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Day Trips and Excursions

Weekday Outings to Local Museums & Other Points of Interest

Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

To Register: Submit payment and registration form to the JCCNV, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to “JCCNV” with the date of the event on the memo line. You will receive a confirmation call back. Please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change. Please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants is required on all trips.

Please note new fees: $16/ $10 J member for bus transportation unless otherwise noted.
Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment.


Upcoming Excursions

Trip to the Newseum – Creating Camelot:
The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
Wednesday, November 8, depart the J 10:15am; return 3:30pm 

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum is bringing back this photo exhibit which showcases more than 70 intimate and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and their children, taken by Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe. His photographs helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.” His extraordinary access produced some of the most famous images of Kennedy, but the 9/11 attacks destroyed his negatives which were stored in a vault in the World Trade Center. Using contact sheets provided by Lowe’s estate, the Newseum has never-before-seen pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy. 

There are many other exhibits to view and restaurants in which you can sit, relax, and eat if desired.  

Fee:       $16/ $10 J member for bus transportation.       
                Purchase $19.95 (plus tax) senior ticket (good
                for two days) at box office.

Code:    #8732

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “11/8” on memo line. 


The Pajama Game at Arena Stage
(This trip is full. Contact Michele to be placed on the waitlist.)
Wednesday, November 15, depart the J 10am; return 3:30pm

“The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency – so why are
things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new
superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making
head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’
strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes.
Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s
Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday
season is to play The Pajama Game!” — Arena Stage Website.
An early lunch (sandwich, chips, fruit salad, bottle of water) at Arena Stage is included in the fee.
Fee: $82/ $74 J member (includes bus transportation, matinee ticket, and pre-                 show lunch)
Code: #8625


Private Tour and Artist Demonstrations at the Torpedo Factory, Old Town Alexandria
Thursday, December 7, depart J 10am; return 3:30pm (Bus will also pick up from Beth El)

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, it attracts approximately 500,000 visitors annually. Join us for a private tour of this wonderful building, along with private demonstrations with artists in three to four different media. You will then have a short time to browse through the many other studios, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Fee:       $18 (bus transportation and private tour);
                lunch is on your own

Code:    #8733  

BUS FROM THE J: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn:  Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “12/7” on memo line.

BUS FROM BETH EL: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn:  Shelly Rosenstein. Make check payable to JCCNV with “12/7” on memo line.


Crazy for You at Signature Theatre
Sunday, January 14, depart J 12:45pm; return 6:30pm

“Beloved songs meet sensational dance in the ultimate feel-good Tony Award®-winning musical comedy for the holiday season. A musical-loving banker sent to foreclose on a small-town theatre decides to revive it instead with the magic of the Follies, some slapstick comedy, and a whole lot of charm. Flush with mistaken identities, a classic love story and 1930s glamour, Crazy for You radiates with playful humor and high-energy show-stopping numbers. A wealth of Gershwin tunes including I’ve Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Nice Work If You Can Get It fuse with exhilarating tap numbers in this triumphant musical celebration.” —Signature Theatre website

Fee:       $86/ $80 J member (includes bus transportation and center orchestra                          ticket); dinner is on your own in Shirlington. You can go individually to                        one of the many restaurants or join us at a restaurant in which we will                        have reserved tables (notify Michele if interested in this option).

Code:    #8729

RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “1/14” on memo line.


Becoming Dr. Ruth at Theater J
Wednesday, February 28 (Buses will leave from both the J and Beth El)
Depart the J 10:45am; return 3:30pm; depart Beth El 11am; return 3pm

“She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America. …Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. …” —Theater J website

Fee:                       $40 all participants (includes bus transportation, matinee ticket,                                   and our famous “snack bag”)

JCCNV Code:     #8730
BETH EL Code: #8731

BUS FROM J: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with”2/28” on memo line.

BUS FROM BETH EL:  Submit payment and registration from to the J, Attn:  Shelly Rosenstein. Make check payable to JCCNV with “2/28” on memo line.



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