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Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

To register: submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn.: Registrar with the date of the event on the memo line, or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card. You will receive a reminder email with details and updates 5–7 days prior to the trip. If you registered and you didn’t get the email, please notify Michele. Also, please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change, please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants are required on all trips.

Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation payment. 

You must be a J-Family or J-Journey member or have a J-Pass to participate.


Excursions        

2019 Annual Overnight Adventure: Pittsburgh, PA 

Image result for faLLINGWATER3-day, 2-night Excursion to Fallingwater and Exciting Sites in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 24, depart 8:15am; return Thursday, September 26 approx. 9:30pm

Contact: Michele Endick703.537.3095

Join us for our seventh annual overnight excursion! The cost of the trip includes luxury accommodations, most meals (kosher style), all admissions, tips, and more. Enjoy: 

Two-night stay with luxury accommodations at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square with beautiful city/water views and includes a full daily breakfast. Shops, offices, restaurants and entertainment anchor this historic riverfront site on the south shore of the Monongahela River.

Luxury motor coach transportation with bathroom and WiFi for the entire trip.

Docent-led tour of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, in Mill Run, PA. Bring a bag lunch or enjoy lunch in the café, on own.

Elegant 3-course dinner at the Grand Concourse on the riverfront — in the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, with cathedral stained-glass vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and a dramatic staircase — true grandeur of another era.

A two-hour tour of many Pittsburgh sites, with a “hop on” local tour guide (includes ride on the famous Duquesne Incline up to Mt. Washington — terrific views of the city).

Time to explore the wonderful exhibits at the Carnegie Museum of Art or The Andy Warhol Museum / your choice. If desired, eat lunch in one of the cafes, on own.

Dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper riverboat — entertainment provided

Private presentation at the Rauh Jewish Archives (at the Heinz History Center) on the history of the Jews of Pittsburgh. Time afterwards to tour the Museum’s exhibits. Boxed lunch included.

Mystery stop at a well-known Pittsburgh historic site.

Dinner stop on the way home at the famous Eat’N Park, open since 1949 with a terrific salad & soup bar/entrées, and a special surprise at the end of the meal.

We hope you will join us as we travel along scenic roads enhanced with vibrant fall colors and crisp air, while also enjoying interesting venues, great meals, fun, and camaraderie! Space is limited.

Registration deadline is August 12.

Fee: Single $699; Code: #9854
Double: $550 pp (please provide the name of the roommate, matches are not provided); Code: #9855
RSVP: Reservations only accepted with payment — submit with registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to Pozez JCC with “9/24” on the memo line. Register early, a limited number of spaces available! 

 

Clara Barton National Historic Site              

Friday, September 20, depart the J 12:15pm; return 3pm
We had a wonderful talk by a National Park Ranger at the J several months ago about this site. By popular demand, we will visit and enjoy a 45-minute tour of this recently renovated historic house. “Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need — both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself.” — National Park Service Website
Fee:  $17 (includes transportation and donation for the tour). 
Code:  #10105
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “9/20” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

The National Archives - Rightfully Hers - New Exhibit and Permanent Historic US Documents

Friday, October 18, depart the J 10:30am; return 3pm 
In addition to viewing our nation's most important documents (The Constitution, The Bill of Rights  and The Declaration of Independence), spend time at the new exhibit Rightfully Hers which tells the story of the 19th Amendment (celebrating its 100th anniversary) and the American woman’s struggle for voting rights as a critical step towards equal citizenship. The National Archives maintains the original copy of the 19th Amendment among its holdings. As home to some of the most important records from the woman suffrage story, the National Archives relates the fuller story of the struggle to make the vote a reality for all women. There are documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio and video recordings on display that connect to important historic milestones in the women’s struggle to gain the vote.
There is a cafeteria in which you can relax, sit, and eat. 
Fee:  $14 for bus transportation.
Code:  #10106
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “10/18” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

