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.
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Service Members & 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 Sara.Astrow@jccnv.org, 703.537.3046.
For more information on any of the programs mentioned below, please contact Laurie Albert, Community Engagement Director, at Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, 703.537.3064.
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.
Light up the Night: Community Menorah Lighting at Mosaic
Sunday, December 17, 4pm
Location: Mosaic District (outside Angelika Theatre)
2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
FREE Admission & Parking
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Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day at the J
Monday, January 15, 9:30am–3pm
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and the spirit of community that this day inspires, Volunteer Fairfax proudly presents the eighth annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a number of meaningful projects. Visit volunteerfairfax.org to register.
Northern Virginia’s 2018 Holocaust Commemoration
Sunday, April 8, 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. Hundreds of elected officials, dignitaries, interfaith leaders, Holocaust survivors, youth, and community members will be on hand as we 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 Adat Reyim. Each year more than two dozen synagogues, houses of worship, and non-profits join us as co-sponsors and supporters. Details and registration at jcouncil.org/Holocaust.
Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 29, 2pm–4pm
Location: Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA
The Jewish community of Greater Washington will join Israel and other countries from around the globe for a day of service. Established in Israel in 2007, Good Deeds Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community. Last year, in our area alone, we had more than 8,500 volunteers who took part in this initiative. This day offers a variety of hands-on volunteer projects that will make an impact throughout the community. There will be projects for even the youngest members of our community!
The J is proud to partner with Gesher Jewish Day School and several local synagogues to provide a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages at Gesher Jewish Day School. To register as a volunteer, please visit GoodDeedsDayGW.org. If you are interested in being involved with the event, contact
Good Deeds Day is presented by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’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.
Contact: Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org, 703.537.3045 for event dates and locations
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!
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 Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, 703.537.3060.