Growing Jewish Families
Growing Jewish Families cultivates community by connecting a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. As a part of this network, you’ll have access to educational and social opportunities in your own backyard to further strengthen your connection to the larger Jewish community. In addition, you’ll receive regular e-newsletters chock full of educational information and links, announcements of upcoming local children’s programs, family events and more.
Growing Jewish Families sponsors play dates and community events, neighborhood groups, and maintains a social networking group on Yahoo! and a Facebook page to help you connect with other families who live in your area. Email Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org to be a part of our network or to get more involved with our Growing Jewish Families committee, which helps set our programming schedule.
For more information on the programs mentioned below, please contact Jennifer Kanarek, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3019.
All of the programs below are recommended for children ages 2–8 years old and their parents (siblings welcome).
Member Discounted Program & Class Rates
The JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.
Pre-Purim Pajama Party
Sunday, March 9*, 10am
Location: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, 901 N. Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Purim is here — it's time to party! Join us a for a pre-Purim warm-upwith music, crafts and snacks. We'll make Purim puppets and othercrafts, enjoy a PJ Library® Purim story, make hamtaschen, and concludewith a Purim parade! So get in the spirit, come dressed in your favoritecostume or pajamas, and get ready for tons of fun!
Fee per family: $10/ $7 member (free parking)
For more information, contact Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, or703-537-3019
*Please note date change from Centertainment
Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 6, 1pm–4pm
Location: Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA
Celebrate Israel Field Day and Ice Cream Party
Sunday, May 4, 10am
Location: Fort Scott Park
2800 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Come out and celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday with this preschool-friendly field day of activities, crafts, PJ Library® stories about Israel, and a special ice-cream treat. Joinyour PJ Library® friends for a fun morning, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water, a blanket, and a picnic lunch!
Fee per family: $10/ $7 member
Click here to register online.