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All Are Welcome January 1–May 31, 2014 Tevet–Sivan 5774

Cultural Arts

Sports, Fitness & Aquatics

FAMILY SERVICES Inside This Issue Shabbat Programs Early Childhood Sheva Program Performing Arts Series Spring Schedule ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival

Adults

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Ninth Annual

Comedy Night is always a sell-out. Order Your Tickets Now! JCCNVComedyNite2014.brownpapertickets.com

Featuring Monica Piper FIND THE FUNNY Saturday, February 8 7:45pm: Pre-show happy hour (cash bar) 8:30pm: Show See details on page 57. For a full schedule of JCCNV Performing Arts events, see page 17, or visit www.jccnvarts.org.

Summer Camp 2014 Visit www.jccnv.org for details. Camp Ahava Camp K’Ton Ton (20-35 months); Camp K’Tona (3 and 4 year olds) Camp K’Tona Too, In Alexandria (20 months-4 years) Our preschool camp, which includes full- and part-time camping experiences. Campers will play and explore through music, art, games, swim, playground activities, and more!

Register now for Summer Camp 2014!

Camp Achva Rising K-10th Grades Since 1969, Camp Achva has been the premier Jewish day camp in Northern Virginia! General, sports, specialty, special needs, counselor-in-training programs, and more!

To download the registration form, visit www.jccnv.org, or come to the Center Sunday, January 19, 1pm–4:30pm: Camp registration table in the lobby

Camp rocks.

Monday, January 20, 10am–noon: A Taste of Camp family program


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As we begin the New Year, we are very excited by the diverse array of programs offered here at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV). As you may be aware, the JCCNV Board of Directors and staff have embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process which will help us in developing plans for the future direction of the Center. This initiative, coupled with the results of the recent study by the Pew Research Center entitled “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” has provided a fresh perspective through which we are looking at everything we are doing, and considering doing, at the JCCNV for our community. Through a series of interviews, conversations, and discussions, one of the things we have learned is that we need to share the important work we are currently doing, day in and day out, to engage, nurture, and strengthen our Jewish community. On a daily basis, we engage a diverse population spanning four generations and ranging in age from six weeks to well past 90. With each program and group, we look to instill Jewish values, culture, and traditions in our programming. In this letter, we will introduce Sheva (seven), one of our newest initiatives, which will impact our youngest audience in our Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC). The JCCNV is participating with JCCs throughout the country in the JCC Association’s Sheva Early Learning Framework. This program builds upon the foundations already in place through the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy and aligns beautifully with the Jewish values and principles that are the foundation of our ECLC. The seven core principles of Sheva include: 1. Children as constructivist learners, including the concept of kavod (respect) for each child’s ability to think for himself/herself 2. Early Childhood Directors as visionaries, guided by their chochma (wisdom) 3. Early Childhood educators as professionals who develop ahavat limud (a love of learning) for themselves and their students 4. ECLC families as engaged partners in the ECLC kehillah (community) 5. Environment as inspiration for inquiry, including curiosity, intellectual engagement, and creativity 6. Emphasis on the Jewish value of sh’mirat ha’guf (taking care of our bodies) through nutrition and exercise 7. Israel as the story of the Jewish people

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President/Executive Director’s Message Board and Committees Chailights Volunteer Spotlight / Philanthropy Spotlight Supporting the Center Federation Spotlight Giving Circles/Donations New and Returning Members NoVa Jewish Congregations Jewish Day Schools Policies Staff Program Registration Form

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Membership Community Engagement Jewish Journeys Shabbat Programming Israel: Up Close Cultural Arts Performing Arts Fine Arts Dance Academy Family Services Early Childhood Services School-Age Services Teens Special Needs Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Fitness and Sports Aquatics Adult Services

Through the Sheva program, we will continue to strengthen Jewish values in our youngest members and their families. Throughout all of our programming, we will continue to share what is wonderful about being Jewish, in ways that engage Jews of all beliefs and practices, and welcomes those of other faiths who make up the JCCNV family. We hope you will join us on this fantastic journey.

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception

B’shalom,

36th Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 6:30pm

Tuesday, May 27, 7:30pm Connie Pesachowitz President

Jeff Dannick Executive Director

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FY2014 Executive Committee & Board of Directors Officers/Executive Committee President Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer At-Large At-Large Immediate Past-President

Connie Pesachowitz Scott Brown Eugene Greenberg Josh Greene Marilyn Hausfeld Ed Faggen Michael Scher Bob Shapiro David Miller David Stein Allon Shiff

Board of Directors Terms Expiring: 2014

Committee

Chair

Vice-Chair

Administration Subcommittees Audit Committee Budget and Finance Building and Grounds Create a Jewish Legacy Executive Director Compensation/ Evaluation Committee Information Technology Investment/Pension Leadership Development Shabbat Review Strategic Planning

Morris Levy Michael Scher Warren Cohen Joan Sacarob Connie Pesachowitz Alex Steil Eugene Greenberg Scott Brown Joshua Greene^ Allon Shiff

Programming Subcommittees

Ross Diamond Leslie Frieden David Miller Joan Sacarob Cary Schwartzbach

Camp Achva Michelle Weiner^ Comedy Night Alison Wilks^ Cultural Arts Marilyn Hausfeld^ Cycle Fest Allon Shiff FACETS Sara Astrow Fall Gala (2013) Joan and Don Sacarob^ GenB Singles Martin Siegel Growing Jewish Families Jennifer Gorowitz JCCNV - JAFI Community Shlichim Program Scott Brown Mah Jongg Tournament Susan Lissner Mitzvah Program Gail Gurin Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival Lorraine Fischer Special Needs Lynne Sprung

Honorary Board Members

^Co-chairs

Ann Bennett Ron Siegel

2015 Morris Levy Shoshana Killian Levy Bob Watts

2016

Bob Shapiro^

Connie Pesachowitz^ Jana Meltzer^ Connie Pesachowitz^

Sophie and Howard Hoffman^ Karen Siegall

Marilyn Morrison

BJ Shiff

Sandy Barmak Stephen A. Bodzin Lynne Bolotin Warren Cohen Jerome Dick* Bennett Finkelstein Isaac Fleischmann* Michael Friedlander Manny Gale* Suzy Goldhammer* Carol Gordon Joyce Grand Jean Gurman Herman Hohauser Trish Kent Chet W. Kessler Bunni Latkin Alvin Pesachowitz Lawrence Vogel *Of blessed memory. 2

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JCCNV ChaiLights Welcome Jennifer Kanarek Jennifer Kanarek recently joined the JCCNV as the new Community Engagement Coordinator. In that role, she serves as a concierge to Northern Virginians who are looking for stronger connections to the Jewish community. Her primary focus is helping families along their Jewish journey through creative programs and activities, providing resources, and connecting families to each other. While she primarily works with young families, she also serves as a resource to anyone looking for ways to be a part of the community. Jennifer is well suited for this position. With more than 15 years of experience in both professional and lay leadership roles in the Jewish community, she recently completed her MSW with a concentration in management, leadership, and community practice at the University of Tennessee. She has worked in a variety of capacities within the community including public relations, marketing, and fundraising, and was previously part of the JCC family as a marketing director at the JCC in Manhattan overseeing Jewish learning, adult learning, spirituality and support programs ranging from grief to single parenting groups. Jennifer also knows a thing or two about “growing Jewish families” — she is the mother to two young girls; Ora, 3 and Nessa, 5 months. She enjoys live music, independent films, cooking, the ocean, the mountains, and most of all spending time with her family, and their dog Simcha.

Adi Eilat Crowley Adi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel where she grew up, was part of the Israeli Navy, travelled the world, and eventually got her BA in Political Science from Hebrew University, in Jerusalem. Adi married her husband Don in 2000 and had their first child Leeanne, in 2003. Adi and her family relocated to the United States in 2004 to Overland Park, Kansas where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and Accounting at Johnson County Community College, and welcomed her second child, Mia. She has had a great deal of experience in accounting, tax preparation, collections, and accounts receivable. Adi relocated to Fairfax this year and is excited to be a part of our JCCNV family.

33rd Annual JCCNV Fundraising Gala: A Signature Event On November 16, the JCCNV was transformed into an elegant venue for our 33rd Annual Fundraising Gala. Co-chaired by Joan and Don Sacarob and Sophie and Howard Hoffman, the evening was a fundraising success and enjoyed by more than 250 guests. The Gala began with a signature cocktail reception and time for friends to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. Rabbi Amy Perlin, of Temple B’nai Shalom, led a beautiful Havdallah service which was followed by dinner catered by Hoffman & Company. JCCNV President, Connie Pesachowitz, began the evening’s program by welcoming everyone to the event and speaking about the important work of the JCCNV. Our Executive Director, Jeff Dannick recognized the evening’s honorees — Trustee Circle members celebrating five years of generous support in the giving society — Tanya and Stephen Bodzin, Jane and Scott Brown, Mindy and Warren Cohen, Marilyn and Michael Hausfeld, Connie and Al Pesachowitz, and Deborah and David Yaffe. Ben Finkelstein then presented the Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Award for Special Needs to Honey W. Nashman for her exceptional work in the special needs community. Following the presentations, patrons moved to the Chaiken Auditorium for a fabulous cabaret performance, “Broadway Musicals: The Jewish Voice,” directed by Matt Gardiner, Associate Artistic Director of Signature Theatre®. The evening was made complete with a decadent dessert reception following the show.

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JCCNV Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Astrow What is your favorite aspect of the JCCNV and why?

Why is volunteering at the JCCNV important to you?

My favorite aspect of the JCCNV is that it has programs and activities for all stages of life for a diverse population. For example, nearly 30 years ago my daughter and I participated in the Mom’s Day Out Program; years later my teenage son was active in BBYO; as adults my husband and I take advantage of events like the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, Comedy Night, and the Israel Street Festival; and I hope to be around to participate in the senior programs. I also place great value on the JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlichim Program — providing information about and strengthening our ties with Israel is an important role filled by the JCCNV, and I have enjoyed being a sponsor family for our emissaries from Israel.

Volunteering at the JCCNV is a way to show that our Jewish community is a vibrant part of the greater Northern Virginia community. As a parent liaison at Holmes Middle School, which is just a few miles from the JCCNV, I work with families that are homeless, receive free student lunch, need warm winter clothes, etc., and I am aware that not everyone in Fairfax County is affluent. I am proud that the JCCNV partners with FACETS to provide a hot meal, companionship, and a warm place to sleep for people in our community in need during the winter months. It is important for us to lead by example and demonstrate that we are good neighbors and that our tzedakah goes beyond the walls of the JCCNV.

