based on Yang Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong, this class is easy on your joints and has an emphasis on balance, agility, breathing and inner peacefulness. No equipment or special gear required—just comfortable clothes.

Fustal for Adults with Ben Tiner

October 11 - November 22

Tuesdays @ 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Ages 18+

Futsal is a small-sided soccer game (typically 5 v 5) on a hard surface about the size of a basketball court. Participants will join a 45-minute clinic where Ben will teach all participants about the game, strategies, techniques, and drills that will help hone your skills and make the game enjoyable for all. The clinic will be followed by organized scrimmages in which we will provide the futsal balls and goals. Participants are welcome to come for both the clinic and/or the scrimmages.

Interconnected Wellness

October 12 - December 7 (no class November 23)

Wednesdays @ 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Ages 18+

In this eight-week course, participants will be guided in weekly-themed gentle yoga and movement for half of the class time, followed by prompts for reflection, sharing, and learning with each other for the other half of class time. This integrative approach will offer participants the opportunity to deepen their connections with their whole being (body, mind, and spirit) and be part of a larger community of learning.

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 Hoffmann 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.

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.

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?

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

Adult Circle of Friends

Dates vary

Times vary

Ages 22+

The Adult Circle of Friends is a social and recreational group for adults with special needs. The focus of this group is on learning new social skills and making friends. The group meets once a month and will remain at the Weinstein JCC for planned activities.

Women's Wellness

September 6 - December 8 (no class September 29, October 4, November 22, November 29)

Tuesday & Thursdays @ 7:00AM - 7:45AM

Ages 18+

Do you want to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally? Set goals and reach them in this motivating class. You will see results! You will feel better! This 8-week session that meets twice a week is taught by a certified health coach, group exercise/barre instructor. This class will help you tone most importantly, build strength! Class will have tiny bursts of cardio plus help full body movement in four parts: planks/push-ups, thighs, glutes and core. You will develop control and endurance throughout your entire body though emphasis on alignment and breathing.

Ask the Trainer

September 7, October 12, November 2

Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ages 16+

Come to the fitness center and ask a personal trainer your general workout questions. Do you want to know how to get the most from a piece of cardio equipment, how to best use weights or kettlebells to achieve your goals, how to set up your own workout – now is the time to come Ask a Trainer.

Deep Water Aerobics

September 12 - December 30

Multiple days and times available

Ages 18+

This water aerobics class is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in 8-10 feet of water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Aqua belts are provided and are required to participate.

Israeli Folk Dance - Beginners

September 12 - August 15 (no class September 26)

Mondays @ 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Ages 16+

In a warm and inviting atmosphere, learn the steps involved with Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern. This class continues to be one of the most popular classes at the Weinstein JCC, and the first class is always free! Fall Season and Full Year options available. Questions? Call Ellen Bernstein at 804-399-3649 or ellen@ellenbernstein.com.

Shallow Water Aerobics

September 13 - December 29

Multiple days and times available

Ages 18+

This water aerobics class is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in shallow water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength to the sound of up-beat music!

Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced

September 15 - August 18

Thursdays @ 7:30PM - 9:45PM

Ages 16+

Prerequisite: Israeli Folk Dance Beginners. For those who love to dance and have some knowledge of Israeli Folk Dance, this class provides the opportunity to “just dance” and learn new dances as well, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Fall Season and Full Year options available.

Aqua Fit Bootcamp

September 15 - December 29 (no class November 24)

Thursdays @ 8:05PM - 8:50PM

Ages 18+

This class mixes calisthenic exercises with interval cardio and strength training in a pool environment. The entire length of the lap pool is used from the shallow to the deep end. Deep water aqua belts will be worn, kickboards, aqua fitness barbells, and noodles will all be utilized throughout your workout.

Aqua Zumba

September 13 - December 20 (no class October 4)

Tuesdays @ 6:45PM - 7:30PM

Ages 18+

Invigorating, low-impact, and fun class that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.

Adult Pickleball Clinics with Round Robin Social Tournament

October 2 - October 20

Sundays; times vary by skill level

Ages 18+

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is a fun and socially friendly game for all ages and abilities. It is an easy game for beginners to learn as the rules are simple but can also develop into a fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. Beginner and Intermediate Levels available.

Tai Chi

October 4 - December 1 (no class November 22, November 24)

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ages 18+

This program is for anyone who wants to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. No experience necessary. Based on Yang Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong, this class is easy on your joints and has an emphasis on balance, agility, breathing and inner peacefulness. No equipment or special gear required—just comfortable clothes.

Fustal for Adults with Ben Tiner

October 11 - November 22

Tuesdays @ 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Ages 18+

Futsal is a small-sided soccer game (typically 5 v 5) on a hard surface about the size of a basketball court. Participants will join a 45-minute clinic where Ben will teach all participants about the game, strategies, techniques, and drills that will help hone your skills and make the game enjoyable for all. The clinic will be followed by organized scrimmages in which we will provide the futsal balls and goals. Participants are welcome to come for both the clinic and/or the scrimmages.

Interconnected Wellness

October 12 - December 7 (no class November 23)

Wednesdays @ 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Ages 18+

In this eight-week course, participants will be guided in weekly-themed gentle yoga and movement for half of the class time, followed by prompts for reflection, sharing, and learning with each other for the other half of class time. This integrative approach will offer participants the opportunity to deepen their connections with their whole being (body, mind, and spirit) and be part of a larger community of learning.

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.

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.

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?

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