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Monthly and Ongoing Programs

Thursday at the J

Thursdays, noon- 2pm
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

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.

AARP – HomeFit Workshop       

Thursday, September 19, noon–2:30pm
Noon:  Lunch (Bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program
Presented by Bob Eiffert, volunteer speaker, AARP
This workshop provides information on how to decide what type of home modifications (some very simple) are needed to stay in your home as you age and provides ideas on making these modifications. The goal of the talk is to educate participants on home updates that can make it easier to go about daily activities while staying comfortable, independent, and injury-free in their home. 

Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships.  One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for non-pass
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided
No RSVP – Just come!


Senior Tech Presentation by Brandywine Living of Alexandria                 

Thursday, October 17, noon–2pm                                  
Noon:  Light lunch provided by Brandywine Living of Alexandria
12:30pm: Program
This presentation will feature the best mobile apps for seniors with an explanation on how to use each. Also, an in-depth tutorial on the popular crafting and recipe website Pinterest will be included. After class, assistance will be provided with downloading apps of interest onto your phone. Be sure to bring your charged cell phone! 
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships.  One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for non-pass
Code: #10113
RSVP:  Everyone must pre-register at the front desk by noon on 10/14, or call the J’s registrar at 703.537.3043.


It’s Apple Season! Tasting and Presentation

Thursday, October 31, noon–2:30pm                                                               
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
Program: 12:30pm
Presented by Natalie Neviasky who has a background in television and fine arts and specializes in “Edutainment” for senior adults
This presentation by one of our favorite presenters includes the recently determined origin of apples, Johnny Appleseed and his journeys, fun trivia, and a great guessing game. Apple samplings and apple cider will be served!
Fee:  $6
Code: #10114
RSVP: Everyone must register at the J’s Guest Services Desk or call the Registrar at 703.537.3043 to pay with credit card (non-J-Pass holders, additional fee applies).


America’s Jewish Military

Monday, November 11
Ronald Markiewicz will give a stirring presentation on “One Pilot’s View of the War.” This special Veterans Day program is in collaboration with ALI and Project Welcome Home.
Fee:  No cost and open to the
Coffee, tea, and a special dessert served. You may bring a dairy or parve lunch to eat in the lobby prior to the program.


Pre-Chanukah Celebration - When Harry Met Sally: The Jewish Deli in Pop Culture

Thursday, December 19, 1pm–3:30pm
1pm: Boxed Lunch (included in fee)
1:40pm: Program

Presented by: Ted Merwin, Former Professor of Religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College; Founding Director of the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life; author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning, Pastrami on Rye - An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli. 

'In New York, L.A., Chicago, and other cities, the Jewish deli was a gathering place on par with the synagogue, a convivial space where the overstuffed sandwiches symbolized nothing less than the achievement of the American Dream. Over time, the deli also became an iconic part of American popular entertainment, in dozens of plays, films, TV shows, songs, and stand-up comedy routines. From Aaron Lebedeff's signature tune, 'Rumania, Rumania' to John Belushi's 'Samurai Deli' sketch on Saturday Night Live to Rob Reiner's film 'When Harry Met Sally,' the deli and its fare became emblematic of Jewish culture for Jews and non-Jews alike.'- Website of Jewish American Heritage Month.

Sale and signing of Mr. Merwins books follow the presentation.
Fee: $28 - includes program and boxed deli lunch- 1/2 corned beef sandwich, knish, side salad, and dessert. Notify Michele for vegan/gluten-free meal (hummus, salad, side dish, and fruit) at least one week prior to the program. No substitutions.
RSVP: To register, submit payment and registration form to the Js guest services desk by noon on Monday, December 15, or call the Js Registrar at 703.537.3043. Note: Lunch is not available for walk-ins, same fee. We expect a large crowd, register early!

Check future issues of the Adult Services Department newsletter,
The Voice, or for details of upcoming programs.


Our World Today and in the Future: Distinguished Speaker Series

clientuploads/Adults/Our World.jpgMondays, October 28
Sunday, November 24
Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
Participants are welcome to bring a dairy, parve, or meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced in The Voice and at Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details. 
Fee: $5 (You must be a J-Family or J-Journey member or have a
J-Pass to participate.)

No RSVP — Just come!


Topic:  Covering U.S. National Security in the Age of Trump 

Monday, October 28
Presented by Eric Schmitt, Senior National Security Correspondent, The New York Times 
President Trump is wrestling with a remarkably broad array of national security challenges, from combating the Islamic State to confronting new threats from China and Russia. Eric Schmitt will discuss these challenges and answer questions on our current risk of terrorist attacks. 

Topic:  National Security and the 2020 Election

Sunday, November 24, 2pm–4pm
Presented by Jeremy Bash, Attorney, Founder of Beacon Global Strategies and MSNBC Commentator
Jeremy Bash will use his extensive experience with the U.S. Defense Department and CIA to outline how the 2020 election will shape U.S. foreign policy and impact America’s role in the world. 
Fee:  $20 
Code: #10089


News in Review Roundtable

Mondays, September 23 (no meeting in October), November 25, December 16
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.
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission (includes all-day access).


First Friday Book Group

Calling All Readers! 

Fridays, October 4, November 1, December 6
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact to confirm date and book selections. 
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. J-Pass holders $10 includes
all-day access); all others $20 (includes all-day access).
No RSVP — Just come! 

October 4: Grand Hotel by Vicki

November 1: Where the Crawdads
by Delia Owens

December 6: Maid by Stephanie Laud


Read My Story and Remember Me - Memoir Writing Group

Mondays, October 7, November 11, December 9 
Coordinator: Carol Backman
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
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission, (includes all-day access).
No RSVP — Just come!


The J-Men’s Group

Fridays, October 11, November 8, December 13
Our new men’s group is up and running!  Come join us for lively, stimulating afternoons of schmoozing and camaraderie with other men. 
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. J-Pass holders $10 (includes all-day access); all others $20 (includes all-day access)

Contact: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062


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