Philanthropy Spotlight: Adult Services Thanks to the generous support of our donors and funders, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV, Center) is able to provide quality programs, activities, and services to a diverse and growing community. Times are changing, and the JCCNV is prepared to change with the times. People today are living longer, staying healthier and remaining more active and engaged in community activities, and here at the Center, we’ve responded by offering a wide variety of social and self-development programs and activities for adults of all ages. These days, it is virtually impossible to differentiate between “seniors” and any other adult. By merging the Adult Department and the Senior Department, we’ve created a seamless spectrum of programming for our adult participants, ages 50+. There’s something (or many things) for everyone at the JCCNV, just take a pass through Centertainment or visit our Center any day of the week and see for yourself. Too far to drive? Visit one of our five satellite program sites located throughout Northern Virginia. Our adult programs are wonderful, but many in our community cannot afford their real costs. Fortunately, Adult Services Department’s programs are subsidized by grants (public and private), and by individual donors which, along with additional subsidies from the JCCNV, keeps program fees low enough to be accessible to our participants. To continue meeting this growing need, we need your help. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available, and additional support would be greatly appreciated. To learn more, please contact Michelle Pearlstein, Development Coordinator, at Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3033.

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Giving to the Center helps bring Jewish values to life. Find out if your Employer has a Matching-Gift Program

Thanks in great part to our members, foundations, corporate sponsors and friends, the Center continues fulfilling its commitment to this community to provide a comfortable atmosphere rich in Jewish family traditions. We encourage you to think about the Center when making your charitable-giving plans.

In many cases, your cash contribution becomes twice as valuable. It’s usually quick and easy; just complete your company’s form and your gift to the Center will be matched. (Sample companies that match are Exxon-Mobil and IBM.)

Give through the Combined Federal Campaign or United Way The JCCNV is a participant in the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign annual campaigns. When you make your United Way/ CFC gift through your employer, please designate the JCCNV: United Way #8437 / CFC #8198.

Become a Member of the Trustee Circle or Chai Society Dues and program fees cover less than 80% of the JCCNV’s annual operating expenses. We depend on the generous philanthropy of individuals, corporations and foundations to ensure our financial sustainability. Donating more than two-thirds of the funds raised throughout the year, Trustee Circle and Chai Society members are the cornerstone of the Center’s ability to build a strong community based on Jewish values.

The Trustee Circle: Donors in the Trustee Circle donate a minimum cash gift of $3,000 or more annually. This special visionary group of leaders understands the importance of the JCCNV to our Jewish community and the fact that none of our extraordinary programs would be possible without a financially sound operation.

Chai Society: By joining the Chai Society,

Give Cash Cash gifts allow the Center to use funds where they are most urgently needed. You may also designate your gift for a specific purpose, or make it in honor or memory of a person or an occasion through the tribute program. A special card will be sent to recognize your tribute gift.

Mitzvah Cards/Retail Scrip The JCCNV receives a percentage of every dollar that you spend at Giant, Safeway and Shoppers Food Warehouse, along with many other retail stores. When you enroll in the monthly grocery scrip program, we will order your card (minimum $100) at the store of your choice and send it to you with an invoice each month.

members are demonstrating their understanding that the life of the JCCNV depends on our ability to financially support our general operations in addition to programmatic support. The Chai Society is made up of a special group of donors who give at least $1,800 to our General Operating Fund, allowing us to utilize the funds to best meet the needs of the Center. To augment their general operating support, many members of the Chai Society choose to contribute supplementary dollars to the programs about which they are most passionate. Chai Society members are also named as Trustee Circle members when their contributions equal or exceed $3,000 annually.

By enrolling in the monthly program, you can add cards from hundreds of participating stores to your order at any time on a monthto-month basis. Orders are placed on the 15th of each month and arrive within four business days. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com and then go to the shop to see a full listing of stores.

To learn more about our donor societies, contact Jeff Dannick, JCCNV Executive Director, at (703) 537-3023 or Jeff.Dannick@jccnv.org. To learn more about other giving opportunities, please contact Michelle Pearlstein, Development Coordinator, at (703) 537-3033, or Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org.

Donate now and help the JCCNV accomplish its mission. Your donation is tax-deductible. Free towing wherever the car is — as is. You can download the car donation form on our website or request one from our reception desk.

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One-time orders are also accepted. Contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or call (703) 537-3060 or submit the order form, available online at www.jccnv.org and in the lobby.

Donate a Used Car

Transfer Appreciated Assets Stocks or other investments that have been held for more than one year and have grown in value can provide a substantial gift to the Center at a low net cost to you. The full value of your appreciated asset is tax-deductible and you can avoid paying tax on the gains.

Give Insurance/IRAs/Retirement Funds If you no longer need a life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement fund, consider giving it to the Center. Even if you are still paying premiums on an insurance policy, it can be given to the Center; you may take an income-tax deduction when the Center is named owner and beneficiary. Alternately, you may choose to set up a new life insurance policy naming the JCC of Northern Virginia as beneficiary, ensuring support for the Center in the future.

Establish an Endowment Fund By establishing an endowment fund at the JCCNV, you will be assured that the programs and services you most care about will endure. You may name the endowment fund and designate which area of the Center will benefit. Once the endowment fund reaches a minimum of $10,000, the fund will be formally established.

Make a Bequest Create a legacy for your community by naming the JCCNV as a beneficiary in your will or insurance policy.

Volunteer through the JCCNV Volunteer Corps If you have the time or expertise to lend a hand for the JCCNV, your help is needed and would be much appreciated! Visit jccnv.org or contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.

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Be the GOOD you want to see in the world and join hundreds of thousands of volunteers globally in a community day of service.

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A huge variety of projects are available for you to choose from. Join us to: • Spend time with senior citizens • Make sandwiches for members of our community • Prepare packages for sick children • Much more! Projects specific to NoVA are available!

Doing A World of Good Good Deeds Day is produced in partnership with Federation’s Jconnect, the local Jewish Community Centers, Federation partner agencies, congregations and other organizations.

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8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, Virginia 22031-3123 Phone: (703) 323-0880 Fax: (703) 323-1993 E-mail: shalom@jccnv.org Website: www.jccnv.org, www.jccnvarts.com ISSN: 1097-6523

Executive Editor: Laura Adler Marketing Assistant: Marcy Mandel Graphic Design: Oasis Creative

For more information: Flip to the Community Engagement Section Call 888-246-1818 Visit: GoodDeedsDayGW.org

Directions to the Center

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 52A (Little River Turnpike/Route 236 West). The JCCNV is located 1.5 miles west of the Beltway, on the right side of the road at 8900 Little River Turnpike, where it intersects with Guinea Road.

Building Hours Sunday 7:30am–10pm Monday–Thursday 6:30am–10pm Friday 6:30am–6pm Saturday 7:30am–6pm

• The pool closes 30 minutes earlier than the times posted above.

• The cardiovascular fitness center is

open seven days a week during the hours posted above.

On Saturdays, due to contractual agreements, the pool is closed to members until 12:30pm.

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Inclement Weather Hotline: (703) 425-3763

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Membership Department

Join Us... Tuesday, May 27 Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Membership Director Heidi Palchik, (703) 537-3042 • Heidi.Palchik@jccnv.org

Membership Administrators Salta Steil, (703) 537-3017 • Salta.Steil@jccnv.org Sheryl White, (703) 537-3027 • Sheryl.White@jccnv.org

6:30pm

36th Annual Membership Meeting

Front Desk Administrator Brandon Butler, (703) 323-0880 • Brandon.Butler@jccnv.org

7:30pm

Membership Office Hours

Members Matter Week Sunday–Saturday, January 5–11 Please join us for a week-long celebration in honor of you — and the rest of our amazing members! We truly appreciate your ongoing support, and hope you’ll enjoy these special events and giveaways as a small token of our thanks and appreciation.

Shabbat at the JCCNV The JCCNV has implemented programming specifically designed to help individuals and families engage in meaningful Shabbat experiences. It is the Center’s vision to help inspire Jewish journeys and to help provide opportunities for you and your family to create, or enhance, your own Shabbat routines.

Sunday: 10am–2pm (2nd and 4th Sunday of each month) Monday: 9am–8pm Tuesday: 9am–8pm Wednesday: 9am–8pm Thursday: 9am–8pm Friday: 9am–6pm Saturday: Closed

A full listing of programs for Shabbat can be found on page 14.

Welcome to the JCC of Northern Virginia! Here at the JCCNV, you’ll find a plethora of activities, programs, and events to meet all of your fitness, social, intellectual, artistic, emotional, financial, social action, and spiritual needs — regardless of religious affiliation. For more than three decades, the Center has proudly engaged the Northern Virginia community through programming that excites, explores, and challenges the mind, body and spirit. Come visit us and experience the warmth, laughter, and camaraderie that fill the Center. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just starting a fitness routine, a toddler taking your first steps, a young professional, an avid theatergoer, an art enthusiast, or an adult-on-the-go, you belong here!

Membership Categories The JCCNV offers a variety of membership categories and payment options to best suit your needs. We’ve got something for everyone — and all at affordable rates!

Category

Registration Fee

Discounted Annual Payment

Month-to-Month

Family

$75

$972

$84

Membership for Two

$75

$828

$72

Adult Individual (18+)

$50

$612

$54

Senior Individual (65+)

$50

$468

$42

Senior Couple (65+)

$75

$672

$59

College

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$28

Teen (Grades 7–12)*

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$124

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Au-Pair**

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$124

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Kehilla Family/Couple*

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$237

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Kehilla Individual*

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$185

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Silver Sneakers*

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Silver Sneakers Upgrade*

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$108

$12

PRIME*

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Kehilla – Joint JCCNV Membership and Synagogue Program The JCCNV and area synagogues are proud to offer Kehilla, a joint membership option for individuals, couples and families, ages 20–33, who have not previously had a membership at any synagogue or JCC in the Washington metropolitan area. The cost includes membership for one year at both the JCCNV and the participating synagogue of your choice (including High Holiday tickets).

Individual: $185 Couple/Family: $237 Kehilla member rates do not apply for the Early Childhood Learning Center, Before- and AfterSchool Enrichment Program (BASE), summer camps or youth swim teams.

Participating Kehilla Synagogues:

All rates effective 6/1/13 through 5/31/14. Call the membership department for details. *Restrictions apply. Call for details. ** Host family must be current members of the JCCNV. Call for details.

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Membership Programs

Adat Reyim, Springfield • Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria • Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria • Congregation Ahavat Israel, Fairfax • Congregation Beth Emeth, Herndon • Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington • Congregation Ner Shalom, Woodbridge • Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax • Shoreshim, Reston • Temple Beth Torah, Centreville • Temple B’nai Shalom, Fairfax Station • Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church

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Membership Terms and Conditions

Recruit and Relish in Rewards!

• Membership dues paid monthly must be made with either a credit card or an electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a bank account. • Should a member choose to withdraw for any reason, a notice of cancellation must be submitted either in writing or via email to the Membership Department at least one calendar month in advance of withdrawal. • Membership fees are not prorated, nonrefundable, non-transferrable, and no refunds are granted for non-use of the facility. • When joining the Early Childhood Learning Center, a one-year obligation of membership is required. Membership must remain current while the child/children is/are enrolled in the program. • To receive the discounted member rate for the Before- and After-School Enrichment Program or summer camps, a one-year obligation of membership is required. Membership must remain current throughout the duration of the program. • Memberships may be temporarily placed on hold if you know in advance that you will not be frequenting the Center. Written or emailed requests for placing your membership on hold must be sent to and acknowledged by the Membership Department prior to the requested start date. Memberships for those who pay annually will be extended by the duration of the hold. Those who pay monthto-month must pay a $6 hold fee each month in lieu of their standard dues. • The registration fee must be paid if membership lapses for more than 90 days. • The JCCNV reserves the right to photograph and/or videotape activities for use in publicity and promotional materials. Please notify the JCCNV in writing if you do not want photos of yourself or your family members to be used. Send in a recent photo so that we can be sure that you and/or your family members are not included in these materials.

