JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Israel is a fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern and is the spiritual and physical center of the Jewish people. As we celebrate its rich history, traditions and deep dimension, we are thrilled to work with our Community Shlicha, who will help us explore and discover what makes Israel so special! Our Shlicha will reach deeper within our community to educate and increase awareness, knowledge and pride about Israel’s history, culture and current events, and to promote a better understanding of Israel and its ideals. The program also serves as a catalyst for igniting Jewish journeys, encouraging people to learn more about Judaism and Israel, and finding their own way to connect to the Jewish homeland.
Click here to learn more about the JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlichim Program.
If you are interested in a wonderful opportunity to become a part of the JCCNV-JAFI Shlichim program, by being a host family for our shaliach, please click here for information and an application. All inquiries should be directed to Laurie Albert, Director of Community Engagement at (703) 573-3064.
Welcome our New Shlicha, Dana Kalishov!
A seventh-generation Israeli on her mother’s side, and fourth-generation on her father’s, Dana’s family is considered to be one of the “Israeli Mayflower families.” Dana was born in Tel Aviv and grew up in Herzliya. She served in the IDF for more than 3 years as a military education officer and left as a First Lieutenant in the Navy. Having gained a broad education in leadership, history, Zionism and Israel culture, Dana is excited to share her passion for Israel with our community. Continuing the important work of our Shlichim, Dana will work at the J, with area synagogues, Jewish agencies/organizations and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia. She is currently completing her degree at Ben-Gurion University where she will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology and Management this summer. Dana will arrive in our community in early September. Please join us in welcoming Dana to Northern Virginia!
If you have any questions about how you can become more engaged in the JCCNV-Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim program, please contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org
NoVa Mifgash Celebrates Chanukah!
Sunday, December 21, 11am - 1pm at the JCC of Northern Virginia
Join us for a morning of fun, friends, food and schmoozing! Connect with other Israeli and/or Hebrew speaking Northern Virginia families. The festivities will include a light brunch (we'll provide the food), sufganiot, gelt, Israeli style Chanukah games, crafts for the kid - lots of fun for everyone.
So come on out and celebrate with us! We'd love to meet you!!
Please rsvp no later than Thursday, Dec. 18th to Dana Kalishov, Community Shlicha at Dana.Kalishov@jccnv.org or 703.537.3034.
FEE: FREE (please bring some non-perishable food items to donate to Food for Others, a local food bank).