What if you could take a journey back to the fall of 1969? Can you imagine that the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia as you know it today was just a dream — a vision of 14 dedicated Northern Virginians?
So, how did your Northern Virginia center for Judaism, education, wellness, and good spirit come to be? Below is a brief chronology:
It all began in the fall of 1969 when 14 Northern Virginians met to discuss the idea of a Jewish Community Center in Northern Virginia.
Originally served by outreach programs based in Rockville, by the late 1970’s, interest increased for a location closer to home.
In 1980 until 1990, the white house you see when you enter the parking lot served as an interim facility for the JCC, Jewish Social Service Agency, the Council for the Aging, and Senior Adult Services until funds could be raised for a permanent structure.
In December 1990, the Henry S. Reich building celebrated its grand opening, and the JCCNV quickly became a vibrant hub of activity which continues to this day.
Emphasizing health and wellness, the JCC now offers group exercise classes, certified personal trainers, classes that explore weight management, swim lessons, swim teams, sports leagues, early childhood learning, dance and much much more. Read more about JCCNV history here.
To “chronicle our past, celebrate our present, and create our future,” we will hold our annual fundraising celebration at the Stacy Sherwood Center Sunday evening, December 7. The event is not to be missed, featuring entertainment by Daniel Cainer, international musical storyteller extraordinaire and delicious fare. Learn more and reserve your ticket today.