One for us, one for you... and one for your friends too! For every new membership you bring to the JCCNV, enjoy a one-month extension on your membership — on us! And to give our newest members a proper welcome, we’ll extend their membership by one-month for free as well! Bring in 12 new memberships and we’ll extend your membership (up to) 12 months!

JCCNV Membership has its Benefits! Discounted Program & Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

Member Discounts — Beyond the JCCNV Through relationships we’ve built within the community, the JCCNV has arranged for its members to receive discounts outside of the Center. Check-out where membership discounts can be applied for products and services in our area and throughout the Washington, DC area on page 79 and at www.jccnv.org.

Membership Reciprocity. 3 Centers, 1 Community. JCCNV memberships have full reciprocity at the Washington DC JCC (DCJCC) and at the JCC of Greater Washington (JCCGW) in Rockville, MD. JCCNV members can enjoy full member benefits on programs, classes, shows at Theater J, outdoor swimming at the JCCGW, use of the fitness facilities at all three locations, and more!

Throughout the US and Abroad JCCNV memberships are valid at many of the 375+ Centers located throughout the United States and abroad. If you are traveling to another city, be sure to contact a JCCNV membership administrator for a letter of introduction to take along with you.

New to the Area? At the JCCNV, we would like to welcome you to our Center and make your move as easy as possible. Members of JCCs and YMHAs from other cities are considered members of the JCCNV for three months, or until their membership expires, whichever comes first.

Photo-ID Membership Cards At the JCCNV, the safety of our members and guests is our top priority. When joining our Center, each JCCNV member (over the age of 11) will be issued a photo-ID membership card that is required to gain entry throughout the building. When entering the Center, you’ll notice the security guard desk straight ahead and the front desk to your left. Be sure to scan your membership card at the scanning station found at either of the two desks each time you enter the building. ID cards may be requested for individuals who are authorized to regularly pick-up children from the JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center and School-Age programs. The ID scan system is also a useful tool in acquiring information about our building. By tracking how and when our Center is being used, we are able to evaluate our facilities and programs to ensure we are meeting the needs of our members.

Lost and Damaged Membership Cards Replacement of membership cards is handled at the front desk or with the Membership Department. A $10 replacement fee is charged for lost/misplaced and damaged cards. Individuals who temporarily misplace their card may enter the facility once by presenting a photo ID to the staff and signing in at the front desk.

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Guest Passes Members are more than welcome to bring guests to the JCCNV. Local guests may come up to four times per calendar year; and guests from out of town may visit as often as they’d like! Guest passes can be purchased at the front desk*. Members must be present with their guests at the time of visit unless prior arrangements have been made with the Membership Department.

Guests ages 16 and under; and 65 and older: $4 for one guest pass $20 for six guest passes Guests ages 17–64: $6 for one guest pass $30 for six guest passes

Community Engagement Department Community Engagement Director Laurie Albert, (703) 537-3064 • Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org

Community Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Kanarek, (703) 537-3019 • Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org

JCCNV Community Shaliach and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at George Mason University Ido Rakovsky, (703) 537-3034 • Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org The Community Engagement Department strives to inspire Jewish journeys and serve as a catalyst for families in Northern Virginia who are seeking out opportunities to participate in Jewish life. Programs are designed to emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values as well as connecting people of all ages and backgrounds. We offer programs at the JCCNV and at various locations throughout Northern Virginia. Often these programs are in partnership with area synagogues and Jewish agencies, including The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Programs

For more information on any of the programs mentioned below, please contact Laurie Albert, Community Engagement Director, at Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

JCCNV J Fest Wednesday, December 25, 11am–3pm Join your friends, family and community for a day of spectacular fun, food, and entertainment! J Fest participants receive free admission to the screening of Hava Nagila (The Movie) following J Fest activities.

Please see next column for details. Highlights include:

*Saturday guest passes must be paid in advance. Please see page 71 for our Shabbat payment policies.

• Michael Rosman: Comedy Juggling Show • Kosher food (available for purchase) • Arts and crafts • Games and activities • Walk around entertainment: Hypnosis fun! • Moon bounce • Community service project • Face painting, balloon artist, and more!

Fee per family (up to 6 people): $20/ $15 member Code: #4562

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Following JCCNV J Fest… Hava Nagila (The Movie) 3pm, Chaiken Auditorium A documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Israeli dancing with Markid Mike following the film.

Fee: Complimentary tickets with J Fest ticket (must reserve in advance) Fee (film event only): $9/ $6 member, seniors, students, children Tickets available for purchase online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Give Together – A Family Volunteer Day at the JCCNV Monday, January 20, 10:30am–3:30pm In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and the spirit of community that this day inspires, Volunteer Fairfax proudly presents the fifth annual Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a number of meaningful projects at several locations throughout the county, including the JCCNV. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org to register.

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Good Deeds Day

Sunday–Friday, February 16–21 Make the difference in hypothermia prevention.

Sunday, April 6, 1pm–4pm Location: Gesher Jewish Day School 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA

Committee Chair, Sara Astrow The JCCNV is proud to be partnering once again with our friend and neighbor Bethlehem Lutheran Church, FACETS (Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services, Inc.) and Fairfax County Department of Family Services to help prevent hypothermia this winter in Northern Virginia. The goal of the Hypothermia Prevention Response Program is to prevent hypothermia deaths during the winter months.

The Jewish Community of Greater Washington will join Israel and countries from around the globe for a day of community service. Established in Israel in 2007, Good Deeds Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community in which we live. Last year, in our community alone, we had 3,500 volunteers who took part in this initiative. This day will offer our entire community a variety of hands-on volunteer projects where you can roll up your sleeves and make an impact. There will be projects for even the littlest members of our community to get involved!

Times are tough and getting tougher. Together we can make a difference that will save lives, connect you to your Fairfax neighbors, and transform your heart and soul. If you are interested in making meals, volunteering your time, or donating snacks and other needed items, please email Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is proud to partner with Gesher Jewish Day School and several local synagogues to provide a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages at Gesher Jewish Day School. To register as a volunteer, please visit www.GoodDeedsDayGW.org. If you are interested in being involved with the event, contact Laurie Albert.

The 2014 Northern Virginia Holocaust Commemoration

Simcha Expo 2014 Sunday, March 23, noon–4pm, JCCNV If you are planning a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, baby shower, baby naming, bris or any other milestone celebration, plan to attend this one-stop shopping expo! From invitations, DJ’s, party favors and caterers to photographers, venues and decorations… we’ll have it all.

Are you a Vendor? If you would like to participate in this exciting expo, visit www.jccnv.org to download the vendor registration form. Register early and SAVE! The final deadline for participation is February 28.

Reflects Upon: “On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years” Sunday, April 27, 5pm–8:30pm, JCCNV Hundreds of elected officials, dignitaries, interfaith leaders, Holocaust survivors, youth, and community members will participate in this annual observance held at the JCCNV. The program includes youth and professional art displays, B’nai B’rith’s “Unto Every Person There is a Name” reading of names of those who perished in the Holocaust, a youth workshop and an adult seminar on media coverage during the Holocaust. The evening culminates in a community commemoration with readings, poetry, a community interfaith choir, recitation of the Holocaust Kaddish and the intergenerational candle lighting and pledges of the children and grandchildren.

For more information contact Laurie.Albert@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

The program is co-hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington, the JCCNV, Congregation Sha’are Shalom of Leesburg, and more than two dozen other synagogues, houses of worship and non-profits. Details and registration at www.jcouncil.org/ Holocaust. Sponsored By: Co-Hosted By:

Israel@66 Israel Street Festival Sunday, May 18, noon–5pm Mosaic District Contact: Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064 This year, the JCCNV invites the community to celebrate Israel@66. Engaging events and interactive activities will run throughout the day. Join us to celebrate Israel and her people and to strengthen our connections to the Washington area Jewish community.

Highlights include: • • • • • •

Hands-on activities Food for purchase Entertainment Israeli dancing Israel-style shuk Exhibits and more!

Free Admission and Free Parking. Check for updates at www.jccnv.org. This program is in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish agencies.

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Divas and Diners Wednesdays (monthly), 7:30pm

For information, and to register, contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

Contact: Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3019 Are you looking for a fun way to connect with other women? If so, join us for our monthly supper club as we explore local restaurants and enjoy some much needed “us time.” Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert and/or drinks with women of all ages. Each woman takes care of her own bill. Visit www.jccnv.org for dates of upcoming gatherings.

Fee: Free Code: #4805

Mitzvah Program (ongoing)

Facilitator: Debbie Blonder This three-session workshop will provide practical information and ideas to help fathers of other backgrounds nurture the Jewish identity of their children. Each session will craft answers to key questions about identity, religion, ritual, and holidays that Jewish children often ask, such as: • Why am I Jewish? • Why doesn’t Grandma celebrate Chanukah? • Why do we give to others?

Committee Chair: Gail Gurin The JCCNV Mitzvah Program provides support to those who are in need in our community. Please join fellow members, friends, and staff, as we volunteer on a number of social action projects, including making casseroles for the homeless each month, packing food boxes at an emergency food warehouse, visiting Jewish residents in retirement homes, collecting shoes for our shoebox recycling program, donating food for Thanksgiving baskets, and volunteering during our hypothermia prevention program. If you would like more details about our social action programs, please contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

Interfaith The Mothers Circle Mini Sessions Tuesdays, January 21, 28, February 4 (3 weeks) 7:30pm–9pm Facilitator: Debbie Blonder Are you raising Jewish children... but you’re not Jewish? Don’t do it alone! Have fun while learning about Jewish rituals, ethics and the how-to’s of creating a Jewish home. The Mothers Circle program: • Offers free education in Jewish rituals, practices and values. • Creates a warm, supportive community of women who have made similar choices for their families. • Respects the participant’s choice to retain her own religious identity while providing a Jewish family life for her children.

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The Mothers Circle, a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute, is funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Answering Your Jewish Children A Program for Fathers of Other Religious Backgrounds in Jewish Households

Tuesdays, February 11–25 (3 weeks) 7:30pm–9pm

For information, and to register, contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

Fee: Free Code: #4806 Answering Your Jewish Children is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute.

Growing Jewish Families For more information on the programs mentioned below, contact Jennifer.Kanarek@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3019. Growing Jewish Families cultivates community by connecting a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. As a part of this network, you’ll have access to educational and social opportunities in your own backyard to further strengthen your connection to the larger Jewish community. In addition, you’ll receive regular e-newsletters chock full of educational information and links, announcements of upcoming local children’s programs, family events and more.

