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Family Programs in Northern Virginia

Growing Northern Virginia's Jewish Community... 

One Family at a Time.

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Upcoming Children's Programs


Shalom Baby Playdate - NoVa Playlabs

Newborn-12 month old children and their parents 

Speakers: Doulas of Northern Virginia;

Special Topic - Summer safety; swimming and sunscreen

Monday, May 23, 10:30-11:30am 

Contact Jennifer to register


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Alexandria 

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Sam to register


Lag B'Omer Community Celebration

Thursday, May 26, 5:30pm

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia (Rain Location the J)

Rock bands, Rock wall climbing, Moonbounce, face painting and, of course, a giant bonfire! 

Food will be available for purchase by DC's own Kosher Food Truck. 

Click for details and tickets

This awesome event is being brought to you by Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, and Gesher Jewish Day School.



PJ Library®Book Buddies Chantilly

Story time and crafts about camp

Chantilly Library 4000 Stringfellow Rd.

Thursday, June 2, 10:30-11:30am 

Register here

For questions contact Jennifer


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Fair Lakes

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, June 6, 10:00–11:00am 

Contact Jennifer to register


About Town Potluck Dinner*

Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

Bring a dairy/parve dish to share; *This event is weather permitting

Sunday, June 12, 4:30-6:30pm

Register with Rebecca


PJ Library®Book Buddies Aldie

Story time and crafts about camp

Gum Springs Library 2400 Millstream Drive

Thursday, June 16, 11am-noon 

Contact Jennifer


Father's Day Frisbee Fun!* 

Burke Lake Park 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station

Celebrate Dad with games and treats; *This event is weather permitting

Sunday, June 19, 10:30-11:30pm

Register with Julie T


Father's Day  Family Field Trip!

National Air and Space Museum

Udvar-Hazy Center 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly

Sunday, June 19, 4:30-6pm

Parking is free after 4pm, so come explore with us.

Register with Julie T


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Ashburn 

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, June 20, 10:30–11:30am

Register with Jennifer


Pop-up Shabbat Arlington

Save the Date! More details to follow.

Friday, June 24, 6-8pm

Celebrate Shabbat with catered dinner, PJ Library Stories, and crafts.

Contact Sam


About Town Safety Tour

Dulles South Public Safety Center 25216 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly

Tour the South Riding Sheriff and Fire Station

Saturday, June 25, 10:45am-noon

Register with Michelle


About Town Safety Tour

Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House 3900 Lee Highway, Arlington

Tour the Fire Station

Saturday, June 25, 3pm

Register with Melissa


About Town Nature Tour

Hidden Oaks Nature Center 7701 Royce St, Annandale

Puppet show, live animals, an outdoor walk (weather permitting) and activities.

$5 per child; adults are free

Sunday, June 27, 1:30-2:30pm

Register with Rebecca


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Alexandria 

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Wednesday, June 29, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Sam to register



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 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.

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Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
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