Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director and
Jewish Film Festival Director

Dan Kirsch
(703) 537-3075

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin
(703) 537-3063


JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov
(703) 537-3034


Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

Cultural Arts at the J

Season Opening &
Fall Comedy Night

An Evening of Comedy
with Annabelle Gurwitch
Saturday, October 25, 8pm

The J's third season opens
with the co-host of TV's
"Dinner & A Movie."

Author, comedian, Jewish mother,
environmentalist, and more.

Singles Calendar

Bodzin Gallery Exhibitions


Bodzin Art Gallery Past Exhibits

  • Celebrating Our Children's CreativityMay 27-June 15
    The Early Childhood Learning Center’s (ECLC) annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2013–2014 school year focuses on long-term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four-year-olds, showcasing the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop)
  • On Deaf Ears
    April 8-May 22
    This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah and reflects the theme of public response to injustice today. This year’s annual Holocaust commemoration is themed “On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years.” Artists Hector Emanuel, Michelle Frankfurter, Lloyd Wolf, Yonina Blech-Hermoni, and Katherine Janus Kahn have been asked to exhibit works of art that represent the contemporary connections to this theme.
  • Nature's Splendor
    February 11-April 7, 2014
    This exhibit captures the beauty of the natural world. Featuring Darlene Kaplan and Daphne Nadler.
  • Power of Perception - Maggie Siner's Vision - December 17-February 10, 2014This is a one-person exhibit that focuses on a highly creative and talented female Jewish Artist’s comprehensive body of work.
  • Page Turners - October 22-December 16, 2013
    This exhibition runs concurrently with the 8th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival and highlights visual artists who are also illustrators. Featuring: Valerie Brown, Ian Frank, Katherine Janus Kahn, and the Ladysmiths.
  • Talmudic Questions - A Feminist ResponseAugust 27-October 21, 2013
    The Talmud is comprised of several volumes of rabbinical discussions about the interpretation of the biblical text related to Jewish history, philosophy, ethics and customs. Throughot history, male scholars have studied, argued, commented on, and interpreted the Talmud. These four Jewish female artists continue in the Talmudic tradition by visually ntrepreting human interactions, dynamics, feelings, and emtoions. Featuring Rochelle Dinkin, Aimee Golant, Irene Frenkel, and Rachel Isaac.
  • Summer Spotlight: Annual Open Exhibition with JCCNV Members and Staff
    June 18–August 12, 2013
    The arts are an integral part of life here at the Center. Our annual open exhibition spotlights the many talents of our own creative community. Featured artists include: Laura Adler, Daniel Burke, Bonnie Dinkin, Seth Feldman, Bill Firestone, Stephanie Firestone, Susan Fox-Hirschmann, Al Fuchsman, Steve Gerety, Sandi Goldman, Marcia Gordon, Peter Haikalis, Andrew Iilachinski, Ben Ingel, Abby Kohn & Corina Johnson, Marcy Mandel, Mimi Rosenberg, Norman Rosenthal, Marisela Rumberg, Sharon Safran, Jordana Schmier, Leonardo Silva, Mat Tonti, Elizabeth Schaefer Wassel, Judy Wengrovitz, Sy Wengrovitz, Joyce Zipperer.
  • Celebrating our Children's Creativity
    May 28-June 17, 2013
    The Early Childhood Learning Center's annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2012-2013 school year focuses on long term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four years of age, showcasing the projects that come out of the “Atelier” (French meaning workshop).
  • Resistance Through Art
    February 12-April 15, 2013

    This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah and survivors of the Holocaust
    Featuring Marilyn Banner, Yonina Blech-Hermoni, Dana Ellyn, Linda Gissen, Janet Gohres, Lynn Goldstein, Lilianne Milgrom, Cherie M. Redlinger, Paula Wachsstock, Elizabeth Wolf, Lloyd Wolf

  • A Woman's Place
    December 18, 2012-February 11, 2013
    Featuring Andrea Kraus and Yonina Blech-Hermoni
  • Jewish Artists with Southern Roots
    October 30-December 17, 2012
    Featuring Jeanne Goodman, Linda Gissen, and Lynne Seward
  • Midrash-The Artist as Commentator
    September 4-October 29, 2012
    Featuring Dana Lehrer Danz and Liz Wolf
  • Summer Spotlight: Annual Open Exhibition for Members/Staff
    June 19-August 21, 2012
    Current JCCNV members and staff were invited to display their artwork in the Bodzin Art Gallery.
  • A Reggio Exhibit
    May 29-June 15, 2012
    The JCCNV’s Early Childhood Services department presents “A Reggio Exhibit” which showcases the special philosophy of teaching art being used by the program.

