Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener
(703) 537-3061

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld
(703) 537-3060

NV Rides Manager
Jennifer Kanarek

Lead Adult Group Coordinator
Michele Endick
(703) 537-3065 

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff
(703) 537-3068

Shelly Rosenstein
(703) 537-3062

New Americans Group Coordinator
Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants
Susan Dorfman
Marcia Gordon
Sue Olesch

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Adult Learning Institute (ALI)

Course Schedule

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2014 course schedule for the Adult Learning Institute (ALI).

Located at the JCCNV, ALI is dedicated to offering adults of all ages fulfilling opportunities to continue their lifelong learning in a friendly, intellectually stimulating and inclusive environment. All are welcome. There are no grades or tests, no stress or pressure, just the joy of learning new things, meeting new people from diverse backgrounds, and feeling vibrant, engaged and connected, no matter your age!

The semester will run from Monday, October 6 through Tuesday, December 9.

Register online or mail your completed registration form, available online or at the JCCNV, with payment to: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA  22031; or call the JCCNV at (703) 323-0880 and provide a credit card. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2. For convenience, registration will be available in the JCCNV lobby Monday–Friday, September 8–12, from 9am–noon.

Fall 2014 ALI Course Schedule

Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors 101
Tuesdays, November 4‒18 (3 weeks)
Instructor: Sharon Hodges, M.A., professional genealogist, researcher and educator
By popular demand, Sharon Hodges will be returning to ALI to teach some general techniques and strategies for tracing one’s roots and locating information about immigrant ancestors. In the first two class sessions, Ms. Hodges will discuss the types of documents that can be searched, including passenger records, naturalization records, and census data, and what these documents really tell us. If students have any of the above materials, or similar documents for their family, they are encouraged to bring them to the first class, and the instructor will explain them. Ms. Hodges will also talk about where to search for ancestors who arrived in other U.S. ports and were not processed through Ellis Island in New York. The third class meeting will cover how to get started with genealogical research, including specifics about where to begin, how to organize a search and keeping track of results, how to interview family members, recommended web sites and other resources, and much more. A significant portion of the third class will also be allocated for specific questions participants may have about their own research.
Fee: $36/ $24 member
Code: #5405
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From Thoughts on the Afterlife to an Understanding of God
Wednesdays, November 5–19 (3 weeks)
Presenter: John Rybicki, interfaith scholar and scientist
Concepts of the afterlife in Judaism, Christianity and Islam reveal a great deal about how these religions view God. This course examines concepts of the afterlife in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and compare how these reflect each religion’s different understandings and beliefs about God and how God balances justice and mercy, and compassion and punishment.
Fee: $36/ $24 member
Code: #5406
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