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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 Play Date at the J

Open play time in the JCCNV romper room

Sunday, July 10, 10-11:30am

Contact Sam to register


PJ Library® Book Buddies Chantilly

Story time and crafts at the library

Sunday, July 10, 1:30-2:30pm

Register here with fairfax county

Contact Jennifer with questions


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Fair Lakes

4501 Market Common Drive, Fairfax

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, July 11, 10-11am

Contact Jennifer to register


Family Dinner - Arlington - POSTPONED till Aug 11 with new location

Each family pays their own bill

Contact Sam to reserve your seat


PJ Library® Book Buddies Ashburn

43316 Hay Rd.

Story time and crafts at the library

Wednesday, July 13, 11am-12pm

Contact Jennifer to register


About Town - Vienna Nature Tour

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct.

Saturday, July 16, 10am

Fee: Adults $5, Children 7+ $2.50, Kids 6 and under FREE

Contact Rebecca to register


About Town - Family Havdalah Picnic

The Winery at Bull Run, 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville

Saturday, July 16, 5-6:30pm

Bring a blanket and picnic dinner

Contact Michelle or Julie K to register


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Ashburn

19800 Belmont Executive Plaza

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Monday, July 18, 10:30-11:30am

Contact Jennifer to register


About Town - Sweet Summer Series

Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 Hayes St, Arlington

Saturday, July 23, 3-4:30pm

Splash, play and eat ice cream in the park

Contact Melissa to register


About Town - Ashburn Supermarket Food Tour 

Whole Foods Market, 19800 Belmont Executive Plaza, Ashburn

Friday, July 29, 10-11am

Contact Julie K to register


Challah Tots Whole Foods Market - Arlington - REGISTRATION FULL

Braid challah and take it home to bake

Sunday, July 31, 10:30-11:30pm

Contact Sam with questions


About Town - Sweet Summer Series

Cold Stone Creamery, 8190 Strawberry Lane #7, Falls Church (Mosaic)

Sunday, July 31, 5:30-6:30pm

Splash, play and eat ice cream

Contact Julie T 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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Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
Program Community Schlicha
Na'ama Gold 

Project Welcome Home
Sara Astrow


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