For more information and to get involved in our programs, please contact Liat.Lisha@jccnv.org, 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 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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 27
Instructor: Liat Lisha, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Liat will tell the complex history of Jewish migrations from Jewish tailors to top fashion designers. You will hear the story of the Jewish people through the journey of five of the top Jewish designers in the world. Where did their families come from, how did they become successful, what kind of struggles did they face? Based on an exhibition of Beit Hatfutsot. You will also get to sample some Israeli foods.
Fee: $24/ $18 member
Thursday, March 1
Location: The J
A panel of experts in the Israeli/American tech industry will discuss why Israel produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations.
Join us for an insightful panel discussion about why “Israeliness” is a secret sauce for achievement and innovation in business. For adults and teens.
Location: The J
Please join us to honor the memory of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Meet the families of our heroes and remember the sacrifice and service. Details TBA.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washingtonâ€™s Israel @ 70 Concert on the Plaza
June 3, 2018
Tysons Corner, VA
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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Questions? Contact Liat, 703.537.3034.