Growing Jewish Families sponsors play dates and community events, neighborhood groups, and maintains a social networking group on Yahoo! and a Facebook page to help you connect with other families who live in your area. Contact Jennifer to be a part of our network or to get more involved with our Growing Jewish Families committee, which helps set our programming schedule.

Maybe your family has recently grown, or your friends are just about to welcome a little one into their lives. Shalom Baby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Northern Virginia Jewish community. Shalom Baby families are also invited to our free, monthly Shalom Baby play dates. This is a wonderful way for you to meet new people, make new friends and learn about your Jewish community and the resources available to you. Please contact Jennifer Kanarek to register. For additional resources visit: http://jconnect.org/ resources/new-baby-information. Shalom Baby families become part of Growing Jewish Families, a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. If you know someone who is expecting a child, please let Jennifer Kanarek know so we can officially welcome them into the Jewish community and invite them to be part of the Shalom Baby family.

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Get Connected with Shalom Baby! Ages: newborn–3 years old and their parents

Sundays, monthly, 10am–11:30am Play Dates: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 20, May 25 Location: JCCNV Romper Room Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play in our wonderful infant/toddler activity room, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out to the “J” and meet up with old friends and make some new friends, too!

Fee: Free

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to launch PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) to our entire community based on our successful Northern Virginia pilot! This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! As a gift from the community, every month, families enrolled in PJ Library® receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested Jewish book or CD. Through the generosity of the United Jewish Endowment Fund, the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Perlin Family Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is offering one subscription per family in the Greater Washington area on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have children 6 months–8 years old, we invite you to sign up today and join a growing global community of more than 200,000 PJ Library® families throughout North America and Israel. Then, invite friends and neighbors to enroll and share in the PJ Library® experience. Register at www.shalomdc.org/PJLibrary PJ Library® also helps families with young children connect to the local Jewish community through book-based programming, social networking, outreach and education. Events for families in Northern Virginia can be found at www.jccnv.org. For more information email Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org.

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Programs

For more information on the programs mentioned below, please contact Jennifer Kanarek, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3019. All of the programs below are recommended for children ages 2–8 years old and their parents (siblings welcome).

Member Discounted Program & Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

5th Annual Purim Pajama Party and Puppet Show! Sunday, March 16, 10am Location: TBA Purim is here — it’s time to party! We’ll make Purim puppets (with everyone’s help, we’ll even put on a special puppet show) and other crafts, enjoy a PJ Library® Purim story, nosh on hamantaschen, and conclude with a Purim parade! We will have plenty of photo ops with our character cut-outs as well. So get in the spirit and come dressed in your favorite costume and get ready for tons of fun (Don’t have a costume? No problem, we’ll have the fixings available to make a beautiful crown for you to wear).

Fee per family: $10/ $7 member Code: #4803

Tu B’Shevat: It’s a Birthday Party for the Trees Sunday, January 12, 10am Location: TBA Celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, as we throw a birthday party for trees! This is the time when we plant trees and eat fruits that grow in Israel. Join us at a local nature center where we will have fun as we learn about the holiday through tree-related crafts, activities, songs, a PJ Library® story time and of course — snacks!

Good Deeds Day

Please register by January 9. Fee per family: $10/ $7 member Code: #4801

Sunday, April 6, 1pm–4pm Location: Gesher Jewish Day School 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA See page 10 for details.

Havdallah Hootenanny

To register as a volunteer, please visit www.GoodDeedsDayGW.org. If you are interested in being involved with the event, please contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064.

Sunday, February 9, 10am Location: TBA Warm up those vocal chords, stretch out your hands and get ready for a fun morning of celebrating Havdallah — a ceremony we perform at the end of Shabbat to mark the beginning of a new week. We celebrate with a cup of grape juice, a box of spices, and a beautiful braided candle, while we sing blessings. Join us as we begin a new week with music, singing and drumming! There will also be time to make your very own spice box or Havdallah candle.

Fee per family: $10/ $7 member Code: #4802

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Celebrate Israel Field Day and Ice Cream Party Sunday, May 4, 10am Location: Fort Scott Park 2800 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 Come out and celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday with this preschool-friendly field day of activities, crafts, PJ Library® stories about Israel, and a special ice-cream treat. Join your PJ Library® friends for a fun morning, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water, a blanket, and a picnic lunch!

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Jewish Journeys–Learning Opportunities Adult Programming Director Carla Rosenfeld, (703) 537-3060 • Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org

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Classes

Adult Learning Institute (ALI) Please watch for the complete ALI course schedule at www.jccnv.org, and in future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice.

Highlights of course topics for the ALI Winter/ Spring 2014 Semester include: • The Power of Words: Israel in the Media • The Short Stories of Bernard Malamud • Everyday Environmentally Sustainable Living: What We Can Do to Help Protect the Planet • Remembrances of the Holocaust Through Art • Science and Religion Part II

See page 57 for details.

Spring 2014 Registration Kick-Off Event Monday, January 20, JCCNV Lobby The first 40 first-time registrants for one or more ALI courses will receive a special gift!

Hebrew Language Hebrew instruction is offered on Sunday and Monday evenings. Textbooks are available for purchase at the first class. Minimum registration of four students is required. Contact Carla Rosenfeld for information.

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Conversational Hebrew Level I Sundays, 5pm–6:30pm Instructor: Einat Cohen Whether you are interested in learning how to speak Hebrew for travel, business or just personal pleasure and growth, this class focuses on simple spoken Hebrew. The lessons are planned for students with little to no prior knowledge of conversational Hebrew or the Aleph-Bet.

Session I Sundays, February 2–March 23 (8 weeks) 5pm–6:30pm Fee: $175/ $125 member Code: #4739 Session II Sundays, April 27–June 22 (8 weeks) (no class May 25) 5pm–6:30pm Fee: $175/ $125 member Code: #4740

Conversational Hebrew Level II Mondays, 7pm–8:30pm Instructor: Einat Cohen This class is designed for students who have some basic knowledge of conversational Hebrew. This course helps students build on that knowledge in order to develop stronger comprehension and language skills to converse more fluently in Hebrew.

Session I Mondays, February 3–March 24 (8 weeks) 7pm–8:30pm Fee: $175/ $125 member Code: #4741 Session II Mondays, April 28–June 23 (8 weeks) 7pm–8:30pm (no class May 26) Fee: $175/ $125 member Code: #4742

Private Lessons Private lessons in conversational Hebrew are also available at all levels. Contact Carla Rosenfeld for more information.

Yiddish Intermediate Yiddish Thursdays, 10am–11am Instructor: Norman Buder Continue your studies of the Yiddish language with this ongoing class. You should have reading knowledge of Yiddish and a good vocabulary to join this group.

Session I Thursdays, January 9–April 10 (14 weeks) 10am–11am Fee: $140/ $120 member Code: #4743 Session II Thursdays, April 24–June 26 (9 weeks) (no class Jun. 5) 10am–11am Fee: $90/ $80 member Code: #4744

Beginning Yiddish If you are interested in taking beginning Yiddish classes, contact Carla Rosenfeld.

Israeli Dance Ages: 13+

Tuesdays (ongoing) (no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3) 7:45pm–9:45pm Instructor: Ethan Halpern This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern Israeli music. Mr. Halpern has been offering this popular course at the JCCNV for 20 years. Dances are internationally recognized in most programs. No experience necessary, and registration not required.

Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student Code: #4564 Pay instructor directly.

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Programs for Shabbat Shabbat at the JCCNV New this year, the JCCNV has implemented programming specifically designed to help individuals and families engage in meaningful Shabbat experiences. It is the Center’s vision to help inspire Jewish journeys and to help provide opportunities for you and your family to create, or enhance, your Shabbat routines.

Discussion Group: Ethical Issues in the Torah Saturdays (ongoing), 3pm–4pm Facilitator: Rabbi Baruch Rock Come learn and discuss ethical issues raised by the week’s parsha (Torah portion) in this stimulating discussion group. Participants are encouraged to bring their own copy of the Torah, to read along and use for taking part in the dialogue.

Texts to be covered include: The Torah’s two separate creation narratives (along with various Midrashim), with specific focus on the description of the creation of grasses and trees, the sun and the moon, the Garden of Eden, and Lech Lecha (the beginnings of Avraham and Sarah’s journey).

Fee: Free RSVP: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060

Celebrations Shabbat Dinner

An enjoyable Shabbat afternoon celebrated as part of the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival.

Watch for details at www.jccnv.org.

Shabbat Dinner Bring your family and friends and join the community for a festive Shabbat dinner.

Watch for details at www.jccnv.org.

Friday, February 28 Bring your family and friends and join the community for a festive Shabbat dinner.

Watch for details at www.jccnv.org.

GOODBYE, METRO DELAYS. HELLO, TEL AVIV BEACH.

Shabbat Re-Visioned: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken Saturdays, February 1–15 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm Saturdays, March 29–April 12 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm

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Saturday, March 22

Friday, April 25

Fee: Free RSVP: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060 Note: The Shabbat Re-Visioned sessions listed below will replace the discussion group sessions from February 1–15 and March 29– April 12. Please see below for details.

Facilitator: Rabbi Baruch Rock No experience with text is necessary, just a desire to explore some amazing ideas! The supposed Judeo-Christian ethic of “subduing and ruling” over the earth is a gross (and disastrous) misreading of the central creation narratives. In this session we will explore, and re-envision, the revolutionary ideas presented in the opening texts of the Torah. Through our exploration, we will come to understand the splendor of our individual identities, the rewards for authentic selfexpression, and the joy of knowing that these assertions are the very heart and soul of an empowered existence.

Saturday Afternoon Shabbat Program

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Israel: Up Close

Programs

Director of Community Engagement

Discounted Program & Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

Laurie Albert, (703) 537-3064 • Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org

JCCNV–JAFI Community Shaliach and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at George Mason University Ido Rakovsky, (703) 537-3034 • Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlichim Program Chair: Scott Brown Israel is a fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern and is the spiritual and physical center of the Jewish people. As we celebrate its rich history, traditions and deep dimension, we are thrilled to work with our Community Shaliach, who will help us explore and discover what makes Israel so special! Our Shaliach will reach deeper within our community to educate and increase awareness, knowledge and pride about Israel’s history, culture, and current events, and to promote a better understanding of Israel and its ideals. The program also serves as a catalyst for igniting Jewish journeys, encouraging people to learn more about Judaism and Israel, and finding their own way to connect to the Jewish homeland.

