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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 you stay safe at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is fluid - continually being updated.

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Check out all the different activities, events and videos we have for you below!

Live Streamed Programs and Events

BINGO!
Wednesday, June 3, 5pm-5:45pm
All Ages
Come one, come all to play Bingo with us! RSVP is required to Anat.Litwok@theJ.org to receive your Bingo card and link to Zoom! 

Alan Bersten: Dancing with the Stars winner and choreographer
Wednesday, June 3, 7pm
This program is in partnership with Prosserman JCC, Toronto.
Alan Bersten, was born and raised in Minnesota to Russian Jewish immigrant parents and started dancing at age 7. He is the winner of season 28 of Dancing with the Stars with his celebrity partner, The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown.

To register, visit virtualjcc.com/register and fill in your information into the "Create a free account now" section. When ready to watch, go to LIVE STREAMS section, and look for the session. If you can't find it, go to the top right search tool. Click on stream and wait for it to begin. Use the chat box to ask questions. 

Allison Holzer
Thursday, June 4, 7pm
This program is in partnership with Prosserman JCC, Toronto
Join Allison Holzer, co-author of Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life.  She will guide you through a roadmap of how to speak and sustain inspiration to achieve our goals and successfully navigate through the unknown future. 

To register, visit virtualjcc.com/register and fill in your information into the "Create a free account now" section. When ready to watch, go to LIVE STREAMS section, and look for the session. If you can't find it, go to the top right search tool. Click on stream and wait for it to begin. Use the chat box to ask questions. 

First Friday Book Group (Adults)
Book: The Heirs by Fran Hawthorne

Friday, June 5, 11:30am-1pm
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Each month a new book will be discussed; on occasion the group will Zoom with an author! Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org with questions. 
Register here

Read My Story and Remember Me Memoir Writing Group (monthly meeting)
Monday, June 8, 11am-12:20pm
Story Prompt: TBA

Led by Carol Backman
Join the J’s Memoir Writing Group and learn to create a written legacy for family and friends. Share stories that capture your life experiences. You don’t have to be an expert writer; we will help you get started and provide tips and encouragement along the way. We’ll post your favorite stories on the J’s website. They can be viewed at theJ.org/memoirs. All writer levels welcome. Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org with questions.
Register here

J-Men's Group (monthly meeting)
Friday, June 12, 12:30pm-2pm
Men ages 50 and over, get together to schmooze and discuss topics of choice.
Register here

Distinguished Speaker Series
No Plan B for Planet Earth - Global Environmental Concerns

Monday, June 15, 12:30pm-2pm
Paul Driessen, Geologist and Environmental Advisor presents a talk on the topic of the environment, plus a look at new coral reef growth in Eilat
Register here.

News in Review Roundtable
Monday, June 22, noon-1:30pm
Facilitated by Richard Kraus
It's your turn to speak. Come express your opinions and listen to those of others on important topics in the news.
Register here

Adult Education Classes

Ongoing on Wednesdays
The Jewish Book Council (JBC) hosts a 30-minute talk at 12:30pm with one of their authors about their new books. https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/events/jbc-authors-at-the-table

ALI: Jewish Geography Returns! Two Topics from the USSR:  The Story of Birobidzhan, the Autonomous Jewish District, and an Overview and Impressions of the Republic of Georgia
Featuring Allen Marcus, former US Customs contracting official, program manager, and support contractor
Monday, June 1, 12:30pm-2pm
Under USSR control, Birobidzhan was envisioned as an autonomous Jewish District in far eastern Siberia; it turned out to be a utopian experiment gone wrong. The second topic encompasses an overview of the history, culture and current events of the Republic of Georgia, a country with an ancient and unique Jewish presence. Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org with questions. 
Register here

Israel's New Government: How Did We Get Here and What Lies Ahead
Tuesday, June 2, 8pm
Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Koplow, Policy Director of IPF
Facilitated by: Tomer Hillel, Shaliach at Beth Sholom Congregation in MD
Interested in going beyond the Israeli headlines to explore the most complex political event in the history of the State of Israel? Join Dr. Koplow as he breaks down the complex issues that led to a unified government.
To Register click here: http://www.bethsholom.org/zoom2

