Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the J will be closed on Wednesday, February 20.

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Israel Fest

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the
JCC of Northern Virginia present

Sunday, May 21, 2017
                                                                          @the J                          
                                                          (8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax)

The J invites the community to celebrate Israel@69. Engaging events and interactive activities will run throughout the day. Join us to celebrate Israel and her people and to strengthen our connections to the Washington area Jewish community. 

Headlining Entertainment:

Shlomit & RebbeSoul and featuring renown Brazilian percussionist Cassio Duarte

Performance time: 2pm 


Climb Masada on the Rock Wall • Hands-on activities & exhibits • Food for purchase • PJ Library Activities • Go Gaga for the Gaga Pit • Moonbounces • Green Screen • Israeli Dancing with Markid Mike • Drumming Workshops • Giant Size Games in Gan Sacer Park • Sidewalk Chalk Art & Murals • Israel-style shuk (market) • Face painting • Kotel • Balloon twisting • cotton candy • Meet Canaan Dogs and MORE!

Workshop Schedule:

Israeli Dancing Workshops with Markid Mike (12:30pm, 1pm)               
Drumming Workshops with As the Beat Goes On
(1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm)


Noon        Opening - Welcome

12:10pm  Gesher Makeylah led by P’nina McCabe & Middle School Band led                                  by Rabbi Mat Tonti

2:00pm    Shlomit & RebbeSoul - featuring Cassio Duarte

3:15pm     j.dance performs

3:30pm     Northern Virginia pre-school sing-along

3:40pm     Shir Joy: The Youth Choir of Temple Rodef Shalom led by Cantor Allen                         Leider

3:55pm     Community singing of the Ha'tikvah

4:30pm     Cinema J presents the film: Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia                                      Meet the film maker: Irene Orleansky. For information click here


Kosher Food available for purchase:                                                                                           • Satori Kitchen • Brooklyn Deli • Tovavi Falafel • Scoops2U • Javazen Coffee       

Free Admission • Free on-site & off-site parking/shuttle


Parking is available at the NOVA Community College Annandale Campus
(8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003).

You are only allowed to park in LOT “B”, which has a lot of spaces (do not park in any other lot, or you will risk being towed at your own expense). LOT “B” can be accessed from Wakefield Chapel Rd.

There are (2) large buses running frequently between the campus and the J.

A staff person from the J is on-site at NOVA to assist you you’ll see a blue & white umbrella).

Click here for campus map: https://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/_files/annandale-campus-map.pdf

This program is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; partially sponsored by WJW and IAC, and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish organizations.

Questions? Contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org.  



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