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.
Mysteries and Histories of the Smithsonian’s Musical
Wednesday, November 1
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria
(This will be a joint program with Thursday at the J and Beth El participants)
Presented by: Gary Sturm, Smithsonian Curator Emeritus, Chair of the Smithsonian American History Museum's Division of Music, Sports & Entertainment
A man who paid $100 for the violin he played for nearly 50 years never told
anyone it was a stolen 274-year-old Stradivarius until he made a deathbed
confession to his wife. In 2015, a rare “Strad” built in 1734 was returned to
its rightful owners 38 years after being stolen from its owner after a concert in
1980. Gary will enlighten us with stories such as these and take us on an in-depth
look at the history of the Stradivarius (one sold for $12 million!), as well
as a look at the many other amazing instruments displayed at the Smithsonian.
A multimedia presentation will reveal many fascinating details about these
instruments, and how one goes about investigating and authenticating the
history of them. Join us at Beth El for this special behind-the-scenes look at the
Fee: $5 for all participants
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062
The Pajama Game at Arena Stage
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)