Registration Open! Excursion via Luxury Bus to Colonial Williamsburg — the Restored 18th Century Capital of Virginia
3 days/2 nights of activities and delicious food
Sunday–Tuesday, April 6–8
Our first overnight to Amish Country last April was a grand success. Our surveys indicated that many people would like to go for two nights to Colonial Williamsburg, VA and here it is! We will stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites which is conveniently located next to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, the starting point to our 18th-century adventure. Included in the fee will be lodging in rooms with 2 double beds and the following:
- Unlimited trips on the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle bus to the historic area
- Two deluxe continental breakfasts at the hotel
- One fine, 3-course dinner at King’s Arms Tavern with colonial food and entertainment
- Guided introductory highlights walking tour of Duke of Gloucester Street
- Three-day pass to the buildings and museums of Colonial Williamsburg
- Colonial evening activity—“Grand Medley of Entertainment”
- Three-course lunch at Shields Tavern (a colonial tavern)
- Movies on board bus
- Optional tour at Historic Jamestowne. You can view artifacts unearthed at the 1607 James Fort site in the Archaearium and explore the site of the first permanent colony in North America. Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas! You can enjoy lunch by the James River at the on-site café (additional charge, on your own). (Note: there is arduous walking at the Jamestowne Colony site). Bus to the site is complimentary with your historic area pass but there is a small fee to enter this National Park Site.
- Complimentary short walking tour of the historic section of The College of William and Mary given by Elyse Endick, a current senior at the school. See the historic Wren Building and the beautiful Sunken Gardens.
Fee: Single Occupancy: $505/ $475 member
Double Occupancy: $390/ $360 member (Two people occupying the room must register at the same time; we cannot match people up.)
RSVP: Payment and registration form due no later than March 10. You must contact Michele.Endick@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095, to check availability prior to sending check. Check should be made payable to JCCNV with “Williamsburg” in memo section. Registration form must accompany check.No refunds unless we have a wait list or you can find a replacement.
33rd Annual Passover Seder
Thursday, April 10, 11am–2pm, JCCNV
Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095
Enjoy the beauty of a traditional Seder led by Rabbi Amy Perlin of Temple B’nai Shalom. The meal includes gefilte fish, soup, chicken, vegetables, dessert, wine, tea and coffee (a vegetarian menu is available). Catering is provided by Marta Palchik’s Gourmet Catering. Register early as this sit-down, white-tablecloth catered event is always well attended.
Fee: $42/ $28 members of JCCNV, JCCNV Outreach Group, Bethlehem Lutheran Church/ $32 guest of member
Click here to register online.
Note: The registration deadline is April 3. Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “4/10”date in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.
Shabbat Re-Visioned: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken
Saturdays, February 1–15 (3 weeks)
Saturdays, March 29–April 12 (3 weeks)
Facilitator: Rabbi Baruch Rock
The supposed Judeo-Christian ethic of “subduing and ruling” over the earth is a gross (and disastrous) misreading of the central creation narratives. In this session we will explore, and re-envision, the revolutionary ideas presented in the opening texts of the Torah. Through our exploration, we will come to understand the splendor of our individual identities, the rewards for authentic self-expression, and the joy of knowing that these assertions are the very heart and soul of an empowered existence. Texts to be covered include: The Torah’s two separate creation narratives (along with various Midrashim), with specific focus on the description of the creation of grasses and trees; the sun and the moon; the Garden of Eden; and Lech Lecha (the beginnings of Avraham and Sarah’s journey). Note: These discussion groups replace the ongoing weekly discussion group from February 1–15 and March 29–April 12. No experience with text is necessary, just a desire to explore some amazing ideas!
RSVP: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060
2nd Annual Used Book, CD and DVD Sale
Sunday–Wednesday, March 30–April 2
Looking for a place to recycle your gently used adult and children’s books, CD’s and DVD’s? Please consider donating them to be sold at our annual used book sale. Prayer books, textbooks, and encyclopedia sets CANNOT be accepted.
We need volunteers to sort the books and work at the event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org.