2019 Fall Foliage Trip          

Thursday, October 24, depart the J 9:15am; return approx. 6pm 
Hagerstown, Maryland and Catoctin State Park with Lunch at a Quaint Inn
Join us for our yearly fall foliage trip. This year, we will venture into Maryland to see the beautiful fall colors. Our first stop is the small but exciting Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD at which we will have a docent-led tour of the lovely artwork. From there we will enjoy a fine lunch at the Carriage House Inn in Emmitsburg, MD. Afterwards, we will stop at the Roddy Road Covered Bridge (scenic wooden bridge) for photos and then travel to the nearby Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center in Thurmont, MD for a presentation by a park ranger and view the foliage and falls at the park. 

Fee:  $65 (includes bus transportation, tour at the museum, a talk by a park ranger, and lovely lunch at an inn)
Code:  #10107
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “10/24” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

Tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage and Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center 

Wednesday, October 30, depart the J 9:45am; return 2pm (The bus will also make a stop at Beth El)
President Abraham Lincoln and his family resided seasonally on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home to escape the heat and political pressure of downtown Washington. Lincoln lived in the cottage June–November 1862–1864. During the first summer there, Lincoln drafted the preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. A reproduction of the desk where he drafted it is in the cottage (the original is in the White House). There will be time to visit the adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center which has exhibits about the Soldiers' Home, wartime Washington, D.C., Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief during the Civil War, and a special exhibit gallery.
There will not be a stop for lunchyou may bring food for the bus.
Fee:  $28 (includes bus transportation and docent-led tour).  
Code:  #10109
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “10/30” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

Annie at Riverside Dinner Theatre with Sally Struthers              

Wednesday, November 6, depart the J 10:30am; return approx. 5:45pm
Join us for this entertaining classic show with great seats and served a meal. We have seen the wonderful Sally Struthers in two of the theatre’s past productions.  She should be a “hoot” as Miss Hannigan!
Fee:   $88 (includes bus transportation, show, and 3-course lunch — choose at
the theatre.)
Code: #10111
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “11/6” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

National Museum of African American History and Culture (This Trip is Full)

Thursday, November 14, depart the J 10:15am; return 3:30pm
The museum is now allowing groups to visit! Tour this wonderful museum with interesting permanent and rotating exhibits at your own pace. Consider eating lunch at the Sweet Home Café showcasing the rich culture and history of the African American people with traditional, authentic offerings as well as present-day food traditions.
Note: We are planning another trip to this museum in the late spring for those who cannot make this date.

 

Day trip to Winterthur, Delaware

Thursday, December 5, depart the J 8:30am; return approx. 9pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Costuming THE CROWN and a 1-hour docent-led tour of this magnificent mansion.

“From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.” — Winterthur Website

On the house tour, you will see exquisite spaces in which Henry Francis du Pont entertained family and friends in grand style. The 175 rooms are furnished with his outstanding collection of American decorative arts. In the galleries, explore the collection of nearly 90,000 objects, including furniture, ceramics, glass, metals, textiles, and paintings and prints. 

Fee:  $80 (includes bus transportation, a tour of the mansion, narrated tram tour of the grounds — weather permitting, and self-guided tour of Costuming THE CROWN exhibition). Lunch at the museum’s cafe and dinner on the return home are on your own. There will be time to visit the gift shops if you so desire.
Code: #10112
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “12/5” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

 

Newsies at Arena Stage with Lunch      

Sunday, December 15, depart the J 11:15am; return approx. 5:45pm

“In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country — Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst — and won. Inspired by true events, the Broadway smash hit is a testament to the power of standing up and speaking out. The Tony Award-winning musical features fan-favorites like “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York” and “Seize the Day.” — Arena Stage Website. Three-Course lunch in the Arena’s restaurant is included in the fee — choices made on site.
Fee: $118 (includes bus transportation, show, and meal).
Code: #10110
RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “12/15” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.

Check future issues of the Adult Services Department newsletter, The Voice, or theJ.org for details of other weekday trips.

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