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Welcome to our Virtual J – a one-stop webpage that offers opportunities for you to stay connected and engaged.  The Virtual J is fluid - continually being updated with new live-stream programs and video on demand links. If you have ideas for programs you'd like to see on the Virtual J, please send your suggestions to Laura.Adler@theJ.org

While registering for our programs, if you would like to show your support of the Pozez JCC, please consider making a donation. The J has been hard-hit by the impact of COVID-19, any amount that you give will be greatly appreciated and will help cover costs for staff and ongoing operating costs. Thank you for considering.

 

For the month-at-a-glance calendar of Virtual J live-stream programs, click here!

To view all the activities, events, and videos-on-demand offered in the Virtual J, click on the categories below to open the programming accordions.

Live-Streamed Programs and Events

Israeli Street Food Beyond Falafel with Chef Vered Guttman
Tuesday, August 4, 4:30pm
A Moment Magazine Program
Join Moment Talk of the Table Contributor Chef Guttman as she takes us on a food adventure through the streets of Israel. Learn to prepare these flavorful Israeli foods:

· Sabich – Iraqi style Shabbat breakfast in a pita (fried eggplant, egg, tahini, mango preserves and salads)
· Tunisian sandwich – canned or fresh tuna, preserved lemon, harissa, potato, egg
· Arayes – grilled pita stuffed with kebab or with vegan options (like spinach and cheese) and stuffing, served with tahini
· Malabi – Arabic panna cotta, topped with pistachio and sweet pomegranate syrup

Click here to register.
For more information, contact: Debbie Sann at: dsann@momentmag.com

Knitters Get-Together
Wednesday, August 5, 2pm-3:15pm
Led by Bernice Eisen
An informal opportunity for conversation while knitting.
Click here to join in on the day and time of the get-together.

First Friday Book Club
Friday, August 7, 11:30am-1pm
Led by Paula Haimes
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes This is a best seller.
An opportunity for in-depth conversation around a book of the month.
Click here to join on the day and time of the program

Memoir Writing
Monday, August 10, 11am-12:30pm
Led by Carol Backman
This group meets monthly, sometimes with a writing prompt.
Click here to join on the day and time of the program.

This Israeli Life: Mehereta Baruch-Ron in Conversation with Karin Lagziel
Monday, August 10, 12:30pm
This program is presented by the 92 Street Y in collaboration with Park Avenue Synagogue and is part of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life.
Mehereta came to Israel as a child from Ethiopia without knowing how to read or write. She became a contestant on the reality show "The Ambassador", went on to serve as deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and ran for Knesset under the Meretz party.
For program details, speaker bios, and to register, click here.

JCRC Webinar: Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case
Monday, August 10, 7pm
Presented by Jewish Community Relations Council in partnership with Integrity First for America. Co-sponsored by many area organizations including the Pozez JCC
Three years ago this month, neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, VA for a weekend of violence - which was no accident – rather, it was the result of months of planning. Integrity First for America (IFA), in partnership with a world-class legal team, is uniquely taking on the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups at the center of this violent movement, holding them accountable in federal court for the violence they brought to Charlottesville.

IFA’s lawsuit — scheduled to go to trial this October — provides a tangible way to take action against the white supremacy and extremism that’s poisoning this country and has the potential to bankrupt and dismantle the leaders and hate groups at the center of this movement — which is key, given their disturbing connections to the broader cycle of white supremacist violence.

Join Eric Ward for a conversation with IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn for an overview of this landmark case and the fight against white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of hate.
Register at bit.ly/IFAEvent810. 

Women Vote, Women Lead
Thursday, August 13, noon-1pm
A Jewish Women International (JWI) Program
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, join JWI for a dynamic panel discussion on female leadership, the hard-won right to vote, and the responsibility we all carry to use that right to effect justice and positive change in the world.

Our panelists are all Jewish women elected to state and national office: U.S. Representative Elaine Luria (VA), Arizona State Representative Alma Hernandez, and Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo. JWI CEO Meredith Jacobs will moderate.
Click here to learn more and register.

Dr. Ruth's Journey from a Holocaust Orphan to Fame
Thursday, August 13, 8pm
Presented on the Virtual JCC, Toronto, Canada  
Dr. Ruth will share her story of how she moved to the United States and started her career. She will discuss the philosophies that guide her in life and how her new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, revealed a side of her life that even her own children never fully understood until recently.

To tune in to the program, go to VirtualJCC.com/register. Complete the form to create a free account if you have not done so in the past. Then go to Live Stream and look for the session you are interested in watching. Click on stream and wait for it to begin. Use the chat box to ask questions.

