J-CARE FOR CHILDREN 6 WEEKS - 3RD GRADE IS AVAILABLE: Following health & safety guidelines, your child/children will enjoy being at the J with their peers and warm, caring teachers.

Virtual J-Adult Programming

Adult Programming

Virtual J: Armchair Travel to... Murals of Cincinnati

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Take a virtual “walk” through historic downtown streets and explore some of Cincinnati's impressive collection of monumental murals. …Read more and Register

Virtual J: Level II Yiddish

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

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

Virtual J (Adult Education): When Bubbe Met Amy - MIllennial Jewish Comedians

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Contact: Laurie.Albert@theJ.org

While laughing hard, you’ll also gain insight about how millennial Jews view Jewish identity, gender, sexuality, and race.…Read more and Register

Knitters Group of the Pozez JCC (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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

Kids Trivia (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Contact: Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org

Join us once a month to play trivia! The questions are geared towards kids and some weeks may be themed.…Read more and Register

First Friday Book Group: Holiday Party

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

This month, instead of a discussion, we will party like it’s 2020! Wear something that screams ‘holiday’, bring a favorite dessert recipe to share and have a beverage and snack to enjoy.…Read more and Register

Virtual J: Armchair Travel: Explore Marvelous Morocco

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and join James Sokol on four virtual trips to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant nations. …Read more and Register

Virtual J: Level II Yiddish

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020

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

Sip & Schmooze + BINGO with Shari (virtual)

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020

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

Virtual J (Adult Education): When Bubbe Met Amy - MIllennial Jewish Comedians

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Contact: Laurie.Albert@theJ.org

While laughing hard, you’ll also gain insight about how millennial Jews view Jewish identity, gender, sexuality, and race.…Read more and Register

Family & Friends BINGO (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Contact: Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org

Come one, come all to play Bingo with us! RSVP is required no later than noon of the day of each Bingo game to Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org to receive your Bingo card and link to Zoom.…Read more and Register

Virtual J: Men's Group (monthly meeting)

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Get together and schmooze with other men about any topic on your mind. If you’d like to do a presentation on an area of expertise, or have questions, please contact Shari Berman.…Read more and Register

Virtual J: The J's Got Talent

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org

Join friends, neighbors, and family for a night filled with extraordinary talents, hosted by New York theater and entertainment company Mainstages. This virtual event on Zoom will be fun for all and will include interactive games and interviews in between…Read more and Register

Virtual J: Love Yourself - Virtual Workshop for Women

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Calling all women! Join instructor, Alli Goozh, as she engages us in ways that we can explore our internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth, and are given tools to change the conversation from criticism to kindness.…Read more and Register

Virtual J: Songs of Light - A Musical Hannukah Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Whether celebrating the Festival of Lights or not, join our JCC colleague & music appreciation instructor James Sokol to journey through an array of music - Broadway, pop, opera & more!…Read more and Register

Monthly Memoir Writing Group (Virtual)

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

This group is for adults who love to write. This month's prompt: The best Chanukah gift you ever gave or received, or one you would have liked to get.…Read more and Register

News in Review Roundtable 1 (virtual)

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

…Read more and Register

Virtual J: Armchair Travel: Explore Marvelous Morocco

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea and join James Sokol on four virtual trips to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant nations. …Read more and Register

Virtual J: Level II Yiddish

Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

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

ALI: A Scriptural Understanding of Freedom

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

In this virtual class, we will examine the concept of freedom from both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and the responsibilities that freedom necessitates. …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

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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