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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 



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


Divas and Diners Ladies Experience

Escape Room Herndon; solve a mystery together.

404 Elden St., Herndon, VA

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:15pm

$28 Advance registration required; limited space.

Register Code #7775

Questions contact Jennifer 



Leaping Back, Strategies for Re-entering the Workforce - Workshop Series, 10am-noon

Chantilly - Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Vienna - Mondays, November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12 

Registration and details


PJ Library Book Buddies

Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd

Stories, crafts and fun at your local library

Thursday, Nov. 3, 10:30-11:30am

Register here with the library 


Havdalah Hayride

Props Crops, 11110 Georgetown Pike

Havdalah around a campfire, hayride and more.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 7pm (arrive by 6:45)

Purchase tickets here.


Curious George Character Breakfast

Celebrate George's 75th Birthday at the J with interactive activities and photo ops.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 9:30-11am

This event sells out quickly register today!


The Great Big Challah Bake

A community challah-making women's event with singing, dancing and refreshments.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7pm

Presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Chabad of Northern Virginia, Congregation Olam Tikvah and Gesher Jewish Day School. This event is supported by a grant from the Jewish Food Experience, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Whole Foods Market and in collaboration with synagogues and other organizations.

Purchase tickets here.


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
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 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:



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Laurie Albert

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Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

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