Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director and
Jewish Film Festival Director

Dan Kirsch
(703) 537-3075


Dance Coordinator and
Administrative Assistant
Brenda Forsley
(703) 537-3057

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin
(703) 537-3063


JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov
(703) 537-3034


Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

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Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival

clientuploads/2013 Book Festival/NorthernVirginiaBookFestival_Final.jpgThe Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) proudly presented the 8th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival from Saturday, November 2, 2013 through Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Whether a ‘dark and stormy night,’ ‘once upon a time,’ or ‘the greatest story ever told,’ when we curl up with a good book, our imaginations travel to a different time or exotic place, or a life completely different than our own. This year’s festival invigorated avid readers, historians and dreamers. 

Planning is currently underway for the 9th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival to be held in the fall of 2014. For more information, contact Dan Kirsch, Cultural Arts Director, at (703) 537-3075 or

Click here to view the Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival Archives.


Our thanks to our 2013 Book Festival Sponsors  and Community Partners

As of October 16, 2013
Publishers: Laurie & Dave Albert, Jane & Scott Brown, The Embassy of Israel, Judy & Gene Greenberg.
Editors: Janice & Harvey Berger, Lorraine Fischer & Marc Kremer, Michelle & Steven Stravitz.
Readers: Tammy & Jeff Cohen, Allen Marcus.
Community Partners: Gesher Jewish Day School, JCCNV Special Needs Book Club, Jewish Community Relations Council, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Northern Virginia Regional Office.

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The JCCNV is a member of the Jewish Book Council

2013 Book Festival Committee: Co-chairs: Tammy Cohen and Lorraine Fischer. Committee: Sue Aft, Tamara Faggen, Judy Greenberg, Allyson Jacob, Moe Levy, Enid Liess, Allen Marcus, Barbara Saperstone, BJ Shiff, Michelle Stravitz.
Book Festival Mentor: Laurie Albert.
JCCNV Cultural Arts Director and NVJBF Director: Dan Kirsch.

Become a Sponsor

Please join us in celebrating the literary arts and the captivating authors who will share their stories. Become a sponsor of this highly anticipated annual event. All sponsors will be acknowledged in JCCNV donor recognition vehicles. 

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits.