Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener
(703) 537-3061

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld
(703) 537-3060

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

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff
(703) 537-3068

Shelly Rosenstein
(703) 537-3062

NV Rides Manager
Jennifer Kanarek

NV Rides Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Gina Cocomello

New Americans Group Coordinator
Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants
Susan Dorfman
Marcia Gordon
Sue Olesch

Upcoming Events

2012 Positive Aging Fair

Monthly Discussion Group

Our World Today and in the Future

Monday, November 17


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Monthly Programs

clientuploads/Adults/Our World.jpgMonthly Discussion Group: Our World Today and in the Future

Mondays (monthly), 12:15pm-2pm

See dates below.

Facilitated by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, President, Forecasting International and Mimi Rosenberg

Participants are welcome to bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced monthly. Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Fee: $3/ Free for member
No RSVP — Just come!

Views and opinions of guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the JCCNV.

Monday, December 15
Special j.talks program with Yochi Dreazen

Creative Writing Group: Writing Your Life Story

Mondays (monthly), December 8
11am–12:30pm, JCCNV

Coordinator: Carol Backman
Contact:, (703) 537-3061

Write your life stories as a legacy for family and friends. If it’s important for you to tell your children, grandchildren, and friends who you are and what you did, this group will help you write, organize and self-publish your life story as a legacy for those you value.
Fee: $3/ Free for member
No RSVP — Just come!

First Friday Book Group - Calling All Readers!

Friday, December 5
10:30am–noon, JCCNV

If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Pam Wiener to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $3/ Free for member
No RSVP — Just come!

November 7 and December 5: Books TBA

Thursday at the J

Thursdays, noon–2pm, JCCNV (unless otherwise noted)
Contact:, or 703.537.3095

Plan to attend our weekly program for active adults. Bring a dairy or parve (meatless) bag lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy beforehand; the JCCNV will provide the dessert and coffee. Bring a friend!
Fee: $3/ Free for member

Inclement Weather Policy
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the JCCNV are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time. 

Chanukah Celebration

Thursday, December 18, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV
Code: #5413
Details TBA.

The Music and Life of George Gershwin
Thursday, January 8, noon–2pm, the J 
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)12:30pm: Program

Enjoy a musical program of favorite selections of George Gershwin’s music. Bob Lachin is a fabulous piano performer of our most popular American music. He has performed at the J several times in the past, always with high praise from the audience. 
Join us on a cold winter’s day in the warmth of the J to enjoy Gershwin’s music!
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.      
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!

The Rise and Fall of Burke Airport
Thursday, January 15, noon–2pm, the J 
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by: Mary Lipsey, member & former president of the non-profit Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc. and member of the Fairfax County History Commission
In July, 1951, the US government condemned over 4000 acres in Burke for the construction of a new airport, which would alleviate the traffic at National Airport. They did not expect the small community to fight back, but they did! This is the story of how Dulles Airport was built in Chantilly, not Burke. 

Mary Lipsey has given our group many fabulous presentations and tours in past years. You’ll want to attend this interesting talk!
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!

Thursday, January 22 – No Program

Life in the Negev: Breaking the Myth of Camels, Oases and Tents
Thursday, January 29, noon–2pm, the J
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program 
Presented by: Dana Kalishov, Community Shlicha of Northern Virginia

Come and meet our Shlicha, Dana, who will talk about the location, history, ethnic make-up, living conditions and misconceptions about Israel’s desert, The Negev. Having been an anthropology student at Ben Gurion University in the Negev and having lived in Be’er Sheva, the capital of the Negev for 3 years, she personally observed Bedouin life and Israel’s agricultural technology which was developed especially for the Negev’s soil. After this fascinating window into Negev life, you will understand why Ben Gurion’s vision of “making the desert bloom” is a reality!
Coffee, tea, and Israeli snacks provided.
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!

National Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Thursday, February 5, depart the J at 8:15am; return 3pm
Contact:, 703.537.3095
Enjoy a classical concert with: Juraj Valcuha, conductorVilde Frang, violinSTRAVINSKY: Pulcinella – SuiteBRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64Always a fun day! There will be time to enjoy lunch at the café after the concert before going back to the J. Fee: $16/ $12 J member (includes bus  transportation and NSO rehearsal). Lunch  is on your own at Kennedy Center Café  after the performance – optional, order  from menu, separate charge. Seating in  concert hall must be by 9:45am, thus our  early departure from the J – we must leave on time to make the concert so please come early.
Code: #5763
RSVP: Submit payment and registration to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “2/5”in memo line. 

Gigi — Matinee Performance at The Kennedy Center
Wednesday, February 11, depart the J 11am;return 5:30pm
Contact:, 703.537.3095“
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Eric Schaeffer directs a world premiere production of Lerner and Loewe’s musical comedy, where true love between a free-spirited young woman and a wealthy young playboy must overcome the conventions of turn−of-the-century Paris.”  
Gigi features Broadway standards “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” “I Remember it Well” and “The Night They Invented Champagne.”
Join us for a day at the theater — orchestra seating, wonderful play, bus transportation and pleasant company! How can it be better!
Fee: $86/ $80 J member (includes bus  transportation, orchestra matinee ticket),  Lunch is “on your own” and optional at the  Kennedy Center Café prior to the show. 
Code: #5764
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the JCCNV, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “2/11” on memo line.

Thursday, February 12 – No Program 

Sneak Peek – Help Make a Museum

Thursday, February 19, noon–2:30pm, the J  
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by: Wendy Turman, Director of Collections, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington 
The Jewish Historical Society is planning a new regional Jewish museum (projected opening 2020).  In this illustrated lecture program, you will get a sneak peek into some of the Society’s collections and learn about some of the potential objects and stories at the center of the new museum. You’ll also have a chance to give feedback to the Society through a series of activities designed to get you thinking, talking, and sharing your thoughts.  
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.    
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!

Cocoon (1985, 117 mins)
Thursday, February 26, noon–2:30pm, the J  
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
We will view this thought provoking film, directed by Ron Howard, after a short discussion about the stellar cast (Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton, Gwen Verdon and others), the story, the making of the movie and other trivia.

“When visitors from a distant galaxy return to Earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens . . . the chance to recapture their youth. Inspiring and insightful, Cocoon is a magical story of love, friendship and the human spirit.”— DVD Box

Cocoon won two Oscars® in 1985 — Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Don Ameche) and Best Visual Effects. Come spend a cold afternoon in the warmth of the J watching a great film and socializing!
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.    
Fee:$3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!