Growing Jewish Families
Growing Jewish Families cultivates community by connecting a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia by sponsoring play dates and community events, neighborhood groups, and by maintaining social networking groups on Yahoo 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 educational and social opportunities in your own backyard. You will receive regular e-newsletters chock full of educational information and links, announcements of upcoming local children’s programs, family events, and more.
Growing Jewish Families continues to broaden its reach to serve even more areas throughout Northern Virginia. With the addition of a second Community Engagement Coordinator (welcome, Jennifer DeAngelis!), programming sites have now extended further into Western Fairfax County to include the areas of Reston, Sterling, Herndon, Chantilly, Centreville, Gainesville, Manassas, and Leesburg.
Maybe your family has recently grown, or your friends are just about to welcome a little one into their lives. Shalom Baby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Northern Virginia Jewish community and invites families to our free, monthly Shalom Baby play dates. This is a wonderful way for you to meet new people, make new friends and learn about your Jewish community and resources available to you. Please contact Jennifer Kanarek or Jennifer DeAngelis to register. For additional resources visit: http://jconnect.org/resources/new-baby-information.
Shalom Baby families become part of Growing Jewish Families, a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. If you know someone who is expecting a child, please let Jennifer Kanarek or Jennifer DeAngelis know so we can officially welcome them into the Jewish community and invite them to be part of the Shalom Baby family.
Member Discounted Program & Class Rates
The JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program
All of the programs below are recommended for children ages 2–8 years old and their parents (siblings welcome).
Growing Jewish Families: Around Town
Grab your gear and get out and “around town” this summer! Tour interesting and fun locations in your neighborhoods to see, touch, and feel how things work, learn how they are made, and how these places impact your community. RSVP by the dates below to Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org or Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org.