Dayan: The First Family Documentary
Monday & Tuesday, August 17-24 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
Presented by Martin Pear JCC, Scottsdale, AZ
Known as “the Israeli Kennedy’s,” the Dayan family has been a prominent presence in Israeli politics and culture since the country’s inception. In her riveting documentary series, director Anat Goren examines five generations of Israel’s first family and the giant shadow cast by its famous patriarch, Moshe. Recounting their stories for the camera, various members of the clan offer an uncompromising glimpse into this Israeli dynasty, blessed with talent and charisma but plagued by depression. Producing some of the country’s most famous politicians, rock stars, poets and directors, the history of the Dayans and that of the country they inhabit are inextricably bound together.
JCC Members: $10, contact NicoleG@vosjcc.org to make your reservation.
Guests: $15, register at: vosjcc.org/dayanfamily.

Virtual Magic Show with Live Interaction!
Featuring Jay Mattioli (America’s Got Talent)
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm
Most enjoyed by ages 3–100+
Jay Mattioli's "THE VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW" is a full-scale magic and illusion show that is performed LIVE, broadcasted from Jay's studio, in real time, for viewers to INTERACT with. Jay's magic has entertained audiences on "America's Got Talent" and “SHOWTIME at the APOLLO.” and in this broadcasted show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time...and so can you! This is a unique experience to see Jay perform the same magic he has performed for TV, for major vacation resorts, for half-time shows, and casino showrooms...But in this show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time while viewers can come right up to their screens and participate!
Fee:             $10 per household
Code:          #10828

To register, click here. Then, go to the top of the page; click on register; click on register online and enter the code above. Online registration is open until August 20 at noon, after that, email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link to the show the morning of the event. Questions? Contact Laurie.Albert@theJ.org.

Discover Your Inner Spiritual Core
Friday, August 21, 2pm ET
Presented by the Boulder JCC, Colorado
How are we meant to prepare for the most significant days of the Jewish year? Hear and share some vital Jewish teachings that can help you get ready for the Days of Awe (or High Holy Days) in body and soul. Once payment is made you will be emailed the Zoom link. If you are experiencing any financial hardship at this time, we are more than happy to invite you as our guest. Please contact Jodi Zicklin at jodi@boulderjcc.org to get the Zoom link.
Fee: $10 per person
Click here to register
Registration closes one hour prior to start time. The Zoom link will be emailed to you at least 24 hours before the program.Attendees do not need to have Zoom installed to participate. All sessions can be accessed through a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Learn Pickling
Tuesday, August 25, 6pm ET
Presented by the Boulder JCC, Colorado
Learn how to make your own pickles along with Farmer Rachel from Milk and Honey Farm. All you need is water, salt. seasoning, a jar, and fresh veggies! We will provide a list of ingredients prior to class. Register in advance to receive your unique Zoom link.
Fee: $10 per person
Click here to register.
Attendees do not need to have Zoom installed to participate. All sessions can be accessed through a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Rosh Hashanah Sweets 2.0
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm-7:30pm
Featuring Leah Koenig, celebrated cookbook author
The Jewish New Year brings with it hopes for sweetness ahead - and what better way to share those wishes than with a slice of something sweet? Join author Leah Koenig (Modern Jewish Cooking, The Jewish Cookbook) for an online cooking demonstration that goes way beyond honey cake! Leah will share two globally inspired desserts for your holiday table. Recipes will be available in advance of the class for those interested in cooking along with the demo. 
Fee:    $10 per household
Code: #10825
Questions? Contact: Shari.Berman@thej.org  or 703.537.3068

You must register for this class by August 28 at 5pm. For online registration, go to www.thej.org/register, sign into your account (or create an account for new users), and enter the code # in the Class Code box on the left. Alternatively, please contact Shari to register.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. An additional email with Zoom access information will be sent on Sunday, August 30 with an attachment containing the ingredient list for class.

Authors in Conversation: Bettina Elias Siegel, author of Kid Food
In conversation with Zibby Owens, host of podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books
Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 PM
Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El
Most parents want to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. In Kid Food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting - trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction.
Note: When registering, a premium ticket includes a hardback copy of the book that must be picked up curbside... at the J in Houston.
Click here to register.

Cooking Demonstration with Danielle Renov
Author of Peas, Love & Carrots: The Cookbook
Wednesday, September 9, noon
Presented by Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston in partnership with the JCCs of Atlanta, Boulder, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, and Seattle.
Join this live presentation from Israel to kick off the high holidays with a Rosh Hashanah cooking demonstration featuring blogger/ influencer Danielle Renov.
Fee: $4
Click here to learn more and register.
 

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.

Level II Yiddish
Mondays, July 13–August 31 (8 weeks)
2pm–4pm
Instructor: Norman Buder
Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language. Prior to the first class, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to use for entry into each class throughout the session.

You must register for this class. Go to theJ.org/register and sign into your account or create an account. Enter the class code below in the column on the left. (Alternatively, you may contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org and send a check made payable to the Pozez JCC.)Questions? Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org.  
Fee:    $90
Code: #10815

Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Thursday, August 6, 1:15pm-2:15pm
The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is widely recognized for a single image — Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art — yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Join in on this virtual tour with a docent of the Freer Gallery's  Hokusai: Mad About Painting Exhibition which features works from the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai.
Register by emailing Shari.Berman@theJ.org by August 5 at noon. You will receive an access code via email. For additional info about the exhibit, click here.

