Read Hebrew America!

Dates/Times TBA

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.

Deep Water Aerobics

January 2 - June 2

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

January 2 - May 22

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

Shallow Water Aerobics

January 5 - June 1

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!

Aqua Fit Bootcamp

January 5 - June 1

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.

Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced

January 5 - May 25

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.

Adult Pickleball Clinics

January, March, May

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

January 10 - March 2

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.

Women's Wellness

January 10 - March 16

Tuesday & Thursdays @ 8:00AM - 8:45AM

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.

Interconnected Wellness

January 11 - March 1, March 15 - May 10 (no class April 5)

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.

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Thursday, January 19

6:00 PM (Dinner Reception + Film Screening)

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called “the most powerful movie musical ever made.” Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison’s quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. The film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.

Perfect Strangers

Saturday, January 21

7:30 PM

Seven childhood friends meet for dinner to watch a lunar eclipse. What starts out as a congenial evening takes an unexpected turn when they agree to share every text message, call or notification that appear on their phones. Betrayals, secrets, and unresolved issues emerge, threatening their friendships and marriages. Adapted from the 2016 Italian film of the same name, Ashkenazi puts a uniquely Israeli spin on a film that has been remade in over 20 countries.

The Levys of Monticello

Sunday, January 22

7:30 PM

When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.

Cinema Sabaya

Tuesday, January 24

6:30 PM

Winner of 5 Ophir Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress!

Israel’s official selection for the Oscar award for Best International Feature Film Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. With each raw homemade footage shot by the women and shared with the others, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other and themselves better.

Valiant Hearts

Sunday, January 29

2:00 PM

A gripping true tale of survival against all odds, Valiant Hearts tells the story of six Jewish children in 1942 who were hidden by the Resistance in the Château de Chambord, along with priceless artworks from the Louvre Museum. There they are aided by Rose, a conservator at Paris’s Jeu de Paume Museum and a member of the resistance, who is documenting the theft of artworks by Nazi officers. Through tears and laughter, the children grapple with unimaginable circumstances while learning about friendship, solidarity, and doing what’s right. Talkback to follow.


January 19 - 29 Virtual Screening

Following his critically acclaimed debut feature The Cakemaker (UKJFF 2017), Israeli filmmaker Ofir Raul Graizer returns with a stunning new melodrama. Having reinvented himself in the USA, swimming coach Eli reluctantly returns to Israel following his father’s death. His decision to reconnect with a childhood friend and his fiancée while there sets in motion a chain of events that will change their lives forever. As beautiful, delicate and colorful as the various flowers that often fill the screen, America is a remarkable and heartrending exploration of human emotions and relationships.


January 19 - 29 Virtual Screening

Based on the true story of Leonid Berenshtein, the last surviving member of the great partisans who located Hitler’s secret weapon, the V2 missile development facility, who revisits his past as a soldier in World War II. By diving into his traumatic memories, he is forced to grapple with the dissociation and loss of identity that ensued after the war.

Aqua Zumba

January 31 - May 30

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.

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. 

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.

Fustal for Adults

March 21 – May 9

Tuesdays @ 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Ages 18+

Supervised pickup futsal games in the Arenstein gym for adults of all abilities. Free for members. No sign-up required. Guests are welcome to play if they are accompanied by a member. Guest passes can be purchased at the front desk.

Zero Hour

March 29 – April 2

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.

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).