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Virtual J-Adult Programming

Adult Programming

Songs & Stories: Jewish Jazz (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Let Gilda Solve transport you back in time with a special program featuring some of the most brilliant Jewish Jazz composers ever! …Read more and Register

JCC Widow/Widower Support Group on Zoom

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

This monthly support group (virtual) is for anyone who has recently – or not-so-recently – lost a spouse or partner.…Read more and Register

Pozez Picks Author Series: SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join us for an intimate conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar as she tells of the fight against monopolies in America.…Read more and Register

Levi Strauss - A History of American Style (virtual)

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

This guided live virtual tour will take you across the country to San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum to view an original exhibit showcasing iconic blue jean creator Levi Strauss. …Read more and Register

ALI (virtual): Four Film Genres: Westerns, Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Musicals

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Take a fascinating survey at four key film genres by looking at their evolution from the seminal days of cinema to contemporary times. …Read more and Register

News in Review Roundtable 2 (virtual)

Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 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

ALI: Level II Yiddish (spring) - virtual

Date: Monday, May 24, 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: Magical Morocco... More than Marrakech

Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and let James Sokol zoom you away on our virtual “trips” to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries.…Read more and Register

JCC Gardening Group Meeting (virtual)

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Each month we focus on a chosen topic of interest and invite a professional gardener to address it. …Read more and Register

Pozez JCC 43rd Annual Membership Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

The CommUNITY is Cordially Invited to the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia's 43rd Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday, May 26, 7:30pm-8:30pm on the Virtual J Platform Hosted by Jeff Dannick, Pozez JCC Executive Director The Agenda Includes D'var Torah Ra…Read more and Register

Be Your Best Self in 2021: The Athlete in Every Adult (presented in-person and virtually)

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

In this one-hour session, Jeff will focus on basic movements and exercise progressions with simple props such as a chair and mat. You can attend in-person in the J’s gym or at home via Zoom.…Read more and Register

Felted Landscape Art Class (virtual)

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis virtually as each participant creates a felted landscape. Natasha works with a passion for connecting the worlds of fiber art, agriculture, and education.…Read more and Register

ALI (virtual): Four Film Genres: Westerns, Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Musicals

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Take a fascinating survey at four key film genres by looking at their evolution from the seminal days of cinema to contemporary times. …Read more and Register

Still Travelling: Magical Morocco... More than Marrakech

Date: Monday, May 31, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and let James Sokol zoom you away on our virtual “trips” to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries.…Read more and Register

Music & Morsels: Gran Tour d'Italia (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Join pianist & historian Ian Scarfe for a live, classical piano concert in which he whisks us away for a musical “Grand Tour of Italy” with a program featuring composers such as Ottorino Respighi and Ludovico Einaudi, music of the Italian Alps by Franz Li…Read more and Register

ALI: Level II Yiddish (spring) - virtual

Date: Monday, June 7, 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 Traveling: Neglected Napoli (virtual)

Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Let trip leader James Sokol zoom you to meet our fantastic, professional, local guide to go on four "trips" to uncover and discover the treasures of this neglected southern Italian gem! …Read more and Register

Be Your Best Self in 2021: Exploring Spiritual Health (virtual)

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Time: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

In this 30-minute session, Petya will teach us spiritual wellness practices. After her presentation/demonstration, she will happily entertain your questions.…Read more and Register

ALI: Level II Yiddish (spring) - virtual

Date: Monday, June 14, 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 Traveling: Neglected Napoli (virtual)

Date: Monday, June 14, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Let trip leader James Sokol zoom you to meet our fantastic, professional, local guide to go on four "trips" to uncover and discover the treasures of this neglected southern Italian gem! …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

TechAge Spring 2021 Classes Start Soon!
Brought to you by the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester
TechAge offers technology classes for adults, taught by adults, remotely via Zoom. Classes are 1 hour in length, and one or two sessions. Spring classes are related to iPad/iPhone usage and online safety. For more information on all classes, or to register, go to: TechAge (jccrochester.org)

Note: You must register in advance. Registration closes 8 hours prior to the start time of the first session. Zoom invitations will be emailed out a few days prior to class with electronic handouts. No refunds for missed classes, however, classes are recorded and will be made available to students.

Pozez JCC members can register for the lower JCC membership rate!

Questions? Leave a voicemail for TechAge at 585.461.2000 ext. 463 or send us an email at techage@jccrochester.org

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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