This Israeli Life: Mehereta Baruch-Ron in Conversation with Karin Lagziel
Monday, August 10, 12:30pm
This program is presented by the 92 Street Y in collaboration with Park Avenue Synagogue and is part of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life.
Mehereta came to Israel as a child from Ethiopia without knowing how to read or write. She became a contestant on the reality show "The Ambassador", went on to serve as deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and ran for Knesset under the Meretz party.
For program details, speaker bios, and to register, click here.

Level II Yiddish
Mondays, September 14–November 9 (8 weeks; no class Sept. 28)
2pm–4pm
Instructor: Norman Buder
Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.

You must register for this class. Go to theJ.org/register and sign into your account or create an account. Enter the class code below in the column on the left. (Alternatively, you may contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org and send a check made payable to the Pozez JCC.)Questions? Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org.  
Fee:    $90
Code: #10829

Live Stream Courses Now Available on Video

Why Racism Matters to Jews
Featuring: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University; Dr. Charles Chavis, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History and Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; and Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation among three local professionals who care deeply about racial inequality and the status of Black-Jewish relations today, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Dr. Berger will speak to how Jews might feel about their whiteness considering the current climate of racism toward “others,” while also experiencing anti-Semitism. Dr. Chavis will give a historical perspective on how the Black Jewish Alliance rose during the Civil Rights movement and where it is now as dramatic events unfold each day. Rabbi Saxe will discuss what our congregations and communities can do to help in this significant moment of racial awakening, as well as how Jews of color might feel about their experiences. This is a dialogue for anyone who values equality and justice for all. Click here to watch the webinar.  

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

JSSA Workshops and Groups
JSSA professionals conduct workshops and seminars on coping with issues related to the COVID-19 crisis and other mental health concerns, as well as facilitate support groups for seniors, unemployed adults, teens, LGBTQ+ teens, and children.
Click here to learn more.

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  

Summer Sweetness Series:
The beloved Sweet Summer Series has gone online, and we are partnering to bring your family together with other neighborhood families for stories and hands-on activities around Jewish values. Join us to share more kindness, gratitude, and friendship in the world. Good for all ages; ice cream optional.

Arlington
Thursday, August 6, 7pm-7:30pm
Kol Ami and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families are partnering with Federation and PJ Library to bring families together virtually for stories and hands-on activities around the Jewish value of friendship (chaverim). We will read Are We Still Friends? and share some sweet bedtime rituals to end the day together in a lovely way. Good for all ages; milk and cookies optional. Please bring paper and coloring items (markers, crayons, etc) for the project. If you’d like, you can download these Thank You cards to color! Join us to share more kindness, gratitude, and friendship in the world.
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeuurjItH9zlXaQf5AYGoQ4biL1oMWf_?fbclid=IwAR119KkfIzWr-8xR9xej_2UMw4jYxC_NtGgdMUufG7YtzQEwHeOinPhUlF0

Fairfax
Thursday, August 11, 7pm-7:30pm
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcOGhrDMqGtBQSeITTO4OeWe5BAJ3cdAw

This program is presented by Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and Congregation Etz Hayim in partnership with Federation and PJ Library.

Loudoun County
Thursday, August 12, 7pm-7:30pm
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdeCgrjguHdU2TbcxL1PVSeDYxgmXO5SQ

This program is presented by Congregation Sha’are Shalom, Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center (RUJEC), and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families in partnership with Federation and PJ Library.

Virtual Magic Show with Live Interaction!
Featuring Jay Mattioli (America’s Got Talent)
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm
Most enjoyed by ages 3–100+
Jay Mattioli's "THE VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW" is a full-scale magic and illusion show that is performed LIVE, broadcasted from Jay's studio, in real time, for viewers to INTERACT with. Jay's magic has entertained audiences on "America's Got Talent" and “SHOWTIME at the APOLLO.” and in this broadcasted show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time...and so can you! This is a unique experience to see Jay perform the same magic he has performed for TV, for major vacation resorts, for half-time shows, and casino showrooms...But in this show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time while viewers can come right up to their screens and participate!
Fee:             $10 per household
Code:          #10828

To register, click here. Then, go to the top of the page; click on register; click on register online and enter the code above. Online registration is open until August 20 at noon, after that, email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link to the show the morning of the event. Questions? Contact Laurie.Albert@theJ.org.

Authors in Conversation: Bettina Elias Siegel, author of Kid Food
In conversation with Zibby Owens, host of podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books 
Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 PM 
Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El 
Most parents want to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. In Kid Food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting - trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction.
Note: When registering, a premium ticket includes a hardback copy of the book that must be picked up curbside... at the J in Houston.
Click here to register.

