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We suggest that you look a the current issue of The Voice for upcoming programs. Otherwise, scroll below for a partial listing.

If you have questions, please contact Michele Endick, Lead Adult Group Coordinator, at, 703.537.3095.


Annual Overnight Trip
Staunton, VA
Wednesday, June 8, depart the J 8:45am; return Thursday, June 9, approximately 8pm
We will visit various historic sites, enjoy professional theater, and have free time to explore the quaint town of Staunton, VA. The Smithsonian has called Staunton "One of the Best Small Towns in America" and it has won the "Great American Main Street" Award.

There are many exciting activities included in this very reasonably priced trip. For details, see the current issue of The Voice.
Fee (single): $365/$325 J member
Code (single): #7233
Fee (double): $305/$265 J member (Two people occupying the room must register at the same time; we cannot match people up.)
Code (double): #7234
Some meals will be a separate charge.
RSVP: No reservation accepted without payment. Send or bring in checks with registration form attached, put "6/8" in memo line, label envelope attn. michele Endick.


Special Thursday at the J Wrap-Up Program
The Depiction of Jewish Mothers in Film
Presentation and Movie: Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema
Thursday, June 23, 1pm-3:30pm, the J
1pm: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) Desserts will be provided
1:30pm: Program and film
Presented by: Chaplain Michael Bloom, former writer for Walt Disney Pictures, lecturer and writer on Jewish humor, founder of a comedy club at a Northern Virginia senior center
We close out our year of in-house programming (trips continue throughout the summer) with a presentation by humorist Chaplain Bloom. He will describe the quintessential "Jewish Mother." This term, in a generic sense, can certainly be universally applied to mothers of other ethnic groups as well. After his humorous observations and discussion on the subject, we will view the movie Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema (Australia, 2000, 73 min.). This is "... a funny, penetrating look at how the loving and affectionate portrayals in early Yiddish and Hollywood silent movies developed into the Jewish Mother of modern Hollywood and, conversely, the more flesh and blood characterizations in contemporary Israeli cinema." -- The National Jewish Film Center

The film includes interviews with Hollywood and Israeli filmmakers and hilarious film clips from Come Blow Your Horn, Goodbye Columbus, Next Stop Greenwich Village, The Jazz Singer, Portnoy's Complaint, Where's Poppa, Torch Song Trilogy, rare Yiddish films, and recent Israeli features. What a fun way to wrap up an exciting year of programming!
Fee: $16/$12 J member (includes desserts, talk, and film)
Code: #7235
RSVP: Deadline to register is June 20. To register, call 703.323.0880 and give code # or register in person at the J.
Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film,


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