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.

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NV Rides Welcomes Two New Partners!

NV Rides is delighted to welcome two new partners to its network of volunteer driver programs — Shepherd's Center of Great Falls and Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. Both groups are launching new volunteer driver programs to serve the needs of non-driving seniors in Northern Virginia.

The mission of The Shepherd's Center of Great Falls (SCGF) is to provide transportation and other needed services to Great Falls seniors wishing to age-in-place. SCGF is affiliated with the national organization Shepherd's Centers of America which focuses on helping seniors age gracefully in their homes. There are about 50 Shepherd Centers operating nationwide, and SCGF will be the seventh group in Northern Virginia.

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church recently began to focus on ways in which they can strengthen services available to seniors in the community. With the help of NV Rides they are developing a volunteer driver program which is steadily increasing ride services to its non-driving senior neighbors in the Falls Church and Bailey’s Crossroads areas. "Our goal is to create a diverse and welcoming society. We see the opportunity to partner with NV Rides on this initiative as a wonderful way to fulfill our mission of helping our neighbors by providing rides to non-driving seniors in our community and beyond” said Tahani Jabarin, Social Services Director for Dar Al-Hijrah.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with SGFC, please call 703.586.9696, and Dar Al-Hijrah Rides can be reached by calling 703.214.5910.

For more information about NV Rides, please contact Jennifer Kanarek or call 703.537.3071.

For Volunteers:

  • The length of your commitment depends on your availability. J Rides provides volunteer drivers access to our ride scheduling software that lets you select your driving assignments, offering volunteers a flexible schedule. You can volunteer as little or as much as you’d like.
  • Volunteers do not have to be J members.
  • All volunteers must complete an application and attend a brief orientation.
  • NV Rides will pay for a required background and a DMV check for all volunteer drivers.
  • Volunteers are required to have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call 703.537.3074 or email jrides@theJ.org.

Please click here to download a Volunteer Application.


For Passengers:

  • This is a free service to any non-driving senior (55+) who would like to attend the J or a J program. You do not need to be a J member to use the service.
  • Riders must be ambulatory and able to self-transfer into and out of the vehicle.
  • Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated, but walkers are permitted.
  • The J reserves the right to determine rider eligibility.
  • Please obtain a passenger application from the front desk or by calling 703.537.3074.
  • The application must be completed and returned to the NV Rides office by mail or in person prior to utilizing the service.
  • A rider can schedule transportation by contacting J Rides at 703.537.3074. Rides are not guaranteed and are subject to availability of a volunteer driver.
  • We suggest scheduling your ride in advance - at least five days before the ride is neededSame day rides are not available.

Please click here to download a Passenger Application


J Rides is supported by NV Rides. NV Rides is a network of service providers aiming to enhance and improve volunteer transportation throughout the region.  In partnership with Fairfax County and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), and with additional support from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (The J) is administering this community-wide initiative so that more non-driving older adults will be able to get where they need to go at no cost, and “age in place” for as long as possible.


Visit the NV Rides homepage, www.NVRides.org for more information, and “Like” NV Rides on Facebook.



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