JCCNV Cultural Arts
Bringing Jewish values to life through the performing, visual and literary arts
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia has expanded its cultural programs, providing an ongoing opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor and creativity. The new JCCNV Performing Arts Series, open to all members of the metro community, includes public performances of professional music, dance and theatre productions, play readings, Broadway cabaret events, and children’s theatre productions. The new Series will showcase local and regional artists, and complement our long-running fine art exhibitions, our annual Jewish Book Festival, and the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival.
The mission of the JCCNV Cultural Arts department is to demonstrate, illuminate and celebrate the breadth and depth of Judaism’s culture, identity, creativity, diversity and resiliency through the performing, visual and literary arts.
Cultural Arts programming is partially funded by the Arts Fund, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County and the Virginia Commission on the Arts.
- Hassidic Courts in the Bodzin Art Gallery, April 16-May 27
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- MD Theatre Guide review of, "Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?", January 27.
- ConnectionsNewspapers writeup of, "Gay Men's Chorus of Washington", January 23.
- WashingtonJewishWeek review of, "Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?", January 23.
- DCTheatreScene review of, "Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?", January 22.
- Celebrating our Children's Creativity in the Bodzin Art Gallery, May 28-June 17
- Annual Open Exhibition with JCCNV Members and Staff in the Bodzin Art Gallery, June 18-August 12
The JCCNV offers the following arts and cultural programs:
- The JCCNV Performing Arts Series runs September-May with professional performances of dance, music, theatre, cabaret events and children’s theatre events.
- The JCCNV Dance Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment where dancers of all skill levels, from preschool-age to adult, may embrace this remarkably expressive, nonverbal art form. The Dance Academy runs September-June, with special summer classes.
- The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival brings poignant films, filmmakers and guest speakers to Northern Virginia as they relate to Jewish values, culture and/or history. The film festival is held in the spring of the year.
- The ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases award-winning films and engaging presenters that are dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. The film festival is held in the late winter.
- The Jewish Book Festival allows prominent authors to showcase their latest works and lets the readers get up close and personal. The book festival is held in the fall of each year.
- The Bodzin Art Gallery features many local artists who work in a variety of media. Additionally, the fine arts program integrates Israeli arts to build community between Northern Virginia and Israel. Exhibits are on display year-round.
- The Directory of Jewish Art & Artists is a unique visual arts directory which includes listings of United States and Israeli Jewish artists and fine art, crafts and Judaica.
- The JCCNV Teen Centertainers program introduces the fun of performing in front of a live audience while teaching teens in grades 7-12 all about drama, costuming and theatrics.
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