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Family Programs in Northern Virginia

Growing Northern Virginia's Jewish Community... 

One Family at a Time.

We would like to welcome your family to Growing Jewish Families, a source of fun and meaningful programs for the whole family. Click the button below and sign up to join us!

Have a baby or tot? Sign up for your free j.baby bag or j.toddler tote and meet your neighborhood j.family ambassador!

 

About Us

Children's Program Descriptions

Adult Program Descriptions

August Newsletter

Growing Jewish Families Calendar

 

Upcoming Children's Programs

 August

About Town - Sweet Summer Series

Ben and Jerry's Fairfax Corner, 4205 Fairfax Corner E Ave, Fairfax

Sunday, August 21, 3-4pm

Splash, play and eat ice cream

Contact Michelle to register

 

Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Ashburn

19800 Belmont Executive Plaza

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, August 22, 10:30-11:30am

Contact Jennifer to register

 

Grand Slam Sunday

Bring your kids to the ballpark for a fun day out!

Sunday, August 28, 1:35pm game start, fun begins at 11:30am

Registration and details here

 

Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Vienna

143 Maple Ave E, Vienna

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Wednesday, August 31, 10:30-11:30pm

Contact Sam to register

 

September

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 MondaysSeptember 12,19, and 26 in Arlington plus a Shabbat Dinner to be scheduled by participants. Location TBA. Time 7pm.
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 

 

Apple Picking
Location: Stribling Orchard 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham

Sunday, September 18, 2:30pm–4:30pm

Get ready for school and Rosh Hashanah with an afternoon of picking delicious apples to go with your honey! Bring a picnic and enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while learning about the Jewish New Year. Enjoy PJ Library® stories and making fun apple crafts, then go out and pick apples at this 6th generation orchard. Do a mitzvah (good deed) and donate a portion of your picked apples to Food for Others, a local food pantry in Fairfax. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a snack.

Fee:  Program and entrance to orchard Free. You pay for your own apples.

 

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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