Learning to be Social During Social Distancing for Teens and Young Adults
NEW VIRTUAL GROUPS
Teens ages 13-17, meet every Tuesday, 5pm
Young Adults 18+, meet every Tuesday, 6pm
Facilitated by Scott Lillich,a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has been in social services for over a decade, being a licensed counselor for the last seven years. He has worked with various populations, including children and families at risk for foster care and adult and adolescents at risk for incarceration.
A social support group to help teens and young adults learn new ways to increase socialization during social distancing. The group will go over (and in some cases participate in) different games, activities, and applications available to help in maintaining social interaction with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These sessions are at no cost.
To register, click here: https://www.jssa.org/learning-to-be-social-during-social-distancing-for-teens-young-adults/ 

This program is brought to you by the Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)

LGBTQIA+ Teen Support Group for Ages 13- 17 – NEW VIRTUAL GROUP
Wednesdays (ongoing), 1pm-2pm
Presented by Scott Lillich, LCPC and Maddie Stewart-Bodin
Join us for an open support group that will meet weekly to discuss LGBTQIA+ issues and offer a safe space for support. Group will offer individuals information on resources in the community, as well as discuss the importance of building a support system. The group will also work in providing education to individuals on the milestones of therapy for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
These sessions are offered at no cost.
To register, click here:
https://www.jssa.org/new-lgbtqia-teen-support-group-ages-13-17/ 

Scott Lillich is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in social services for over a decade, being a licensed counselor for the last seven years. He has worked with various populations, including children and families at risk for foster care and adult and adolescents at risk for incarceration. He has a history of providing services in a variety of settings, including in-home, hospitals, and office settings. He has provided groups for people in isolation, prison institutions, as well as crisis home and group home placements. He utilizes a multi-modal approach to utilize a more beneficial therapeutic experience for the client, including experience with CBT, DBT, Feminist, Narrative, and Play Therapy. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and their following divisions: The Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC), the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).

Maddie Stewart-Boldin has worked at JSSA for one year in the Behavioral Health Support Services team. Her role at JSSA has led her to work with school aged youth navigating mental health systems and adults with a variety of disabilities. Maddie graduated with a BA from Middlebury College and is a professional who has demonstrated interest in advocating for school aged youth and young adults living in recovery from addiction and mental health disorders.

This program is brought to you by the Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)

Summer Like No Other: Virtual Camp 2020

The J is offering Virtual Camp 2020 for preschool-12th graders this summer!

• Programming begins Monday, July 6 and will be a combination of daily interactive, virtual programming (Zoom-style) coupled with self-directed activities.

• Campers will be split into age groups (by grade, as of Fall 2020) and will have many opportunities to connect with each other virtually.

• Each week will be themed and associated with Jewish values, and will also include a weekly dress-up day and all-camp Shabbat celebration!

Register


Preschool

(Most enjoyed by children ages 3 & 4 thru rising K)

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

We are excited to offer a unique virtual experience this summer! Each day during the 2-week session we will meet via zoom for approximately one hour of interactive fun, music, games, crafts, “special guests” and more! We’ll end each week with all ages coming together for a musical Shabbat experience.

Are you interested in additional activities that can be used all summer long? We’ve got you covered – each session we’ll send home a list of activities to have tons of fun at your own pace.

This summer fun experience is geared toward children ages 3 & 4 thru rising Kindergarteners, however younger children are welcome to join in the fun!

Questions? Contact Alison.Kerlin@theJ.org.  

Session 3: August 3–14 
Chillin' Out
Week 1: August 3–7
Love is All Around
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200 
Code: #10765
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 1st–2nd

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Join us for a summer of fun with your friends as you engage in entertaining activities on Zoom! During this 2-week session, campers will enjoy interactive fun, games, music, and crafts, as well as opportunities for self-directed activities at home! Three days per week, camp activities will be facilitated in small, age-appropriate groups for approximately one hour to give everyone an opportunity to connect with friends — new and old! Two days a week we’ll be together for all-camp programming. Each Friday, camp will end with campers of all ages coming together for a musical Shabbat experience. Questions? Contact Anat.Litwok@theJ.org.  

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10753
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 3rd-5th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45am – 11:45am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10756
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 6th-8th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10759
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 9th-12th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45am – 11:45am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Session 3: August 3–14
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10762
Register

Helpful Resources for Families

PJ Library's Resources for Talking with Children about Racism
Repairing the world, tikkun olam, starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together. PJ Library provides resources that offer starting points for parents, educators, and caregivers about how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. Click here to view their resource page.

Camp Achva on Demand

Live Streamed Programs and Events

Rosh Hashanah Sweets 2.0
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm-7:30pm
Featuring Leah Koenig, celebrated cookbook author
The Jewish New Year brings with it hopes for sweetness ahead - and what better way to share those wishes than with a slice of something sweet? Join author Leah Koenig (Modern Jewish Cooking, The Jewish Cookbook) for an online cooking demonstration that goes way beyond honey cake! Leah will share two globally inspired desserts for your holiday table. Recipes will be available in advance of the class for those interested in cooking along with the demo. 
Fee:    $10 per household
Code: #10825
Questions? Contact: Shari.Berman@thej.org  or 703.537.3068

You must register for this class by August 28 at 5pm. For online registration, go to www.thej.org/register, sign into your account (or create an account for new users), and enter the code # in the Class Code box on the left. Alternatively, please contact Shari to register.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. An additional email with Zoom access information will be sent on Sunday, August 30 with an attachment containing the ingredient list for class.