The JCCNV would like to thank the following families and agencies who have generously committed or given funds to support the Volunteer Community Shlichim Program*: Anonymous Sue & Rabbi Bruce Aft Marcus Allen Sarah & Uri Arkin Ira Bartfield Cookie & Nelson Blitz Tanya & Steve Bodzin Jane & Scott Brown Sheila & Bob Budoff Mindy & Warren Cohen Liz & Paul Frommer Susie & Michael Gelman through the Morningstar Philanthropic Fund George Mason University Hillel Ilana & Gary Gamerman Dara & Josh Greene

Judy & Gene Greenberg Robert Goldberg Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Jewish Agency for Israel Sherri & Howard Kohr Michelle & David Pearlstein Rabbi Amy & Gary Perlin Connie & Al Pesachowitz Joan & Don Sacarob Jill & Cary Schwartzbach Sara Jane Elpern & Bruce Waxman Debbie & Mark Weber Brittanie & Dan Werbel Deborah & David Yaffe

The JCCNV would also like to thank the following synagogues for their generous support of the program*: Agudas Achim Congregation Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation Beth El Hebrew Congregation Congregation Adat Reyim Congregation Etz Hayim

Congregation Olam Tikvah Congregation Sha’are Shalom Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation Temple B’nai Shalom Temple Rodef Shalom

*As of November 1, 2013 If you have any questions about how you can become more engaged in the JCCNV-Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim program, please contact Laurie Albert.

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For more information on the programs below, contact Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3034.

Going to Press in Israel Wednesday, January 15, 7:30pm Who are the forces behind the printed word in Israel? Explore a variety of Israeli newspapers, learn which groups stand behind each paper and the importance of what each represents. Compare topics and articles between papers and discover how the terminology used affects opinion.

Fee: $5/ $3 member Code: #4792

Life on the Kibbutz: Past, Present & Future Thursday, February 13, 7:30pm What was the original idea behind the kibbutz movement and how has it changed through the years? Explore the kibbutz timeline and join us as Ido Rakovsky shares his personal story. Ido has lived all his life on Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, in the hills of Menashe, approximately 30km from the port city of Haifa, and 100km north of Israel’s largest city, Tel Aviv.

Fee: $5/ $3 member Code: #4793

The History of Israel Reflected Through Music Wednesday, March 26, 7:30pm Each generation takes pride in their music and how the words of their songs reflect what’s going on in the world at the time. A song can tell a story of war, oppression, love, politics, trends, and more. Explore the words and listen to the music of Israeli artists and discuss what they are trying to tell us.

Fee: $5/ $3 member Code: #4794

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Israel@66 Israel Street Festival Sunday, May 18, noon–5pm Mosaic District Contact: Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064 This year, the JCCNV invites the community to celebrate Israel@66. Engaging events and interactive activities will run throughout the day. Join us to celebrate Israel and her people and to strengthen our connections to the Washington area Jewish community.

Highlights include: • • • • • •

Hands-on activities Food for purchase Entertainment Israeli dancing Israel-style shuk Exhibits and more!

Free Admission and Free Parking. Check for updates at www.jccnv.org. This program is in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish agencies.

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Ongoing Programs

Special Interest Groups

Monthly “Sh’at Sipur” with Ido

NOVA Mifgash

Sundays, January 12, February 16, March 9 3pm–4pm

Calling All Israeli and Hebrew Speaking Families!

Recommended for children ages 5–8 and their parents. Siblings welcome. Kids and parents will have fun with Ido at this monthly children’s book club. Together they will read famous Israeli children’s books that have been translated into English, play Israeli games, and enjoy a light snack.

Contact: Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3034 Be a part of this Hebrew speaking group for families with children ages 2–9. Israeli and Hebrew speaking parents and children gather once a month to connect, play games, read stories, and watch films — all in Hebrew. The mifgashim (meetings) events are organized by the families and the JCCNV Community Shaliach (emissary).

Fee: Free RSVP: Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org

Café Ivrit (Hebrew) Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Mar. 5, Apr. 16) 8:15am–9am No previous knowledge required. Shalom (Hello)! Did you always want to converse in Hebrew? Join Ido each week for conversational Hebrew. You will learn and practice Hebrew in a fun and interactive way while learning more about Israel!

Fee: Free (we ask that you try to attend regularly)

Israel in the News: Hot Topics Monthly Discussion Group Thursdays, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 9am–10am Join us for this stimulating discussion group where we will focus on top issues taking place in Israel. Together we’ll explore what is going on in, and around, Israel.

Look for us on Facebook and join — NOVA Mifgash.

Israeli Dance Ages: 13+

Tuesdays (ongoing) (no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3) 7:45pm–9:45pm Instructor: Ethan Halpern This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern Israeli music. Mr. Halpern has been offering this popular course at the JCCNV for 20 years. Dances are internationally recognized in most programs. No experience necessary, and registration not required.

Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student Code: #4564 Pay instructor directly.

Fee: Free

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Cultural Arts Cultural Arts Director Dan Kirsch, (703) 537-3075 • Dan.Kirsch@jccnv.org

Dance Academy Director Chris Dalen, (703) 537-3037 • Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org

Hava Nagila (The Movie)

Dance Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

The opening night screening at the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival in April sold out! Here’s your chance to enjoy Hava Nagila (The Movie), a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey. Join us in some Israeli dancing with Markid Mike following the film.

Wednesday, December 25, 3pm*

Brenda Forsley, (703) 537-3057 • Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

Fine Arts Coordinator Irene Gavin, (703) 537-3063 • Irene.Gavin@jccnv.org

JCCNV Cultural Arts Mission To demonstrate, illuminate and celebrate the breadth and depth of Judaism’s culture, identity, creativity, diversity and resiliency through the performing, visual and literary arts. Cultural Arts programming is partially funded by the Arts Fund, and the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County.

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2013–2014 Cultural and Performing Arts Series The Performing Arts Series presents cultural programming designed to engage people of all generations, and to provide texture and insight into the rich cultural history and contemporary trends of the Jewish people. The series strives to make the JCCNV a destination for both members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor, and creativity. Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the JCCNV. Visit www.jccnvarts.org for updates and additional information on all events. All programs and dates subject to change. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Dan.Kirsch@jccnv.org.

For questions, and to buy tickets: Box Office: (703) 537-3000 Email: boxoffice@jccnv.org Purchase tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com

Fee: Complimentary tickets with J Fest ticket purchase (must reserve in advance) Film event only: $9/ $6 member, seniors, students, children *Come for J Fest activities, 11am–3pm. See details on page 9.

Mister Benny Will the real Benjamin Kubelsky please stand up!

Friday, January 10, 2pm Saturday, January 11, 8pm Sunday, January 12, 2pm Jack Benny is brought to life by Tim Newell in this one-man play — Tim created the role at Jewish Repertory Theatre in Buffalo. “Newell’s performance adds up to a great deal more than the sum of its vaudevillian parts: the expert comic timing, the perfectly calibrated facial expressions and the masterful recounting of anecdotes from Benny’s time on vaudeville stages, on radio and television.” —The Buffalo News

Tickets: $29/ $24 members and seniors/ $19 students and groups (10+)

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The Maccabeats Premier A Cappella

Sunday, January 19, 1:30pm and 4pm The Maccabeats have emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena. Strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom, The Maccabeats perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American and Israeli songs.

Tickets: $34 premium reserved $29/ $24 member, seniors/ $19 students and groups (10+)

following, and is renowned throughout its homeland for its support of Israeli composers, soloists, and conductors. Under the baton of Boguslaw Dawidow, the orchestra brings a spectacular evening of music that includes the comfortingly familiar melodies of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor and the warm sounds of Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World, as well as Israeli composer Uri Bracha’s Melodies for Mount Carmel, with virtuoso violist Avshalom Sarid.

Tickets: Special 15% discount available through the JCCNV. Call the Box Office at (703) 537-3000 for details.

Hooshir A Cappella and Potomac Fever With a song in their hearts

Saturday, March 8, 8pm Hooshir A Cappella is Indiana University’s premier co-ed a cappella group with Jewish roots. Last year they won first place in the Kol HaOlam National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition. Singing pop, choral and Broadway, Potomac Fever, a 13-voice a cappella close harmony pop ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, returns to the JCCNV with a new set of songs.

Tickets: $29/ $24 member and seniors/ $19 students and groups (10+)

ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival Thursday–Thursday, February 6–13 See details on page 38.

Ninth Annual Comedy Night Featuring Monica Piper Find The Funny

Jews Who Rock Saluting the Jewish musical greats of the rock ‘n’ roll era

Sunday, January 26, 3pm Gathering Time, a folk-rock harmony trio best described as ‘Peter, Paul & Mary – meets – Crosby, Stills and Nash,’ salutes the Jewish musical greats of the rock ‘n’ roll era, such as Bob Dylan, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka and others.

Tickets: $24/ $19 member, seniors and groups (10+)/ $14 students

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Saturday, February 8 7:45pm Pre-show happy hour (cash bar) 8:30pm Show See details on page 57.

Love, Faith and Other Dirty Words Celebrating Interfaith Couples A play reading, produced by Theater J.

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30pm This play follows the trail of attraction, love, conflict and compromise as couples navigate courting, marriage, and raising children that reveal the complexities of modern faith — Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim and Atheist — and romance.

Tickets: $15

A JCCNV Cultural Arts Outing

Saturday, February 1, 8pm Location: George Mason University Center for the Arts 4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 This popular orchestra, a focal point of musical life in Northern Israel, makes its Center for the Arts debut as part of its first tour of the United States. Since its founding in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel has built an impressive and loyal 18

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Richmond Ballet II The art of classical dance

Sunday, April 6, 7pm Designated “The State Ballet of Virginia,” Richmond Ballet II visits the JCCNV for the second year with a new repertory program of classical dance, including: • Bow Out, Choreography by Val Caniparoli, Music by David Bedford and Roy Powell • Excerpts from Raymonda ACT III, Choreography by Frederic Franklin (Staged by Igor Antonov), Music by Alexander Glazunov • Prayer, Choreography by George Lyssenko (Staged by Igor Antonov), Music: traditional synagogue music • Pas de Deux from Cinderella, Choreography by Malcolm Burn, Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Tickets: $29/ $24 member and seniors/ $19 students and groups (10+) Pre-performance talk by author Tina Sutton (The Making of Markova: Diaghilev’s Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon), 6pm.

Free admission to this pre-performance talk. The tour is underwritten in part by the Virginia Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Cinder-Rachella World Premiere!

Fine Arts Program

May 2014, dates and times TBA The JCCNV has commissioned, and will produce, present, and tour the world premiere of “Cinder-Rachella,” a family-friendly adaptation of a play with music which celebrates Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale Princess. Written by Leslie A. Kobylinski, with original music by Alvin Smithson. Yael Ingel, the JCCNV’s recent Community Shlicha (emissary), consults from Israel. The project has received a grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County, supported by Fairfax County. Additional funding and support is coming from First Draft, a local theatre company dedicated to developing new plays alongside audiences, supporting DC-area playwrights and partnering with theaters and artists looking to produce new work.

Tickets go on sale March 1. For questions, and to buy tickets: Box Office: (703) 537-3000 Email: boxoffice@jccnv.org Purchase tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com.

14th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

Thursday–Sunday, March 20–30 Last year the theme was “Culture, Community, Chutzpah.” What will it be this year? What contemporary Jewish-themed and/or Israelimade films will delight and provoke our audiences? Following an opening night dinner and film (which sold-out last year) at the JCCNV, we are honored to return to Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic as our festival home. While the films and schedule will be announced in the early spring, now is the time to become a screening sponsor for this annual community event. Contact Dan Kirsch for sponsorship and group sales information.

