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Virtual J-Adult Programming

Adult Programming

Active Adults Purim Party! (virtual)

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join us for an informal and fun celebration of Purim!…Read more and Register

ALI: Yiddish - Level II (Virtual)

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language. …Read more and Register

Still Travelling: Beguiling Buenos Aires (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join our JCC colleague James Sokol to escape the winter by enjoying summer in “the Paris of South America” (virtually).…Read more and Register

Sip & Schmooze + BINGO with Shari (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

An informal opportunity for conversation with others. We will sip our preferred beverage and schmooze for the first 30+ minutes, and then play BINGO! …Read more and Register

Countdown to Israeli Elections: Topic - The Voice of the Right (virtual)

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Contact: Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org

As Israel is headed towards a fourth round of elections in two years, we invite you to explore the Israeli political system from different angles with a series brought to us by the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee. …Read more and Register

Getting to Know the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Join us as we explore the history of MSJE and the new vision of its rebirth in New Orleans, virtually. …Read more and Register

Knitters Group of the Pozez JCC (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Do you like to knit, crochet, or sew? We will meet virtually with our needlework in hand to schmooze and progress on whatever project we are currently working on. All are welcome. …Read more and Register

“Bringing Israel Home” — A live-at-home Cooking & Q&A with Michael Solomonov, chef/co-owner of Zahav Restaurant in Philadelphia

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This new digital series with a live-at-home cooking and Q&A component featuring 5-time James Beard award-winning chef/co-owner of Zahav, Michael Solomonov — premieres Wednesday, January 13 at 8pm EST and airs weekly on Wednesday nights at 8pm through Apri…Read more and Register

Adult Game Hour - Virtually

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Contact: Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org

Join Jessica Tischler for an hour of fun and games while virtually in the company of others! …Read more and Register

Exploring Broadway: Game Changers

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to explore some of the Broadway musicals that broke new ground and shaped the evolution of this popular and indigenous art form.…Read more and Register

Pozez Picks - A Virtual Author Series: WALTER ISAACSON

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

Contact: Laurie.Albert@theJ.org

The bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci" and "Steve Jobs" returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier bab…Read more and Register

First Friday Book Group

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Each month we discuss a book from a list compiled by group members. …Read more and Register

ICD Workshop: Racism and Systemic Bias (virtual)

Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ICD is excited to present the final virtual workshop in a 4-part series on Racism and Systemic Bias. …Read more and Register

Pozez JCC & American Red Cross Blood Drive

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Pozez JCC is hosting several American Red Cross blood drives to help our County replenish its critically low supply. …Read more and Register

Monthly Memoir Writing Group (Virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

If you are interested in writing your memoirs (and about other timely topics) and sharing your work with others, this group is for you!…Read more and Register

News in Review Roundtable 1 (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

The roundtable meets bimonthly on the second and fourth Mondays of the month for one hour.…Read more and Register

Countdown to Israel's Elections: Topic - State, Religion, and Elections (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Contact: Shy.Ashkenazi@theJ.org

As Israel is headed towards a fourth round of elections in two years, we invite you to explore the Israeli political system from different angles with a series brought to us by the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee. …Read more and Register

ALI: Yiddish - Level II (Virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language. …Read more and Register

Still Travelling: Beguiling Buenos Aires (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join our JCC colleague James Sokol to escape the winter by enjoying summer in “the Paris of South America” (virtually).…Read more and Register

Trailblazing Women Then and Now (virtual)

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

A panel discussion with authors, Janice Kaplan, Jennifer Steinhauer and Marlene Trestman moderated by Susan Sloan, Asst. Director, AJC Washington Office, and author of “A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy and Lessons Learned”…Read more and Register

 

Adult Learning Institute (ALI) Ongoing Private Classes

Private and Semi Private Virtual Hebrew Lessons
Instructor: Einat Cohen
Private and semi-private Hebrew lessons at all levels are available starting in September. Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org for more information, to express interest, and to register for lessons. 
Fee (4 package session): $200 

Hebrew Language Classes – Virtual
The Pozez JCC is thrilled to be partnering with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington to offer Hebrew classes at all levels this fall! Using a cutting-edge Hebrew language program that utilizes the latest technology, each class cultivates all aspects of Hebrew including grammar; vocabulary; conversation; literature and poetry; current events; and bible. Students will read, speak and write Hebrew in this Ulpan-style setting! Two-hour morning and evening classes are offered weekly and run for 20 weeks – starting in early-mid September and ending by February 1, 2021.
Session Fee:  $420, plus an annual $75 Multimedia Fee

For additional information, please contact Rivka Degani at rdegani@benderjccgw.org or 301.348.3810, or go to:  https://www.benderjccgw.org/arts-culture-jewish-life/hebrew-yiddish/ to learn about specific class level curriculum and session dates and times.
To register for a class, click here

Video on Demand

NAVIGATING THE MEDIA: ALWAYS CONSIDER THE SOURCE 

Recorded: Wednesday, February 17, 7:30pm EST via the Virtual JCC

Presented by Lynn Walsh, Assistant Director, TrustingNews.org; Former Ethics Chair & national president, Society of Professional Journalists; Adjunct Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University; Ohio University Alumna

Moderated by Peter Maer, retired CBS News White House Correspondent

In partnership with Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia and Prosserman JCC, Toronto, Canada

In today’s media maze, it can be challenging to stay abreast of the information reported in a 24-hour news cycle and, more importantly, to understand the reliability of the content. Media literacy, recognizing misinformation/disinformation and fake news, has become more important than ever.

