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5A Taste of Apples & Honey: Community Apple Picking

Sunday, September 9, 2:30pm–4:30pm
Location: Stribling Orchard, 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham
Get ready for Rosh Hashanah with a morning of picking delicious apples to go with your honey at this local family-owned 8th generation orchard! Bring a picnic and enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All ages welcome. Kids enjoy PJ Library® stories and fun apple crafts. Adults enjoy a honey tasting and apple picking. Do a mitzvah (good deed) and donate a portion of your picked apples to Food for Others, a local food pantry in Fairfax. Please register by September 6.
Fee: Program and entrance to orchard free. You pay for your apples. 
Code: #9389

Fall into the Jewish Holidays
A Cosmic Adventure!

Sunday, September 16, 10am–noon
Location: the J
All ages welcome!
Go on a special adventure with Growing Jewish Families as we learn about the night sky with Cosmic Adventure’s mobile planetarium. Do you ever wonder why Jewish holidays begin at sunset? How do you know when sunset begins? Discover how to spot the first stars in the evening sky. Come along with us as we embark on both a cosmic & musical journey through the Jewish holidays. From Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to Sukkot and Simchat Torah — we’ll do it all. We provide exciting hands-on experiences — you provide the wonder! Please register by September 13. Visit
Fee: $7 per adult / $6 member/ $9 per child/ $8 member child/ FREE under 2yrs. old
$10 additional for shofar making experience per shofar (you must purchase a ticket 
for the event to make the shofar)

3rd Annual Northern Virginia Great Big Challah Bake

Thursday, October 25, 7pm 
Location: The J
Contact or Raizel Deitsch at 
A community-wide empowering evening for girls and women of all ages who come together to make challah, sing, and dance! Bring your daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends as we participate in this worldwide challah-making event. For complete details, visit
Fee: $18/ $10 per youth ages 10 yrs.+ 
To register, visit: no later than Oct. 17.
Register Early — this event sold out quickly last year (more than 250 girls and women attended)


10th Annual Character Breakfast Mash-Up!

Sunday, November 18, 9:30am–11:30am

A jaw dropping, camera flashing celebration! A magical morning for children and their families — join us as we celebrate 10 years of bringing you amazing storybook characters. Get ready to meet up with old friends such as Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat; the Very Hungry Caterpillar and your Paw Patrol Friends. Meet new friends – the Minions; Pete the Cat; Clifford the Big Red Dog and more! Be sure to bring your appetite, because we’re serving up a pancake breakfast bar, along with lots of other delicious breakfast treats; beverages included along with a heaping helping of fun! A morning of crafts and stories with plenty of photo ops to remember this incredible day at the J – bring your camera!

Kids and/or adults are invited to dress up in their favorite costume! Be sure to register quickly as this program is usually a sell-out! 
Fee: $12 per person/ $55 maximum per family (up to 6 people)
$10 member per person/ $45 maximum per family (up to 5 people)

Advanced registration required by Nov. 11 at: 

In partnership with JCCNV‘s Growing Jewish Families program, ECLC, Cultural Arts, Health, Fitness, & Membership departments, and PJ Library®.


Annual Latkes and Lights Chanukah Party!

Sunday, December 2, 10am–11:30am
Location: TBD

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of food, Legos® building, dreidel spinning, crafts galore, and more! Visit for updated program information.


Light Up the Night! Community Menorah Lighting

Wednesday, December 5, 5:30pm
Location: Mosaic District, 2901 District Avenue, Fairfax

It’s Chanukah time — and we’re bringing the celebration to you! Join us as we light the candles, sing songs, enjoy entertainment, feast on sufganiyot (donuts), and spin the dreidel and more! 
For information contact  
Fee: Free

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