Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director and
Jewish Film Festival Director

Dan Kirsch
(703) 537-3075


Dance Coordinator
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

The Voice

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.

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 JCCNV a destination for both members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor, and creativity. Click here to view the Performing Arts Series Archive.

Cultural Arts programming is partially funded by the JCCNV Arts Fund, and the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County.

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Dear Friends,

The JCCNV Performing Arts Series had a great second year, and we are gratified by both the positive response we received and the diversity of patrons that the series attracted, truly representing the community that makes up Northern Virginia. This summer we’ll announce a full schedule of performing arts for next season — theatre and cabaret performances, music, dance concerts, and children’s theatre — and we’ll be planning the 9th annual Jewish Book Festival for the fall and the 15th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival for spring 2015. Join us often to celebrate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor and creativity.


Jeff Dannick, Executive Director                  

Dan Kirsch, Cultural Arts Director

2014-2015 Cultural and Performing Arts Series

The 2014–2015 performing arts series will be announced later this summer. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Dan Kirsch at

2013-2014 Cultural and Performing Arts Series

On Sunday, May 4, the JCCNV 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series wrapped its second season with the world premiere of Cinder-Rachella, a new musical adaptation which celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale Princess. The JCCNV commissioned the new work from Leslie A. Kobylinski (book and lyrics) and Alvin Smithson (music).

Click here to view the Performing Arts Series Archive.