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.
Sunday, December 15, depart the J 11:15am; return approx. 5:45pm
“In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country — Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst — and won. Inspired by true events, the Broadway smash hit is a testament to the power of standing up and speaking out. The Tony Award-winning musical features fan-favorites like “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York” and “Seize the Day.” — Arena Stage Website. Three-Course lunch in the Arena’s restaurant is included in the fee — choices made on site.
Fee: $118 (includes bus transportation, show, and meal).
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form payable to “Pozez JCC” attn: Registrar with “12/15” on the memo line or call 703.537.3043 to pay with a credit card.
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. Merwin’s books follows 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 J’s guest services desk by noon on Monday, December 15, or call the J’s Registrar at 703.537.3043. Note: Lunch is not available for walk-ins, same fee.
We expect a large crowd, register early!