Thursdays, noon- 2pm
Contact: Michele Endick, 703.537.3095
Bring a friend and plan to attend our weekly program for active adults.
Bring a dairy or parve/meatless bagged lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy
Inclement Weather Policy
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the J are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time.
Thursday, December 19, 1pm–3:30pm
1pm: Boxed Lunch (included in fee)
Presented by: Ted Merwin, Former Professor of Religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College; Founding Director of the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life; author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning, Pastrami on Rye - An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli.
'In New York, L.A., Chicago, and other cities, the Jewish deli was a gathering place on par with the synagogue, a convivial space where the overstuffed sandwiches symbolized nothing less than the achievement of the American Dream. Over time, the deli also became an iconic part of American popular entertainment, in dozens of plays, films, TV shows, songs, and stand-up comedy routines. From Aaron Lebedeff's signature tune, 'Rumania, Rumania' to John Belushi's 'Samurai Deli' sketch on Saturday Night Live to Rob Reiner's film 'When Harry Met Sally,' the deli and its fare became emblematic of Jewish culture for Jews and non-Jews alike.'- Website of Jewish American Heritage Month.
Sale and signing of Mr. Merwins books follow the presentation.
Fee: $28 - includes program and boxed deli lunch- 1/2 corned beef sandwich, knish, side salad, and dessert. Notify Michele for vegan/gluten-free meal (hummus, salad, side dish, and fruit) at least one week prior to the program. No substitutions.
RSVP: To register, submit payment and registration form to the Js guest services desk by noon on Monday, December 15, or call the Js Registrar at 703.537.3043. Note: Lunch is not available for walk-ins, same fee. We expect a large crowd, register early!
Check future issues of the Adult Services Department newsletter, The Voice, or theJ.org for details of upcoming programs.
Sunday, November 24
Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
Participants are welcome to bring a dairy, parve, or meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced in The Voice and at theJ.org. Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details.
Fee: $5 (You must be a J-Family or J-Journey member or have a
J-Pass to participate.)
No RSVP — Just come!
Sunday, November 24, 2pm–4pm
Presented by Jeremy Bash, Attorney, Founder of Beacon Global Strategies and MSNBC Commentator
Jeremy Bash will use his extensive experience with the U.S. Defense Department and CIA to outline how the 2020 election will shape U.S. foreign policy and impact America’s role in the world.
Mondays, November 25, December 16
Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advisor
It’s your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions to discuss the most current news. A lively discussion will be moderated by various facilitators. Come share your viewpoints and opinions on the topics to be discussed.
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission (includes all-day access).
Calling All Readers!
Fridays, December 6
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Elana.Plotnick@theJ.org to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. J-Pass holders $10 includes
all-day access); all others $20 (includes all-day access).
No RSVP — Just come!
December 6: Maid by Stephanie Laud
Mondays, December 9
Coordinator: 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.
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission, (includes all-day access).
No RSVP — Just come!
Fridays, December 13
Our new men’s group is up and running! Come join us for lively, stimulating afternoons of schmoozing and camaraderie with other men.
Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. J-Pass holders $10 (includes all-day access); all others $20 (includes all-day access)
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein, 703.537.3062