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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. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.

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About Us

Children's Program Descriptions

Adult Program Descriptions

November Newsletter

Growing Jewish Families Calendar (printable)

NEW! Fall Classes for Parents and Little Ones!

 

Upcoming Children's Programs 

November

Shalom Baby Play Date - Open Play Time

Adults with Newborn-3 year olds (siblings welcome)

The J Romper Room 

Sunday, Nov. 20, 10-11:30am

Register with Rebecca

 

Shalom Baby Play Date - Open Play Time

Adults with Newborn-5 year olds (siblings welcome)

NoVA Playlabs, 3656 Centerview Dr, Chantilly

Sunday, Nov. 20, 10-11am

Register with Julie K

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-2pm

Register with Jennifer

 

December

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Chantilly Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly

Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30am

Register with the library; contact Jennifer with questions

 

Shalom Baby Play Date - Open Play Time

Adults with Newborn-3 year olds (siblings welcome)

The J Romper Room 

Sunday, Nov. 20, 10-11:30am

Register with Rebecca

 

Challah Tots Arlington

Challah braiding and story time.

Whole Foods Market, Clarendon

Sunday, Dec. 4, 10:30am

Registration required with Sam; this event sells out quickly!

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30am

Register with Jennifer

 

Shalom Baby Play Date - Open Play Time

Adults with Newborn-5 year olds (siblings welcome)

NoVA Playlabs, 3656 Centerview Dr, Chantilly

Sunday, Dec. 11, 10-11am

Register with Jennifer

 

Chanukah STEAM Party

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with Food, Festivities and Fun!

Gesher Jewish Day School

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-5pm

Registration coming soon.

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Burke Central Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke

Monday, Dec. 12, 10:30-11:30am

Register with the library; contact Sam with questions

 

Divas and Diners -Hot Topic!

Merging Interfaith Families for the Holidays

Clyde's Tysons, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7:30pm

Each woman pays her own tab.

RSVP with Sam

 

Hands on Chanukah

Stories and activities for the holidays

Barnes and Noble Book Store, Tyson's Corner Mall 

Sunday, Dec. 18, 11am-3pm

Contact Laurie with questions

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Ashbury Library, 43316 Hay Rd., Ashbury

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30am

Register with Jennifer

 

PJ Library® Book Buddies

Crafts and stories at your local library

Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30-11:30am

Register with the library; contact Sam with questions.

 

Chanukah Family Pot Luck

Holiday fun for the family

Private Residence, Springfield

Saturday, Dec. 24, 11:30am

For location details and to register contact Jennifer

 

Chanukah Community Menorah Lighting - Gainesville

Latkes, donuts, and entertainment

Virginia Gateway, Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 6pm

More Information

 

Chanukah Community Menorah Lighting - Fairfax

Community gathering to light up the night

Mosaic District, Fairfax

Thursday, Dec. 29, time TBD

For questions contact Laurie

 

February

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners

Love and Religion sessions will meet Feb. 2, 9 and 16 in Arlington at 1881 N. Nash Street (1 block from the Rosslyn metro) plus a Shabbat Dinner to be scheduled by participants. 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 

 

 

 

 

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

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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