Jewish Community Center
5403 Monument Ave
Richmond VA 23226
Mission Statement The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center exists to strengthen Jewish identity and continuity by enriching personal, cultural, social and physical development, by fostering leadership, and by promoting the welfare of the Jewish community and the community as a whole.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jay Jacobs
Board Chair Shelley Gouldin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone 804 285-6500
Fax 804 285-3139
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1946
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $6,795,437.00
Projected Expenses $6,775,437.00
Mission The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center exists to strengthen Jewish identity and continuity by enriching personal, cultural, social and physical development, by fostering leadership, and by promoting the welfare of the Jewish community and the community as a whole.
Received over 15 national awards from Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association of North America for excellence in program and management, more awards than any of the other 200+ JCC's in North America.
Rated as one of the strongest JCC's in the country by thrid party bechmarking project reviewing financial, program, management and service excellence.
Hosted the JCC Maccabi Games, welcoming over 1,000 atheletes and coaches from over 30 cities accross the U.S. and Israel to participate in a sports and recreational program.
Served over 3,000 people per day and a million client impressions throughout the year.
Scholarships for families in need are at an all time high.  Current demands exceed available funds by over $50,000 preventing some children from receiving needed day care and day camp services due to insufficient resources.
Children with special needs continue to be a signficant challenge.  One in five children of the 350 children in our preschool and after school programs receive some level of intervention and the needs to increase intervention, family support and training is significant. One additional FTE is needed at a cost of $40,000 per year to fully meet this need.
The movement to establish a Jewish Community Center in Richmond began in 1941.  At this time, Rimmon Lodge of B’nai B’rith was considering a centralized meeting place for its activities. In 1945, Mr. H. J. Bernstein made it possible for B’nai B’rith to acquire a building at 2908 Idlewood Avenue. In the fall of 1946, the Center was opened. 
The future for the Center looked favorable, and plans were begun for an extensive membership. These plans came to a halt in 1948 when the building burned to the ground. Help came from many organizations, and for 16 months, the Center continued its services by operating from a room at the Beth Sholom Home and from the Temples in the city.
Because the Center was serving the total com­munity, the Board of Directors applied to the Richmond Area Community Chest (forerunner of the United Way of Greater Richmond) for membership and was admitted in 1948. In June 1949, the Center moved into the building at 2100 Grove Avenue.
Membership in the Richmond Center became a cross section of the community, open to all Jews and non-Jews, regardless of age, sex, economic status, social affiliation, religious belief, political views or country of origin.
When the Center acquired its building on Grove Avenue, it was generally accepted that this would be a temporary home and, from the outset, a great deal of thought was given to a permanent home.
By 1952, the thinking had crystallized. A10-acre site of land was acquired in the western portion of the city (actually in Henrico County - 5403 Monument Avenue).
All this planning resulted in the ground-breaking ceremony in April 1957. The building opened in May 1959.
Several Capital Campaigns have been conducted over the years in order to raise funds and improve the building and site for the expanding community and to meet the needs of its constituents. 
In April of 1995 the decision was made to move toward rebuilding and expanding the facilities of the Center to meet current and future needs. Nearly $20 million was raised. In the Spring of 2002, construction began and there was a grand re-opening in May of 2004.
During the 3 years following renovation, the membership grew from 1,650 units to over 3,000 units representing over 8,000 people and the Center’s budget grew from $3.5 million to $6.2 million and serves over 3,000 people every day.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Henrico County
Board Chair
Board Chair Shelley Gouldin
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2016 to May 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Susie Adolf Saxon Shoes
Ric Arenstein Community Volunteer
Greg Bishop McGuire Woods, LLP
Ashley Brooks Independent General Counsel
Andy Brownstein Global Realty Services Group
Michal Coffey Virginia Commonwealth University
Allen Cohen Retired
Avrum Elmakis CEO TDBBS, LLC
Karen Farzad Community Volunteer
Earl Ferguson Artcraft Management
Shelley Gouldin Community Volunteer
Chris Greenberg Self-Employed Consultant
Alison Linas Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney - Hanover County
Jonathan McNamara CarMax
Art Mullian Owner- Regal Home Improvement
Jennifer Nomberg Community Volunteer
Neil November Retired
Suzanne Peck MD - Dermatology
Andrew Pegalis Real Estate, Acclaim Properties, LLC
Robin Salzberg Community Volunteer
Lynn Schwartz Community Volunteer
Cullen Seltzer Attorney - Seltzer, Greene, PLC
Stuart Simon The Stuart Simon Law Firm
Zach Sisisky Teacher at John Marshall High School
Sandy Sisisky Community Volunteer
Stacy Struminger Virginia Linen
Sara Villalona Community Volunteer
Sara Waskin Foot & Ankle Center
Allison Weinstein Self-employed
Bob Weisberger Retired Physician
Dean Whitbeck Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 26
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 14
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Jay Jacobs
Full Time Staff 21
Part Time Staff 21
Volunteers 101
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation2009
Description Preschool and afterschool programs with inclusion programming for special needs, fitness center, senior citizen activities, food pantry, art gallery, cultural events, aquatics center, youth programming, and sports leagues.
Long Term Success Completed a major capital campaign for the complete renovation of our 50+ year old building.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $6,795,437.00
Projected Expenses $6,775,437.00
Endowment Value $1,200,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$447,589$542,751$835,197
Investment Income, Net of Losses$52,763($57,867)$138,874
Membership Dues$1,279,207$1,212,555$1,166,529
Special Events$83,290$53,849$60,468
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$6,101,305$5,843,267$5,411,657
Administration Expense$1,719,649$1,673,447$1,623,926
Fundraising Expense$0$0$22,990
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.960.981.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%78%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$17,403,963$17,983,330$18,392,872
Current Assets$1,068,651$1,082,338$1,039,375
Long-Term Liabilities$488,148$220,333$1,246,118
Current Liabilities$791,365$1,332,558$584,619
Total Net Assets$16,124,450$16,430,439$16,562,135
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.350.811.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%1%7%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Renovations to Camp Hilbert and Main Facility, Retire previos Capital Campaign Debt and Capital Endowment
Goal $6,000,000.00
Dates June 2012 to June 2015
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • IRS 990s and audited financial statements prepared by Pilc & Moseley, LLC.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes corporate and foundation support.
  • Financial information for FY 2009 provided from comparitive numbers located on the audit for FY 2010.