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Monthly and Ongoing Programs

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Sunday Excursions

Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

Crazy for You at Signature Theatre
Sunday, January 14, depart J 12:45pm; return 6:30pm
Check availability by emailing prior to registering.
“Beloved songs meet sensational dance in the ultimate feel-good Tony Award®-winning musical comedy. 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 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.

Check future issues of the Adult Services bi-monthly newsletter,
The Voice, or for other Sunday Excursions.


Thursday at the J

Thursdays, noon–2pm, the J (unless otherwise noted)
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095
Bring a friend and plan to attend our weekly program for active adults.
Bring a dairy or parve/meatless bagged lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy
beforehand; the J will provide dessert and coffee.
Fee: $5/ Free for member (unless otherwise noted)

2017 Chanukah Celebration:
What’s So Special About “The Bronx?”
Thursday, December 14
1pm: Boxed Lunch (provided)
1:45pm: Program
Steve Samtur, editor and publisher of Back in the Bronx magazine for 25 years, will give a fun, nostalgic retrospective of “the Bronx of yesteryear.” He will explain why “The” is always included when speaking of this NY borough and share the names of famous celebrities from The Bronx (there are many) through interviews (Robert Klein, Regis Philbin, Rita Moreno, and many others). Steve will speak about the “Home of
The Bronx Bombers” Yankee Stadium, The Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the world renowned Bronx Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo, City Island — a small fishing village yes, in The Bronx, the once and still elegant Grand Concourse with gorgeous Art Deco structures, Freedomland — a long gone Disneyland equivalent in the Bronx, and other fun facts with photos and videos. This talk is for non-New Yorkers curious about this “infamous” borough and ex-New Yorkers alike. You know the fun is starting when Mr. Samtur enters playing with a yo-yo! Relive the 40s, 50s and 60s of New York
City and learn what is so special about this borough! We had a huge crowd last year and expect this celebration to be just as popular!
Fee: $28/ $20 member (includes talk and Chanukah lunch – tuna wrap, latkes, salad, and Chanukah dessert and goodies)
Code: #8626
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the front desk by Monday, December 11 or call 703.323.0880 to register with a credit card.

Winter Film Series

Grumpy Old Men
Thursday, January 4, 12:30pm (schmooze and eat your lunch at noon)
1993 |103 minutes | comedy
Starring:  Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Ann-Margret . A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Fee:   $5/ Free member
 Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and
 cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just Come! 

Good Leads on Good Reads
for the New Year
Thursday, January 18, noon–2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by: Librarians from The City of Fairfax Regional Library and other staff members.
Join us for our annual program with the librarians from the City of Fairfax Regional Library. They will present new and interesting reads for 2018. Both fiction and nonfiction books will be introduced and discussed. The books recommended and reviewed in past years were wonderful reading experiences!  Bring your Fairfax County Library System card to be able to check out some of these books after the program!
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee:   $5/ Free member
No RSVP – Just Come!

Winter Film Series
The Intern 
Thursday, January 25, 12:30pm (schmooze and eat your lunch at noon)
Location: the J
2015 | 121 minutes | comedy
Starring: Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site.
Fee:   $5/ Free member
 Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and
 cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just Come!


Winter Film Series

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Thursday, February 1, 12:30pm (schmooze and eat your lunch at noon)
2017 |127 minutes | Biography, Drama, History
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh. The Zookeeper's Wife tells the true life account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Fee:   $5/ Free member
 Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and
 cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just Come!

Touched by Tragedy: John Wilkes Booth’s Other Victims

Thursday, February 8, noon–2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm:  Program
Presented by: Michael Thomas Kelly, Park Ranger Division of Interpretation and Education, National Mall and Memorial Parks
Our favorite park ranger, Michael Kelly is always well received and gets a large crowd for his intriguing presentations.
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee:   $5/ Free member
No RSVP – Just Come!

Special Film
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem 
75 Minutes | Documentary | USA | English
Wednesday, December 20, 10:30am–12:30pm
Location:  Beth El Hebrew Congregation
The story of two beloved icons — Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel — are woven together in this enchanting documentary. Theodore Bikel, the unstoppable performer whose career spanned more than 150 screen roles and countless stage and musical productions, was also the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem's work. Bikel, who passed away in 2015, played Tevye the Milkman on stage more than 2,000 times. Sholom was a pioneer of modern Jewish literature who championed the Yiddish language and created dozens of indelible characters. His Tevye the Milkman, Motl the Cantor's Son, and Menachem Mendl — "shtetl Jews" — remain invaluable insights into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life.
Fee:       $7 all participants
Code:    #8734
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, attn.:  Shelly Rosenstein. Make check payable to JCCNV with “12/20” on memo line.


Monthly Discussion Group: Our World Today and in the Future

Mondays (ongoing); 12:15-2pmclientuploads/Adults/Our World.jpg

Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
Participants are welcome to bring a dairy, parve, or meatless lulnch. Featured speakers will be announced in the adult bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, and here online. Coffee and tea are provided. 
Fee: $5/ free to J members
No RSVP required. Just come!

