Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener
703.537.3061
Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld
703.537.3060
Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org

Lead Adult Group Coordinator
Michele Endick
703.537.3065
Michele.Endick@jccnv.org  

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff
703.537.3068
Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org

Shelly Rosenstein
703.537.3062
Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org

NV Rides Manager
Jennifer Kanarek
703.537.3071
Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org

NV Rides Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Gina Cocomello
703.537.3070
Gina.Cocomello@jccnv.org 

New Americans Group Coordinator
Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants
Susan Dorfman
Marcia Gordon
Sue Olesch

Upcoming Events

2012 Positive Aging Fair

BASE is the
place to be!

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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Centertainment

Programs

Special Event

Have We Overcome?  Special Community Program
An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland 

Sunday, March 8, 2pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

We will have a special screening of this film depicting the sit-in at Woolworth’s and the movement it inspired led by Joan Mulholland.  Joan will be part of a panel that will also include Freedom Riders Reverend Reginald Green and Dion Diamond and Joan’s son, Loki Mulholland producer of the film and Michael O’Brien, author of We Shall Not Be Moved.

Don’t miss the chance to hear firsthand from the Freedom Riders that took part in this movement. Hear how they feel about what they accomplished and how it is relevant today.Dessert reception will follow the film.
Fee: $15 in advance/ $18 at the door/ Students FREE
Code: #6554

Questions? Contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, 703.537.3060. Download the registration form by clicking here, or order tickets online by clicking here.

Monthly Programs

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

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

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

Monday, February 16

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 J member
No RSVP — Just come!

Monday, February 16
Topic: Current Events in Russia and Ukraine
Speaker: Ambassador Richard Kauzlarich, Director of the Center for Energy Science and Policy, George Mason University

Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the JCCNV.

Creative Writing Group: Writing Your Life Story

Mondays (monthly), February 9

11am–12:30pm, the J
Coordinator: Carol Backman
Contact: Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org, 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 J member
No RSVP — Just come!

First Friday Book Group - Calling All Readers!

Friday, February 6
10:30am–noon, the J
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 J member
No RSVP — Just come!

February 6: The Known World by Edward P. Jones
“The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, can’t uphold the estate’s order, and chaos ensues. Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities” – Amazon.com

Thursday at the J

Thursdays, noon–2pm, JCCNV (unless otherwise noted)
Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, 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. 

Gigi — Matinee Performance at The Kennedy Center
Wednesday, February 11, depart the J 11am;return 5:30pm
Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, 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!

Adult Outreach

Judaism and the Afterlife 
Presented by: Rabbi Brett R. Isserow., Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Do Jews go to heaven or hell? Is there eternal life? Do Jews believe in reincarnation and resurrection? Is the "Olam Habah" (the world to come) a place you really want to go? Guided by Rabbi Isserow, we will explore these questions as well as a range of other aspects of Jewish beliefs about what happends to us after we die. We will seek answers across a broad spectrum of Judaism, from mysticism to humanism. You may be very surprised at some of the answers. We hope to follow up with another program in the spring with a non-jewish clergy member to provide a better understanding of what other religions believe.

Wednesday, February 11, 10:30am - noon 
Location: BEHC
Fee: $4/$2 J or synagogue member ( pay at door unless otherwise specified)
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
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Russian Jews in Israel: A Force of Change
Presented by Dana Kalishov, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
As a nation of immigrants, Israel has absorbed several major waves of immigration, each with its own separate contributions to Israeli society. Most recently, in the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, close to a million Russian Jews came to Israel, presenting many issues and challenges Israel has faced before, but also distinguishing themselves in many ways from prior groups. Unlike earlier immigrants, the Russians largely have kept to themselves, living in their own communities, continuing to speak Russian, reading their own Russian newspapers and wielding significant influence on the Israeli political scene. The Russians have made their own mark on Israeli society, culturally, politically, economically and linguistically. They've even made their way into the annals of Israeli humor, with their own distinctive caricatures and ethnic jokes. Dana Kalishov will discuss and compare the recent Russian immigrants with several earlier groups and their impact on Israel.
Monday, February 16, 10:30am-noon
Fee: $4/$2 J or synagogue member, Leisure World resident (pay at door unless otherwise specified)
Contact: Sheila Budoff

Russian Jews in Israel: A Force of Change
As a nation of immigrants, Israel has absorbed several major waves of immigration, each with its own separate contributions to Israeli society. Most recently, in the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, close to a million Russian Jews came to Israel, presenting many issues and challenges Israel has faced before, but also distinguishing themselves in many ways from prior groups. Unlike earlier immigrants, the Russians largely have kept to themselves, living in their own communities, continuing to speak Russian, reading their own Russian newspapers and wielding significant influence on the Israeli political scene. The Russians have made their own mark on Israeli society, culturally, politically, economically and linguistically. They've even made their way into the annals of Israeli humor, with their own distinctive caricatures and ethnic jokes. Dana Kalishov will discuss and compare the recent Russian immigrants with several earlier groups and their impact on Israel.
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Stonewall Golf Club, 15601 Turtle Point Drive, Gainesville, VA
Fee: $12 (includes program, choice of dessert and beverage)
Code: #5858
RSVP: Send completed registration form and check, payable to JCCNV with "2/18" in the memo line, to: Sheila Budoff, JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Joint Program with Agudas Achim Congregation  *This event is full!*
Come enjoy a free kosher lunch and the movie, Trouble Makers: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, as we continue our many years of joint programming with Agudas Achim Congregation. The movie tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Always an enjoyable afternoon, don't forget to add this prgoram to your calendar!
Tuesday, February 17, noon-2pm (note day, time and location change)
Location: Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria 
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein
This event is full - no more RSVPs!

Turning the Tide: The D-Day Landings of June 6, 1944
Presented by: Jim Lewis, local historian 
The D-Day landings of June 6, 1944 were one of the most significant moments of the Second World War, and marked the point when the combined military force of the Western allies was finally fully brought to bear against Germany. The landings were the largest single-day amphibious assault in history; by the end of the day, 156,000 men had landed in Normandy. Support for the operation was also massive, including 11,590 aircraft making 14,674 sorties in a single day and 195,700 men manning nearly 6,000 ships of all sizes.  Facing them was a supposedly impregnable sea wall of fortifications and the formidable German army. Mr. Lewis will discuss the incredible obstacles faced by "our boys" at this critical turning point of the war.
Tuesday, February 24, 10:30am - noon 
Location: NVHC
Fee: $4/ $2 J or synagogue member ( pay at door unless otherwise specified)
RSVP: Sheila Budoff
 

Other Programs

Facets and You: Helping you to prevent people in our community from becoming victims of hypothermia.

Volunteers are needed!

Please join the J as we partner with our friends at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the staff from FACETS Hypothermia Prevention program (an organization dedicated to helping men and women who are homeless.) The church, located next door to the fire house (next to the JCCNV), will house approximately 40 guests each night. We invite you to be a part of this incredible community program.

Please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, if you can volunteer to help serve dinner or make food to be served on March 3, 4 or 5.
Sunday, March 1, through Saturday, March 7
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031)