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Monthly and Ongoing Programs

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Sunday Excursions

Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

Check future issues of the Adult Services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, for upcoming Sunday Excursions.


Thursday at the J
Partially Sponsored by Innovation Health

Thursdays, noon–2pm, the J (unless otherwise noted)
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095
Bring a friend and plan to attend our weekly program for active adults.
Bring a dairy or parve/meatless bagged lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy
beforehand; the J will provide dessert and coffee.
Fee: $5/ Free for member (unless otherwise noted)


Special Thursday at the J Closing Event!

Light Lunch and Concert with Glass Harpist, Jamey Turner       

Thursday, June 7

1pm: Light lunch provided 

1:45pm: Program 

Enjoy a delightful and unusual concert on the “glass harp”— a series of water-filled glasses which produce beautiful, clear, soothing, unique sounds.  

Mr. Turner is nationally known for his wonderful performances at the Kennedy Center, Disney World, and on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, along with many other well-known venues. His concerts were very well received here many times in the past so be sure to attend this year’s exciting event!

Fee: $17/ $12 member (includes light 

lunch of ½ tuna wrap, carrot
salad, dessert, and program).
For vegan or gluten free
substitute, contact 703.537.3095 or at least one week prior to the program.

Code:  #9180

RSVP:  Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “6/7” on memo line.


Monthly Discussion Group: Our World Today and in the Future


Mondays (ongoing) June 18, no meetings in July and Augustclientuploads/Adults/Our World.jpg

Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
Participants are welcome to bring a dairy, parve, or meatless lulnch. Featured speakers will be announced in the adult bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, and here online. Coffee and tea are provided. 
Fee: $5/ free to J members
No RSVP required. Just come!


Monthly News in Review Roundtable

Mondays (ongoing, 4th Monday), 

June 25, July 23, August 27

Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor

It’s your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions to discuss the most
current news. A lively discussion will be moderated by various facilitators. Come
share your viewpoints and opinions on the topics to be discussed.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
Fee: $5/ Free for members


Widow/ Widower Support Group

Wednesdays (Meets Monthly), March 21, April 18, May 16
Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171 

Facilitated by: Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
This FREE monthly support group is for anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum for frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss.
Fee: Free
RSVP (recommended, but not required) & more info: 
contact Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045.

Dr. Rebecca Fleischer Bio
A licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia since 1997, Dr. Fleischer currently practices in Fairfax, VA where she sees individuals, couples and families with a wide range of diagnostic and clinical concerns. Throughout her career she has facilitated many psychotherapy and support groups and understands the complex and often long-term consequences of losing one’s spouse. Dr. Fleischer holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Psychology from Yeshiva University and a BA from Emory University.


Professionally Facilitated Monthly Support Group: The Effects of Relocation

at the J or 
at JSSA offices, 3025 Hamaker Ct., Suite 450, Fairfax (Call 703.204.9100 for directions.)

Facilitated by Rita Evrony, LCSW, JSSA
Relocated to Northern Virginia recently or years ago? Love it, hate it, or just ok with it? Let’s talk about it! Moving to another state entails many changes — some for the better, some not. Loneliness, depression, and pining for your old surroundings and life may set in. Or, you may be thrilled with the new adventures ahead.

Let’s talk about your feelings regarding this stage of life in a friendly, warm, intimate setting. You’ll make new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances, and you’ll certainly realize that you are not alone in your feelings about your transition.
Fee: Free
RSVP: Space in this group is limited, you must RSVP to Michele Endick, 703.537.3095.


First Friday Book Group: Calling All Readers!


If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Carla Rosenfeld to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!

June 1: A Gentleman in Moscow by 

Amor Towles

July 13:  Munich by Robert Harris


Read My Story and Remember Me: Memoir Writing Group

Coordinator: Carol Backman
Contact: Carla Rosenfeld, 703.537.3060

Join the J’s Memoir Writing Group and learn to create a written legacy for
family and friends. Share stories that capture your life experiences. You don’t
have to be an expert writer; we will help you get started and provide tips and
encouragement along the way. We’ll post your favorite stories right here on the J’s website.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!

Monday, June 11, (2nd Monday of the month)


(no meetings in July and August)


Adult Coloring Klatch
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

Check back later for Spring programming!


Mitzvah Program (ongoing)

Committee Chair: Gail Gurin
Contact Carla Rosenfeld703.537.3060
The Mitzvah Program provides support to those who are in need in our community. Please join fellow members, friends, and staff as we volunteer on a number of social action projects including: packing food boxes at an emergency
food warehouse, collecting shoes for our shoebox recycling program, donating
toys for the FACETS Sibling Holiday Shopping, and volunteering during the
FACETS hypothermia prevention program in partnership with Bethlehem Lutheran

Social Action Project

Food for Others especially needs evaporated milk, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Remember to bring a can and/or a nonperishable food item to donate whenever you come to the J. Please remember, if you are bringing something from your pantry, check the expiration dates on all items, including canned goods! For your convenience, a collection bin is located in the lobby. Thanks for your continued support.

Shoebox Recycling Program

The J collects shoes throughout the year to donate to the Shoebox Recycling program which sends them to people in need in developing countries while helping to save our environment.  The money we are paid for these donations helps to fund transportation for the homeless during the FACETS Hypothermia Prevention week when we partner with Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

For details about all Adult Services programs, please see the latest issue of The Voice.


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