For trip questions, contact Michele Endick, 703.537.3095
You must be a J-Family or J-Journey member or have a J-Pass to participate.
Helping to prevent people in our community from becoming victims of hypothermia.
Tuesday, Feb. 25- Thursday Feb. 27
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church
8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
(located west of Fire Station next to the Pozez JCC)
We invite you to be a part of this incredible community program where we will house 40 guests each night to help men and women who are experiencing homelessness in our community.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Items needed for breakfast, lunch, and snack:
We are collecting NEW clothing items:
These items may be dropped off at any time to the Pozez JCC lobby.
We are in need of monetary donations for metro cards for individuals to get to the church.
Please email: Elana.Plotnick@theJ.org to sign up to volunteer.
Fake News: Is the Press Really an Enemy of the People?
Sunday, March 8, 2pm-4pm
Featuring Marvin Kalb, award-winning American journalist, and author of Enemy of the People
Twentieth-century dictators—notably, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao—had all denounced their critics, especially the press, as “enemies of the people.” Their goal was to delegitimize the work of the press as “fake news” and create confusion in the public mind about what’s real and what isn’t; what can be trusted and what can’t be. Mr. Kalb’s book is a serious indictment of this administration’s efforts to delegitimize the American press—and put the future of our democracy in question. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
Sunday–Wednesday, March 8–11
Sun. March 8, 8am–9am
$10 early admission fee
Please consider donating your gently used adult and children’s books. We accept gently used books, CDs, DVDs, games, and puzzles. We cannot accept encyclopedias, prayer books, textbooks, or magazines. Donations can be dropped off at the Guest Services desk.
Thursday, April 2, 11am–2pm, the J
Contact: Michele.Endick@theJ.org, 703.537.3095
Join us at the J as we celebrate the traditional Seder together. The delicious meal includes gefilte fish, soup, chicken, vegetables, dessert, wine, tea, and coffee. A vegetarian menu is also available – contact Michele at least one week prior. Catering is provided by Marta Palchik’s Gourmet Catering. Register early as this sit-down, elegantly catered event is always well attended!
Film: The Invisibles with Intro and Short Memorial Service
2017 I 1h 50min I Bio, Drama, History
Tuesday, April 21, 12:30pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) to eat in the lobby
After a short memorial service, Jordyn Barry, Pozez JCC Jewish Innovation Director, will give an introduction to this powerful movie.
“Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews" in 1943, 1,700 Jewish Berliners managed to survive in the Nazi capital. This gripping docudrama traces the true stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight. A testament to the resourcefulness, willpower, and sheer chance needed to survive against incredible odds.” – Amazon.com website
Fee: Free and open to all
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
No RSVP – Just come!
This is a joint program with ALI and Thursday at the J.
Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3
10am–3pm (includes a one-hour lunch break; you may leave the J or bring a brown bag meatless lunch)
Contact: Elana.Plotnick@theJ.org, 703.537.3060
Come to this comprehensive driver retraining class taught by AARP instructor Ralph Rosenthal. Learn to adjust your skills to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, flexibility, and reaction time. Participants who attend BOTH days will receive a certificate for a discount on insurance for three years.
Preregistration is required. Register online at theJ.org or call the registrar at 703.537.3043. Maximum of 35 participants. This program is provided as a community service; all fees collected go to AARP.
Fee: $20/ $15 AARP member
(payable to AARP at the door)