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

2012 Positive Aging Fair

Time to register
your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


Summer Camps


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 Mimi Rosenberg

Monday, June 15

Topic: Oil Issues in US and Israel

Speaker: Michael Ratner, Oil and Natural Gas Analyst for Congressional Research Service.

Energy cooperation raises a new dimension of the US/Israel relationship: these issues will be discussed at this program.

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


First Friday Book Group - Calling All Readers!

Fridays, June 5, July 10 (note: 2nd Friday), no meeting in August


If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact to confirm date and book selections.

Fee: $3/Free for member

No RSVP -- Just come!

June 5: The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

July 10: The Heist by Daniel Silva

August - No meeting


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.)