Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director
Dan Kirsch

Dance Director
Barri DeFrancisci

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin


JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

Time to register
your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


The Voice

Northern Virginia j.talks

The annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival has morphed into an ongoing series of j.talks, conversations with authors and artists. Join us throughout the year for hard truths and inspiring stories, Jewish values, and living history — along with food, fiction and funny!

The J is a member of the Jewish Book Council. Most author programs are scheduled through the JBC. The J hosts a local author event each fall, where local authors can sell their books and/or participate in the "speed-dating" event. 

Host an Author
When authors visit, we provide funds for their travel, housing and per diem. Please consider “hosting” an author with a donation of $360, which will include a signed copy of your author’s book, four tickets to the author event, and recognition at the author event.


2015-2016 Authors and Programs will be announced in early August.

Annual New Book Sale: Thursday, October 29 thru Tuesday, November 10
Hundreds of titles — from new releases to the tried and true, fact to fiction, history to mystery, cookbooks to holiday books — we’ll have it all!

Local Author Event: Wednesday, November 4, 7pm at One More Page Books in Arlington
Applications will be available in early September.

Character Breakfast: Sunday, November 15 at the J
Details to be announced in August.


Dan Kirsch, Cultural Arts Director | 703.537.3075 |