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

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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Summer Camps

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 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


Bessie Bluefeld

A theatre event during “The Art of Jewish Food”

Friday, February 6, 12:30pm
Sunday, February 8, 2:00pm

Arriving with her husband in 1907 from Russia, Bessie and her family started Bluefeld Catering, which became synonymous with quality and class throughout the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Bessie’s story embodies the struggles and triumphs that an immigrant would experience making a new life in a new country. Created by the Jewish Museum of Maryland as part of the Leo V. Berger Immigrant Trunk Program. Featuring Terry Nicholetti.

Tickets: $10 | $6 J Members; includes coffee, tea and cookies. Tickets can be purchased online at



A Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival event

March date and tickets to be announced.

SpeakeasyDC has mastered the art of turning good stories into great performance. This show will feature local and J storytellers with heartfelt and humorous true stories on a theme of Jewish film!


Cultural Events


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


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! 


15th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

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

Details to be announced in February 2015.


4th Annual ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival

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