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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 JCCNV? 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.

JCCNV 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 JCCNV, 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. 

 

Programs:

[CANCELLED] The Evolving Role of a First Lady

Wednesday, April 17, 10:30am-noon
Presented by Janette Muir, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education / Associate Professor, George Mason University
From Martha Washington to Melania Trump, women have played important roles in supporting their presidential spouses. This talk highlights the changing role of First Ladies and the way the Office of the First Lady has evolved over time. According to Muir, who has written about first ladies and their rhetoric for many years, the job of the First Lady is such a “major” and “essential” one that “if there wasn’t a first lady, they would invent one.” This program will be a great follow-up to our April 7 author event about the Kennedys in the White House.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

Rooting Around: An Introduction and Overview of Jewish Genealogy

Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am-noon
Presented by Faith Klein, founding member, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and Sheila Wexler, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Have you wanted to learn more about your family’s heritage but didn’t know where to start? There are now many hands-on and tech resources available to make this adventure efficient and fun. Join us at this informal meeting as Faith gives us an overview of what Jewish Genealogy involves and leads you on a pathway to begin your own family research. There are many challenges and warnings when exploring, but it can be extremely rewarding at the same time. Come learn how you can begin finding your family!
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, 703.537.3062

 

Author Event: The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

Wednesday, May 8, 10:30am–noon
Presented by David Weinstein, author and historian
David Weinstein will discuss Eddie Cantor and the history of American Jewish popular entertainment. The book documents Cantor’s significance as a performer, philanthropist, and activist. This is the first scholarly biography of Eddie Cantor (1892–1964), who starred in theater, film, radio, and television. The book highlights Cantor’s influence on American Jewish social and political history through his celebrity activism, including his courageous campaign against Nazism during the 1930s. The Eddie Cantor Story also explores Cantor’s influence on popular entertainment over nearly forty years, from the late 1910s through the early 1950s. David’s multi-media presentation features many rare photos, songs, and film clips. David will have books available for sale and signing after the program.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

Women’s Fashion in the 20th Century 

Wednesday, May 15, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Jennifer Biehl, Arlington County’s CostumeLab Manager

Women’s fashion of the 20th century was influenced by politics, social movements, music, and more. From platform shoes to saddle oxfords, bell bottoms, and pill box hats, fashion trends from the last century have created the fabric of our culture. Join Jennifer to learn about the history behind these clothes.

Fee:  $5 all participants
RSVP:  Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

A Special Concert Celebrating Community

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am–11am, Bagels;
11am–noon, Concert
Presenters: Cantor Jason Kaufman, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, with pianist Erik Schnobrick
We are very excited to have Cantor Jason Kaufman and pianist Erik Schnobrick back with us this spring to present an uplifting concert of Jewish and spiritually-oriented music. They will present musical treasures from Jewish liturgy as well as music that expresses our Jewish commitment to community and social justice. This will be an inspirational and moving program for all to enjoy!  Come early, enjoy bagels and cream cheese, and schmooze a bit!
Fee:  $5 all participants
RSVP:  Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

Reston: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston
Contact: Shari.Berman@jccnv.org, 703.537.3068

Dates for programs will be announced in the Voice, Adults on the Go and on the J's website calendar. Most programs will meet on a Tuesday at 10:30am. (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Coffee and dessert will be provided. The Fall 2018 schedule will start in November.

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 the regular time. 

 

Programs:

Jews and Muslims in Morocco: Precedents, Realities, and Future Possibilities

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Adina Friedman, PhD., School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University
Morocco constitutes a fascinating mosaic of cultures, customs, and identity groups, including Amazigh (Berber), Arabs, and Jews — who have lived there for over two millennia. Morocco prides itself in its diversity, and today Jews in Morocco still constitute the most vibrant Jewish community in the Muslim/Arab world. Dr. Friedman, who has been traveling to Morocco regularly for the past 15 years, will present Morocco's rich and multicultural history, discuss current realities (including how these pertain to Jews in Morocco and Jewish-Muslim relations), and explore future possibilities based on these past precedents and current trends. She will also relate all of this to current discourses among Mizrahi — and particularly Moroccan — Jews in Israel today.
Fee:      $5 all participants
RSVP:  Roberta Sherman, shermanrs1@aol.com

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

 

Greater Gainesville Jewish Community

7371 Atlas Walk Way #165, Gainesville, VA 20155
Contact: Julie.Koppel@jccnv.org, 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.

 

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