Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld

Lead Adult Group Coordinator
Michele Endick

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff

Shelly Rosenstein

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

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J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


The Voice


New! Summer Camp for Adults: Camp Kef!

Take a week off from your normal routine to try one of these specialty camps.

Golf Camp at Oak Marr
Monday–Friday, June 29–July 3
9am–1pm, bus departs the J at 8:30am
Instructors: George Danielson, Class A PGA of America member and Noel Jablonski, Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division member.
Now is your chance to find out if golf is the sport for you. No prior experience or clubs necessary. Everything will be supplied, but if you have your own clubs you are welcome to bring them. Transportation, water and snacks will be provided. Every participant will receive a Camp Kef shirt.

This one week camp will give you an introduction to golf: the game, equipment, course layout and basic terminology. You will learn the proper stance and swing and how to putt and chip. You will spend time hitting on the range and have the opportunity to play on the golf course.
Cost: $340/ $315 member (includes shirt, water, snacks)
Code: #6653

Green Spring Gardens Camp
Monday–Friday, July 20–24
9am–12 noon, bus departs the J at 8:30am
Instructors: Green Spring Gardens staff and Master Gardener volunteers
Participants will go to beautiful Green Spring Gardens for an inspirational adult gardening summer camp. You’ll learn the fundamentals of gardening in the heat of the mid-Atlantic, get a behind-the-scenes tour of their garden operations, advice from professional gardeners, and do hands-on workshops in plant propagation, weed-ID, pruning, and container gardening. You’ll meet new people, have fun, gain knowledge, get valuable resources, and take home a container garden that you created. Wear gardening attire, covered shoes, and bring gloves.
Cost: $360/ $335 member (includes all materials, shirt and transportation)
Code: #6654

Ceramic Arts Camp at Alexandria Clay Co-op
Monday–Friday, August 10–14
9:30am–12:30pm, bus departs the J at 9am
Instructors: Ed Bull and Marcel Deolazo
In this fun weeklong exploration of ceramic arts, participants will be introduced to a wide array of clay techniques and tools. You will be actively engaged in the entire process of making a finished product out of a ball of wet clay!

You will learn to use the potter’s wheel, hand-building techniques, including slab building, coil and pinch pots. On the final day, you will have the opportunity to decorate and glaze your own piece which will be fired and delivered to the J the following week.
Cost: $360/$335 member (includes all tools and materials, shirt and transportation)
Code: #6655

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

*The Monday discussion group program in March is canceled due to the special Sunday program on March 8 — Have We Overcome?

Monday, April 20
Topic: State of the Union — A Preview of the Political Battle to Succeed President ObamaSpeaker: Josh Kraushaar, Politics Editor, National Journal and pens the weekly “Against the Grain” column.

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

Legacy Writing Group: Writing Your Life Story

Mondays (monthly), March 9, April 13

11am–12:30pm, the J
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 J member
No RSVP — Just come!

First Friday Book Group - Calling All Readers!

No meeting in April

Program Listings

For details of all Adult Services programs, please click here to view our publication The Voice, which is distributed every other month to adults 55+. (NOTE: By clicking the computer mouse on the publication, it will enlarge, or reduce.