Authors in Conversation: Bettina Elias Siegel, author of Kid Food
In conversation with Zibby Owens, host of podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books 
Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 PM 
Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El 
Most parents want to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. In Kid Food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting - trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction.
Note: When registering, a premium ticket includes a hardback copy of the book that must be picked up curbside... at the J in Houston.
Click here to register.

Cooking Demonstration with Danielle Renov
Author of Peas, Love & Carrots: The Cookbook 
Wednesday, September 9, noon
Presented by Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston in partnership with the JCCs of Atlanta, Boulder, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, and Seattle.
Join this live presentation from Israel to kick off the high holidays with a Rosh Hashanah cooking demonstration featuring blogger/ influencer Danielle Renov.
Fee: $4
Click here to learn more and register.

Israeli Dance with Ethan Halpern
Ongoing, 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/86157792083 
Meeting ID: 861 5779 2083
Password: 452949
 

 

J-Dance: Video-on-demand dance stretches with Miss Vera

Cinema J: Films

Dayan: The First Family Documentary
Monday & Tuesday, August 17-24 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
Presented by Martin Pear JCC, Scottsdale, AZ
Known as “the Israeli Kennedy’s,” the Dayan family has been a prominent presence in Israeli politics and culture since the country’s inception. In her riveting documentary series, director Anat Goren examines five generations of Israel’s first family and the giant shadow cast by its famous patriarch, Moshe. Recounting their stories for the camera, various members of the clan offer an uncompromising glimpse into this Israeli dynasty, blessed with talent and charisma but plagued by depression. Producing some of the country’s most famous politicians, rock stars, poets and directors, the history of the Dayans and that of the country they inhabit are inextricably bound together.
JCC Members: $10, contact NicoleG@vosjcc.org to make your reservation.
Guests: $15, register at: vosjcc.org/dayanfamily.

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

Omanut Babayit: Arts at Home
Summer Activities with the Israeli Artists Project Artist Community
The IAP brings together some of the best teaching artists in their community to share their skills and offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages. If you love the arts, you’ll love exploring their classes.
Click here for details: https://www.omanutbabayit.org/ 

Audio Plays – Two Opportunities!
Both Plays Available thru July 19th
(plays can be enjoyed on your computer or phone)

The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg
Faye Bascov is about to throw an opulent Christmas dinner—a tradition for this secular, well-educated Jewish family. But any family gathering is an invitation for old resentments to boil over, as Faye’s sister-in-law Julie and the extended family have plenty to hash out.
To listen click here: https://bit.ly/THE_ASSEMBLED_PARTIES_BY_RICHARD_GREENBERG 


The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
From the author of The Natural comes a classic short story about a young rabbinical student and his fateful encounter with an enigmatic matchmaker. A co-production with the National Jewish Theater.
To listen click here: https://bit.ly/LATW-THE-MAGIC-BARREL 

These audio plays have been generously been provided to our community by L.A. Theater Works, the world’s largest producer of professionally performed audio plays. Their mission is to record and preserve great performances of important stage plays, using new technology to make world-class theatre accessible to the widest possible audience, and to expand the use of theatre as a teaching tool.

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. 

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.

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/86157792083 
Meeting ID: 861 5779 2083
Password: 452949 

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.

*This program is presented by the Pozez JCC-JAFI’s Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program, which is supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Upcoming Livestream Programs

Israeli Street Food Beyond Falafel with Chef Vered Guttman
Tuesday, August 4, 4:30pm
Presented by Moment Magazine
Join Moment Talk of the Table Contributor Chef Guttman as she takes us on a food adventure through the streets of Israel. Learn to prepare these flavorful Israeli foods:

· Sabich – Iraqi style Shabbat breakfast in a pita (fried eggplant, egg, tahini, mango preserves and salads)
· Tunisian sandwich – canned or fresh tuna, preserved lemon, harissa, potato, egg
· Arayes – grilled pita stuffed with kebab or with vegan options (like spinach and cheese) and stuffing, served with tahini
· Malabi – Arabic panna cotta, topped with pistachio and sweet pomegranate syrup

Click here to register.
For more information, contact: Debbie Sann at: dsann@momentmag.com

This Israeli Life: Mehereta Baruch-Ron in Conversation with Karin Lagziel
Monday, August 10, 12:30pm
This program is presented by the 92 Street Y in collaboration with Park Avenue Synagogue and is part of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life.
Mehereta came to Israel as a child from Ethiopia without knowing how to read or write. She became a contestant on the reality show "The Ambassador", went on to serve as deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, and ran for Knesset under the Meretz party.
For program details, speaker bios, and to register, click here.

