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Performing Arts Series

JCCNV Cultural Arts Mission
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.

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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2016-2017 Cultural Events and Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series presents cultural programming designed to engage people of all generations, and to provide texture and insight into the rich cultural history and contemporary trends of the Jewish people. The Series strives to make the J a destination for both JCCNV members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor and creativity.

During the summer of 2016, the J is co-producing the world premiere of Helen Pafumi's play "Redder Blood" with The Hub Theatre.

The J will announce the 2016-2017 season of theatre, music, dance, cabaret, authors and gallery exhibitions in August.

Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the JCCNV. Check back for updates and additional information on all events. All programs and dates subject to change.

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Michelle Pearlstein at

For questions, and to buy tickets:
Box Office: 703.537.3000 
Please note: seating for most events is assigned by the J based on the date of purchase. Audience members are assigned a group number - group one enters first, group two enters second, etc.

Buy or reserve tickets to the J's Cultural Arts events through our online vendor Brown Paper Tickets


Coming this Summer

Winner, 2016 Jewish Plays Project Playwriting Contest!
Redder Blood
A new comedy by Helen Murray Pafumi 
A World Premiere co-production between The Hub Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 
July 8 - July 31, 2016
Friday 8pm | Saturday 8pm | Sunday 2pm & 7pm 
God just won’t let up. Sadie has heard the voice of God her entire life. But she has never answered back, after all, why her? As her parent’s marriage crumbles, and her own love interest takes off, Sadie’s life takes a comical turn toward the absurd. And in the midst of it all she must come to terms with her own worth and whether or not it’s time to let in the voice.

The Hub Theatre performs at the John Swayze Theatre at the New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. Tickets: $20-$30. Buy Single Tickets (


Interfaith conversation after every Sunday performance

Sunday, July 10, 2pm
Rabbi Batya Steinlauf | Director of Social Justice  Initiatives and Inter-Group Relations for the JCRC of Greater Washington |

Sunday, July 10, 7pm
Rabbi Sarah Tasman | Director, InterfaithFamily/DC |  

Sunday, July 17, 2pm
Susan Katz Miller | Author: Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family

Sunday, July 17, 7pm
Rabbi Michael G. Holzman | Spiritual Leader, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation |

Sunday, July 24, 2pm
Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein | Adjunct Rabbi, Temple Rodef Shalom | Coordinator for Intro to Judaism program, Union of Reform Judaism | |

Sunday, July 24, 7pm
To be announced

Sunday, July 31, 2pm
To be announced

Sunday, July 31, 7pm
Avi Edelman | Program Director, Operation Understanding |


Northern Virginia j.talks
An ongoing series of 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! 

Bodzin Art Gallery
The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish artists and/or Jewish arts. 

The Art of Jewish Food
Explore and enjoy all things Jewish food through theatre, film, music, chefs, cookbook authors, plus cooking demonstrations and tastings.

17th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival
The annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, powered by the JCCNV, will screen 10-12 contemporary Jewish-themed and/or Israeli-made feature films that explore identity and place in the world. 
Thursday–Sunday, March 23-April 2, 2017
Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic

ReelAbilities Film Festival Northern Virginia
ReelAbilities Film Festival invites you to engage, empower and champion the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. September 18-24, 2016.

Arts & Culture

Contact Us

Cultural Arts Director
Sarah M. Berry

Arts Engagement Coordinator
Anton Merbaum

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