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:
In the months ahead, the Pozez JCC is hosting several blood drives 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 dates and times:
Thursday, December 24, 9am-2:30pm
Thursday, December 31, 9am-2:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
Char Bar's Brooklyn Sandwich Co. Food Truck @ the Pozez JCC
Weekly on Thursdays, 4pm
Order on site at the truck or pre-order by emailing your order to email@example.com (make sure to include your phone number). All pre orders will be due at 10 AM on Thursday. View menu by clicking here.
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.
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.