The Story of Israel's Ethiopian Jews (A Two-Part Series)
Part 2, Wednesday, June 3, 2pm-3pm
Facilitators: Yael Mekonen – Dego who made Aliya from Ethiopia to Israel through Sudan at the age of 10, and Rotem Ur, Shlicha at Congregation Shaare Torah in MD
Listen to the incredible story of the Ethiopian Jewish community – learn about their history, customs, their journey to Israel and the challenges they face today.
To join the Zoom session, click here during the day and time of the course.

People of the Book - Celebrating Israel's Book Month Program 
(A Four-Part Series)
Thursday, June 4, 4pm 
NOTE: each Thursday thereafter, June 11, 18, 25, this course will be held at 7:30pm
Facilitated by: Netta Asner-Minster, Shlicha at B'nai Israel Congregation, MD
Join Netta throughout the month of June as we take an in-depth look at Israel's special book week/book month program, how it was developed, as well as a general overview of Israeli literature.
To join the zoom classes click on the link on the day and time of the class https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82610962617.

How Civil Society Creates Freedom of Marriage in Israel
Tuesday, June 9, 10am
Presented by Inbar Oren, Deputy Director of Be Free Israel and Director of Havaya
Facilitated by Idan Sharon, Shaliach at Adat Shalom Congregation in MD
Please join us for an in-depth interview with Inbar Oren and learn about the current developments in Israel's struggles for marriage for all.
To join the zoom call on the day/time of class, click here: https://zoom.us/j/403944704?pwd=QlhFS0VENE1jaUhDeHVjTllSQzZJQT09

ALI: Churchill and Trump - Modern Day Ciceros
Tuesday, June 9, 10:30am-noon
Presented by Larry Schwartz
Cicero is arguably the greatest orator and prose stylist of all time. Learn how Prime Minister Winston Churchill patterned his political speeches and writings on Cicero’s rhetorical principles and how President Donald J. Trump displayed Cicero’s oratory devices in his 2015-16 campaign rallies, debates, and tweets.
Register here

The Six Day War: 53 Years Later
Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pm
Facilitated by: Netta Asner-Minster, Shlicha at B'nai Israel Congregation, MD
What is the lasting impact of the Six Day War for us today? Join Netta as she discusses the outcomes and impact of the Six Day War, and how it still influences Israel today.
To join the zoom class, click on the link below on the day/time of the class: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87617067950

The Rambam’s Guide to a Better Personality
Friday, June 12, 10am
Facilitated by: Idan Sharon, Shaliach at Adat Shalom Congregation in MD
Learn how to correct bad habits through ancient text by the infamous Jewish Rabbi, HaRambam! To join the zoom class, click on the link below on the day/time of the class: https://zoom.us/j/403944704?pwd=QlhFS0VENE1jaUhDeHVjTllSQzZJQT09.   

Live Stream Courses Now Available on Video

The Sarajevo Haggadah
Presented by Les Bergen, trustee of the Capital Jewish Museum and collector of Haggadot
The Sarajevo Haggadah is one of the most famous Jewish books in the world. A religious and cultural icon, its history is replete with mystery and intrigue. Its survival is nothing short of remarkable—from the expulsion of Spanish Jews in the Inquisition, resurfacing in Italy in 1609 and later Sarajevo, courageously saved from a Nazi general and then hidden, and surviving 1990’s Serb bombardment. Learn how it has become a symbol of interreligious respect and cooperation. Watch the live stream here. 

Road Scholar
This organization is committed to making learning possible even when travel is not with a collection of fascinating, free online lectures for adults!
https://www.facebook.com/rsadventures/posts/3563993153615366

Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
Presented by Les Bergen, CJM Docent. Co-Sponsored by the Capital Jewish Museum (CJM).
A chronicle of the people, places, and events that shaped the history of the Washington area's Jewish community from 1795-present. Watch the live stream here.

