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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!

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Children's Program Descriptions

Adult Program Descriptions

April Newsletter

Growing Jewish Families Calendar

 

Upcoming Children's Programs

May

Shalom Baby Playdate - the J

Newborn-3 years and their parents, siblings welcome

Sunday, May 1, 10:00-11:30am 

RSVP to Rebecca

 

PJ Library®Book Buddies Chantilly

Story time and crafts at Chantilly Library

Thursday, May 5, 10:30-11:30am 

Register here

For questions contact Jennifer

 

Shalom Baby Play Group Series – Falls Church

Thomas Jefferson Library

Saturday mornings, culminating with a Group Shabbat Pot Luck Brunch

Beginning, Saturday, May 7, 9-10am 

E-mail Rebecca for details, questions or to register. Learn more here.

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies Fairfax

Story time and crafts at Fairfax Regional Library

Monday, May 9, 10:30-11:30am 

Register here

For questions contact Sam

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies Burke

Story time and crafts at Burke Central Library

Wednesday, May 11, 10:30-11:30am 

Register here

For questions contact Sam

 

Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Vienna 

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Friday, May 13, 10:00–11:00am 

Contact Sam to register

 

Shalom Baby Playdate - NoVa Playlabs

6 months -5 year old children and their parents, siblings welcome

Sunday, May 15, 1:00-2:00pm 

Contact Jennifer to register

 

About Town Park Playdate -  Franconia* 

*This event is weather permitting

Ice Cream Social

Lee District Park "Chessie's Big Backyard"

6601 Telegraph Rd.

We provide the ice cream, your child provides the screams!

Sunday, May 15, 3:00-4:00pm

Contact Melissa

 

Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Ashburn

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, May 15, 10:00–11:00am 

Contact Jennifer to register

 

Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Arlington 

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Wednesday, May 18, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Sam to register

 

Shalom Baby Playdate - NoVa Playlabs

Newborn-12 month old children and their parents 

Speakers: Doulas of Northern Virginia; Topic - TBD

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

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.

 

 

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, Veterans, Interfaith

For Inquiries

or email:
laurie.albert@jccnv.org
 

Israel Programming

For Inquiries

or email: 
naama.gold@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  

 

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