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.

The Voice

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

Thursday-Sunday, March 2030


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Heart • History • Humor • Hope

Celebrating 14 Years!

Hello Friends (Shalom Chaverim)!

“I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up… they have no holidays." — Henny Youngman
“In Jewish history there are no coincidences.” — Elie Wiesel

The contrast of those two quotes illustrate spectrums of the Jewish experience, and of how this year’s films detail the heart, history, humor and hope of its people. Our committee looked at more than 60 films that were Jewish-themed or made in Israel, finding vibrant and vital stories to share with you. Our gratitude to Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic for generously partnering with us again this year, and many thanks to the Film Festival Committee, JCCNV staff, and our Sponsors for celebrating this annual tradition (nee, shtick!) with our community.


Dan Kirsch
NVJFF Director

Click below to learn more about the 2014 Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival:


March 22-30 films will be shown at:

Angelika Film Center & Cafe
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax 22031
(at Lee Highway & Gallows Road)