Helpful Resources for While You're Staying Safe at Home

Moment Magazine’s Guide to the Global Pandemic
This resource is full of articles of newsworthy, factual content as well as lighter fare.
Click here to view the site.

 

Best Free Things to Do at Home
While you're at home, click here for a compilation of free services that will help pass the time.

Online Activities for Adults
Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults

Article 
How to Cope with Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Article
Connect with Purpose with your Grandchildren

Live Streamed Programs and Events

The 5th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Playwriting Contest - Digital Edition!
Click here to view the plays and readings. Voting closes June 30! 

Cinema J: Films

Cinema J: YidLife Crisis
An award-winning Yiddish comedy web series and cultural brand created by Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion. Click here to view the film.  

Cinema J: Yidl Mitn Fidl -- Throw Back Thursday (classic Yiddish films via YouTube)
One of the most successful Yiddish films of all time Yidl Mitn Fidl, stars the great comedienne Molly Picon, star of theatre, film, and vaudeville.
Click here to view.

Cinema J: Without a Home -- Throw Back Thursday (classic Yiddish films via YouTube)
The last pre-war film produced in Poland, Without a Home tells the heart-rending story of a man who emigrates without his family, intending to bring them the US later.
Click here to view.

Cinema J: YidLife Crisis (Season 2, Episode 1)
An award-winning Yiddish comedy web series and cultural brand created by Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion.
Click here to view. 

Cinema J: YidLife Crisis (Season 3, Episode 1)
An award-winning Yiddish comedy web series and cultural brand created by Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion.
Click here to view.

Cinema J: 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.

Exploring the Arts

The Dybbuk (opera on YouTube)
Pittsburg Jewish Music presents this haunting opera based on the famous play by the same name.
Click here to view.

Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope
Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope was recorded at The Soraya and was released in March 2020. It is the first solo album recorded on one of the Violins of Hope. Click here to listen. More about the Violins of Hope and Niv Ashkenazi can be found on their website by clicking here


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/ 
 If you're interested in learning more about the Ladino language, click here for an interesting article. 

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.

Idan Raichel's 2016 Concert
Producer, keyboardist, Lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. Click here to watch the concert.

Idan Raichel & Friends 2009 Concert
Producer, keyboardist, Lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. Click here to watch the video.

Nefesh Mountain November 2018 Concert
Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass, Old-Time, and American Roots music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Click here to enjoy the concert. 

Explore Jewish holidays and values with Growing Jewish Families. Join us for a variety of fun activities on Zoom and check out our Facebook page throughout the day. Not on FB – no problem! Email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org for information/details. 

Live-Streamed Programs and Events  

BINGO!
Wednesday, June 3, 5pm-5:45pm
All Ages
Come one, come all to play Bingo with us! RSVP is required to Anat.Litwok@theJ.org to receive your Bingo card and link to Zoom! 

Pozez JCC Community Ruach and Shabbat
Friday, June 5, 4:30pm
All Ages
Just like in camp, where every Friday the groups create a song/dance/skit for Ruach that has to do with the weekly theme, we are trying to bring that same excitement home. The theme on June 5 will be Mishpacha- Family. Every person who registers will create something to perform that will be no longer than 2 minutes. Towards the end of the program, we will finish with the community Shabbat. Register Here!

 

Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home): Week of Jun 1-5

Watch with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
This week, we are learning about Shalom Bayit (peace in the home). What is Shalom Bayit? Our friends at Bim Bam know!

Learn with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Shalom Bayit is a value taught by Momentum, one of our community partners. Click here to read what they have to say.

Listen with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Have I got a story for you! Check out this podcast from PJ Library.

Read with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
There is a book for that! Click here for a list of PJ Library books about Shalom Bayit.

Craft with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Let's spread some peace! If you have sidewalk chalk, draw a picture of what peace looks like to you for your neighbors and family to see! Share your pics with #GrowingJewishFamilies.

Craft with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Click here to learn how to make a family apple tree! 

Learn with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Sometimes peace in the home comes when everyone does their part. Click here for some chore charts ideas.

