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.
Location: Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton
Contact: Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045 to RSVP
Location: Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Rd, Herndon
Wednesdays, July 17, August 14
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
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: Jennifer DeAngelis, 703.537.3045 for event dates and locations
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.
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 Laurie Albert, 703.537.3064.