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Israel Cultural Programs

For more information and to get involved in our programs, please contact Laurie Albert, 703.537.3064.

Programs hosted by the Pozez JCC

IAC Eitanim Virginia 2020

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: 

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: March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 22, May 6, May 13


Chetz V'Keshet: A unique summer teen travel program in Israel!

Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a 4-week summer program since 1981. Our teens experience Israel's culture, heritage, history, language, and society as they travel across the beautiful country.

This summer the Chetz V’Keshet program is running from June 25, 2020 to July 21, 2020. Please see attached is a sample itinerary and click here to see our video. 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions Click here to learn more about the program or feel free to contact us at or at (212) 390-8130 Ext. 313.


Save the Date

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.


Ongoing Programs 

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 for more information.


Israeli Dance

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.
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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 under the Israel section.

Check out all her recipes on our blog!

Be a part of our wall! Share your recipes with me at


Shaliach Blog

Shy has begun posting blogs at Follow along on his journey in Northern Virginia!


Fill Up Your Cup with Israel

Wednesdays, 9am–10am
Pozez JCC Lobby
Weekly Israeli updates over a cup of coffee or tea with Shy.


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