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Performing Arts Series

The J Performing Arts Series, open to all members of the metro community, includes public performances of professional music, dance and theatre productions, play readings, Broadway cabaret events, and children’s theatre productions.

The Performing Arts Series presents cultural programming designed to engage people of all generations, and to provide texture and insight into the rich cultural history and contemporary trends of the Jewish people. The Series strives to make the J a destination for both J members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor and creativity.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the J Cultural Arts collaborate to create a new Chamber Music Series featuring renowned artists in an intimate concert setting. Check this page for updates on performances from the series.


Upcoming events:

Charlottesville Ballet presents: A Fairy Tale Gathering

Sunday, April 22, 3pm

A Fairy Tale Gathering is a spectacular ballet designed by Charlottesville Ballet Co-Director Emily Hartka, especially for young children and families! In this 45-minute interactive production, fairytale princesses and whimsical friends join Fairy Godmother for an enchanting afternoon tea party. Meet Cinderella as she dreams of the ball. Help the Prince wake up his Sleeping Beauty. Look for Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and other notable characters.

For Families: “A Fairy Tale Tea Party” follows the performance for children ages 3-8: meet the dancers, make a craft, and take photos with your favorite characters.

Tickets: $25/ $20 member
               $15 children under 15/ $5 children under 5
Get them here.

This program is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Danielle Wertz: Jazz Originals & Standards Brunch & Local Lox Tasting

Sunday, May 6 11:30am: Brunch; 12:30pm: Concert

Danielle Wertz is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist, composer, educator, and arranger from Falls Church. After being named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015, she self-released a duo project with Israeli pianist, Tal Cohen. The album was recorded at ABC Studios in Sydney, Australia, and has been receiving high praise since its release in April 2017. Now living on the west coast, Danielle is thrilled to bring her trio back east to play some of her favorite jazz standards, arrangements, and original compositions.

Start your cultural afternoon with a delicious Kosher Lox Tasting from DC’s Ivy City Smokehouse. Sample four styles of smoked fish over bagels and enjoy veggies, fruit, Bloody Marys, coffee, and tea.

Tickets: Concert Only: $25/ $22 member
Concert and Brunch: $40/ $37 member
Purchase tickets here.


To The Clouds

Sunday, July 22, 2018 10am and 11:30am

Best for children ages 0-3 and their families

Take a journey from the clouds, to the earth, and back again through the eyes of a single rain drop! On her very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, she gets a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun, and perhaps even a whale! As she completes the voyage and goes back to her home in the clouds, she looks forward to once again returning to her friends on earth. Through movement, puppetry, and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation.

Tickets: $10/ $8 member
Purchase tickets here 


by Marc Acito, directed by Helen R. Murray

July 6-29

In 1937, a physics professor at Princeton University received a call. The internationally-renowned classical singer Marian Anderson was giving a concert at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. But because she was African-American, Anderson was denied a hotel room. Instead she accepted an invitation to stay at the professor's home. That professor was Albert Einstein.  This play with songs is based on the true relationship of these titanic figures, a union of hearts, minds and souls in a quest to unlock the secrets of the universe. 

World Premier, co-produced by The Hub Theatre and The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Location: The Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Purchase tickets here



Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the JCCNV. Check back periodically for updates and additional information on all events. All programs and dates  are subject to change.

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michelle Pearlstein.

For questions, and to buy tickets:
Box Office: 703.537.3000 
Please note: seating for most events is assigned by the J based on the date of purchase. Audience members are assigned a group number - group one enters first, group two enters second, etc.


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Sharon King

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