Mondays (monthly), 12:15pm-2pm
Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg
Cost: $3/ free to J members
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $3/Free for member
No RSVP - Just come!
Weekly program from noon-2pm for active adults. Bring a dairy or parve/meatless bag lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert provided.
Fee: $3/Free for member
No RSVP - Just come!
For details about all Adult Services programs, please click on The Voice icon (to the left of this text) as it rotates with other J publications.
Film: Nicky’s Family
The Amazing Story of “Britain’s Schindler”
Special guest appearance by Alice Masters, one of 669 Jewish children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton
Sunday, September 11, 3pm–5pm
Documentary | 2013 | 96 minutes
Contact: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, 703.537.3062
Nicholas Winton has been dubbed “Britain’s Schindler,” and his story of rescuing 669 Czech and Slovak children before the outbreak of World War II was little-known until 1988, when his wife found a suitcase full of documents and transport plans in their attic. The film Nicky’s Family uses a combination of archival footage, photographs, re-enactments, and interviews with survivors to tell of how Winton, a 28 year-old stockbroker, heard of efforts by Jewish agencies in Britain to rescue German and Austrian Jewish children on the “Kindertransport.” Winton decided to organize a similar rescue operation for imperiled children in Czechoslovakia in March, 1939. He secretly raised money and found foster homes to bring as many children as possible to safety. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his “family” has grown to almost 6,000 people. In 2002, Winton received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to humanity. He recently died at the age of 106.
Alice Masters, now living in Bethesda, was one of those children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton. She will join us to talk about her own amazing story and answer questions after the film. A dessert reception will follow the program.
Fee: $10 in advance/ $14 at the door
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, or call 703.323.0880.
2016 Fall Kick-Off Event at the J
The Catskills: Its History and How it Changed America
Thursday, September 22, 1pm–3pm
1pm: Lunch (provided)
Guest Speaker: Stephen M. Silverman, founding editor of People.com.
His books include critically acclaimed biographies of the filmmakers David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) and Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain), and his work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Times of London, Smithsonian, Vogue, and The Washington Post.
Join celebrated author Stephen M. Silverman as he reveals the secrets of the kibitzers and kingpins who helped develop the upstate New York mountain range where, surprisingly, Jews were once strictly forbidden. The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), is America’s original frontier and first great vacationland; the subject of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings that captured the almost godlike majesty of the mountains and landscapes, the skies, waterfalls, pastures, cliffs; and the refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists, outcasts and rebels.
Fee: $18/ $15 member includes program and lunch (tuna wrap,
green salad, couscous, dessert,
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to front desk by Thursday, September 15. We expect a large crowd so register early!
Flu Shot Clinic at the J
Thursday, September 29, 10am–noon
Inova HealthSource will conduct our 2016 flu shot clinic for anyone 18+ years old. They will provide the quadrivalent vaccine only. Medicare Part B is accepted as payment in full. You must show your Medicare card to the nurse. Medicare beneficiaries who have assigned their Medicare benefits over to an HMO or other managed care plan must receive their shot from their primary care provider unless they wish to pay for it.
Fee: $32 pay at event/ Free for Medicare Part B (show card)
Ambassador Dennis Ross Speaking at the J
Sunday, November 13, 2pm
Co-sponsored with JCRC of Greater Washington
Moderator: Ron Halber, Executive Director, JCRC of Greater Washington
Ambassador Dennis Ross, a senior advisor to Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama will discuss U.S. Middle East foreign policy challenges. Years of government service and his work as an author provide Ambassador Ross with a unique perspective into U.S. policy in the region. He will also comment on the impact a new president will have on that policy’s direction. In his newest book, Doomed to Succeed, Ambassador Ross describes American policies towards Israel pursued by Harry Truman all the way to Obama’s administration. Previous works describe strategies for statecraft and diplomacy as well as his experience leading U.S. mediation between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Dennis Ross is also a Distinguished Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He was formerly the Director of Policy Planning in the Department of State under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton’s Middle East Peace Envoy, and Special Assistant to President Barak Obama.
Following the program, books will be available for sale and signing.
Fee: $18/ $15 member
The Ruth Spector Memorial
Mah Jongg Tournament
Sunday, December 11
Tournament begins promptly at 1pm
Tournament Director, Susan Lissner
Three rounds of play, light refreshments, prizes for the top winners, and great door prizes. Registrations must be received by December 1. No walk-ins.
Fee: $32/ $28 member