Pikuach Nefesh – He who saves one man’s life saves the entire world
The Pozez JCC continues to support and build CommUNITY during this challenging time for so many people in our area. We hope you will join us in standing together to help those in need by supporting the following programs:
The needs in our commUNITY are only increasing. That is why J Rides, a member of the NV Rides family, is currently expanding its service to provide help where it is needed most. In order to do this we need to enlist more volunteers to help with contactless food deliveries, check-in calls to isolated seniors and rides to critical medical care appointments. Learn more by clicking here.
Sunday-Saturday, February 21-27
In partnership with FACETS, the Pozez JCC, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Church of the Holy Comforter
Working together as one community to prevent people from becoming victims of hypothermia! We invite you to be a part of this incredible community program where between 40-70 guests who are experiencing homelessness will be housed in the Tysons area and protected from the chill of winter.
How can you help?
If you can donate funds to pay for a weeks' worth of breakfasts & snacks for one or more guests, we will take care of all of the shopping!
The Cost to Sponsor Meals:
1 Guest / $36
2 Guests / $72
3 Guests / $108
4 Guests / $144
5 Guests / $180
6 Guests / $216
More than 6 Guests (Wow!), please $216 plus $36 for each additional Guest sponsored.
How can you help with transportation needs?
Donations are also needed to assist with the purchase of metro and gas cards. Please donate what you are able (the cost is typically $15/card).
How do you make your online donation through Pozez JCC?
Note: Select Community Engagement, then note that it's to go to FACETS Hypothermia.
To pay by check: Make your check payable to the Pozez JCC and note on the check that it's for FACETS Hypothermia and mail or drop it off at the J (Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia). Attn: Laurie Albert/FACETS Hypothermia at 8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031).
It would be helpful to receive all donations before Feb. 14.
For more information, please email Laurie.Albert@theJ.org, 703.537.3064.
The Pozez JCC is hosting a blood drive to help our County replenish its critically low supply. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Please mark your calendar and register to give blood on the following date and time: Monday, March 8, 10am-4pm
The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.
Note: The Red Cross is allowing anyone who has received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (AstraZeneca and Janssen/J&J have a two week waiting period) to donate without a waiting period. It is encouraged that you bring your vaccine card (or a virtual copy of it) to show the nurse but it is not required. All that is required is to know which manufacturer was administered.
Sign up by clicking here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=JCC%20Northern%20VA&cid=siebel&med=email&source=bdc_email&utm_source=siebel&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bdc_email
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington (BCGW) supports patients, their loved ones and caregivers in the Jewish community. Services are provided free of charge and include hospital pantries, the Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House, Lunzer Kosher Food Program, Friendly Visitors, Transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loan, the Rabbi Samberg SmileMaker (“make a wish style" ) and emergency funds for medical related bills as well as educational programming.
The Jewish Community Support Line - 703-J-CARING
When you feel overwhelmed or uncertain about your options for support, your Jewish community is here for you.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, JSSA, and our network of local human service organizations are proud to introduce 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line, serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern Virginia.
With one call to 703-J-CARING (703-522-7464), you can connect with a professional case manager ready to assist you in finding the resources and support that are right for you. All calls are confidential.
Case managers are standing by to support you Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Find resources & support for: Adult/Senior Care Services, Career Services, Early Childhood Services, Emergency Assistance, Health & Wellness, …and much more.
Ongoing Collection of Non-Perishable Food and Personal Care Items
Each week during business hours, please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the Guest Services Desk at the J's entrance to help us Jam the J-Trolley and donate these items to hose in need in Fairfax County.
Suggested non-perishable foods include: Canned chicken, canned chili, canned fruit, rice, spaghetti sauces, and cardboard boxes.
Suggested items include: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, deodorant and lotions, diapers & baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence underwear, laundry & dish detergent, household cleaners, paper towels & toilet paper.
Shouk (Modern Israeli Street Food)
Delivers to the Pozez JCC on Wednesdays at 5pm!
Shouk is a fast casual concept with a unique take on Israeli street food. Voted Best Fast Casual in DC three years running, Shouk is also featured on the Food Network and Forbes Magazine. Shouk's food is plant-based, planet-friendly, and certified Kosher. If you've never heard of Shouk, check out this recent Washington Post review.
In addition to its a-la-carte menu, check out Shouk's pantry of provisions and their new Meal Kits, where you can make a full Shouk dinner at home.
First timers can get 20% off their first HoodDrop order with promo code Drop2020.
1. You can order either via Shouk's website or app
2. Choose Hood Drop and find Fairfax.
3. Order for later. Ordering is open until 3pm, but note that Shouk often sells out so don't sleep on this!
4. Pick up your food in the Pozez JCC parking lot at 5pm on Wednesdays. Please have your order number ready so that they can quickly locate your order and get you on your way.
Listen, Learn, & Act: JCRC's Anti Racism Resources for Our Community
Curated by Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
To help us renew and deepen our commitment to the Black community as well as support Jews of Color; specifically Black Jews, the JCRC of Greater Washington has created a resource list – for learning and self-examination around explicit and implicit racism, and for taking concrete anti-racist action to advance justice and equity in our society. https://jcouncil.org/page/listen-learn-act
PJ Library's Resources for Talking with Children about Racism
Repairing the world, tikkun olam, starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together. PJ Library provides resources that offer starting points for parents, educators, and caregivers about how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. Click here to view their resource page.