Israeli Folk Dance - Beginners

September - December or August

Mondays @ 7:30PM - 9:45PM

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! Winter Season and Spring Season options available. Questions? Call Ellen Bernstein at 804-399-3649 or [email protected].

Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced

September - December or August

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.

Shony Rivnay

September 7–October 26, 2023 

Filled with characteristic biomorphic shapes that have been deliberately exaggerated and infused with harmony, Tel Aviv based interdisciplinary Israeli-American artist Shoney Rivnay’s stunning traveling exhibit opens the Sara D. November art gallery season!

Beginner's Pickleball

September 10 - October 1

Sundays @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Ages 18+

Beginner Pickleball clinics will take place from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM on Sundays for four straight weeks. We will teach you the rules of the game, basic techniques, and strategies to make the game more enjoyable.

Scott Wichmann presents:
People of the Great American Song Book

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7 pm

Scott Wichmann, one of Central Virginia’s premier entertainers, spends a joyous evening highlighting the enduring contributions of Jewish composers to the catalog of American popular music.

From the Gershwins to Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen to Sammy Cahn, Jerome Kern and more, enjoy an incredible program showcasing how Jewish musicians helped to express the hope, yearning, passion, heartache and lyricism of 20th Century America.

Jewish Family Theatre’s Master Class Series


Mondays 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Are you ready to work with some of the best and most talented professionals in the Richmond theatre community? Our Master Classes will give students in-depth experiences in vocal training and auditioning, dance styles, acting and improvisation and playwriting. Students will work in a small group setting allowing for individualized attention to hone their skills.

Round Robin Doubles Pickleball Social Tournaments

October 15 & December 17

Sundays @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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.

Adult Beginning Hip-Hop

October 18 - December 13

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Ages 16+

If you have always wanted to learn hip hop but didn’t want to be in a kid’s class, this is for you. In the class we will break down new moves each week, repeat them until you feel comfortable and then put them together in a short routine to one of your favorite tunes. It’s a great time
and a good workout too for your mind and body.

Women’s Night Out: Introduction to Paper Mosaic

Thursday, October 19, 2023

6:30 PM -9:00 PM

Enjoy a fun, interactive and creative evening with acclaimed artist, Sandhi Schimmel Gold who will demonstrate and facilitate a workshop using a paper mosaic technique. One of the pioneers of the Green Fine Art movement, Sandhi has been an avid upcycle artist; utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste.

Fall Festival at Camp Hilbert

Sunday, October 22

Spend a day enjoying the great outdoors at beautiful Camp Hilbert! Whether you want to reunite with fellow Camp Hilbert buddies or check out the camp for the first time, everyone will have fun with live entertainment, outdoor games, arts and crafts, face painting, moon bounces and canoeing and kayaking on Lake Rosalie!

Getting The Most Out of Your Digital Camera

Sunday October 22, 2023

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Are you dissatisfied with your photos? When you look at them do you wonder what you could have done to make them better? Are you confused with all the buttons and dials and wonder what they’re really for? Then this course is for you! 

Voices in Peace

Sunday, October 29 at 3 pm

Music has the power to bring together people of all faiths, race, identity, and abilities to connect to one another, foster meaningful relationships and promote peace. Voices in Peace is an inclusive choir with a mission to enrich and inspire the collective Richmond and Jewish communities through music. Under the choral direction of Natan Berenshteyn and Jamie Barrack, approximately 90 singers will join to perform songs that connect to Jewish values of love and peace. This Making Music Happen Community Grant Initiative is made possible by a generous grant from…


November 2–January 04, 2024 

Exploring  the intersection of mass media and social perceptions of beauty, Gold and Dworkin create visual narratives on resilience and the fragility of human connections. 

Deborah Applegate
Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler,
Icon of the Jazz Age

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 12:30 pm VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

More than a biography, this is a colorful, funny and unorthodox history of Jewish life told through the perspective of a “good Jewish girl” from a Russian shtetl who immigrated to Brooklyn and rose to become the “Female Al Capone” and one of the most renowned Jewish-American Women in the 20th century.



Sunday, November 12, 2023

10:00 AM –1:00 PM

Zentangles is the art of creating beautiful, complicated patterned pieces ‘one stroke at a time’.

This 3-hour class will begin with a series of simple, repeatable patterns which, when all 
combined, can create a fabulous image like the to the left. It’s a perfect class for Beginners because the patterns are not difficult yet can be combined to look amazing!

Christopher C. Gorham
The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman
who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 12:30 pm VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

The first-ever biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, a Jewish immigrant with only a high school education, who went on to be dubbed by Life Magazine as “the most important woman in the American government.”


Rachel Beanland
The House Is on Fire

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

Rachel Beanland’s most recent work of historical fiction is a riveting reimagining of one of early America’s deadliest tragedies, the Richmond Theater Fire of 1811, told from the perspectives of four characters whose lives are irrevocably altered in the aftermath of the inferno. 

