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Programs

By developing programming that is both within and beyond the walls of the Pozez JCC, 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.

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


Events  

Havdallah Winery Hangout

Location: Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton
Saturday, August 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Contact: Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045 to RSVP

 

Widow and Widowers Support Group

Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Rd, Herndon
Wednesdays, August 14, September 18, 
October 16, November 13, December 11
This 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 a frank discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement, and group meeting. Members often go to dinner together.
Fee: Free Admission.

Dr. Rebecca Fleischer is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia since 1997. Dr. Fleischer currently practices in Fairfax 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 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and a B.A. from Emory University.

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

  

Community Apple Picking - A Taste of Apples and Honey

Sunday, September 8
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 4.

 

4th Annual Northern Virginia Great Big Challah Bake with a Holiday Twist

Sunday, September 22, 7pm
Location: the J
Contact Laurie Albert or Raizel Deitsch
A community-wide empowering evening for girls and women of all ages who come together to make challah, sing, and dance! This year, learn how to make a round challah for the holidays! Bring your daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends as we participate in this worldwide challah-making event. 
Fee: $18/ $10 per youth ages 6 yrs.+
> Click here for tickets (Register no later than Sept. 16)
Note: This event sold out quickly last year (more than 300 girls and women attended)

 

Sukkot and More Celebration

Sunday, October 13, 10–11:30am
Location: Pozez JCC
Celebrate Sukkot at the J with friends and neighbors! Growing Jewish Families hosts an amazing Around the World in 7 Sukkahs experience. Contact: Amy Lummer
Fee: $8/adult; $6/child; Free under 2 yrs.

In partnership with Pozez JCC‘s Growing Jewish Families program and PJ Library®

 

11th Annual Character Breakfast!

Sunday, November 3, 9:30am–11:30am
A jaw-dropping, camera flashing celebration! A magical morning for children and their families — join us as we meet amazing storybook characters. Be sure to bring your appetite, because we’re serving up a special bagel breakfast bar, along with lots of other delicious breakfast treats; beverages included along with a heaping helping of fun! A morning filled with 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 pp/ $55 maximum per family (up to 6 people). Advance registration required.

In partnership with Pozez JCC‘s Growing Jewish Families program and ECLC; and
PJ Library
®.

 

Annual Latkes and Lights Chanukah Party!

Sunday, December 8, 10am–11:30am
Location: Pozez JCC

Join us for a fun-filled party with food, dreidel spinning, crafts galore, and more! Visit theJ.org for updated program information.

Fee: $8/adult; $6/child; Free under 2 yrs. 

 

Barnes and Noble Chanukah Gathering

Sunday, December 15, 11am–3pm
2 Locations: Barnes and Noble
Location 1: One Loudon, 20427 Exchange St., Ashburn
Location 2: 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean

Join us for music and a story filled Chanukah! 

 

Light Up the Night! Community Menorah Lighting at Mosaic

Sunday, December 29, 4:30pm
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! Questions? Contact Laurie Albert, 703.537.3064.

Fee: No admission fee

   

Divas N' Diners

September–December
Dinners begin at 7:30pm
Location: Various restaurants and venues
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!
Fee: Each person pays their own bill

Contact: Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045 for event dates and locations

 

4Ls Group: Ladies, Loving, Laughter, and Learning  

September–December
Location: Various restaurants and venues
This great group of women ages 50+ get together for brunch, lunch, theater, cooking, exercising, learning, and other activities. Each woman pays her own bill. If you are interested in social events for Jewish women, then this is the group for you! Come with friends or come alone and make new ones! Look for us on MeetUp.com and Facebook to get the most up-to-date information.
Fee: Each person pays their own bill

 

Project Welcome Home

Service Members and Veterans,

The Pozez 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 Sara Astrow, 703.537.3046.

 

Mighty Mitzvah Makers

Family Social Action Experiences

Connect with other families interested in social justice issues and introduce your kids to family-friendly ways to give back to their communities — from counting diapers to sorting food, look for family opportunities to give back to the community every other month. Email Jennifer to be included on the GJF Social Action Club email list and/or to email her with ideas and suggestions.

Contact: Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045

 

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 Elana Plotnick, 703.537.3064.

Community Engagement

Contact Us

Growing Jewish Families, Events, Interfaith

For Inquiries

or email:
laurie.albert@theJ.org
 

Israel Programming

For Inquiries

or email: 
laurie.albert@theJ.org 

Project Welcome Home

For Inquiries

or email: 
sara.astrow@theJ.org  

 

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8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703.323.0880 • Fax: 703.323.1993

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