Learn with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Click here for an article on Keeping Peace at Home – Helping Kids Get Along from PJ Library.

Watch with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Cosmic Kids Yoga also does videos on mindfulness for kids. Click here to check them out!

Fun with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Click here for ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night.

JAM with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
On Shabbat we sing about peace. Click here for a version from Joe Buchanan.

Learn with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
We hope you have a lovely, peaceful Shabbat! Click here for an article on Shabbat Rest and Renewal.

JAM with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
Click here to Light Up Shabbat with Sheldon Low

Yofi (Beauty): Week of Jun 8-12

Learn with GJF: Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)
This week, we are learning about Yofi (Beauty). Is beauty a Jewish value? "Beauty is also defined, in the Jewish tradition, by the virtues of endurance and permanence." Click here to read more.

Read with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
Have you read this PJ Library book? The World Needs Beautiful Things. Click here.

Craft with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
We think rainbows are beautiful! Click here for an easy paper plate craft to try. 

Jam with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
There is a prayer to thank G-d for beauty. Click here for a song version from our friend @Nick May Music

Learn with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
Do you have a favorite kiddush cup or other Jewish object? They are beautiful! Click here to read more about Jewish objects.

Craft with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
Flowers are beautiful! Click here for a list of flower crafts so you can find one to do from home with supplies you already have on hand.

Read with GJF: Yofi (Beauty)
Check out this beautiful book. 

Cook with GJF: Challah Braiding
What is more beautiful than a freshly baked challah? Click here to try this 6 braid technique next time you make one!

Cook with GJF: Cholent
Have you ever made cholent? Click here for a recipe.

Watch with GJF: Shabbat Shalom Grover
Click here to see video. Thanks @Shalom Sesame.

Nisim V'nifla'ot (Miracles and Wonders): Week of Jun 15-19

Learn with GJF: Nisim V'nifla'ot (Miracles and Wonders)
Our lives are enriched when we look at the world around us with curiosity. We can find miracles and wonder (Nisim V'nifla'ot) even in the regular course of nature and in our everyday lives. What wonders and miracles do you see around you?

Read with GJF: The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
Have you read The Night World from PJ Library? A young boy and his cat explore the night world of their backyard, delighting in his discovery of nocturnal animals and familiar plants. He watches in amazement as the shadows give way to the glorious colors of dawn. Many of our discussions this week will come from PJ Library's interpretation of this book. Click here for more info.

Learn with GJF: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
When I think of the word wonder, I can't help but think of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Can you name all 7? Click here for more info about the 7 Wonders.

Cook with GJF: Making Whipped Cream
Taking what looks like plain milk and turning it into whipped cream looks miraculous! Try whipping it by hand and see how long it takes, and then try with a mixer. Click here for a Whipped Cream recipe and here for a video.  Let us know how it goes at #GrowingJewishFamilies!

Learn with GJF: Miracles
Click here to learn about the Jewish view of miracles.

Learn with GJF: How Things Work
Click here to learn about how things work.

Learn with GJF: What Do Children Wonder
Click here to read about what children wonder. 

Craft with GJF: Kaleidescope
Let's make a kaleidescope (click here)! It is wonderous to behold the colors.

Explore with GJF: Light and Wonder
PJ Library has several Pinterest pages with amazing ideas. Click here to see one with pins on light and wonder. 

Craft with GJF: Play Dough
Do you have a favorite play dough recipe? Here is one to try! 

Shabbat Shalom with GJF: Radical Amazement
Shabbat Shalom from GJF! Do you have any radical amazement in your house this week? Click here to learn about radical amazement.

Try with GJF: Nisim V'nifla'ot (Miracles and Wonders)
Try dining by candlelight with your family or have a bedtime snack by the light of the moon to experiment with light and darkness. What looks or feels different? Do you feel wonder?

Jam with GJF: How Many Wonders by Josh Warshawky
Shout out to our friends @Gesher with Mah Rabu (How Many Wonders) by @Josh Warshawsky. Click here to listen.

