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Family Programs in Northern Virginia

Growing Northern Virginia's Jewish Community... 

One Family at a Time.

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Children's Program Descriptions

Adult Program Descriptions

September Newsletter

Growing Jewish Families Calendar (printable)

NEW! Fall Classes for Parents and Little Ones!

 

Upcoming Children's Programs 

September 

Challah Tots Alexandria

Challah braiding and story time.

Whole Foods Market Alexandria, 1700 Duke St, Alexandria

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10:30am

Contact Sam to reserve your dough

 

Divas and Diners Hot Topic! Ladies night out

How to raise children with a high self esteem in a high stress culture.
Speaker: Rachel Bailey

Brio Tyson’s

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30pm

Each lady pays her own tab.

Contact Sam to register

 

Divas and Diners, Ladies night out - Happy Hour

Dogfish Head Alehouse, 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6pm *new time*

Each lady pays her own tab.

Contact Jennifer to register

 

October

PJ Library® Book Buddies!

Crafts and story time at the library.

Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30-11:30am

Contact Sam with questions or Register here

 

Divas and Diners, Ladies dinner out

Ocean Blue, 21438 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30pm

Each lady pays her own tab.

Contact Jennifer to register

 

Shalom Baby Play Date

Open play time at the J for Adult with newborn-3; siblings welcome.

JCCNV Romper Room

Sunday, Oct. 9, 10-11:30am

Register with Julie

 

Shalom Baby Play Dates (2 at same time/location)

Open play time; Adult with children ages 9 mo. - 5 years

New Parent Play & Discuss with children ages Newborn - 12 mo.

NoVa Playlabs, 3656 Centerview Dr., Chantilly

Sunday, Oct. 9, 10-11am

Register with Jennifer

 

Challah Tots Ashburn

Challah braiding and story time.

Whole Foods Market Ashburn, 19800 Belmont Executive Plaza

Monday Oct. 10, 10:30

Contact Jennifer to reserve your dough

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies!

Crafts and story time at the library.

Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly

Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30-11:30am

Contact Jennifer with questions or Register here

 

Divas and Diners Challah and Wine Experience

Challah braiding and wine tasting.

Whole Foods Maket, 143 Maple Ave E., Vienna

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30pm

Limited spaces. Register with Sam

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies!

Crafts and story time at the library.

Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke

Monday, Oct. 17, 10:30-11:30am

Contact Sam with questions or Register here

 

Divas and Diners Hot Topic! Ladies night out

Balancing Work and Home; Speaker: Elana Konstant

Oh George!, Fairfax

Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30pm

Each lady pays her own tab.

Contact Jennifer to register

 

Divas and Diners Hot Topic! Ladies night out

Balancing Work and Home; Speaker: Elana Konstant

Gregorio's Trattoria, Reston

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30pm

Each lady pays her own tab.

Contact Sam to register

 

Challah Tots Alexandria

Challah braiding and story time.

Whole Foods Market Alexandria, 1700 Duke St, Alexandria

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:30am

Contact Sam to reserve your dough

 

November

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners
 
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while honoring the traditions of both partners.
InterfaithFamily/DC and the JCC of Northern Virginia are now pleased to offer Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners, created by Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. facilitated by InterfaithFamily/DC Director, Rabbi Sarah Tasman.
 
Love and Religion sessions will meet Nov. 10, 17; Dec. 1, 9 in Arlington (near the metro) plus a Shabbat Dinner to be scheduled by participants. Location TBA. 
Fee: The cost is $140 per couple.
 
You can learn more and watch a short video about the workshop at http://www.interfaithfamily.com/loveandreligion
Couples should participate if they are dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion in their relationship, and:
·         Want to have a religious life and are unclear how to discuss this issue with each other;
·         Want to be with other couples who are struggling with the same issues;
·         Want answers to their questions about religious life together, including: Where can we find Jewish clergy to marry us? Can our children be Jewish if my partner does not convert? What does a conversion require? How can we respect both our religions”? How can we approach our parents to help us with these dilemmas? Can our children go to Hebrew school if they are not converted at birth?
Register here! Enter program number: 7704
Facilitated by Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Director of InterfaithFamily/DC 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Growing Jewish Families cultivates community and connects families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia by sponsoring playdates and community events, organizing neighborhood groups, and maintaining social networking groups on Yahoo, Meetup, and Facebook — all to help you connect and stay connected with families in your area.

As a part of this network, you will have access to j.family ambassadors who can help you connect with other Jewish families as well as educational and social opportunities in your own backyard. You will receive monthly digital newsletters chock-full of educational information and links, announcements of upcoming local children’s programs and family events, and more.

Growing Jewish Families continues to broaden its reach to serve even more areas throughout Northern Virginia. Programming sites include the areas of Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Broadlands, Burke, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, Gainesville, Herndon, Manassas, Leesburg, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, and Vienna.
The JCC of Northern Virginia welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.

Growing Jewish Families cultivates a network of ladies groups:

 

 

Community Engagement

Contact Us

Growing Jewish Families, Events, Interfaith

For Inquiries

or email:
laurie.albert@jccnv.org
 

Israel Programming

For Inquiries

or email: 
naama.gold@jccnv.org  

Project Welcome Home

For Inquiries

or email: 
sara.astrow@jccnv.org  

Directory:

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert
703-537-3064
laurie.albert@jccnv.org 

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon
703-537-3018
eliza.berkon@jccnv.org 

Samantha Brown
703-537-3019
samantha.brown@jccnv.org 

Jennifer DeAngelis
703-537-3045
jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org 

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
Shlichut 
Program Community Schlicha
Na'ama Gold 
703-217-5566
naama.gold@jccnv.org  

Project Welcome Home
Sara Astrow
703-537-3046
sara.astrow@jccnv.org 

 

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