Monday, December 18
Topic: Congress and Trump – Healthcare Politics and Policy
Presented by: Dan Diamond, reporter and journalist, Politico 
Dan will discuss the latest hot topic issues on healthcare coming up in December.


Monthly News in Review Roundtable

Mondays (ongoing, 4th Monday), December 11 (2nd Monday)
NEW EVENING PROGRAM - Check back for future dates
Wednesdays (ongoing) 

Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
It’s your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions to discuss the most
current news. A lively discussion will be moderated by various facilitators. Come
share your viewpoints and opinions on the topics to be discussed. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Fee: $5/ Free for members






Widow/ Widower Support Group

Wednesdays (Meets Monthly), December 13, January 17, Febuary 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171 

Facilitated by: Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
This FREE monthly support group is for anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum for frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss.
Fee: Free
RSVP (recommended, but not required) & more info: 
contact Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045.

Dr. Rebecca Fleischer Bio
A licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia since 1997, Dr. Fleischer currently practices in Fairfax, VA where she sees individuals, couples and families with a wide range of diagnostic and clinical concerns. Throughout her career she has facilitated many psychotherapy and support groups and understands the complex and often long-term consequences of losing one’s spouse. Dr. Fleischer holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Psychology from Yeshiva University and a BA from Emory University.


Professionally Facilitated Monthly Support Group: The Effects of Relocation

Wednesday, November 29, at the J
Wednesday, December 20, at JSSA offices, 3025 Hamaker Ct., Suite 450, Fairfax. (Call 703.204.9100 for directions.)

Facilitated by Rita Evrony, LCSW, JSSA
Relocated to Northern Virginia recently or years ago? Love it, hate it, or just ok with it? Let’s talk about it! Moving to another state entails many changes — some for the better, some not. Loneliness, depression, and pining for your old surroundings and life may set in. Or, you may be thrilled with the new adventures ahead.

Let’s talk about your feelings regarding this stage of life in a friendly, warm, intimate setting. You’ll make new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances, and you’ll certainly realize that you are not alone in your feelings about your transition.
Fee: Free
RSVP: Space in this group is limited, you must RSVP to Michele Endick, 703.537.3095.


First Friday Book Group: Calling All Readers!

Friday, December 1

If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Carla Rosenfeld to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!

November 3: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 1: Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts


Read My Story and Remember Me: Memoir Writing Group

Monday, December 11
Coordinator: Carol Backman
Contact: Carla Rosenfeld, 703.537.3060

Join the J’s Memoir Writing Group and learn to create a written legacy for
family and friends. Share stories that capture your life experiences. You don’t
have to be an expert writer; we will help you get started and provide tips and
encouragement along the way. We’ll post your favorite stories right here on the J’s website.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!


Adult Coloring Klatch
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

Check back later for Spring programming!


Mitzvah Program (ongoing)

Committee Chair: Gail Gurin
Contact Carla Rosenfeld703.537.3060
The Mitzvah Program provides support to those who are in need in our community. Please join fellow members, friends, and staff as we volunteer on a number of social action projects including: packing food boxes at an emergency
food warehouse, collecting shoes for our shoebox recycling program, donating
toys for the FACETS Sibling Holiday Shopping, and volunteering during the
FACETS hypothermia prevention program in partnership with Bethlehem Lutheran

Call for Volunteers
FACETS Toy Drive and Sibling Holiday Shopping

Last year was so successful, the J is partnering again with FACETS to hold a holiday toy drive in our lobby from November 1-December 1. The toys will be used for the Sibling Shopping Party on December 12 at 5pm. These parties present an opportunity for the youth living in low-income housing to pick out a holiday gift for their sibling or parent. Volunteers are paired with a young person to take them around the community center and help them shop for a gift for their brother, sister, or parent.

Contact Carla if you are interested in volunteering for the Sibling Shopping Party to help set up, wrap gifts, and/or shop with a resident on December 12. If you would like to donate a gift for a child, teen, or adult as part of the gift drive, please contact Carla or Shelley Adler for more information and a flyer that has helpful guidelines for gifts. A drop-off box will be available in the lobby.

Social Action Project
Food for Others especially needs evaporated milk, beans, pasta, pasta sauce,
canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Remember to bring a can and/or a nonperishable food item to donate whenever you come to the J. Please
remember, if you are bringing something from your pantry, check the expiration
dates on all items, including canned goods! For your convenience, a collection bin
is located in the lobby. Thanks for your continued support.

Book Donations Requested: 2018 Annual Used Book, CD, and DVD Sale
Are you looking for a place to recycle your gently-used adult and children’s books,
CDs, DVDs, games, and puzzles? Please consider donating them to be sold at our
2018 annual used books sale. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk starting in September. We cannot accept any prayer books, religious books, or encyclopedia sets.


For details about all Adult Services programs, please see the latest issue of The Voice.


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