Cultural Arts at the J
The mission of the JCCNV Cultural Arts department is to demonstrate, illuminate and celebrate the breadth and depth of Judaism’s culture, identity, creativity, diversity and resiliency through the performing, visual and literary arts. The JCCNV Performing Arts Series, open to all members of the metro community, includes public performances of professional music, dance and theatre productions, play readings, Broadway cabaret events, and children’s theatre productions. Cultural Arts programming is partially funded by the Arts Fund, and the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County.
Now Playing/Coming Soon
- SHUK (Shoōk): November 17 – December 5 Books | Local crafts | Chanukah essentials
- Local Authors Night: November 17 at 7pm
- Israeli Artisans Sale: from Tel Aviv’s Bar Kochva Gallery: December 4-7 from 10am-8pm
- Theater: The Actual Dance, One man play by Samuel A. Simon, October 30 at 7pmMusic: Celebrating Shalom, guitar, percussion, and stories for all ages with Rabbi Matisyahu Tonti, November 5 at 8pm
- Theater: Treif, a professional play reading, November 20 at 2pm
- Film: Zero Motivation, a zany award-winning comedy, November 22 at 7pm
- In the Gallery: Combat Paper, artwork made by veterans on paper made from old uniforms, October 13- November 14. Closing Reception November 13 at 6:30pm
The JCCNV offers the following arts and cultural programs
- The JCCNV Performing Arts Series runs September-May with professional performances of dance, music, theatre, cabaret events and children’s theatre events.
- Northern Virginia j.talks (formerly the Jewish Book Festival) are conversations with authors and artists. Events are held throughout the year.
- The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival brings films, filmmakers and guest speakers to Northern Virginia as they relate to Jewish values, culture and/or history. The film festival is held in the spring of the year.
- The Bodzin Art Gallery features many local artists who work in a variety of media. Additionally, the fine arts program integrates Israeli arts to build community between Northern Virginia and Israel. Exhibits are on display year-round.
- j.dance, a dance school at the J, is committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where dance students of all skill levels can embrace this art form.
- The ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases award-winning films and engaging presenters that are dedicated to engage, empower and champion the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
JCCNV Cultural Arts programming is supported in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.
Extra! Extra! Read All About Us!
- June 22, 2016: David Siegel posted an article about "Redder Blood" in Fairfax Connection: A Wily Look at Relationships
- March 9, 2016: Lisa Traiger in the Washington Jewish Week: Jewish Plays Project is theatrical 'American Idol'
- March 3, 2016: David Siegel posted an article in Fairfax Connection: Inner Peace Through Dance and Movement: Richmond Ballet II and Pulitzer Prize winner Sarah Kaufman at the JCCNV
- January 7, 2016: A Night of Laughter and Jazz. Talented comic and music artists appearing at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/jan/07/night-laughter-and-jazz/
- November 30, 2015: Liel Leibovitz, Author of ‘A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen’ to Appear at JCCNV on December 5th at 8 PM by David Siegel. http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2015/11/30/186147/
- November 5, 2015: Washington Jewish Week cover story about Blue Like Me/Rang de Nila performance on Saturday night. http://washingtonjewishweek.com/26519/blue-like-me/featured-slider-post/
- October 26, 2015: DC Metro Arts, an article by David Siegel about William V. Madison’s upcoming visit to talk about the first biography of Madeline Kahn: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2015/10/26/in-the-moment-an-interview-with-william-v-madison-author-of-madeline-kahn-being-the-music-a-life-coming-to-jccnvs-book-fest-on-1110730-pm/
October 1, 2015: DC Metro Arts, World Premiere Staged Reading of ‘Redder Blood’ at JCCNV on Monday, 10/19@7:30pm as Part of Women’s Voices Theater Festival by David Siegel