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The Voice
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:

Brain Games and Trivia

Wednesday, January 9, 10:30am–noon
Enjoy a fun, relaxing morning as we challenge your brain with memory games and trivia questions. Many studies suggest that regularly exercising your brain can help to improve memory and thinking skills. Enjoy some light snacks and, of course, chocolate for the winners! At the same time, this will be a nice opportunity to get to know other members of the group.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, 703.537.3062

 

Art Museums Around the World

Wednesday, January 16, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Natalie Neviasky, art historian and publisher
Were people always displaying fine art in museums and galleries? Were museum buildings created to display artworks? What do we define as fine arts today? According to Reuters there are 10 major art museums in the world. Let's visit each of them and learn about their history and masterpieces. We will also help the Louvre curators correctly “label” art pieces, and enjoy familiar melodies written to some of them. What a great way to bring the museum experience to you!
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

Winter Film Series: Hidden Figures

Wednesday, January 23, 10:30am
2016 | 2h 7 min | Biography, Drama, History
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we will show this film about the incredible story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — brilliant African-American women working at NASA — who calculated by hand the complex equations that allowed space heroes like Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, and John Glenn to travel safely to space. This trio of women crossed gender and racial lines and inspired generations. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture. Snacks will be provided!
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org,  703.537.3062

 

Rooting Around: An Introduction and Overview of Jewish Genealogy

Wednesday, January 30, 10:30am-noon
Presented by Faith Klein, founding member, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW)
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

 

Joint Program with Agudas Achim Congregation –Connecting Millennials with the Jewish Community

Tuesday, February 5, noon–2pm (note location and time)
Location: Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria
In this day and age, it is a challenge to keep young adults involved in the Jewish community. Rabbi Rami Schwartzer will join us to talk about his program called the Jewish Millennial Engagement Project (JMEP) and its expansion into Northern Virginia. “This is a time of life…with great seeking and yearning and a need for community,” he said. “I see myself as a connector.” Having trained as a congregational rabbi through the Gladstein Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Rabbinic Leadership, Rami has served congregations in New York, Texas, and Israel. He has worked as the Director of Programming at Camp Ramah in New England, and in 2018 was appointed by the State of Maryland to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Youth Camp Safety. This is an important topic for both millennials and older adults alike!
A free, kosher lunch will be served prior to the program.
Fee: Free. Donations are appreciated!
RSVP is a must by January 25 to Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, or 703.537.3062

 

Winter Film Series: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Wednesday, February 20, 10:30am
2018 | 1h 35 min | Documentary, Biography
“Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children's show would have dared for that time. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers' deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.” —IMDB website. This movie received a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so don’t miss out! Snacks will be provided.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

An Interfaith Program with Rabbi Emeritus Brett Isserow

Wednesday, February 27, 10:30am–noon
Even though Rabbi Isserow has officially retired from Beth El, we are pleased to have him continue to lead our series of interfaith programs. While we will explore beliefs and practices of other religions and faiths, these interviews also endeavor to give us an insight into the inspiration and motivation that helped shape lives. Contact Shelly closer to program date for presenter details.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 703.537.3062

 

A Visit to the United States Holocaust Museum and Special Exhibit: Americans and the Holocaust

Wednesday, March 6, depart Beth El 10:30am; return 2:30pm
(This trip is intended in part to be a preview to the March 13 author program at BEHC)
The special exhibition is a portrait of American society that shows how the Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism shaped responses to Nazism and the Holocaust. It reveals how much information was available to Americans at the time and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority, except for a few individuals who took the risk to help. You will also have time to explore other areas of the museum. There is a kosher café and gift shop.
Fee: $10 (bus transportation)
Code: #9599
RSVP: Submit payment and registration to the J, attn.: Shelly Rosenstein.

 

Author Event: Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Wednesday, March 13, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Rebecca Erbelding, archivist, curator, and historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Join us to hear Rebecca tell the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle accompanied his boss to a meeting with the president. For more than a decade, the Jews of Germany had sought refuge in the United States and had been stymied by Congress's harsh immigration policy. Now the State Department was refusing to authorize relief funds that Pehle wanted to use to help Jews escape Nazi territory. Pehle made his best case — and prevailed. Within days, FDR created the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and put Pehle in charge. Over the next 20 months, Pehle pulled together a team of D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, smugglers, diplomats, millionaires, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. Together, they tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, maneuvered food and medicine into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, laundered money, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. Altogether, they saved tens of thousands of lives. (Jewish Book Council Authors on Tour book.) Book sale and signing after the presentation.
Fee: $5 all participants
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org  or 703.537.3062


Joint Program with Agudas Achim Congregation: The Sunflower Bakery

Tuesday, April 2, noon–2pm (note location and time)
Location: Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria
Join us as we learn about The Sunflower Bakery, an inclusive workforce-training organization guided by Jewish values and engaged in community building. Co-founder Sara Portner Milner, will talk about her vision to expand the range of employment training and opportunities for young adults with learning differences in the pastry, baking, and related food industries. A free, kosher lunch and yummy treats will be provided.
Fee: Free. Donations are appreciated!
RSVP is a must by March 22 to Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org or 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

 

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

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


Wednesday, February 27, 10:30am
Presented by David Weinstein, author and historian
David Weinstein will discuss Eddie Cantor and the history of American Jewish popular entertainment. He will talk about how his book documents Cantor’s significance as a performer, philanthropist, and activist. 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.
RSVP: Roberta Sherman at shermanrs1@aol.com.

 

Save the Date! Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Spring program TBA
10:30am

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.

 

Programs

Comedian (and Rabbi) Rose and Lunch

Thursday, February 21, noon–2pm
Location: Regency Club, 15351 Championship Dr., Haymarket
Join us for an afternoon of good food and laughter! Rabbi Rose will entertain us with her humor following a delicious lunch. This is a great time to meet and socialize with others in the community!
Fee: $22 (includes lunch and program)
RSVP: Julie.Koppel@jccnv.org or 703.537.3012
Please submit check and registration form by February 14 to JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031, attn.: Julie Koppel


Greater Leesburg Jewish Community 

Locations vary.
Contact: Julie.Koppel@jccnv.org, 703.537.3012

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

 

 

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