  • Exploring Worlds
    April 10-May 29, 2012
    Featuring Avner Ofer and Daphne Nadler

  • Expanded Formats
    February 14-April 10, 2012
    Featuring Allison Pasarew and Rebecca Zweibel

  • M+2S=More than Just Glass
    December 20–February 14, 2012 

    Featuring Kari Minnick, Laurie Siegel and Ruth Siegel

  • Viewpoint
    November 1- December 20
    , 2011
    Featuring Alice Mostoff and Klaudia Levin

  • The Nature of Art
    September 6–November 1, 2011
    Featuring Marilyn Morris Berliner and Dan Burke

    These artists have as their inspiration the beauty and vitality of nature. Each finds their vision and means of expression rooted in organic forms or materials.
  • Summer Spotlight Open Exhibition for Members/Staff
    July 12-August 23, 2011
    The arts are an integral part of life here at the Center so we wanted to spotlight the many talents of our own creative community.  JCCNV members and staff were invited to display their artwork in the Bodzin Gallery.

  • A Colorful Life
    May 3 – June 14, 2011
    A Retrospective of Sharon Safran’s Multi-Dimensional Art

  • Connected
    February 22 – May 3, 2011
    Lisa Brotman & Erica Leigh Orgen
    Two artists connected by more than their art. As mother and daughter they share an abundance of talent and creativity. Both artists are figurative painters, whose subject matter provokes psychological investigation, sharing an attraction to bold color yet each style is distinctive.

  • Personal Albums from a Photographer's point of view
    November 2, 2010 – January 4, 2011

    Lloyd Wolf is a Jewish documentary photojournalist/artist who is currently assembling his large body of photographic images into bound books.
  • Earthly Considerations
    August 31 – November 2, 2010
    Featuring Lilianne Milgrom and Cherie Redlinger
  • The Two of Us
    April 13 - June 8, 2010
    Featuring Stephanie Firestone Sculptures and Bill Firestone Paintings
  • F.I.N.E. & Fancy
    June 5 – July 28, 2009