Dr. Ruth's Journey from a Holocaust Orphan to Fame
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8pm
Presented by the Virtual JCC
Dr. Ruth will share her story of how she moved to the United States and started her career. She will discuss the philosophies that guide her in life and how her new documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, revealed a side of her life that even her own children never fully understood until recently.

To tune in to the program, go to VirtualJCC.com/register. Complete the form to create a free account if you have not done so in the past. Then go to Live Stream and look for the session you are interested in watching. Click on stream and wait for it to begin. Use the chat box to ask questions.

Authors in Conversation: Bettina Elias Siegel, author of Kid Food
In conversation with Zibby Owens, host of podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books 
Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 PM 
Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El 
Most parents want to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. In Kid Food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting - trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction.
Note: When registering, a premium ticket includes a hardback copy of the book that must be picked up curbside... at the J in Houston.
Click here to register.

Cooking Demonstration with Danielle Renov
Author of Peas, Love & Carrots: The Cookbook 
Wednesday, September 9, noon
Presented by Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston in partnership with the JCCs of Atlanta, Boulder, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, and Seattle.
Join this live presentation from Israel to kick off the high holidays with a Rosh Hashanah cooking demonstration featuring blogger/ influencer Danielle Renov.
Fee: $4
Click here to learn more and register

 

Adult Education

Implications of Annexation on the U.S.-Israel Relationship
(Video on demand)
Available through July

Sponsored by JCRC, featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross and Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn, Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, Chicago
More than 400 people joined the JCRC of Greater Washington on June 18, 2020 for their webinar examining potential unilateral West Bank annexation, the implication it may have on the U.S.-Israel relationship, and steps forward featuring experts, Ambassador Dennis Ross and Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn in conversation with the JCRC's Executive Director, Ronald Halber. 
Click here to view the conversation

 

Video on Demand

Dayan: The First Family Documentary
Monday & Tuesday, August 17-24 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
Presented by Martin Pear JCC, Scottsdale, AZ
Known as “the Israeli Kennedy’s,” the Dayan family has been a prominent presence in Israeli politics and culture since the country’s inception. In her riveting documentary series, director Anat Goren examines five generations of Israel’s first family and the giant shadow cast by its famous patriarch, Moshe. Recounting their stories for the camera, various members of the clan offer an uncompromising glimpse into this Israeli dynasty, blessed with talent and charisma but plagued by depression. Producing some of the country’s most famous politicians, rock stars, poets and directors, the history of the Dayans and that of the country they inhabit are inextricably bound together.
JCC Members: $10, contact NicoleG@vosjcc.org to make your reservation.
Guests: $15, register at: vosjcc.org/dayanfamily.

Why Racism Matters to Jews
Featuring: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University; Dr. Charles Chavis, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History and Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; and Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation among three local professionals who care deeply about racial inequality and the status of Black-Jewish relations today, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Dr. Berger will speak to how Jews might feel about their whiteness considering the current climate of racism toward “others,” while also experiencing anti-Semitism. Dr. Chavis will give a historical perspective on how the Black Jewish Alliance rose during the Civil Rights movement and where it is now as dramatic events unfold each day. Rabbi Saxe will discuss what our congregations and communities can do to help in this significant moment of racial awakening, as well as how Jews of color might feel about their experiences. This is a dialogue for anyone who values equality and justice for all. Click here to watch the webinar.  

Israel Story Podcasts
You might be familiar with the hit podcast Israel Story. Frequently called the "Israeli 'This American Life,'" Israel Story is the world's largest and leading Jewish podcast, with hundreds of thousands of listeners in 194 countries around the globe. They tell heartwarming, thoughtful and fascinating human-interest tales from Israel. Shying away from politics, their content offers a unique glimpse into Israeli society and provides an unusually effective (and fun!) way of expanding the conversation about Israel. They just launched their fifth season with "Alone, Together" - a miniseries that explores life in Israel during COVID-19.

You can access their entire body of work (nearly 100 full-length episodes) on their website, or by subscribing to their feed in English and/or Hebrew. Additionally, they offer live online presentations, workshops, and interviews, and have done countless virtual events during the pandemic.

   

Pikuach Nefesh – He who saves one man’s life saves the entire world
The Pozez JCC continues to support and build CommUNITY during this challenging time for so many people in our area. We hope you will join us in standing together to help those in need by supporting the following programs:

Jam the J-Trolley
Weekly Collection of Non-Perishable Food and Personal Care Items
Wednesdays, ongoing @ the J from 3:30pm-5:30pm (new hours so you can drop off your donations when picking up your delivery from Shouk - see below).
Every Wednesday afternoon, please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the J to help us Jam the J-Trolley and donate these items to hose in need in Fairfax County.

Suggested non-perishable foods include: Canned chicken, canned chili, canned fruit, rice, spaghetti sauces, and cardboard boxes.

Suggested items include: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, deodorant and lotions, diapers & baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence underwear, laundry & dish detergent, household cleaners, paper towels & toilet paper. 

