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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.

Have a baby or tot? Sign up for your free j.baby bag or j.toddler tote and meet your neighborhood j.family ambassador!

 

About Us

Children's Program Descriptions

Adult Program Descriptions

Growing Jewish Families Calendar (printable)

NEW! Fall Classes for Parents and Little Ones!

 

Upcoming Children's Programs 

January

Divas and Diners Dinner at P.F. Chang's Restaurant in Fairfax (4250 Fairfax Corner)

Calling women of all ages and stages!!! Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert, and/or drinks with friends new and not-so-new! Take a break from your regular routine and connect with other women of all ages and stages. Come out for this relaxing social monthly gathering — bring a friend, and make new ones too! 
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9:30 pm
FEE: Each woman pays her own tab
RSVP with Michelle.Leichty@jccnv.org.


February

Book Buddies Story time and Crafts @ Chantilly Library
Moms, dads, grandparents and anyone who loves books — you are invited to bring your children to enjoy PJ Library® story time and arts and crafts. This month we are learning about the Jewish holiday of Tu B'shevat (birthday of the trees) We hope to see you there!  
Chantilly Regional Library (4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly)
Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30am
RSVP with Jennifer

 

Shalom Baby Playdate in Chantilly (newborn-5 years)
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too! There is a NOVA Playlabs paid staff person to help play with the littles. Everyone MUST WEAR socks.
Sunday, Feb. 5, 10-11:00 am
FREE (siblings welcome)NOVA Playlabs (3656 Centreview Drive, Chantilly) 
RSVP with Jennifer

 

Shalom Baby Playdate@ the J (newborn-3years)
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too! Everyone MUST WEAR socks.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 10-11:30 am
FREE (siblings welcome)
JCCNV Romper Room (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax) 
RSVP with Julie

 

Divas and Diners Dinner at True Foods at Mosaic Kitchen (2910 District Ave. Fairfax)

Calling women of all ages and stages!!! Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert, and/or drinks with friends new and not-so-new! Take a break from your regular routine and connect with other women of all ages and stages. Come out for this relaxing social monthly gathering — bring a friend, and make new ones too! 
Sunday, February 5, 7:00pm
FEE: Each woman pays her own tab

 

Let's Stroll! Indoor Mall Stroller Walk (Fair Lakes) 

Stay warm indoors this winter with your little one(s) while having fun exercising & making new friends!  All parents with stroller age children welcome! Light snacks provided. 
Fair Oaks Mall (11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:00 am
For questions contact Michelle or Julie.

 

Weekend Challah Braiding in Arlington (RSVP required)

Join GJF for a fun morning of PJ Library stories about the Jewish Value of Feeding the Hungry (Ma'akhil Re'evim), crafts and braid your own challah to take home and bake.Whole Foods provides the dough. You provide the creativity and sense of adventure. Bring your dough home to bake.
Whole Foods Arlington (2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington)
Sunday, Feb. 12, 10:30 am
FREE
RSVP with Jennifer

 

Tu B'Shevat Experience - 21+
Saturday, February 11, 7pm
An evening to delight your senses.
Learn more by clicking here

Family Tu B'Shevat Exerience
Sunday, February 12, 3pm
Location: Gesher Jewish Day School, Fairfax
Learn more by clicking here.

 

Divas and Diners Sunday Brunch at Arties Restaurant (3260 Old Lee Hwy.  Fairfax)

Calling women of all ages and stages!!! Schmooze and laugh over brunch, dessert, and/or drinks with friends new and not-so-new! Take a break from your regular routine and connect with other women of all ages and stages. Come out for this relaxing social monthly gathering — bring a friend, and make new ones too! 
Sunday, February 19, 11:30am
FEE: Each woman pays her own tab

 

Challah Tots Returns to Ashburn!

Join GJF for a fun morning of PJ Library stories about the Jewish Value of Feeding the Hungry (Ma'akhil Re'evim), crafts and braid your own challah to take home and bake.Whole Foods provides the dough. You provide the creativity and sense of adventure. Bring your dough home to bake.
Whole Foods Arlington (2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington)
Monday, Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30 am
FREE
RSVP with Jennifer

 

Divas and Diners Dinner at Julia's Restaurant and Lounge (13970 Metrotech Dr. Chantilly)

Calling women of all ages and stages!!! Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert, and/or drinks with friends new and not-so-new! Take a break from your regular routine and connect with other women of all ages and stages. Come out for this relaxing social monthly gathering — bring a friend, and make new ones too! 
Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
FEE: Each woman pays her own tab

 

 

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
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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