Menuḥa (Rest and Renewal): Week of June 22-26

Learn with GJF: Menuha (Rest and Renewal)
This week we are learning about Menuha (Rest and Renwal). Stepping back from work, consumption and productive activity for self-renewal and contemplation is a sacred act that provides perspective and offers us an opportunity for healing. - Reconstructing Judaism Are you able to step back? Share your ideas #GrowingJewishFamilies.

Learn with GJF: Menuha (Rest and Renewal)
Let's relax! Click here for some relaxing ideas for children.

Listen with GJF: Podcast
Have I got a story for you! Does Yitzi get to rest? Check out this podcast from PJ Library.

Jam with GJF: Adon Olam
Let's get ready to be Happy! Click here to sing along with a Adon Olam / Happy (Pharrell Williams cover by Listen Up! A Cappella)

Eat with GJF: Picnic
Picnics are so much fun. Have a relaxing picnic with your family on Shabbat or other days! Click here for an article on Shabbat picnics.

Relax with GJF: Picnic
Relaxing in nature is also fun. A hike with your family is a great activity! Click here from some options. Please check your chosen trail and see if it is open.

Shabbat with GJF: Shabbat Nap
What are your favorite ways to unwind for Shabbat? Click here to learn about the Shabbat Nap.

Rest with GJF: Rest and Renew
Let's rest and renew this Shabbat! Click here for an article on Rest and Renewal.

Read with GJF: Rest and Renew
Relax and unwind with some Shabbat books from PJ Library. Click here for a book list

Learn with GJF: Screen Free Shabbat
Click here for ideas for a screen free Shabbat.

Jam with GJF: Shabbat Shalom Hey!
Click here and sing along to Shabbat Shalom.

Rei'ut/Chaverim (Friendship): Week of June 29-July 3

Craft with GJF: Sesame Street
Click here for some Sesame Street coloring pages about friendship. 

Learn with GJF: Yiddish Sayings
Click here to see 18 Yiddish sayings about friendship. 

Craft with GJF: Cards
Send a card to a friend! Here are some from Sesame Street to use.

Craft with GJF: How to be a Good Friend
Check out this article on Teaching Kids About Being Good Friend. 

Read with GJF: PJ Library Book List
Click here for some great books from PJ Library on friendship!

Learn with GJF: Rei'ut/Chaverim (Friendship)
What does Judaism say about friendship? Click here to find out.

Cook with GJF: Rei'ut/Chaverim (Friendship)
Ever heard of Amish Friendship Bread? It has a starter and you can share with your friends. It is also DELICIOUS. Here is a starter to get you started! 

Fun with GJF: Games with Friends
Playing games with friends is fun! Here are some from PBS to try.

Watch with GJF: Sesame Street
What is more friendly than Sesame Street? Check out the Hebrew word of the day in this fun video.

Listen with GJF: Holla for Challah!
Click here for this PJ Library Spotify Challah playlist.

Cook with GJF: Challah in a Bag
Ever made Challah in a bag? Click here and try it out.

Jam with GJF: Salaam
Enjoy this song from @Rick Recht

Manhigut (Leadership): Week of July 6-10

Learn with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Leaders stand up for what is important and anticipate the needs of the community. Everyone is a leader in someway. When you hear the word leader, who do you think of?

Learn with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Click here for an interesting article about the Jewish take on leadership.

Cook with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Click here for an article on why we should teach children to cook.

Watch with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Should leaders aim for perfection? Check out this YouTube video on humble leadership.

Watch with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Should leaders aim for perfection? Check out this YouTube video on humble leadership.

Learn with GJF: Manhigut (Leadership)
Can anyone be a leader? Here's a Scholastic article on Getting Started With "The Leader In Me"

Fun with GJF: Follow the Leader
Dance along with this fun song.

Watch with GJF: Octonauts
The Octonauts leader is amazing. Here is an episode featuring leadership skills

Craft with GJF: Your Favorite Leader
Draw a picture of someone you think of as a leader.

