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For more information and to get involved in our programs, please contact, 703.217.5566.

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Get to Know a New Israeli Non-Profit Organization Each Month!
This month, we are featuring two cool and not-so-familiar Israeli nongovernmental organization (NGO) so you can get to know some of the amazing things Israelis do that you might not have heard about!

This month, get to know:

Masa Israeli Mibereshit - Israeli Roots Odyssey

A unique, life changing educational experience, designed to reinforce individual, Jewish and Zionist identities in Israeli teens. Read more

Pa’amonim (Bells) - The Responsible Way 

Pa’amonim is a nationwide volunteer organization dedicated to helping families and individuals conduct their household finances with balance, responsibility and integrity, thereby strengthening Israel’s economic and social fabric. Read more

Schmooze, Brews, and Israeli News
Mondays (weekly), 10am-11am
Meet with Liat each week for a cup of coffee or tea, cookies, and an open conversation about the latest news in Israel.
Everyone is welcome — no need to sign up — just come!

Shakshuka Club
Are you tired of book, wine, and poetry clubs? Do you want to bring some spice into your home? Let’s have a fun evening together cooking “shakshuka,” an Israeli delicacy, while talking and learning about Israel!

A few details:
- The gatherings are designed for groups of 12–18 people. Hosts extend the invitations to their friends, family, co-workers, etc.
- The evening is for adults of all ages
- The meal ingredients will be provided by the J

Gatherings are currently being booked! If you’d like to host this event in your home, contact our Israeli Shlicha, Liat Lisha, for more details.

Café Ivrit (Hebrew Café)              Wednesdays (weekly), 8:30am – 9:30am                                                                                        Facilitated by Liat Lisha, Community Shlicha

Join Liat each week for conversational Hebrew. You will learn and practice Hebrew in a fun and interactive way while learning more about Israel! No previous knowledge of Hebrew required.
Fee: Free (we ask that you try to attend regularly)

NOVA Mifgash
For Israeli and Hebrew Speaking Families!
Whether you are new to our area or you have been here for 20 years, if you are interested in connecting with other Israelis living in Northern Virginia, please contact Liat

Israeli Dance
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays (ongoing), 7:45pm–9:45pm
Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required. Ethan Halpern has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the J. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!
Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student. Pay instructor directly.
Code: #278


Mondays, March 12-May 7 (8 weeks, no program April 2)
Location: Fairfax & Tysons area

Have you always wanted to learn how to build software yourself or just to learn more about an amazing Start-Up nation from actual Israeli Tech people, but never knew where to start? Luckily, you can join Liat for a short course where you'll meet real Israeli entrepreneurs and work on your coding skills. No previous experience required. If you are interested in learning more about this class, email Liat for information.




Upcoming Events

טקס יום הזיכרון של צפון וירג'יניה

יום שלישי, 17 באפריל, 8 בערב

הקרנת הסרט התיעודי "החלל שבינינו" שהופק במיוחד עבור הערב

בערב יום הזיכרון נתכנס כדי לכבד את החיילים והחיילות שנפלו במלחמה על הגנת הארץ, במערכות ישראל ובפעולות האיבה.

במסגרת הטקס, יוצג הסרט התיעודי "החלל שביננו" אשר נוצר במיוחד עבור הקהילה בצפון וירג'יניה בשיתוף יד לבנים ומוזיאון הותרנים היהודים של ארצות הברית. הסרט מפגיש בין משפחות שכולות של צה"ל ומשפחות שכולות של הצבא האמריקאי ודרך ראיונות אישיים ושיחות אינטימיות, הסרט מאפשר הצצה נדירה לעולם השכול בארץ ובארה"ב.

לאחר הסרט, נסכם את הערב עם קטעים מוזיקליים מרגשים וייחודיים ושירת התקווה.

הצטרפו אלינו בשביל להנציח את אלו שנפלו בהגנה על ארצם.

הכניסה חינם.

לפרטים נוספים והרשמה מוזמנים ליצור קשר בדוא"ל או להתקשר ל 7035373034.


Northern Virginia Commemorates Yom Hazikaron

Featuring a “new” documentary, The Space Between Us

Tuesday, April 17
Location: The J

As a community we will come together for Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day Service so that we may honor soldiers who have given their lives to defend the State of Israel and victims of terrorist attacks. Join us as we watch an original documentary called, “The Space Between US”, a movie produced specifically for the Northern Virginia community. Made in collaboration with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and Yad Lebanim, as Israeli organization dedicated to supporting bereaved families. Through personal interviews and intimate conversations, the movie provides us with a rare glimpse into the world of bereavement and how families in both Israel and the United States deal with this difficult challenge head on.

The movie will be followed by a unique musical number and the singing of “Hatikvah” as we commemorate those who have fallen while defending their countries.


For information and to register email, or call 703.537.3034.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Israel @ 70 Concert on the Plaza

June 3, 2018
Location: Tysons Corner

Join community members from across Greater Washington as we celebrate Israel @ 70 in Northern Virginia with a multi-generational, outdoor concert. Enjoy live music by popular Israeli artists, delicious Israeli food, and fun for all ages on the Tysons Corner Plaza, proudly presented by The Jewish Federation.



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Enjoy receiving organic Israeli products each month!

Blue Box is a fun, new way to support Israeli while getting great products in return. It is a subscription service that delivers boxes of high quality, innovative Israeli goods, many organic and handcrafted, from small Israeli businesses that are socially progressive and environmentally friendly - with good stories behind them. Each box includes items from one vendor, along with the vendor’s story.

12 month plan: $36/month │ 6 month plan: $40/month │ 3 month plan: $46/month
All food products are kosher.

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