For more information and to get involved in our programs, please contact Laurie Albert, 703.537.3064.
Shy has begun posting blogs at theJ.org/blog. Follow along on his journey in Northern Virginia!
Pozez JCC Lobby
Weekly Israeli updates over a cup of coffee or tea with Shy.
Featured Speaker: Gadi Ezra
Wednesday, January 29. 7:30 pm
Gadi Ezra holds an unparalleled perspective on war – as both a human rights attorney on the one hand, and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces on the other. Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential leaders in Israel under the age of 30, Gadi will examine the complexities of applying the laws of warfare in actual combat, illustrating modern challenges using first-hand experiences. His lecture exemplifies the difficult dilemmas soldiers face in modern warfare.
More about our Speaker:
Gadi holds three law degrees and is currently pursuing his PhD. while counseling different entities on Public Law. Previously, Gadi headed the Laws of War desk at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (where he advised diplomats on humanitarian law, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights and sanctions regimes), and was selected to clerk directly for the State Attorney of Israel, Mr. Moshe Lador, where he participated in cardinal decision-making processes.
Fee: $10 (includes light
For information, contact Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org, 703.537.3034.
This program is presented by the Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program in partnership with the FIDF.
Israel Fest @ the J
Sunday, June 7, noon–4pm
Celebrate Israel @71 with our community! Please check theJ.org often for details and updates.
Being Israeli in Northern Virginia
Whether you are new to our area or you have been here for 20 years, we are arranging activities and events where you will have the chance to speak in Hebrew, have a great Israeli vibe, and meet other Israelis living in Northern Virginia.
Note: For additional programs with Israel content, please see additional Pozez JCC department descriptions.
Contact Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org for more information.
Tuesdays (ongoing), 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This drop-in cultural dance program 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. Ethan Halpern has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the J. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!
Fee: $10 - Pay instructor directly.