Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director
Dan Kirsch

Film Engagement Coordinator
Brittanie Werbel

Dance Director
Barri DeFrancisci

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin


JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

film fest

Time to register
your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


The Voice

Sponsors, Synagogue Previews & Raffle

NVJFF 2015 Leadership 

NVJFF Presenting Partner 




NVJFF Producers 




Israeli-made films are underwritten in part by the Embassy of Israel 

NVJFF Screening Sponsors* 
Anita & Steve Dienstfrey 
Dara & Joshua Greene 
Janet & Murray Horwitz 
Richard Oppenheim, Atlantic Settlement Group, LLC 
BJ & Allon Shiff 
Judie Weiss 

NVJFF Directors & Synagogue Sponsors* 
Lorraine Fischer & Marc Kremer 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation 
Temple Rodef Shalom 

NVJFF Committee Members 

BJ Shiff, Co-Chair 
Ronnie Oppenheim, Co-Chair 
Anita Dienstfrey | Steve Dienstfrey | Lorraine Fischer | Sidney Formal
Marcia Gordon | Joshua Greene | Janet Horwitz | Enid Liess 
Sigi Saadia | Dan Sahphire | Judie Weiss 

Dan Kirsch 
JCCNV Cultural Arts Director 
NVJFF Festival Director 

The J’s Cultural Arts Mission
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. 

*As of March 2, 2015

NVJFF Raffle
For just $2/ticket (or 6/$10 — such a deal!), enter for a chance to win Mosaic District restaurant gift certificates, Angelika Film Center passes, or tickets to performing arts events in Fairfax. Raffle prizes to be posted here. Tickets available at each screening March 19-29; drawing following the closing night film. Need not be present to win. 

Just some of the prizes: 

Mosaic District
Ah Love Oil & Vinegar - Artisanal Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Party ($200 value)
Angelika Film Center & Café – 2 complimentary tickets
Artisan Confections - $25 gift card
Two prizes: Cyclone Anaya's - $25 gift card
Four Sisters Vietnamese Restaurant - $30 gift card
Two Prizes: Cava Mezze Grill - a $20 gift card and a $30 gift card
Le Pain Quotidien - Gift Basket
Matchbox - $50 gift card + tshirts
MOM's Organic Market - $25 gift card
Red Apron - Lunch for 2 ($20 value)

Theatre & Music
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: 4 tickets to the April 11 A Civil War Portrait concert ($250 value)
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: 4 tickets to the May 9 An Evening with Mozart concert ($250 value)
1st Stage Tysons: 2 tickets ($56 value) to Old Wicked Songs
GMU Center for the Arts: gift to be announced
The Hub Theatre: 2 tickets ($60 value) to The Typographer’s Dream or Leto Legend
ReelAbilities Film Festival: 2 tickets to April 26 opening and 2 tickets to May 3 closing films ($60 value)
Signature Theatre: 2 tickets ($___ value) to Cabaret
Three prizes: 2 tickets ($58 value) to JCCNV Performing Arts Series 2015-2016 events

Merrifield & Northern Virginia
Blackfinn Ameripub - $25 gift card
Jimmy John's - $38.50 in gift cards
Two Prizes: Lebanese Taverna - $25 gift card
Lost Dog Café - $25 gift card
Two Prizes: Ovvio Osteria - $50 gift card
Three prizes: Silver Diner Entrée gift certificates

Additional prizes to be added.

NVJFF Preview Night Partners 

Congregation Beth Emeth 
Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story 
Saturday, March 7, 7pm 
Ticketed event/open to the public 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation 
Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story 
Sunday, March 8, 7pm 
Ticketed event/open to the public 

Congregation Adat Reyim 
24 Days 
Saturday, March 14, 7pm
Ticketed event/open to the public 

Contact NVJFF
Box Office email:
Box Office phone: 703.537.3000
Return to the NVJFF Film Schedule/homepage.

Tickets to all events now on sale online

Link to Film Descriptions
Link to Film Programs
Link to Ticket Information