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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

Program descriptions


Challah Tots Alexandria – Whole Foods - CANCELLED!

Wednesday, January 27, 10:30–11:30am

E-mail Sam to register



PJ Library® Book Buddies - Chantilly 

Thursday, February 4, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Jennifer with questions



Shalom Baby Playdate - JCCNV

Ages: Newborn – 3 years old and their parents (siblings welcome) 

Sunday, February 7, 10-11:30am 

E-mail Sam to register 


Challah Tots Fair Lakes– Whole Foods 

Monday, February 8, 10:00–11:00am 

E-mail Jennifer to register


PJ Library® Book Buddies - City of Fairfax 

Monday, February 8, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Sam with questions



Shalom Baby Playdate – NOVA Playlab 

Ages: Newborn-6 months and their parents

3656 Centreview Drive, Chantilly 

Sunday, February 14, 1-2pm 

E-mail Jennifer to register


Challah Tots Ashburn – Whole Foods 

Monday, February 15, 10–11am 

E-mail Jennifer to register


PJ Library® Book Buddies - Burke 

Wednesday, February 17, 10:30–11:30am 

Contact Sam with questions 


Challah Tots Vienna – Whole Foods 

Friday, February 19, 10am–11am 

E-mail Sam to register 


Shalom Baby Playdate – NOVA Playlab 

Ages: 6 months–5 years old and their parents (siblings welcome

3656 Centreview Drive, Chantilly 

Monday, February 29, 10:30–11:30am 

E-mail Jennifer 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 


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