NV Rides in need of Volunteer Drivers to Help Vulnerable Seniors
Seniors in our community need us now more than ever, as their homes are often the safest place for them to be.  Volunteer drivers are a life-line not only for the ride they give but for the companionship they offer. Now is the time to learn about how you can make a difference. We are offering four volunteer driver information sessions in August. The Zoom sessions are brief, informative and easy to attend. (Zoom link included with RSVP)   

August 4 at 7pm:  https://nvridesinfosessionaug4.eventbrite.com 
August 11 at 7pm:  https://nvridesinfosessionaug11.eventbrite.com 
August 18 at 7pm:  https://nvridesinfosessionaug18.eventbrite.com 
August 25 at 7pm: https://nvridesinfosessionaug25.eventbrite.com   

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we require all drivers and riders to wear masks and observe physical distancing protocols. Learn more by visiting nvrides.org and watch our video here 

New: The Jewish Community Support Line - 703-J-CARING
When you feel overwhelmed or uncertain about your options for support, your Jewish community is here for you.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, JSSA, and our network of local human service organizations are proud to introduce 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line, serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern Virginia.  

With one call to 703-J-CARING (703-522-7464), you can connect with a professional case manager ready to assist you in finding the resources and support that are right for you. All calls are confidential.

Case managers are standing by to support you Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Find resources & support for: Adult/Senior Care Services, Career Services, Early Childhood Services, Emergency Assistance, Health & Wellness, …and much more.

Kosher Restaurant Deliveries

NEW! Char Bar Brooklyn Sandwich Co.(Glatt Kosher) is Delivering to the J

Thursday, August 6 at 5pm
All food must be pre-ordered on the order form by 9 AM on Thursday, August 6.
Click here to view the menu
Click here to place an order

For questions related to orders, please email info@charbardc.com.

Shouk continues to deliver to the J on Wednesdays at 5pm!
(Your order is a win for you, a win for Shouk, and a win for the J - we receive a percentage of sales.)
Shouk is a fast casual concept with a unique take on Israeli street food. Voted Best Fast Casual in DC three years running, Shouk is also featured on the Food Network and Forbes Magazine. Shouk's food is plant-based, planet-friendly, and certified Kosher. If you've never heard of Shouk, check out this recent Washington Post review.

In addition to its a-la-carte menu, check out Shouk's pantry of provisions and their new Meal Kits, where you can make a full Shouk dinner at home. 

1. You can order either via Shouk's website or app  2. Choose Hood Drop and find Fairfax. 3. Order for later. Ordering is open until 3pm, but note that Shouk often sells out so don't sleep on this!4. Pick up your food in the Pozez JCC parking lot at 5pm on Wednesdays. Please have your order number ready so that they can quickly locate your order and get you on your way. 

Social Action Resources

Listen, Learn, & Act: JCRC's Anti Racism Resources for Our Community
Curated by Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
To help us renew and deepen our commitment to the Black community as well as support Jews of Color; specifically Black Jews, the JCRC of Greater Washington has created a resource list – for learning and self-examination around explicit and implicit racism, and for taking concrete anti-racist action to advance justice and equity in our society. https://jcouncil.org/page/listen-learn-act

Top 10 Important Books to Read on Race Relations

PJ Library's Resources for Talking with Children about Racism

Repairing the world, tikkun olam, starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together. PJ Library provides resources that offer starting points for parents, educators, and caregivers about how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. Click here to view their resource page.

Live Streamed Programs and Events         

Summer Sweetness Series: 
The beloved Sweet Summer Series has gone online, and we are partnering to bring your family together with other neighborhood families for stories and hands-on activities around Jewish values. Join us to share more kindness, gratitude, and friendship in the world. Good for all ages; ice cream optional.

Arlington
Thursday, August 6, 7pm-7:30pm 
Kol Ami and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families are partnering with Federation and PJ Library to bring families together virtually for stories and hands-on activities around the Jewish value of friendship (chaverim). We will read Are We Still Friends? and share some sweet bedtime rituals to end the day together in a lovely way. Good for all ages; milk and cookies optional. Please bring paper and coloring items (markers, crayons, etc) for the project. If you’d like, you can download these Thank You cards to color! Join us to share more kindness, gratitude, and friendship in the world.
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeuurjItH9zlXaQf5AYGoQ4biL1oMWf_?fbclid=IwAR119KkfIzWr-8xR9xej_2UMw4jYxC_NtGgdMUufG7YtzQEwHeOinPhUlF0

Fairfax 
Thursday, August 11, 7pm-7:30pm
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcOGhrDMqGtBQSeITTO4OeWe5BAJ3cdAw

This program is presented by Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and Congregation Etz Hayim in partnership with Federation and PJ Library.

Loudoun County
Thursday, August 12, 7pm-7:30pm
To Register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdeCgrjguHdU2TbcxL1PVSeDYxgmXO5SQ

This program is presented by Congregation Sha’are Shalom, Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center (RUJEC), and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families in partnership with Federation and PJ Library.