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Nature’s Splendor February 11–April 7 This exhibit captures the beauty of the natural world.

Fine Arts Coordinator Irene Gavin, (703) 537-3063 • Irene.Gavin@jccnv.org The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish arts and artists. The program is also committed to establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Northern Virginia community and Israel by integrating Israeli arts into its program. The JCCNV Fine Arts Program’s dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that is well-respected amongst artists, art enthusiasts, buyers, and sellers. Over the years, the Center’s Bodzin Art Gallery exhibitions have attracted talented artists who work in a wide-variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, crafts and new media. For a listing of past exhibits, visit our Fine Arts Archive at www.jccnvarts.org.

Exhibits

The Bodzin Art Gallery continues to feature many local artists, supporting the creative talent in our tri-state area.

For many years Darlene Kaplan painted realism before changing to oriental brush painting, where she could immerse herself in the natural world. Grinding the ink in preparation for painting, stroking or brushing color onto natural papers to interpret the bamboo orchid, a complicated soothing landscape or mountains in the mist, the viewer journeys peacefully through her art. Darlene states, “I believe that an artist is a person who can see something within the mind that can be brought into reality where it can be seen, felt, touched, heard and even sometimes smelled.”

Showcases: Daphne Nadler has been creating a line of original ageless handbags. She says of the variety of women who carry her bags, “Like me, they think outside the box… and appreciate originality, creativity and unique designs.” Her selection of fine fabrics and feathers make use of texture and color, and provide us with user-friendly, functional, yet beautiful lasting pieces to complement our style. This is the opportunity to see her newest handcrafted designs.

Powers of Perception: Maggie Siner’s Vision

On Deaf Ears

December 17–February 10

This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah and reflects the theme of public response to injustice today. This year’s Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) annual Holocaust commemoration (on April 27 at the JCCNV) is themed “On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years.” Artists have been asked to exhibit works of art that represent the contemporary connections to this theme.

This exhibit focuses on a highly creative and talented Jewish artist’s comprehensive body of work.

Maggie Siner paints directly from life. She calls her work “Perceptual Painting” [including drawings and sculptures], based on direct observation and the intricacies and complexities of visual perception (i.e. not reproduced from a camera). She is particularly interested in movement and how gesture brings the reality of time into an image, which can otherwise be fixed and static. Working from life means that she paints what she sees with a highly varied subject matter that can be intimate or vast, ordinary or whimsical.

April 8–May 27

Hector Emanuel is a Peruvianborn photojournalist, now from DC, who has traveled and photographed extensively throughout the world. His primary interest is the examination of social and political issues in Latin America and the United States. He shares his dedication to expressive documentary work grounded in humanistic stories and themes — which is clearly visible in his powerful images of the human plight existing today.

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was born in Jerusalem. Now a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD by way of Nicaragua, she became aware of, and produced award-winning images of, the perilous journey of undocumented Central American migrants toward the hope of finding work in the United States. Michelle purposefully states, “As an issue, migration is current; the story of migration however is timeless…With a singularity of purpose…brazen resilience…travers[ing] deadly terrain, relying mostly on their wits and the occasional kindness of strangers… In documenting a journey…I convey the experience of individuals who struggle to control their own destiny.”

is the illustrator of the Sammy Spider and Ziz works. Her two- and three-dimensional “artifacts” often draw on the Bible for their sense of dreams and emotional intensity as a way to confront and involve the viewer.

Showcases: Yonina Blech-Hermoni Yahrtzeit (memorial) candle holders were created as a way to “…see through to the soul of the departed… yet know them to be held and wrapped in warmth…” Yonina is a printmaker turned potter, working clay into many forms, including Judaica and functional pieces. She is fluent in Hebrew calligraphy, sometimes incorporating it into her pots. Her pieces also have Middle Eastern and East Asian influences thanks to her time spent living in Israel, China, and Japan.

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Looking to buy a piece of Jewish art to add to your collection? Or are you an artist looking to sell your fine art pieces? The JCCNV maintains a directory of Jewish artists and art that brings together buyers and sellers of all art media. If your collection feels incomplete, or you are looking for a truly special gift, visit our online directory at www.jccnvarts.org. From photography to glass sculptures, still life paintings to hand-crafted wood pieces, and decorative rugs to pottery, you’re sure to find something in our directory that’ll satisfy your fine art needs. Artists and/or suppliers, who would like to be listed in the directory, please visit www.jccnvarts.org to review the criteria and to submit your listing. With more than 3,000 visitors to our site each month, our directory is a great way to introduce your art to the Jewish community and beyond.

Lloyd Wolf – As a photojournalist, Lloyd has been documenting the numerous homemade shrines to victims of murder and violence that appear throughout the Washington, DC area. He is compelled by their raw intensity of expression, both emotional and visual, connecting our past to the present. “They are tears and prayers made visible,” stated Lloyd. “The shrines call to me, to us, to notice, to remember, to be aware — hopefully, to act. The creation of this art has been my ongoing process; my action.”

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Celebrating our Children’s Creativity May 29–June 15 The JCCNV Early Childhood Services department presents, “A Reggio Exhibit,” which showcases the special philosophy of teaching art being used by the program. Beginning in Reggio, Italy after WWII, and based on the ideas that children have a say in the direction of their learning, children use all their senses, relating to each other and the exploration of materials, and by being encouraged with endless ways of expressing themselves. A large part of the philosophy centers on the use of art and materials. The Early Childhood Learning Center’s (ECLC) annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2013–2014 school year focuses on long-term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four-year-olds, showcasing the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop). The ECLC’s modernized “Atelier method” is a variant of fine art instruction taking place in an inviting art room that provides a wonderful place for children to explore their creative side under the guidance of our professional artist, Sarah D. Samuels Vejvoda, Atelierista.

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Payments

Tuition fees can be found with each class description. Three options for payment: 1. Annual Payment, paid in full. 2. Bi-Annual Payment, paid with registration for fall and spring courses. 3. Monthly Payments, made through automatic billing of a credit card or voided check. Please note: Declined or expired credit cards, or returned electronic drafts, will incur a $35 fee.

Director Chris Dalen, (703) 537-3037 • Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org

Dance Coordinator and Administrative Assistant Brenda Forsley, (703) 537-3057 • Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

Associated Fees Performance Fee: $115 (includes the first costume and two recital tickets) Code: #610 Costume Fee (each additional costume): $65 Code: #611

The JCCNV Dance Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment where dancers of all skill levels may embrace this remarkably expressive art form. Our extensive and comprehensive program is based on an appreciation for, cooperation in, and dedication to the art of dance, striving to instill confidence and grace through a fusion of dance training.

Refund/ Cancellation Policy

Important Dates*

At the annual spring recital, two merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who show exceptional passion and promise in the field of dance. • Artistry Scholarship Awarded to an advanced level student who shows exceptional technique and artistry in the field of dance. • Tiny Dancer Scholarship Awarded to a preschool dance student who demonstrates passion and extraordinary promise for dance, and will transition into the JCCNV Youth Dance program in the fall.

January 12 May 18 June 1 June 2 June 6 June 8

Last day to register for winter/spring classes Israel Street Festival Performance Photo day Dress rehearsal (Company only) Dress rehearsal (Preschool, 1pm–2pm) Dress rehearsal (Youth, 4:30pm–7:15pm) Recital

*Please check the Parent Manual for a complete calendar of events, and dates to remember.

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If a registration must be cancelled prior to the first day of class, a $7 handling fee will be assessed. After the start of classes, only prorated credits will be issued.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Financial Assistance Costs associated with a dance education in the Washington Metro Area can be significant. The estimated annual cost for a student to participate in one hour of dance each week averages $1,000. At the JCCNV, we believe everyone should have access to dance. Each year, through generous donations and fundraising events, we are able to provide a few families with tuition assistance. Financial assistance is awarded based on need. Applications are available at the front desk.

Class Etiquette For safety and total benefit, students must arrive to class on time, dressed according to dress code, and prepared to dance. • Students must conduct themselves in a respectful and disciplined manner while at the JCCNV and when representing the Center during events. • No candy, gum or food may be brought to class. Water in sealable containers may be consumed in class. Drink breaks, however, will be scheduled by the instructor. • Make-up classes must be arranged with the instructor and the Dance Academy Director. • Parents must remain outside the class. Please refer to the Parent Manual for dress code, guidelines, and JCCNV closings.

Name a Scholarship Please help to provide positive arts experiences at the JCCNV by sponsoring a scholarship. Commit to fund a scholarship for a minimum of five years, and the JCCNV Dance Academy will name the scholarship after the generous individual or business.

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Preschool Ballet II

Preschool Dance

Tuesdays, January 7–June 3 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 1:15pm–2pm

Students focus on learning movement vocabulary, music, and class structure through creative movement techniques and games. Those students enrolled in the Early Childhood Learning Center are escorted to and from their classrooms.

Please refer to the Parent Manual for dress code, guidelines, and JCCNV closings.

Toddler Tales and Tutus Ages: 2–3

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Apr. 21, May 26) 12:50pm–1:35pm This is a performance-based course promoting the development of young children’s imaginations and body awareness through interactive storytelling, costumes, crafts, basic ballet, and creative expression.

Tuition: $342/ $304 member Code: #4522 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Preschool Ballet I Ages: 3–5

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 1:15pm–2pm Movement games and explorations are the foundation for this performance-based introduction to ballet. Students will learn dance vocabulary, body awareness, and class structure in an active and engaging environment.

Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4524 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Ages: 4–5

Through this introductory, performancebased course, students will explore the structure, vocabulary, and music of ballet, in a fun environment that encourages respect, patience, and creativity.

Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4523 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop Ages: 4–5

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 1:15pm–2pm As a combined performance-based course, students will receive a taste of each dance form. They will explore rhythms of tap, broad movement of jazz, and precision of hip hop, all in one exciting class.

Tuition: $396/ $352 member Code: #4525 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Intro to Dance Ages: 3–5

Fridays, January 10–June 6 (no class Apr. 18) 1:15pm–2pm Students will explore creative movement through music, props, stories, and their imagination, and learn body control and self-awareness.

Tuition: $396/ $352 member Code: #4526 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Youth Dance Classes These classes are for serious dance students, committed to improving their technique and artistry. The JCCNV Dance Academy offers a comprehensive curriculum dedicated to inspiring and encouraging creative spirit, academic discipline, and culture. Student progress is not based on grade or level in school. Rather, advancement comes with technical improvement of the forms they study at the Academy.

Please refer to the Parent Manual for dress code, guidelines, and JCCNV closings.

Ballet A remarkably expressive, nonverbal art form with an illustrious multi-cultural history, ballet is a rigorous and disciplined course of study that leads to seemingly effortless movement, strength, flexibility, physiological awareness and statistically higher academic performance. The JCCNV Dance Academy approaches ballet instruction with a contemporary style.