Brittany Mullins - Mostly Veggies:
Easy Make-Ahead Meals for Healthy Living

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7 pm

Meal prep done right means a fridge stocked with healthy snacks ready to grab on your way out of the door; it means having an easy answer every time the question “what’s for dinner” pops into your head; and it means saving time and money while you enjoy flavorful, nutritious meals that come together in minutes. Brittany Mullins, local author and creator of the website, Eating Bird Food, has a passion for helping…

Martin J. Siegel
Judgment and Mercy: The Turbulent Life and Times
of the Judge Who Condemned the Rosenbergs

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 12:30 pm VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

70 years ago, Judge Irving Kaufman presided over the atomic espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and sentenced them to death. Meant to propel him to “the Jewish seat” on the Supreme Court, the case haunted him to the end. This biography brings to life the complexities of this man and reveals the intramural Jewish battles over assimilation, class and patriotism.


Andrew Lawler
Under Jerusalem

Monday, November 27, 2023 at 12:30 pm VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Under Jerusalem takes readers into the tombs, tunnels, and trenches of the Holy City, bringing to life the indelible characters who have explored this subterranean landscape, revealing how their pursuit defined the conflict over modern Jerusalem and ultimately could provide a map for two peoples and three faiths to peacefully exist.



Opens Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm,
w/additional performances December 9, 13, 14, 16 at 7:30 pm
and December 10 & 17 at 2 pm

Recommended for Ages 12 and Up

Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Originally produced in 1961 with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Cabaret is the winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Composer/Lyricist.

Painting in Pastels

Mondays, December 4 & 11

1:45 PM-3:15 PM

Discover the joy of painting with pastels in a 2-part workshop especially for beginners! Learn tips and techniques that will enable you to express yourself with this exciting medium.

A supply list will be sent before the class.


January 11–February 29, 2024

Juried exhibit celebrating diversity and individuality. Artists are invited to share work reflecting their unique interpretation of this theme.  Submissions will be accepted online beginning September 1, 2023.  

Farewell Mister Haffmann

Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7 pm

Farewell Mister Hoffman is part of our 15th Annual Israeli and Jewish Film Festival from January 18 to 28, 2024. Experience a diverse lineup of award-winning films and engaging programming that celebrates Jewish and Israeli stories. Full lineup announced in November.

Don’t miss this unforgettable cinematic event! Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann, fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers…


February 28-March 10, 2024

Recommended for Ages 12 and Up

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but…


March 7–May 2, 2024

Right brain for creativity? Left brain for analytical thinking? Celebrating those who have found success at the intersection!  Curated exhibit presenting the art work of Carl Patow, Deborah Pollack and other science-minded professionals that are also artists. 

An Evening with Dahlia Lithwick:
The U.S. Supreme Court:
What has happened and What’s to Come

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Dahlia Lithwick, an award-winning journalist and author, Senior Editor at Slate, and considered the best legal commentator for two decades, leads us in a non-partisan discussion about the Supreme Court; how it started, where it is now and where we are headed. She is the host of Amicus, a biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court and the author of the instant New York Times Bestseller Lady Justice, the stories of women attorneys and how they fought to succeed in their profession. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s…

Marcel Marceau, A Silent Hero
Performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7 pm

Marcel Marceau was a French actor who was known internationally for his emotional and elegant performance as a mime. In France during WWII, Marceau used his art of mime to save Jewish children during the Holocaust. 

Under the creative direction of Ana Anais King, the Latin Ballet of Virginia will bring the Marcel Marceau story, A Silent Hero, to life through ballet.


May 9–June 28, 2024

Israeli -American artist Anne Schlachter Dagan’s unique sensitivity to light and colorblindness unveils a mesmerizing interplay of shadows, inviting you to explore the profound beauty that emerges when light becomes someone’s darkness 

Artists’ Talk and Reception on May 9 at 7pm. Open to the public.  


Free JCC Pickleball

Dates Ongoing

Saturdays & Sundays

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. 

Adult 18+ Basketball

Dates Ongoing


Ages 18+

Supervised pick-up basketball games in the Arenstein gym for all abilities. Guests are welcome to play if they are accompanied by a JCC member. Guest passes can be purchased at the front desk.

Private & Semi-Private Basketball/Soccer/Pickleball Training

Dates Ongoing

By Appointment

Ages 18+

Available for anyone interested in taking their game to the next level. Each session is 30-minutes long and our coaches can tailor the workouts to your goals. Training sessions are available during open gym times and when our coaches are available.

Exciting New Programs Coming Soon!

We are thrilled to announce that a diverse range of engaging and enriching programs will be available for the upcoming fall.

 Unfortunately, we aren’t able to reveal the specific offerings just yet, but mark you calendars for Monday, August 28, when fall registration will officially open. On that day, our website will be updated will all the detailed information you need to make your selections.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exciting new offerings this fall!