Learn with GJF: Washington Parent
Click here for some leadership lessons with Washington Parent

Watch with GJF: Kid President
Watch what makes a leader with Kid President!

Jam with GJF: Dance Party
PJ Library Family Dance Party playlist.

Learn with GJF: Shabbat Traditions
Read about Tori Avery and her family Shabbat traditions. 

Jam with GJF: Good Shabbos
Dance along to Good Shabbos by Six13

Summer: Week of July 13-31

Learn with GJF: Outside Time
Click here
for 13 ways to get more outside time!

Craft with GJF: Bird Feeder
Build a bird feeder with your family! Click here for 13 DIY ideas.

Cook with GJF: Popsicles
Hot? Let's make Popsicles with this Martha Stewart recipe!

Jam with GJF: Shalom Aleichem
Click here to learn to sing Shalom Aleichem

Read with GJF: PJ Library Summer Reading Tips
Click here for some PJ Library summer reading tips.

Learn with GJF: Blessings
Wondering how and when to do the Children's Blessing? Learn with Bim Bam.

Be Silly with GJF
Click here for some ideas on ways to be silly with your children!

Read with GJF
Here are some read aloud activities for you!

Jam with GJF: Sim Shalom from Six13

Learn with GJF: Ways to Keep Cool
Is it hot outside? Here are some ways to keep cool.

Learn with GJF: Boredom Busters
Have you heard "I'm bored!!" yet today? Here are some boredom busters from PJ library.

Learn with GJF: Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt! Can you find 5 things that you haven't seen yet this summer? Let us know at #GrowingJewishFamilies!

Jam with GJF: Shayne Punim from Joanie Leed  


Camp Achva on Demand

Live Streamed Programs and Events 

Wellness Wednesdays with Petya
Wednesdays, 10am - Facebook Live 
Instructor: Petya Ivanova
Jumpstart your day with a stream of positive energy and tips for your overall well-being. The session will cover areas of holistic health, positive mindset, and relaxation technics.  Join us to rejuvenate and add some excitement for the day ahead. 

Live on the J-FIT HEALTH CLUB Facebook page

Sessions will include:

  • Wellness Tips (the first week will be on tips on how to start your day more energized)
  • Q & A
  • Positive Affirmation
  • 10-min. Meditation 

Petya Ivanova: Certified Master Reiki Teacher, Certified Stress Reduction, Relaxation and Meditation Instructor, Chakra Balancing and Crystal Healing Teacher, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Consultant, and in training for a Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach. 

Ongoing Weekly Programs

Hebrew Through Song
Mondays, 10am

Join Rotem Ur, Shaliach at Shaare Torah Congregation in Maryland, and learn Hebrew through songs. 
Register here.

The Soundtrack of My Life with Shy Ashkenazi, Pozez JCC Shlaliach
Mondays, 2pm-2:45pm
Songs tell stories. Join Shy each week to talk about a song that is a window to his Israeli story. Click here to register for the zoom call.

This Week in Israel and Jewish History
Tuesdays, 2pm
Join Netta Asner-Minster, Shlicha at B'nai Israel Congregation in Maryland, for interesting historical facts.
Register here. 

Fill Up Your Cup... with Weekly News Updates from Israel!
Wednesdays, 10am-11am 
Join Shy Ashkenazi, Pozez JCC's Shaliach, for a conversation about what's happening in Israel today. Click here to register.

Leading Ladies of Israel
with Talia Garber, Shlicha at Congregation Adas Israel, DC
Thursdays, 2p-3pm
A series of Interviews/Q&As with leading ladies from Israel. Click here to register

Upcoming Programs

For upcoming educational programs, please look below for descriptions and links.