Ballet I Ages: 5–6

Tuesdays, January 7–May 27 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $360/ $320 member Code: #4490 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Ballet II Ages: 6–7

Tuesdays, January 7–May 27 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $360/ $320 member Code: #4491 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Ballet III Ages: 8–9

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Advanced Ballet

Choreography/Improvisation

Ages: 10–11

Ages: by placement only

Ages: 13–18

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4493 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Sundays, January 5–June 1 (no class Apr. 13, 20) 2:30pm–4pm Tuition: $420/ $378 member Code: #4692 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Tuesdays, January 7–May 27 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $360/ $320 member Code: #4489 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Ballet V

Modern

Jazz

Modern dance courses focus on a fusion of techniques ranging from those of the early creators of the form to current contemporary choreographers.

Inspired by the music of the same name, jazz uses expressive movement, as is often seen in Broadway musical productions.

Ages: 12–15

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4494 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Ballet VI Ages: 16–18

Tuesdays, January 7–May 27 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 6:30pm–7:30pm Tuition: $360/ $320 member Code: #4495 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Pre-Pointe Ages: by placement only

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 6:30pm–7:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4496 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Pointe Ages: by placement only

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 7:30pm–8:30pm Tuition: $567/ $504 member Code: #4497 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

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Creative Movement/ Beginning Modern Ages: 5–8

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4486 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Beginning Jazz Ages: 5–8

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4498 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Intermediate Jazz Ages: 9–12

Intermediate Modern Ages: 9–12

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4487 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4499 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Advanced Jazz I Ages: 13–18

Advanced Modern Ages: 13–18

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 6:30pm–7:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4488 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 6:30pm–7:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4500 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

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Advanced Jazz II

Advanced Tap

Ages: 13-18

Ages: 13–18

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 7:30pm–8:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4501 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4507 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Tuesdays, January 7–June 3 (no class Apr. 15, 22) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $360/ $320 member Code: #4511 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Theatre Dance

Hip Hop

Youth Dance Company

Ages: 10–13

Thursdays, January 9–May 29 (no class Apr. 17) 4:30pm–5:30pm Students prepare to dance, sing, and act — becoming a triple threat in musical theatre. The course includes diverse warm-ups, technical progressions, and movement that allows for vocalization.

Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4514 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Tap Tap is a percussive dance form in which the dance becomes the music. The JCCNV Dance Academy teaches Broadway tap, which develops students’ sense of rhythm, balance and presentation.

Beginning Tap Ages: 5–8

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4505 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Intermediate Tap Ages: 9–12

Mondays, January 6–June 2 (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 5:30pm–6:30pm Tuition: $324/ $288 member Code: #4506 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

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The newest form of social dance, hip hop fuses such movement styles as popping, locking, liquid, breaking, step, and stomp. Often highly energetic, the JCCNV Dance Academy requires knee pads for these technique classes.

Hip Hop I Ages: 9–12

Wednesdays, January 8–May 28 (no class Apr. 16) 4:30pm–5:30pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4509 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Hip Hop II Ages: by placement only

Sundays, January 5–June 1 (no class Apr. 13, 20) 4pm–5pm Tuition: $378/ $336 member Code: #4510 Performance Fee: $115 Code: #610

Tumbling The JCCNV Dance Academy teaches technical practices that encourage healthy fitness habits including: warm-up, flexibility, strength, basic tumbling skills, and teamwork in a fun and interactive environment. Students should wear leotard and tights, t-shirts and leggings or shorts. No shoes required, and long hair must be secure in a French braid, or pony tail and fabric hair band.

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Ages: 5–10

Contact Chris Dalen, Dance Academy Director at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3037 The JCCNV Dance Company offers a select group of students an opportunity to approach dance seriously, and improve their technique, artistry and performance skills. The Company runs from September through June. Students participating in the program must attend Sunday Company rehearsal, Friday Core and Flex class, one ballet class, and enroll in two electives. Classes taken in excess of the above requirement will be separately billed. Company members must also take the summer intensive or summer dance classes to maintain their skills and abilities. Auditions for the Company are scheduled in August.

Special Needs — Shadows Contact Chris Dalen, Dance Academy Director at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3037 Student shadows represent one of the most beneficial offerings at the JCCNV, and are unique to the JCCNV Dance Academy. For students with special needs, a trained assistant from the Special Needs Department participates with an individual student in the class in which they are enrolled, reinforcing instruction and enriching the experience for the participant. A nominal fee is associated with this service.

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Adult and Cultural Dance Classes This program is for beginning to intermediate level adult dancers. All classes are taught by professional dance educators who will work with individual students to structure the class around the abilities of the participant. Class cards may be purchased at the front desk or through the instructor.

Adult Dance Class Cards Single class: Code: 5 classes: Code: 10 classes: Code:

$20/ $17 member #125 $100/ $80 member #123 $180/ $150 member #124

Adult Tap Wednesdays (ongoing) (no class Apr. 16, Jun. 4) 6:30pm–7:30pm For beginner- and intermediate-level adult tap students.

Adult Ballet Mondays (ongoing) (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 7:30pm–8:30pm For novice and intermediate-level adult ballet students.

Make Your Move Ages: 18+

1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month January 16–May 15 (no class Jan. 2 or Apr. 17) 10:45am–11:30am

Israeli Dance Ages: 13+

Tuesdays (ongoing) (no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3) 7:45pm–9:45pm Instructor: Ethan Halpern This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern Israeli music. Mr. Halpern has been offering this popular course at the JCCNV for 20 years. Dances are internationally recognized in most programs. No experience necessary, and registration not required.

Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student Code: #4564 Pay instructor directly.

Intermediate Line Dance Instructor: Susan Zuckerman Attas Join a new session of an ongoing line dance class tailored to the 40s-70s crowd. No partners needed, since we all dance together in lines to classic rock, contemporary, and country western music in a social atmosphere. Line dance provides a fun and energetic workout.

Session I Tuesdays, February 18–April 8 (8 weeks) 2:15pm–3:15pm Cost: $60/ $50 member Code: #4732

Youth and Adult Private & Semi-Private Dance Lessons Contact Chris Dalen, Dance Academy Director, at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3037 Private lessons allow for personal attention to the specific needs and goals of each student. We encourage those who seek to improve their skills and abilities at a faster and more thorough pace to take private lessons. Scheduling based on availability.

Private Lessons (30 minutes) Tuition: 5 lessons: $175/ $150 member Code: #261/ #260 10 lessons: $310/ $260 member Code: #263/ #262 Ongoing lessons (24): $600/ $565 member Code: #4527

Semi-Private Lessons (30 minutes) (2–3 students of similar ability) Tuition per student: 5 lessons: $100/ $75 member Code: #265/ #264 10 lessons: $160/ $110 member Code: #269 / #268 Ongoing lessons (24): $312/ $293 member Code: #4893

Session II Tuesdays, April 29–June 17 (8 weeks) 2:15pm–3:15pm Cost: $60/ $50 member Code: #4733

Join us in this great movement program that incorporates dance, music, and a whole lot of fun! This program is for adults of ANY ability. You will have the freedom to move to your own beat while maximizing your own individual strengths. This program is run by the JCCNV Dance Academy.

Fee: $80/ $64 member Code: #4470

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Family Services Department

Early Childhood Services

Director Amy Brinko, (703) 537-3039 • Amy.Brinko@jccnv.org

Family Services Accounts Manager Adi Eilat Crowley, (703) 537-3077 • Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Services Fairfax–JCCNV Director

Amy Vermillion, (703) 537-3038 • Amy.Vermillion@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Director Amit Hickman, (703) 537-3051 • Amit.Hickman@jccnv.org

ECLC Program Coordinators Laura Cooper, (703) 537-3065 • Laura.Cooper@jccnv.org Amanda Swart, (703) 537-3086 • Amanda.Swart@jccnv.org

ECLC Jewish Culture and Values Coordinator Debbie Blonder, (703) 537-3067 • Debbie.Blonder@jccnv.org

ECS Programming and Events Coordinator Juliana Quinteros-Mian, (703) 537-3016 • Juliana.Quinteros@jccnv.org

Alexandria–Beth El Hebrew Congregation Early Childhood Learning Center Director

Dina Backer, (703) 537-3084 • Dina.Backer@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director Ali Kerlin, (703) 537-3084 • Alison.Kerlin@jccnv.org

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Programming Director Camp Achva Assistant Programming Director

Joelle Kelenson, (703) 537-3091 • Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

School-Age Programming Assistant Director Camp Achva Assistant Operations Director

Jessica Vandell, (703) 537-3096 • Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

Teen Programming and Camp Achva Director

Nori White, (703) 537-3041 • Nori.White@jccnv.org

The School-Age Services program is partially underwritten by the following funds: Bond Family Fund Murray Fund Rosenblatt Family Fund

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A part of the JCCNV Family Services Department, JCCNV Early Childhood Services offers a variety of family programming, enrichment classes, Sunday Family Fun Days, Family Fun Nights, and Toddlers’ and Kids’ Night Out programs. Early Childhood Services also boasts the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) which includes an Infant/ Toddler Program for children ages 6 weeks–24 months old, and a licensed preschool with extended care for children ages 24 months–4 years old. The Early Childhood Learning Center promotes developmental growth through creative interaction between children and teachers within a warm, caring environment that’s based on Jewish values. Offered at two convenient locations — in Fairfax at the JCCNV, and in Alexandria at Beth El Hebrew Congregation, highlights include:

JCCNV ECLC–Fairfax: • Licensed preschool • Licensed childcare from 6 weeks to 4 years old • Licensed camp program For information regarding the Fairfax location, contact Amit Hickman.

JCCNV ECLC–Alexandria: • Licensed preschool • Licensed childcare from 18 months to 4 years old • Licensed camp program For information regarding the Alexandria location, contact Dina Backer.

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Our Philosophy of Learning The Early Childhood Learning Center strives to help each child grow as an individual. We emphasize the development of selfconfidence and a positive self-image. Our activities provide experiences to foster social skills and emotional maturity and to strengthen cognitive and physical growth. Play is a child’s work. Play provides the opportunity for children to explore their world, find out how to get along with others, strengthen their muscles, try new activities, build self-confidence and enhance selfesteem. Play is how the young child develops the necessary skills and social competencies that will be needed as he/she grows and matures. The primary goal of our Infant/Toddler Program is to provide each child with the best of care in a clean and nurturing environment. Our staff works to encourage each child in every stage of his or her social and emotional growth, as well as to support and strengthen language and cognitive development. The daily routine is set up to provide stimulating experiences for children to learn and explore their environment through their own curiosity. Our teaching philosophy follows a ReggioEmilia inspired philosophy that is based on the following ideas: • Children have a say over the direction of their learning • Children are able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing • Children have a relationship with other children and material items to explore • Children have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves Our philosophy involves an emergent curriculum that builds on the interests of the children. Topics of study are chosen through discussion/observations of children, community or family events, interests of the children, and teacher-directed provocations. The curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences, areas for children to experiment with the natural world, and real-life problem-solving with opportunities for creative thinking.

