With the successful completion of its Capital Campaign, surpassing its goal at more than $9.5 million, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) announced its new name: the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

Interior Adult Trips

Adult Services Outreach Sites

Everyone Welcome!

Searching for a Jewish connection, a place to meet new friends, to enrich your life with an exciting variety of activities and day trips but don’t live close to the Pozez JCC? Check out the Adult Outreach programs on our calendar to find one near you. These programs and activities are planned for Adults 55+, though people of all ages are welcome to attend. Programs and activities are subject to change, so confirm beforehand.

Pozez JCC Adult 55+ programming is made possible thanks in part to the “Coming of Age” grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The program is a collaborative effort of the Pozez JCC, Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and jConnect.

Adult Services Outreach locations are currently located in:

For a listing of programs at all sites, check our bi-monthly newsletter The Voice by clicking on the "Adult Services Newsletter" banner to the left of this page (you'll see rotating banners for Centertainment and The Voice Adult Services Newsletter) 

Alexandria: Beth El Hebrew Congregation

3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062

All weekly group meetings are held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. The group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided.

Fee: $5 for all participants (unless noted otherwise)

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled.  If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time. 



Man on the Moon – A 50 Year Anniversary

Thursday, June 27, 10:30am–noon (Note day change)
Presented by Stephen Garber, NASA History Division, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Do you remember where you were when you heard those words 50 years ago? The first moon landing with crew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins took place July 20, 1969, and was watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world. Stephen will talk about some of the key decision points of the Apollo program, along with a wonderful overview of NASA history in general. Enjoy a special moon treat as you experience this “out of the world” program!

Fee:  $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062


Spot a Stroke, Stop A Stroke, Save a Life

Wednesday, July 10, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Alan Stillman, Public Health Advocate leading Stroke Smart Alexandria, CEO of Kwikpoint 

Stroke Smart Alexandria is a campaign to stop the scourge of stroke. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime that will cause disability or death. There are very effective treatments that can completely stop a stroke and save a life. The treatments are very time sensitive, so it is critical to know how to spot a stroke immediately. In addition to Alan’s presentation, someone from INOVA Alexandria will present a related health topic.

Alan, a 30-year resident of Alexandria, saw his family devastated by stroke and is committed to educating the city on how to stop strokes. He has given a TED talk on the topic and will be sharing this critical information as well as donating some educational tools to support the campaign.

Fee:  $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062 


Trip to the Library of Congress

Wednesday, July 24, depart Beth El 10:15am, return 3pm

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright office. Enjoy the regular exhibits in addition to two special exhibits that will be leaving at the end of summer — Baseball Americana and Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times. A guided tour is available at 11am for the special baseball exhibit. There is a cafeteria and other snack areas to buy lunch and/or snacks.

Fee:  $14
Code: #9931
RSVP: Send payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Shelly Rosenstein. Make check payable to Pozez JCC with “6/24” on memo line.


Leonard Bernstein: Up Close and Personal

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Christopher Johnston, composer, conductor, and pianist

What better way to learn about the American musical icon, Leonard Bernstein, than from someone who had the good fortune of working with and learning from Bernstein while they were both at Indiana University’s School of Music. Chris will talk about Bernstein’s early musical experiences through his groundbreaking achievements as a composer, conductor, and pianist. In addition, we will listen to his music, view excerpts from some of his most poignant interviews, and examine some of the controversies that still surround his life and work. Even if you don’t know much about music, this will be a wonderful and informative program to attend!

Christopher has been prominent in the DC music scene for more than 25 years. He is the conductor of the NOVA-Annandale Symphony, instructor of music and computer technology at the Fairfax Academy and author of many choral, orchestral, jazz and ensemble works. Among his many honors, he is a three-time Grammy “Music Educator of the Year” nominee.

Fee:  $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062


Film: Mona Lisa is Missing and Italian Lunch

Wednesday, August 7, 10:30am–1pm
2012 | 95 min. | Documentary

Come join us for this fun morning where we bring a taste of Italy to you!

Mona Lisa is Missing is the tale of a 35-year long obsession to find the truth about why and how in 1911 Vincenzo Peruggia stole the iconic Mona Lisa painting. Since 1976, Joe Medeiros, former head writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was fascinated with the story. But in 2008, it became more than an interest when Medeiros discovered that Peruggia’s only child, 84-year-old Celestina, was living in the town where her father had been born. That's when the idea for the documentary was born. Celestina, like Medeiros, wanted to know the truth about her father’s theft (he died when she was a toddler) and she gave Medeiros her blessing to bring back answers, no matter what the facts would reveal. Join us to find what Medeiros discovers!

Stay afterwards to schmooze and enjoy a real Italian meal to complete your Italian experience!

Fee:  $15 (includes film and lunch from Aldos’ Italian
Kitchen — vegetarian lasagna, salad, and
dessert). Walk-ins same price, no lunch.
Code: #9932
RSVP: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062 by August 1.


Reston: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston
Contact: Shari Berman, 703.537.3068

Programs at NVHC will take a hiatus over the summer. Check future issues of the Adult Services bi-monthly e-newsletter, The Voice, or theJ.org for dates and details of upcoming programs starting in the fall.

Fee: $5 for all participants unless noted otherwise

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at NVHC at regular time. 


Greater Gainesville Jewish Community

7371 Atlas Walk Way #165, Gainesville, VA 20155
Contact: Julie Koppel, 703.537.3012

Check future issues of the Adult Services Department’s newsletter, The Voice, or here for dates and details of upcoming programs.

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Prince William County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program for the Greater Gainesville Jewish Community is canceled.  If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time.



Relax, Meditate and Find Peace with Nature

Tuesday, August 13, 1pm–3pm
Location: Total Wine, 5105 Wellington Rd., Gainesville
Presented by Kim Hosen, Executive Director, Prince William Conservation Alliance

Being close to nature has been proven to help relieve stress along with bringing you a feeling of inner peace. Join us as Ms. Hosen talks about the "state" of our local parks within Prince William County. The PWC Alliance is an independent nonprofit watershed organization working to protect natural areas and healthy communities through stewardship, recreation, and education. See you how you can make a difference and enjoy the outdoors at the same time!

Fee:      $15 (includes refreshments and program)
Code:  #9933
RSVP: Submit check and registration form to the J, Attn: Julie Koppel no later than May 29.



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