    Works in Fiber by Members of F.I.N.E. (Fiber In Nearly Everything)
    Artists: Julie Booth, Anne Buchal, Ann Citron, Beth Latture, Ann Liddle
  • The Omanoot Collection
    July 28-August 11, 2009
    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Omanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.
  • Works in Fiber by Members of F.I.N.E. (Fiber In Nearly Everything)
    June 2-July 28, 2009
    Participating Artists: Julie Booth, Ann Buchal, Ann Citron, Beth Latture, Ann Liddle
    In this show, each member followed their own “fancy”, ranging from contemporary takes on themes from myths and literature to more abstract works, combining fiber with metal, enamel, and beads.
  • BASE Art Show
    May 26-June 2, 2009
    Showcased the creations of the JCCNV BASE Program.  All work done by children ages 5-14.
  • Picture It – A Birthright Israel Experience in Photos
    March 31-May 26, 2009
    Birthright Israel participants displayed their experience through photos taken on their journey through Israel.  Student photographers who participated in Lloyd Wolf’s class, “Eyes Wide Open & Click” also exhibited their work. On display, Sandy Wagner returned with her vibrant and creative fused glass wearable art.
  • Windows
    February 10-March 31, 2009
    Neta Aharonovitch
    describes her work as “Jewish spirituality meets a contemporary Israeli landscape.”  Neta’s technique weaves together pieces of textile and decorative beads, with holy prayers to create mixed-media collages.
  • Shared Spaces
    December 16, 2008-February 10, 2009
    Joann Wells Greenbaum
    and David Greenbaum a husband and wife team of artists with shared artistic visions.  Joann is a painter ceramicist “whose current body of work reflects her whimsical approach to traditional subjects. With bright colors and fluid lines, Joann expresses her vivid imagination with humor and enchantment.”  David Greenbaum has honed his skills as a potter over many years. His pottery today reflects the unique designs and classic forms of his original style. These pots radiate tranquility and harmony and reflect his joy of working with clay.
  • Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
    October 29-December 16, 2008
    The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s award-winning exhibition at the JCCNV included archival photographs and historic documentation of local Jewish life. Its narrative begins in 1795 with Washington’s first Jewish resident, and continues through current time to celebrate the region’s Jewish community of more than 215,000 members.
  • The Jewish Identity Project
    September 2-October 28, 2008
    Janet Boltax
    is a talented painter who uses bold color and strong strokes to create her portraits.  Along with her painting of people, she is enthralled with capturing the faces from a different order.  Diane Leshin designs handbags using innovative crochet techniques and a multitude of vibrant fibers, textures and colors.
  • The Omanoot Collection
    August 11-22, 2008
    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Omanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.
  • JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®
    July-22-August 11, 2008
    ArtsFest Visiting Artists Show
  • Summer Sizzles
    June 13-July 22, 2008
  • BASE-IC Talents
    May 30-June 13, 2008
    Showcased the talents of the JCCNV BASE Program. All work done by children ages 5-14.
  • Tropical Flavors
    March 31-May 30, 2008
    Mark Isaacs
    , a local Virginia artist, who has tropical connections, is best known for his colorful seascapes and landscapes. His vibrant palette and painting style is rooted in the Impressionists and his life tentacles reach to the Caribbean, especially the US Virgin Islands.
  • L’Dor V’Dor (Generation to Generation) – Living Tradition Part II
    November 6-December 11, 2007
    Select images from our competition will be exhibited here and in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Amateur and professional photographers are the source of these photos whose images help create a better understanding of our similarities and difference.
  • L’Dor V’Dor (Generation to Generation) – Living Tradition Part I
    October 9-November 6, 2007
    Beit Shemesh and the settlements of Yehuda Plains are the first Israeli members of Washington, DC-based Partnership 2000. A select group of photographs will be displayed showing the inhabitants of this ancient area between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
  • Eighteen Sparks of Light
    August 28-October 9, 2007
    Jackie Olenick’s
    artwork uses many different media, such as acrylic, multi-media collage, watercolor and pen and ink to “bring sparks of Yiddishkeit into your life”.
  • The Amanoot Collection
    August 14-21, 2007
    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Amanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.
  • People of the Book
    June 19-August 14, 2007
    Chanan Mazal
    combines traditional forms with color, pattern and decoration to create inventive and satisfying original works of art.
  • 1st BASE-ic Art Showcase
    June 1-19, 2007
    Showcasing the creations of the JCCNV BASE program.  All work created by children 5-14 years old.
  • Colorful Horizons
    April 17-June 1, 2007
    Gary Fisher
    creates beautiful paintings of fanciful, larger-than-life fruit and flowers, abstracts, and landscapes.  Sandy Wagner works in fused glass to create beautiful jewelry.
  • Lech Lecha: Paintings and Calligraphy of Ayal Hausfeld
    February 13-April 17, 2007
    The mixed-media inspirational works of Ayal Hausfeld derives directly from his life experiences.
  • Variations on a Theme
    December 19, 2006-February 13, 2007
    Ellyn Weiss
    is a mixed-media painter and print maker whose work speaks to the heart. Her densely layered oil-bar paintings begin with words, and are guided by the artist’s intuition. Robin Lutsky’s handcrafted mixed-metal creations are innovative and contemporary. She works in silver and gold.
  • Dancing in the Light
    October 31-December 19, 2006
    Mordechai Rosenstein
    , Emes Editions Part II return with original one-of-a-kind Hebrew Calligraphic works that dance across the paper. Susan Fischer Weis is a multitalented artist who designs Judaica. We will be introducing “Yontifications,” a jewelry line to put you in the festive mood.
  • Picture Perfect, But No Paints
    September 5-October 31, 2006
    Ronni Jolles
    primary medium is paper that is cut, torn and layered. With the addition of pastels and fabrics, Ronnie creates her special one-of-a-kind images. Sharon Rosenblatt manipulates fibers and found objects to create unusual surfaces for her quilts. Nancy Gardner and Burton Isenstein work as a tea to create wonderful ceramic piece