Effective February 4, 2022, all members, guests, and staff must show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to enter the building. Please email a copy of your vax record to IgotMyShot@theJ.org ahead of the start date to ensure a smooth transition.

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Israel Cultural Programs

Israel@73 Celebration Bags: Limited Edition
Sign-Up by Thursday, April 8 at 11:30pm

Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) by getting your own limited edition, celebration bag with arts & crafts to work on independently with your child(ren), Israeli snacks and recipes, music and other interactive online resources. Fun for the whole family! The limited edition bags also include a commemoration kit for Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and more.
Fee: $15/bag 
Click here to register. 

We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 15 at 5:30pm to share your creations and celebrate Israel together virtually during our Yom HaAtzmaut Israel@73 Celebration. Note: By registering for the limited edition bags, you will automatically be registered for this fun party for Israel (link will be sent two days before the program).

Zikaron Packets: Remembering the Fallen Soldiers
Registration closes on April 13, 12pm
In observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day), the J will distribute “Zikaron Packets” to those who would like to observe this special Remembrance Day in your home. Each digital “packet” is personalized with an IDF soldier who gave their life in defense of the State of Israel. The soldiers in this project have had an animation video dedicated to their life story, as part of “A face. The day. A memory” project. These videos will be distributed, as well as a biography of the soldier.

To receive your packet, please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6-Q-zsJ5uT7sc3-QcZ5JaRgI0bH6CHlehWaGbG7yMku3O3A/viewform 

Make plans to virtually join the community in celebrating the upcoming "Yom" holidays

Click here for an all-in-one-place view of all the virtual events and happenings.

For any questions, email Shy at: Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org

Ongoing Programs 

Moshe Monzon Gallery
Virtual Israeli Shuk Experience

Many things have changed, but the power of tradition and community has not diminished. By popular demand, Moshe & Goldie came regularly to the J to offer beautiful Judaica (jewelry, prints, crafts, and more) at affordable prices. Due to the pandemic, they are not able to make their annual trip in time for the holidays. So we are bringing their gallery to your home via the Virtual J.

Special Offer: As a token of appreciation, Monzon Gallery will include a small pouch as a gift (Value $10) with purchases over $100.

Note:  10% of each sale will be made as a donation to the J. Please refer to "Pozez" when you place your order.

Click here to shop


NOVA Mifgash

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.

Hebrew Through Song
Mondays, 10am

Join Rotem Ur, Shaliach at Shaare Torah Congregation in Maryland, and learn Hebrew through songs. 
Register here.

Israeli Dance with Ethan Halpern
Tuesdays, 8pm

Join us weekly for a zoom dance class that 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. 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 8881 3776
Passcode: 553461

Fill Up Your Cup... with Weekly News Updates from Israel!*
Wednesdays, 10am-11am 
Join Shy Ashkenazi, Pozez JCC's Shaliach, for a conversation about what's happening in Israel today. Click here to register.

*This program is presented by the Pozez JCC-JAFI’s Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program, which is supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington


Ima's Kitchen - Israeli Cooking Corner


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.


Shaliach Blog

Shy posts blogs at theJ.org/blog. Follow along on his journey in Northern Virginia!


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