NOTE: The program begins around 1:47 seconds after tapping the play arrow.

 

ALI Series: Operation Moses – Beta Israel’s Amazing Journey
This 2-part series was about a little-known African nation of Jews, known as “Beta Israel,” whose history dates to King Solomon! Session 1 focused on a new book which tells the fascinating, dramatic story of rescue of this nation. Session 2 highlighted the unique history of Beta Israel and provided a first-hand account of its liberation (which inspired a 2019 film) and its difficult resettlement in Israel.

Session 1:
Author Talk on Red Sea Spies - The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort

Recording features author, Raffi Berg and Mossad mission commander, Dani Limor in conversation. 
Raffi’s book can be purchased locally at Scrawl Books: https://www.scrawlbooks.com/book/9781785786006 
Recording (October 19, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG3xy4Pd1mo&feature=youtu.be 

Session 2:
The Real Story Behind Netflix’s film The Red Sea Diving Resort
Recording features Naftali Aklum, Co-Founder, Yerus Project in conversation with Pozez JCC Senior Shaliach, Shy Ashkenazi
Naftali founded the YERUS Project to bring about awareness of this community and stimulate economic development in the Negev. To make a donation to the YERUS Project or contact Naftali for a speaking engagement, click here: naftaliaklum@gmail.com 
Recording (January 10, 2021): https://youtu.be/Sma_J76cfuY 

In Conversation: Jeffrey Rosen & Dahlia Lithwick - Conversations with RBG
Join Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and its JBC Net­work part­ners for a very spe­cial con­ver­sa­tion with Jef­frey Rosen and Dahlia Lith­wick about Rosen’s new book, Con­ver­sa­tions with RBG: Ruth Bad­er Gins­burg on Life, Love, Lib­er­ty, and Law.
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Elections 2020 with Kate Hanley
During a September program on the Virtual J, Kate Hanley, co-chair of the Virginia State Board of Elections' General Registrar & Electoral Board Advisory Workgroup, shared vital 2020 election procedures information.
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The History of the Jewish Press in America (Nashville JCC)
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The Multiple Universes of Al Andalus
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Momentum Boost
An inspirational series that explores the topics you care about most, and shares tips, wise words, and intimate conversations with celebrated guests.
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Why Racism Matters to Jews
Featuring: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University; Dr. Charles Chavis, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History and Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; and Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation among three local professionals who care deeply about racial inequality and the status of Black-Jewish relations today, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Dr. Berger will speak to how Jews might feel about their whiteness considering the current climate of racism toward “others,” while also experiencing anti-Semitism. Dr. Chavis will give a historical perspective on how the Black Jewish Alliance rose during the Civil Rights movement and where it is now as dramatic events unfold each day. Rabbi Saxe will discuss what our congregations and communities can do to help in this significant moment of racial awakening, as well as how Jews of color might feel about their experiences. This is a dialogue for anyone who values equality and justice for all. Click here to watch the webinar.  

The Sarajevo Haggadah
Presented by Les Bergen, trustee of the Capital Jewish Museum and collector of Haggadot
The Sarajevo Haggadah is one of the most famous Jewish books in the world. A religious and cultural icon, its history is replete with mystery and intrigue. Its survival is nothing short of remarkable—from the expulsion of Spanish Jews in the Inquisition, resurfacing in Italy in 1609 and later Sarajevo, courageously saved from a Nazi general and then hidden, and surviving 1990’s Serb bombardment. Learn how it has become a symbol of interreligious respect and cooperation. Watch the live stream here. 

Road Scholar
This organization is committed to making learning possible even when travel is not with a collection of fascinating, free online lectures for adults!
https://www.facebook.com/rsadventures/posts/3563993153615366

The Vel D’Hiv Round-Up of Jews in France during WWII
Road Scholar presents a lecture about the largest mass arrest to take place in war-time French history. It was conducted by the French police, not the Nazis. Approximately 42 minutes in length (including introductions and Q&A by Road Scholar staff), it features Dr. Eileen M. Angelini, who shows actual photographs of the round-up, and compares two films which dramatize this significant Holocaust event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyUCKdQQ0U&list=PLZpGKgsTb6KEz3yRNMtcsbKkTrBoxFjr1&index=4 

Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
Presented by Les Bergen, CJM Docent. Co-Sponsored by the Capital Jewish Museum (CJM).
A chronicle of the people, places, and events that shaped the history of the Washington area's Jewish community from 1795-present. Watch the live stream here.

Helpful Resources While You're at Home

JSSA Workshops and Groups
JSSA professionals conduct workshops and seminars on coping with issues related to the COVID-19 crisis and other mental health concerns, as well as facilitate support groups for seniors, unemployed adults, teens, LGBTQ+ teens, and children.
Click here to learn more.

Moment Magazine’s Guide to the Global Pandemic
This resource is full of articles of newsworthy, factual content as well as lighter fare.
Click here to view the site.

JewBelong's Thanksgiving Haggadah - Created especially for Pandemic 2020!
https://www.jewbelong.com/holidays/thanksgiving/ 

Best Free Things to Do at Home
While you're at home, click here for a compilation of free services that will help pass the time.

Online Activities for Adults
Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults
 

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