Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director
Dan Kirsch

Film Engagement Coordinator
Brittanie Werbel

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

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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2014-2015 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.

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 Dan Kirsch at

For questions, and to buy tickets:

Box Office: (703) 537-3000
Purchase tickets through 

Performing Arts Events

Marx Brothers to Coen Brothers: True stories inspired by Jewish films 

Live storytelling event with SpeakeasyDC
A Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival event
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm

True stories about Jewish films and their personal impact, celebrating some of your favorites: Fiddler on the Roof, Crossing Delancey, Funny Girl, The Exodus and more. This event, created just for NVJFF, will feature storytellers Jon Gann, Allyson Jacob, Tamar Kummel, Layla McCayAdam Rueben, Amy Saidman and Elane Vitullo. Plus film clips! SpeakeasyDC was named the “gold standard” in storytelling by The Washington Post.

Tickets for this event: $15 | $12 J Members


2014-2015 Cultural Arts Programs

Northern Virginia j.talks

The 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 Art of Jewish Food

An inaugural event of theatre, film, music, chefs, cookbook authors, plus cooking demonstrations and tastings.
Saturday, January 31 – Sunday, February 15

15th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

Thursday–Sunday, March 19–29
Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Sunday–Sunday, April 26–May 3
Contact: Jessica Tischler, Festival Director, at, (703) 537-3031