Join us Monday, January 21 at 12:15pm for an intimate discussion with political analyst and author, William Schneider:

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Thursday at the J

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Thursdays, noon- 2pm at the J (unless otherwise noted)
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.
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095

Inclement Weather Policy
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the J are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time.


Good Leads on Good Reads for the New Year

Thursday, January 17, noon–2:30pm, the J
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by librarians from The City of Fairfax Regional Library and other staff
Join us for our annual program with librarians from the City of Fairfax Regional Library. They will present new and interesting reads for 2019. Both fiction and nonfiction books will be introduced and discussed. The books recommended and reviewed in past years were wonderful reading experiences! Bring your Fairfax County Library System card to be able to check out some of these books after the program!
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $5/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just Come!

 

Norman Rockwell: An Artist's Journey

Thursday, January 24, noon–2:30pm, the J
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by: Natalie G. Neviasky, art historian and publisher
Rockwell's 60 year unstoppable career in art and illustration made him one of the most successful, famous, and beloved American illustrators of the 20th century. Join us for this very “colorful” program with slide presentation. Ms. Neviasky calls her programs “Edutainment.” Have fun while learning and reminiscing with this visually stunning presentation and discussion.
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $8/ $3 J member
No RSVP – Just Come!

 

Winter Film Series

Barefoot in the Park
1967 | 1h 46min | Comedy, Romance
Thursday, January 31, 12:30pm (you may enjoy your lunch in the lobby prior to film)
Location: The J
Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick
Paul, a young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment. The story is based on the early weeks of Neil Simon's first marriage. This was originally a successful Broadway play which debuted in 1963 and had 1,530 performances with a revival in 2006. Join us to view a fun, early Neil Simon movie!
Fee: $5/ Free J member
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just Come!

 

Clara Barton — An American Life: Civil War Heroine and Founder of the American Red Cross – Illustrated Lecture

Thursday, February 7, noon–2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by Kevin Patti, National Park Ranger, Clara Barton National Historic Site
This illustrated talk will use photographs from Clara Barton’s life and times to describe the development of her remarkable career. The talk will describe Miss Barton’s legacy as an advocate for the expansion of rights for African Americans and women. You will learn of her role as a pioneer of emergency preparedness, first aid, and natural disaster relief work, as well as public education in New Jersey. Clara Barton’s life is all the more compelling for the personal adversity she overcame. This woman who was so brave on the battlefield, was plagued by anxiety and depression and suffered from intense shyness as a child. Throughout her life she encountered prejudice against women. The Clara Barton National Historic Site is currently under renovation. When completed, we will plan a guided tour of this very interesting site.
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $5/ Free for member
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Winter Film Series

The Notebook
2004 | 2h 3min | Drama, Romance
Thursday, February 14, 12:30pm (you may enjoy your lunch in the lobby prior to film)
Location: The J
Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are tragically forced apart until they meet again much later in life.
Fee: $5/ Free member
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Coffeehouse at the J!

Thursday, February 21
12:30pm–2pm (you may eat your lunch in the lobby prior to the program)
Relax on a cold winter day at the J’s Coffeehouse. Enjoy the country and folk music of Gray Parks. Meet new people, schmooze, hear relaxing music and warm up at the J!
Fee: $5/ Free J member
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and desserts provided
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Winter Film Series

Book Club
2018 |1h 44min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Thursday, February 28, 12:30pm (you may enjoy your lunch in the lobby prior to film)
Location: The J
Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
“Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. . . “ —Amazon.com website
This is a fabulous movie with a terrific well-known cast — join us!
Fee: $5/ Free J member
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cold weather snacks provided.
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Stars of Opera

Thursday, April 4, noon-2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by Natalie Neviasky, art historian and publisher
"Opera is one of the oldest forms of synthetic musical art. Opera lovers can be among the most enthusiastic fans in the Art World! Perhaps the love of opera comes from its grand emotional scale — the emotional range of the music encompasses our every human feeling and mood. This presentation is a gem for all music lovers.”
—Seniorrec.net website
This program will be great to attend before our Tosca outing in May (see weekday trips).
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $8/ $3 for member
Note: if you are registered to go with us to see Tosca at the Kennedy Center on May 20, there is no fee for this presentation.
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Yom Ha’Shoah Program