Virtual Magic Show with Live Interaction!
Featuring Jay Mattioli (America’s Got Talent)
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm
Most enjoyed by ages 3–100+
Jay Mattioli's "THE VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW" is a full-scale magic and illusion show that is performed LIVE, broadcasted from Jay's studio, in real time, for viewers to INTERACT with. Jay's magic has entertained audiences on "America's Got Talent" and “SHOWTIME at the APOLLO.” and in this broadcasted show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time...and so can you! This is a unique experience to see Jay perform the same magic he has performed for TV, for major vacation resorts, for half-time shows, and casino showrooms...But in this show, Jay can hear and respond to you, in real-time while viewers can come right up to their screens and participate!
Fee:             $10 per household
Code:          #10828

To register, click here. Then, go to the top of the page; click on register; click on register online and enter the code above. Online registration is open until August 20 at noon, after that, email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link to the show the morning of the event. Questions? Contact Laurie.Albert@theJ.org.

Adult Game Hour
Thursdays (ongoing), 1:30pm
Ages: 18+
Join Jessica for an hour of fun and games while virtually in the company of others! Register here! 

 

Social Skills Kids ONLINE!
Sundays, July 12–August 16 (6 weeks)
12:30pm–1:30pm
Ages: 6-8
This class is an opportunity for kids to connect with their peers in a fun, friendly, Zoom video chat format while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. Professionally trained staff will lead this class designed for children with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week. If your child is brand new to our programs, an intake interview via Zoom and submission of a child profile form are required.
Fee: $150
Code: 10767
Register

Social Skills Tweens ONLINE!
Sundays, July 12–August 16 (6 weeks)
1:45pm–2:45pm
Ages: 9-12
This class is an opportunity for kids to connect with their peers in a fun, friendly, Zoom video chat format while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. Professionally trained staff will lead this class designed for children with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week. If your child is brand new to our programs, an intake interview via Zoom and submission of a child profile form are required.
Fee: $150
Code: 10768
Register

Social Skills Teens ONLINE!
Sundays, July 12–August 16 (6 weeks)
3pm–4pm
Ages: 13-15
This class is an opportunity for kids to connect with their peers in a fun, friendly, Zoom video chat format while continuing to practice social, coping, and executive functioning skills. Professionally trained staff will lead this class designed for children with high-functioning autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Topics will vary each week. If your child is brand new to our programs, an intake interview via Zoom and submission of a child profile form are required.
Fee: $150
Code: 10769
Register

Summer Like No Other: Virtual Camp 2020

The J is offering Virtual Camp 2020 for preschool-12th graders this summer!

• Programming begins Monday, July 6 and will be a combination of daily interactive, virtual programming (Zoom-style) coupled with self-directed activities.

• Campers will be split into age groups (by grade, as of Fall 2020) and will have many opportunities to connect with each other virtually.

• Each week will be themed and associated with Jewish values, and will also include a weekly dress-up day and all-camp Shabbat celebration!

Register


Preschool

(Most enjoyed by children ages 3 & 4 thru rising K)

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

We are excited to offer a unique virtual experience this summer! Each day during the 2-week session we will meet via zoom for approximately one hour of interactive fun, music, games, crafts, “special guests” and more! We’ll end each week with all ages coming together for a musical Shabbat experience.

Are you interested in additional activities that can be used all summer long? We’ve got you covered – each session we’ll send home a list of activities to have tons of fun at your own pace.

This summer fun experience is geared toward children ages 3 & 4 thru rising Kindergarteners, however younger children are welcome to join in the fun!

Questions? Contact Alison.Kerlin@theJ.org

Session 3: August 3–14 
Chillin' Out
Week 1: August 3–7
Love is All Around
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200 
Code: #10765
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 1st–2nd

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Join us for a summer of fun with your friends as you engage in entertaining activities on Zoom! During this 2-week session, campers will enjoy interactive fun, games, music, and crafts, as well as opportunities for self-directed activities at home! Three days per week, camp activities will be facilitated in small, age-appropriate groups for approximately one hour to give everyone an opportunity to connect with friends — new and old! Two days a week we’ll be together for all-camp programming. Each Friday, camp will end with campers of all ages coming together for a musical Shabbat experience. Questions? Contact Anat.Litwok@theJ.org

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10753
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 3rd-5th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:45am – 11:45am)

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10756
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 6th-8th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am – 10:30am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Session 3: August 3–14 
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10759
Register

 

GRADES: Rising 9th-12th

July 6–August 14
Virtual Meeting Time (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45am – 11:45am)
Virtual Meeting Time (Wednesday/Friday, 10:30am – 11:15am)

Session 3: August 3–14
Shmirat HaNefesh (Mental Wellness)
Week 1: August 3–7
Chesed (Loving-Kindness)
Week 2: August 10–14

Fee:    $200
Code: #10762
Register

 

 

 


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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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