For the health and safety of our community, the J is closed until April 20. We encourage the community to follow all health guidelines including social distancing and washing hands thoroughly.

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Pozez JCC Virtual Programming

Welcome to the Pozez JCC’s Virtual Program Guide – A way to stay connected and engaged. We are compiling resources to help keep you active, sharp, and healthy while our building is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is a work in progress and will be continuously updated.

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Adult Education Classes

Wednesday, April 1

  • 11am: The Sarajevo Haggadah (Passover)
    Learn how the Sarajevo Haggadah has become a symbol of inter-religious respect and cooperation. Present by Les Bergen, trustee of the Capital Jewish Museum and collector of Haggadot.

    Zoom Information:

    Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/172317538
    Meeting ID: 172 317 538

Friday, April 3

  • 11:30am: First Friday Book Group: The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
    If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Elana.Plotnick@theJ.org to confirm date and book selections.

    Zoom Information:

    Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/921487945
    Meeting ID: 921-487-945

Monday, April 6

  • 12pm: News in Review Roundtable Discussion
    It’s your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions to discuss the most current news. A lively discussion will be moderated by various facilitators. Come share your viewpoints and opinions on the topics to be discussed. 

    Zoom Information:
    Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/370271380
     

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3

Monday, April 6

Jewish Women in Film
Wednesday, April 1, 3pm via Zoom
Instructor: Lois Silverman 
"When we view a film, we enter a new, often unfamiliar world," said Silverman. "If the film is well constructed, we become engrossed in how the inhabitants of that world react with each other. But when we study a film, we learn more about that world; we see how the inhabitants of that world interacted and why they acted as they did. To study film is a means of viewing history and studying it."

Bio:
Lois Silverman earned a B.A. cum laude and an M.A. in English Literature from Montclair State University, NJ. She has taught American and English literature, writing, and media studies as well as many adult education courses. Presently she is teaching film studies at SUNY/POLY (Utica/Rome). 

Zoom Information:
Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/362466631
Meeting ID: 362 466 631 

 

Exploring the Arts

Chai Flicks

Enjoy a selection of films from our previous Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival. Visit the site and click on Free Trial to receive a one month free trial. Here's an opportunity to watch great Jewish films from the comfort of your home.
Click here to visit the site.


Nani Noam Vazan in Concert

Noam “Nani” Vazana is an acclaimed international singer, composer, pianist and trombonist. Click here to enjoy her phenomenal concert at the Kennedy Center. Like what you hear? Help Noam make the world's 1st original songs  Ladino album and check out her crowdsourcing link : https://noam-vazana.com/support-crowd-funding/ 


The Origins of Jewish Performance

Read this interesting article about the origins of Jewish performance. Click here to read the article.


Jewish Humor with Michael Krasny

Watch this interesting and hilarious lecture about the historic and cultural role that humor plays in Jewish life with American radio host Michael Krazny. Click here to view the video.


The Ruth Rubin Legacy: Archive of Yiddish Folk Songs

Ruth Rubin was a scholar, collector, and performer of Yiddish folk songs. Click here to enjoy her collection of Peysekh - Passover Songs.

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3

Autism Toolkit

Behavior

Stay Connected

Life Skills

Live Streamed Program and Events    

J Social Club
Tuesday, March 31, 4pm via Zoom
Ages: 10-13
Join us for fun, games, and social time with peers!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/356615196

 

Adaptive Cardio with Karen
Tuesday, March 31, 7pm via Zoom
Ages: 16+
Join us for a cardio and strength-based exercise class to get your muscles moving and to build endurance. Gather up any exercise equipment you have in your home (weights or canned goods; straps or towels, etc) and get ready to workout at your own pace and ability!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/651252549

 

Pre-K Show and Share
Wednesday, April 1, 10:30am via Zoom
Ages: 3-5 
Join fellow preschoolers to take turns showing us something special to them, talk about it and answer questions about the item.  Everyone will have a turn and time to chat about what they are playing with at home!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/450141709

 

Parent Network Group with Arlene and Melissa
Wednesday, April 1, 12:30pm via Zoom
Ages: Parents of 13-17 year olds
Addressing your child’s IEP during the pandemic, learn ways to handle both my and my child’s anxieties, learn ways my child can “socialize” during this isolating period, share resources and provide feedback on topics you would like to discuss.  

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/499936321

 

Social Hour for Teens
Wednesday, April 1, 4pm via Zoom
Ages: 14-17
Facilitated by Melissa, Zoom can be your local teen hangout spot while we are social distancing!  Come and hang out with us!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/284389333

 

Lunch Bunch with Emily
Thursday April 2, 12pm via Zoom
Ages: 9-12
Is your child getting tired of only socializing with parents and siblings? Would you like your child to interact with peers their own age once a week during the quarantine? Lunch Bunch is a way to provide that social and emotional check-in for your student. It is a time when your students can video chat with a social skills teacher and their peers while they eat lunch or have a snack. Students can play games (hangman, would you rather etc.) or just have conversations to learn social skills while interacting with others.  Please enter your child's name on Zoom upon entering the class. Please RSVP to Emily.Calhoun@TheJ.org.

