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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.

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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.dancea 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.

Film: "Zero Motivation"

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Jewish Community Center Northern Virginia

Winner of the top prize for narrative world cinema at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation provides a zany, comedic portrait of the IDF experience. A remote desert military base serves as the backdrop for a platoon of young women soldiers, biding their time pushing paper, playing computer games, and singing pop songs — while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. If there is a war going on, it's one against boredom, bad uniforms, arbitrary rules, and doing everything in triplicate. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment — to friendship, love, and country — are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.
Tickets: $8/ $5 members, 65+, under 30

Includes wine tasting & dessert night



JCCNV Cultural Arts programming is supported in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.

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Cultural Arts Director
Sarah M. Berry

Arts Engagement Coordinator
Anton Merbaum

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