IAC Eitanim is a one-of-a-kind innovative leadership and entrepreneurship program for high school students that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing their professional skills. This program is overseen by leading mentors from the community enabling teens to grow and develop their leadership skills and become connected to one another, Israel and their Jewish heritage. This is the first time Eitanim will be running in Northern Virginia, and the Pozez JCC of northern Virginia is excited to host it.
Apply here: www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim
All of the sessions will be held from 6pm to 9pm, and will include dinner.
The cost per participant – 150$ for the whole program.
The program is for 9th-12th grade students and will be held in 7 different sessions on Wednesdays from February to June: Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 11, March 25, May 13, May 27, June 3.
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.
Sunday, February 9, 5pm - 7pm
You are invited to our L'Chaim (Shishi Israeli), celebrating Tu B'Shevat - The holiday of trees.
An inspirational and festive community celebration - enjoy delicious potluck dinner, wine, music and more.
All ages welcome (family-friendly)
This is a Potluck style event, so please make sure to select and bring a dish from the provided list.
Pre-registration and ticket purchases are required - no tickets will be sold at the event.
For additional information please contact Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org
Israel Fest @ the J
Sunday, June 7, noon–4pm
Celebrate Israel @71 with our community! Please check back to the website 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.
MEET IMA'S KITCHEN
We all know that food is a central part of shared experiences.
Shy is happy to introduce you to Ima (mom) Ashkenazi and her cooking. A collection of recipes from the diverse Israeli kitchen.
Find the tastes of Israel and much more here, on our NOVA SHLICHUT Facebook profile, and at theJ.org under the Israel section.
Check out all her recipes on our blog!
Be a part of our wall! Share your recipes with me at shy.ashkenazi@theJ.org.
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.