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/552289388

 

Stretch with Karen
Thursday, April 2, 12pm via Zoom
Ages: 16+
Join us for a mid-day break to stretch and lengthen your muscles while in the virtual company of others!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/370176906

 

Parent Network Group with Arlene
Friday, April 3, 12:30pm via Zoom
Ages: Parents of 9-12 year olds
Let’s gather together to address your child’s IEP during the pandemic, learn ways to handle both my and my child’s anxieties, learn ways my child can “socialize” during this social distancing and isolating period, share resources and provide feedback on topics you would like to discuss.  

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/174427754

 

J-Create: Art Project with Theresa
Friday, April 3, 2pm via Zoom
Ages: Teens/Adults
Join our intern, Theresa, as she runs an art workshop on how to make paper flowers!  Please be ready with all of your materials before signing on to Zoom.  

etal template!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/796434419

 

incrEDIBLE Kids Cooking with Chef Maryan
Friday, April 3, 5pm via Zoom
Ages: 10-15
Join Chef Maryam as she teaches us how to mix up scrumptious no-bake oatmeal, chocolate chip, almond bars for you and your family to enjoy at home! Please watch the video with a parent and gather all necessary ingredients prior to the class.

Click here for the recipe!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/106385943

 

Cooking Class with Maryam
Saturday, April 4, 2pm via Zoom
Ages: 16+
Join Chef Maryam as she teaches us how to make delicious blueberry pancakes for you to enjoy at home while still enjoying virtual social time with others!  Please watch the video and gather all necessary ingredients prior to the class.

Click here for the recipe!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/547452124

 

BINGO with Aryn
Saturday, April 4, 4pm via Zoom
All Ages
Come one, come all to play Bingo with us!  RSVP is required to Aryn.Cahen@TheJ.org to receive your Bingo card.

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/492521253

 

Social Skills (Boys) with Natalie
Sunday, April 5, 1pm via Zoom
Ages: 6-8
An opportunity to connect with your peers in a fun and friendly online video chat while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. This class is designed for boys with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week.  This week's topic: Staying Safe and Social Online.

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/615705357

 

Social Skills (Girls) with Amy
Sunday, April 5, 1pm via Zoom
Ages: 6-8
A virtual social skills group just for girls! This group encourages girls to express themselves and work towards personal and social goals. This class is designed for girls with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism and related disorders.  Topics will change week to week.  Limited # of participants.  This week's topic: Starting a Conversation.

Zoom Information:
RSVP to bernhardamy@gmail.com 

 

Social Skills (Boys) with Natalie
Sunday, April 5, 2:15pm via Zoom
Ages: 9-12
An opportunity to connect with your peers in a fun and friendly online video chat while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. This class is designed for boys with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week.  This week's topic: Staying Safe and Social Online.

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/meeting/442237383

 

Social Skills (Girls) with Amy
Sunday, April 5, 2:15pm via Zoom
Ages: 9-12
A virtual social skills group just for girls! This group encourages girls to express themselves and work towards personal and social goals. This class is designed for girls with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism and related disorders.  Topics will change week to week.  Limited # of participants.  This week's topic: Starting a Conversation.

Zoom Information:
RSVP to bernhardamy@gmail.com 

 

Social Skills (Boys) with Natalie
Sunday, April 5, 3:30pm via Zoom
Ages: 13-15
An opportunity to connect with your peers in a fun and friendly online video chat while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. This class is designed for boys with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week.  This week's topic: Staying Safe and Social Online. 

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/998331065

 

Social Skills (Girls) with Amy
Sunday, April 5, 3:30pm via Zoom
Ages: 13-15
A virtual social skills group just for girls! This group encourages girls to express themselves and work towards personal and social goals. This class is designed for girls with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism and related disorders.  Topics will change week to week.  Limited # of participants.  This week's topic: Starting a Conversation.

Zoom Information:
RSVP to bernhardamy@gmail.com 

 

Mindfulness with Melissa
Sunday, April 5, 4pm via Zoom
Ages: 3 years to 2nd Grade
Join us to a take a break from the world around us and learn to be mindful and calm.

Click here for the Mindfulness PDF!

Zoom Information:
https://zoom.us/j/384343634

Passover

Physical Fitness

Recreation, Leisure, and Just For Fun!

Routine and Schedules

Social Skills and Social Connection

  

 


Resources:


The content of the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia videos are for entertainment only. The J is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis. Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.

 

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