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Adult Services Outreach Sites

Everyone Welcome!

Are you searching for a Jewish connection, a place to meet new friends, or to enrich your life with an exciting variety of activities and day trips but don’t live close to the J? Check out the Adult Outreach groups listed on the following pages for the one nearest you. These programs and activities are planned for Adults 55+, though people of all ages are welcome to attend. Programs and activities are subject to change, so confirm beforehand. Payment can be made at the door unless specified otherwise.


Adult Services Outreach locations are currently located in:

For a listing of programs at all sites, check our bi-monthly newsletter The Voice by clicking on the "Adult Services Newsletter" banner to the left of this page (you'll see rotating banners for Centertainment and The Voice Adult Services Newsletter) 


Alexandria: Beth El Hebrew Congregation

3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062

All weekly group meetings are held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. The group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided.

Fee: $5 for all participants (unless noted otherwise)

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled.  If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time. 

 

Programs:             

Joint Program with Agudas Achim Congregation
Will it Be a Sunscreen or Galoshes Day? (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, March 17, noon–2pm
Location: Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria
Presented by Jason Samenow, Weather Editor, The Washington Post; Leader, Capital Weather Gang.
Do you remember Snowzilla, Snowmageddon, Megalopolitan Blizzard, and the Snowpocalypse? Why is predicting winter weather in Washington so hard? Jason will talk about these crazy weather storms and more!
Fee: $5 suggested donation
RSVP: A free, kosher lunch will be served at noon followed by the program at 1pm. You must RSVP to Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062 no later than March 3. Please indicate if you have any food allergies.

 

The Golden Era at The Washington Post with Bob Levey (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, March 25, 10:30–noon
Presented by Bob Levey, retired Washington Post columnist
Come reminisce with Bob Levey as he joins us to talk about The Golden Era at the newspaper and discuss other tales from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. His daily column, "Bob Levey’s Washington," appeared in The Post for more than 23 years. Bob, the first reporter hired by the legendary editor Ben Bradlee, was on a first-name-basis friendship with the famous Post publisher Katharine Graham, and sat between Woodward and Bernstein throughout the Watergate hearings. Bob has recently published his first novel, Larry Felder, Candidate, the story of a famous Washington journalist who gives up his career to run for Congress in the Washington suburbs. He will sell and sign copies after his talk.
Fee: $5
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062

 

The Sarajevo Haggadah (CANCELLED)

Wednesday, April 1, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Les Bergen, trustee of the Capital Jewish Museum
The Sarajevo Haggadah, written in Catalonia in the 14th century, 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. This presentation will explore the travels of The Sarajevo Haggadah, its wonderful illuminations, and how it has become a symbol of interreligious respect and cooperation.
Fee: $5
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062

 

National Gallery of Art - "Degas at the Opera"

Wednesday, April 22, 11am - 3pm
(This bus will start at the Pozez J. Please indicate if you will be leaving from the J or BEHC)
Visit 100 of the artist’s best-known and beloved works in a range of media. Degas is celebrated as the painter of dancers. A music lover and regular visitor to performances, Degas explored the public spaces of the Paris Opera as well as more private ones, including dance studios and backstage. He was friends with many of the people he depicted in his paintings. Enjoy the art and optional lunch (pay your own).
Fee: $14 (includes bus transportation)
Code: #10573
Please submit payment by April 20.

Register

 

Byline: Ernie Pyle

Wednesday, April 29, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Steve Larocque, Actor, Playwright
Ernie Pyle was one of the greatest journalists of World War II and was famous for chronicling the day-to-day stories of everyday American soldiers. Join us as Steve brings Ernie Pyle to life as he recounts battles of World War II, including the London Blitz, the North African campaign, the invasion of Sicily and bitter mountain combat in Italy, the Normandy invasion, and the glorious liberation of Paris – all in the words of Pyle himself!

Steve LaRocque brings to the role of Ernie Pyle a wealth of experience on two fronts: as an actor/playwright for over 25 years in the greater Washington DC area, and as a military veteran with 29 years on active duty.
Fee: $5
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062

 

SSSSHHHHHH…. I’m Trying to Sleep!

Wednesday, May 6, 10:30am–noon
Presented by Dr. Eric Sklar, neurologist, INOVA Hospital
Do you have problems getting a good night's sleep? Can't fall asleep or get back to sleep? Chronic sleep problems can impact daily functioning negatively, but there are treatment options available once diagnosed. Dr. Sklar will join us to talk about the many different types of sleep problems, ranging from insomnia to excessive sleepiness, sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Don't forget to set your alarm for this program!
Fee: $5
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org,  703.537.3062


An Interfaith Program with Rabbi Brett Isserow

Wednesday, May 13, 10:30am–noon
Understanding and accepting people of different religions and faiths is so very important in today's world. For more than five years, Rabbi Emeritus Brett Isserow has been bringing clergy from different areas of the community to join us in this endeavor.  This should be a very informative and interesting program for everyone to attend!
Fee: $5
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062

 

Joint Program with Agudas Achim Congregation
The Genius Beat: How Can a Single Soul Redefine the Way We Think About Science, Art, Literature and Music?

Tuesday, May 19, noon–2pm
Presented by Claudia Kalb, Independent Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author
$5 Suggested donation
RSVP: A free, kosher lunch will be served at noon followed by the program at 1pm. You must RSVP to Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062 no later than May 5. Please indicate if you have any food allergies.

Check future issues of the Adult Services Department newsletter, The Voice, or theJ.org for additional program information.

 

Reston: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston
Contact: Shari Berman, 703.537.3068

 

Check future issues of the Adult Services bi-monthly e-newsletter, The Voice, or theJ.org for dates and details of upcoming programs.

Fee: $5 for all participants unless noted otherwise

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at NVHC at regular time. 

 

Greater Gainesville Jewish Community

7371 Atlas Walk Way #165, Gainesville, VA 20155
Contact: Julie Koppel, 703.537.3012

All Things Israel and Buffet Lunch

Wednesday, April 1, noon–2pm
Location: Regency at Dominion Valley Golf Course, 15351 Championship Drive, Haymarket
Presented by Shy Ashkenazi, Pozez JCC Shaliach
Bringing current Israel and the story of Israel 2020 through a personal perspective, Shy combines the history with everyday experiences of Israelis and with his passion for the arts. This is a wonderful opportunity to have an open discussion about different aspects of Israel and to gain new perspectives on different topics..
Fee: $25 (includes program and buffet)
Code: #10586
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Julie Koppel by March 25. Make check payable to Pozez JCC with “4/1” on memo line. 

Inclement Weather Policy:
If Prince William County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program for the Greater Gainesville Jewish Community is canceled.  If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time.

 

 

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