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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

FIDF Virginia and the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia Invite You to a Special Insiders Breakfast with Dany Tirza, Ph.D., Chief Architect of Israel's Security Fence (CANCELLED)
Thursday, March 19, 8:00 am
Location: Pozez JCC
Kosher breakfast will be served
Speaker’s Bio:
Col. (Res.) Dany Tirza, Ph.D. is an expert in Strategic Planning, Security, HLS, Defining and Protecting Borders, civil and security GIS applications. He is the CEO of Yozmot Ltd, a private company for strategic planning of civil infrastructure. He was the chief engineer of the Security Fence between Israel and the West Bank. Dr. Tirza has participated in many peace negotiations as a senior officer in the IDF and as a territorial expert with the Prime Minister's Office. Tirza holds a Ph.D. and degrees in both Business Administration and International Relations. He is also a graduate of the IPNP Negotiation Program at Harvard University.
Fee: no admission fee (however an rsvp is required).
RSVP to:  by March 16th – space is limited. 



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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