GI Jews –Jewish Americans in World War II
2018 | 90 min | Documentary
Thursday, May 2, noon–2:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
After a brief introductory talk by Jordyn Barry, the J’s Director of Jewish Innovation and a short memorial ceremony, we will view this PBS documentary. The film tells “the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. . .the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II — as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance. . .Jewish men served in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marines, in every theater of war. 10,000 Jewish women volunteered as WACs, WAVES, and WASPs, and as nurses overseas. . . .Jewish Americans fought on two fronts: for America and for Jews worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also fought a more personal fight — to save their brethren in Europe. In the midst of it all, they battled anti-Semitism within the ranks of the U.S. military. . . Jewish servicemen and women were changed forever by their military service and their encounter with Hitler's atrocities. Returning home, they continued to fight for the values for which they had risked their lives — for religious freedom and civil rights in America. . . .” —PBS website
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: Free for all
No RSVP – Just come!

 

Monthly Discussion Group: Our World Today and in the Future clientuploads/Adults/Our World.jpg

Mondays (ongoing) January 21, February 18, April 15, May 20
Sunday, March 10 (save the date for a Special Program)
12:15pm–2pm
Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
Participants are welcome to bring a dairy, parve, or meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced in the adult newsletter The Voice and on this website. Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
Fee: $5/ Free for member
No RSVP — Just come!

 

Topic: Press Coverage in a Volatile Political Environment
Monday, December 17, 12:15pm-2pm
Presented by Jeanine Herbst, NPR Newscaster
Jeanine will discuss how news stories are chosen and covered and what it takes to work them through in this unusual political environment.
Fee: $5/ Free to J members
No registration required
Coffee and tea provided.

 

Topic: How America Became Ungovernable (rescheduled from October)
Monday, January 21
Presented by political analyst and author, William Schneider.
In his recently published book, Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable, Bill traces fifty years of presidential contests to explain how America has arrived at this political standoff. He reveals the forces that determine election outcomes like the head-snapping shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. Come and hear first-hand about the tumultuous American political landscape today.

Topic: What’s Happening in the Supreme Court
Monday, February 18
Presented by Amy Marshak, Litigator at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center and former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Join a former Supreme Court clerk to discuss the current cases and happenings at the Supreme Court. Learn more about how the Court's decisions may impact the development of the law and our political institutions.

Topic: Fiscal Therapy
Monday, April 15
Presented by William Gale, economist and author
America faces two distinct but related economic challenges — “Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future.” Bill’s book proposes a plan to solve both problems. The plan would control entitlement spending in ways that preserve and enhance the programs’ anti-poverty and social insurance roles; create major new public investments in human and physical capital; and raise and reform taxes to pay for government services in a fair and efficient manner.

Topic: Evil, Indifference, & Human Dignity
Monday, May 20
Presented by Michael Hausfeld, Chairman of Hausfeld LLP

 

News in Review Roundtable

Mondays (ongoing, 4th Monday), January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 13 (note 2nd Monday)
12:15pm–2pm
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

 

First Friday Book Group

Calling All Readers!
Fridays, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
11:30am–1pm
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Shari.Berman@jccnv.org to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!

January: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
February: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
March: Devil in the White City by Eric Larsen
April: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
May: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster

 

Read My Story and Remember Me - Memoir Writing Group


Mondays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13
11am–12:30pm
Coordinator: Carol Backman
Contact: Shari.Berman@jccnv.org, 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 on the J’s website. They can be viewed at jccnv.org/memoirs.
Fee: $5/ Free for members
No RSVP — Just come!

 

Widow/ Widower Support Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Meets Monthly on

  • 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.

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.

Location:
Congregation Beth Emeth 
12523 Lawyers Road 
Herndon, VA 20171 

Dates/Times:
Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 15
Wednesdays, 5:15pm-6:30pm

Fee: Free

For more information and to RSVP (recommended, but not required) contact Jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org, 703.537.3045.

  

Mitzvah Program

Committee Chair: Gail Gurin

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: 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 Church.

Contact: Marcia.Gordon@jccnv.org, 703.537.3060

 

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.

 

Donate Food to Our Ongoing Collection

Food bins are located in the J’s lobby
Food for Others needs canned and/or nonperishable foods. They especially need canned meats, tomatoes, chili, fruit, pasta, vegetables, beans, rice, and fruit juices. If you are bringing something from your pantry, please check the expiration dates on all items. Remember to bring an item with you whenever you come to the J — let’s make sure that no one who lives in Northern Virginia goes to bed hungry! Thanks for your continued support.

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