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By developing programming that is both within and beyond the walls of the JCCNV, the Community Engagement Department strives to inspire Jewish journeys and serve as a catalyst for families in Northern Virginia to seek out deeper participation in Jewish life. Extensive outreach efforts support programs that are designed to emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values to people of all ages and backgrounds. Often, these programs are in partnership with area synagogues and Jewish agencies, including The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Discounted Program and Class Rates. The J offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.  

For more information on any of the programs mentioned below, please contact Laurie Albert, Community Engagement Director, at, 703.537.3064.


Northern Virginia’s 2019 Holocaust Commemoration

Sunday, May 5, 4:30pm–8:30pm, the J
This annual commemoration includes original music, art, and writing from professionals and youth as well as recitation of the Holocaust Kaddish, and the intergenerational candle lighting. The program welcomes elected officials, interfaith leaders, Holocaust survivors, youth, and community members to be on hand and explore this year’s theme of hate speech as a precursor to the Holocaust.

This program is co-hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington, JCCNV, and Congregation Beth Emeth. Each year more than two dozen synagogues, houses of worship, and non-profits join us as co-sponsors and supporters. Details and registration at


Lag B’Omer Community Celebration

Thursday, May 23, 5:30pm
Location: Chabad of Northern Virginia, 3939 Prince William Dr., Fairfax
Music, inflatables, food, and more! Please check back often for details and updates.

Presented to you by the J, Chabad of Northern Virginia, and Gesher Jewish Day School.



Israel Fest @ the J

Sunday, June 2, noon–4pm
Celebrate Israel @ 71 with our community! Please check here often for details and updates.




Ongoing Programs

Widow/ Widower Support Group

Facilitated by: Dr. Rebecca Fleischer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Meets Monthly on

  • Dr. Rebecca Fleischer Bio 
    • A licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia since 1997, Dr. Fleischer currently practices in Fairfax, VA where she sees individuals, couples and families with a wide range of diagnostic and clinical concerns. Throughout her career she has facilitated many psychotherapy and support groups and understands the complex and often long-term consequences of losing one’s spouse. Dr. Fleischer holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Psychology from Yeshiva University and a BA from Emory University.

This FREE monthly support group is for anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum for frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss. Often, the group decides to go out to dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant.

Congregation Beth Emeth 
12523 Lawyers Road 
Herndon, VA 20171 

Apr. 10th, May 15th
Wednesdays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Fee: Free

For more information and to RSVP (recommended, but not required) contact, 703.537.3045.


Divas and Diners

Ladies Night:

Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert and/or drinks — at locations near your neighborhood — with women of all ages and stages! Need a break from your regular routine? Looking for ways to connect with other women? Come out for this monthly gathering — bring a friend, and meet new ones too!

Contact:, 703.537.3045 for event dates and locations


Project Welcome Home

Service Members and Veterans,

The JCC of Northern Virginia thanks you wholeheartedly for your service and wants you to feel supported and a part of our community. In 2015, we were selected as one of just six JCCs across the country to pilot Project Welcome Home, a JCC Association initiative that addresses the needs of active duty service members, recent veterans, and their families. We are proud to continue this important program and hope that you will reach out to us so we can contact you with special programs and discounts being offered to service members and veterans in our community.

If you’d like to be added to our Project Welcome Home distribution list, or want more information, contact, 703.537.3046.


Mitzvah Program (Ongoing)

Committee Chair: Gail Gurin

The J's Mitzvah Program provides support to those who are in need in our community. Please join fellow members, friends, and staff, as we volunteer on a number of social action projects, including making casseroles for the homeless each month, packing food boxes at an emergency food warehouse, visiting Jewish residents in retirement homes, collecting shoes for our shoebox recycling program, donating food for Thanksgiving baskets, and volunteering during our hypothermia prevention program.

If you would like more details about our social action programs, please contact, 703.537.3060.

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