  

Adult Education

Israel's New Government: How Did We Get Here and What Lies Ahead
Tuesday, June 2, 8pm
Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Koplow, Policy Director of IPF
Facilitated by: Tomer Hillel, Shaliach at Beth Sholom Congregation in MD
Interested in going beyond the Israeli headlines to explore the most complex political event in the history of the State of Israel? Join Dr. Koplow as he breaks down the complex issues that led to a unified government.
To join the Zoom session on the day and time of the class, click here: http://www.bethsholom.org/zoom2

The Story of Israel's Ethiopian Jews (A Two-Part Series)
Part 2, Wednesday, June 3, 2pm-3pm
Facilitators: Yael Mekonen – Dego who made Aliya from Ethiopia to Israel through Sudan at the age of 10, and Rotem Ur, Shlicha at Congregation Shaare Torah in MD
Listen to the incredible story of the Ethiopian Jewish community – learn about their history, customs, their journey to Israel and the challenges they face today.
To join the Zoom session, click here: https://zoom.us/j/403944704?pwd=QlhFS0VENE1jaUhDeHVjTllSQzZJQT09 (during the day and time of the course).

People of the Book - Celebrating Israel's Book Month Program 
(A Four-Part Series)
Thursday, June 4, 4pm 
NOTE: each Thursday thereafter, June 11, 18, 25, this course will be held at 7:30pm
Facilitated by: Netta Asner-Minster, Shlicha at B'nai Israel Congregation, MD
Join Netta throughout the month of June as we take an in-depth look at Israel's special book week/book month program, how it was developed, as well as a general overview of Israeli literature.
To join the zoom classes, click on the link below on the day/time of the class:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82610962617

How Civil Society Creates Freedom of Marriage in Israel
Tuesday, June 9, 10am
Presented by Inbar Oren, Deputy Director of Be Free Israel and Director of Havaya

Facilitated by Idan Sharon, Shaliach at Adat Shalom Congregation in MD
Please join us for an in-depth interview with Inbar Oren and learn about the current developments in Israel's struggles for marriage for all.
To join the zoom class, click on the link below on the day/time of the class: 
https://zoom.us/j/403944704?pwd=QlhFS0VENE1jaUhDeHVjTllSQzZJQT09

The Six Day War: 53 Years Later
Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pm
Facilitated by: Netta Asner-Minster, Shlicha at B'nai Israel Congregation, MD
What is the lasting impact of the Six Day War for us today? Join Netta as she discusses the outcomes and impact of the Six Day War, and how it still influences Israel today.
To join the zoom class, click on the link below on the day/time of the class: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87617067950
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Ballet

Israeli Dance with Ethan Halpern 

Tuesdays, 8pm
Join us weekly for a zoom dance class that incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84853029767

Meeting ID: 848 5302 9767
Password: 452949

Live Streamed Programs and Events         

Tweens and Teens Social Club
Tuesday, June 2, 4pm-5pm
Ages: 10-17
Join us for fun, games, and social time with your tween and teen peers! Register here!  

BINGO!
Wednesday, June 3, 5pm-5:45pm
All Ages
Come one, come all to play Bingo with us! RSVP is required to Anat.Litwok@theJ.org to receive your Bingo card and link to Zoom! 

Adult Game Hour
Thursday, June 4, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Ages: 18+
Join Jessica for an hour of fun and games while virtually in the company of others! Register here! 

Pozez JCC Community Ruach and Shabbat
Friday, June 5, 4:30pm
All Ages
Just like in camp, where every Friday the groups create a song/dance/skit for Ruach that has to do with the weekly theme, we are trying to bring that same excitement home. The theme on June 5 will be Mishpacha- Family. Every person who registers will create something to perform that will be no longer than 2 minutes. Towards the end of the program, we will finish with the community Shabbat. Register Here!

Creating a Special Needs Legal & Financial Plan
No Cost Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, June 17, 2pm-3:15pm
This webinar will explore benefit programs available to families with special needs members including: the employer benefit structure with the integration of government entitlement benefits, an in-depth discussion of social security disability benefits (SSDI) with a broader discussion of all public entitlement and public assistance benefits, and an overview of important legal and special needs legal instruments to consider (Wills, POAs, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship and Alternatives, etc.). This workshop is open to parents, caregivers, and anyone interested in learning about special needs planning for individuals with special needs and their families. Click here for details. 

 

 


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