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New in 2013–2014! The JCCNV ECLC is participating in the JCCA Sheva Early Learning Framework. This framework is a basis for the continued education of the children in the ECLC. It builds upon the foundations already in place through the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy. Core principles include: • The value of children as constructivist learners including the concept of kavod (respect) for each child’s ability to think for himself/herself • Early childhood directors as visionaries — our professional staff has the chochma (wisdom) to make sound decisions for their population • The importance of early childhood educators as professionals — through learning communities and attending conferences and workshops, our educators develop ahavat limud (a love of learning) for themselves and their students • A focus on families as engaged partners — opportunities are provided throughout the year to build kehillah (community) between our families and staff • The concept of the environment as inspiration for inquiry — spaces are intentionally designed to encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and creativity • Emphasis on the Jewish value of sh’mirat ha’guf (taking care of our bodies) through nutrition and exercise • Further learning about Israel to educate our students and their families about the story of the Jewish people

2014–2015 Registration

Fall 2014 Priority Registration begins Monday, December 16 for members with children enrolled in the 2013–2014 program and their siblings. Priority Registration ends on Sunday, January 12. Registration opens to the public: Monday, January 13 (first come, first served). Applications will be made available the beginning of December from any ECLC Administrator and on the JCCNV website. Please note: JCCNV family membership is required for attendance. Membership applications must be submitted with preschool application.

2013–2014 Registration Limited Spaces are still available for the 2013–2014 school year.

The Infant/Toddler Program continues to accept applications on a rolling basis.

ECLC Information Sessions* Begin at 9:30am on the following dates: Monday, January 6 Friday, January 24 RSVP to Laura.Cooper@jccnv.org Parents are invited to visit the JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center on either of the dates above for a presentation about the day-today activities at the ECLC, information about the Reggio Emilia inspired teaching philosophy, and for a tour of the classrooms. The presentation will also include a Q&A session with members of the ECLC Administration Team. During the session, we’ll also show you around the JCCNV so you can see additional amenities you’ll enjoy with your family membership; including our cardio cycling studio, fitness area, dance studio, gymnasium, swimming pool, and Chaiken Auditorium. *Families interested in beginning enrollment for the 2014–2015 school year are encouraged to attend one of the above sessions. Please contact an ECLC Administrator for individual tours for the 2013–2014 school year or for the Infant and Toddler Programs.

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Infant/Toddler Program

Satellite Program

For children ages 6 weeks–24 months old

Same great early childhood experience in a second convenient location! The JCCNV continues its partnership with Beth El Hebrew Congregation. The JCCNV/BEHC Early Childhood Learning Center is located at 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.

Full-time only Monday–Friday, 7:30am–6pm

Two-Year-Old Program For children ages 24–36 months old by 9/30/13

Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Parents may choose from the following options: 2-days: Tuesday/Thursday 3-days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5-days: Monday–Friday

Three- and Four-Year-Old Program For children three years old by 9/30/13 For children four years old by 9/30/13

Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Parents may choose from the following options: Three-year-olds 3-days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5-days: Monday–Friday Four-year-olds 5-days only: Monday–Friday

Full- and Part-Time Extended Day Options For children ages 2–5 years old by 9/30/13 The Extended Day Program complements the morning preschool program and provides children with a warm, caring and safe environment. Children participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities in a positive setting, orchestrated by a creative and qualified staff.

Extended Day Options* Monday–Friday Early Morning Extended Day: 7:30am–9am Early Afternoon Extended Day: 1pm–4pm Late Afternoon Extended Day: 1pm–6pm *Child must be enrolled in a 9am–1pm program. Two-day minimum required.

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For information regarding the Alexandria location, contact Dina Backer, Alexandria ECLC Director, at Dina.Backer@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3084.

Looking Ahead: Summer 2014 Camp Ahava June 23–August 15 (8 weeks) Two Locations: Fairfax (ages 24 months– 4 years) and Alexandria (ages 20 months– 4 years) Now’s the time to make your child’s summer plans! Join us for a Smithsonian summer as we use our imaginations to travel to the Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, the National Zoo, and the Museum of Natural History.

Enrichment Class registration now open! Children must be three years old as of 9/30/13 in order to enroll in most specialty classes. Children attending the JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center must be enrolled in the three-year-old or four-yearold program. Please check class descriptions for specific age requirements.

All Early Childhood specialty classes meet from 1:10pm–2pm Fees: 10-week class: $200/ $170 member Full-time childcare: $150 8-week class: $160/ $137 member Full-time childcare: $120 7-week class: $140/ $120 member Full-time childcare: $105 6-week class: $120/ $103 member Full-time childcare: $90 5-week class: $100/ $86 member Full-time childcare: $75 4-week class: $80/ $69 member Full-time childcare: $60 3-week class: $60/ $52 member Full-time childcare: $45 Classes are listed in order by day of the week, then by start date. Mondays

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Early Childhood Enrichment Classes For more information on Family Programming/Enrichment Classes, please contact Juliana.Quinteros@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3016. Discounted Program & Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

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Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Mondays, January 6–27 (3 weeks) (no class Jan. 20) Children will be amazed to learn that some animals are hatched from eggs! From birds to crocodiles and turtles to snakes, children will discover where and how these animals are born!

Fee: $60/ $52 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $45 Code: #4710

Under the Sea Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Mondays, February 3–24 (4 weeks) Dive into the deep blue and uncover all the living animals and plants in a world below ours!

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4711

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Once Upon a Story

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Mondays, March 3–24 (4 weeks)

Tuesdays, March 4–25 (4 weeks)

Come and learn all about animals from around the world. Each day we’ll meet a new animal in each class through story, crafts, music and play.

This exciting program uses crafts, finger play, and more to help bring your child’s favorite books to life.

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4712

Dinosaur Discovery Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Mondays, March 31–May 19 (6 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21) Your little paleontologist will explore the world of dinosaurs — why some flew, why others had horns and why others didn’t eat meat. We’ll travel back in time and discover all your child can about these giant creatures that used to walk the Earth!

Fee: $120/ $103 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $90 Code: #4713 Tuesdays

Draw Me a Song Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Tuesdays, January 7–28 (4 weeks) Can music really change our mood/feelings? Your child will listen to different genres of music while exploring mixed art media, such as crayons, watercolors, acrylic paints and pastels. See how the music may or may not influence the creations they make in this class.

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4714

Little Blue and Little Yellow Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Tuesdays, February 4–25 (4 weeks) The wonderful book of the same name by Leo Lionni, demonstrates how these two friends Little Blue and Little Yellow hug and make a new color — green! Your child will learn and discover what colors are created when mixing paints, pastels and other artistic media while letting their creative juices flow!

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4715

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4716

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4720 *No need to have taken previous sessions to register for this class.

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Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Tuesdays, April 1–29 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 15, 22) Learn basic phrases and fun songs in Spanish with one of our Spanish experts here at the JCCNV!

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Wednesdays, May 7–28 (4 weeks) Explore the world of transportation in this unique class. We will craft a vehicle every week — some with wheels, some with wings, and even some with propellers.

Fee: $60/ $52 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $45 Code: #4717

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4721

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Thursdays

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Mini Mini Gym: Session I

Tuesdays, May 6–27 (4 weeks)

Ages: 2–3 (must be 2 as of 9/30)

Your child will put on an apron and then slip on a silly-cap for this funny cooking class. Each week your child will bake a treat to accompany the amazing book series written by author Laura Numeroff.

We will use movement, music, basic tumbling and lots of imagination to help enhance your child’s gross motor and social skills.

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4718 Wednesdays

Thursdays, January 9–February 27 (8 weeks)

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4722

Mini Mini Gym: Session II Ages: 2–3 (must be 2 as of 9/30)

Little Yogis: Session III* Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Wednesdays, January 8–February 26 (8 weeks) Enroll your little one in this fun-loving class that uses breathing techniques, yoga poses, movement, songs and stories that encourage children to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. Classes end with a quiet relaxation period.

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4719 *No need to have taken previous sessions to register for this class.

Little Yogis: Session IV* Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Wednesdays, March 5–April 30 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 16) Enroll your little one in this fun-loving class that uses breathing techniques, yoga

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poses, movement, songs and stories that encourage children to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. Classes end with a quiet relaxation period.

Thursdays, March 6–May 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 17) We will use movement, music, basic tumbling and lots of imagination to help enhance your child’s gross motor and social skills.

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4723

Young Musicians: Session I Ages: 4–5 (must be 4 as of 9/30)

Thursdays, January 9–February 27 (8 weeks) The Little Hands’ “Young Musicians” class is a pressure-free, developmentally appropriate transition to experiencing musical success before taking on more formal instruction. Young Musicians helps every child develop a confident, joyful voice for singing and speaking.

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4724

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Cuisines From Around the World

Mini Super Bowl Football Fun!

Ages: 4–5 (must be 4 as of 9/30)

Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Thursdays, March 6–May 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 17)

Fridays, March 7–28 (4 weeks)

Saturday, January 11 Code: #4700

The Little Hands’ “Young Musicians” class is a pressure-free, developmentally appropriate transition to experiencing musical success before taking on more formal instruction. Young Musicians helps every child develop a confident, joyful voice for singing and speaking.

Fee: $160/ $137 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $120 Code: #4725

Silly Scientists Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Thursdays, May 8–29 (4 weeks) Using regular household items like soap, oil and cornstarch, your little scientist will explore what makes these items grow, get sticky and get messy!

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4726 Fridays

Mini Meteorologists Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Fridays, January 10–31 (4 weeks) Rain, snow, hail or shine — our mini meteorologists will learn about the four seasons, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards and other weather related topics.

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4727

Kids in the Kitchen Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Fridays, February 7–28 (4 weeks) This class will teach your child how to use healthy foods and turn them into yummy treats. Learn the importance of keeping things clean and safe in the kitchen.

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4728

From couscous to crepes and falafel to quiche, let your little chef create yummy meals from around the world with our resident Culinary Queen of the Kitchen, Miss Ilanith!

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4729

Green Thumbs Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Snowed In! Saturday, February 8 Code: #4701

Pre-Purim Bash Saturday, March 1 Code: #4702

Gardens Galore

Fridays, April 4–May 2 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 18)

Saturday, April 5 Code: #4703

Let your child explore nature in this class where they’ll learn what it takes to make plants, fruits, vegetables and flowers grow.

Luau Beach Party

Fee: $80/ $69 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $60 Code: #4730

Mini Rangers Ages: 3–5 (must be 3 as of 9/30)

Fridays, May 9–30 (3 weeks) (no class May 23) Put your ranger hats and hiking boots on and step outside to collect leaves, twigs and other interesting treasures nature has to offer!

Fee: $60/ $52 member Full-time ECLC Enrollee: $45 Code: #4731

Kids’ Night Out Ages: 24 months–5 years

6pm–9:30pm Contact: Juliana Quinteros-Mian Hey kids… need a night out with your friends? Leave Mom and Dad at home and join us for a night of fun at the JCCNV! All Kids’ Night Out programs include an array of crafts, games, snacks and a movie to end the night.

Fee: $35/ $30 member (5% sibling discount for second child enrolled in either KNO program is available)

Saturday, May 17 Code: #4704

Toddlers’ Night Out Ages: 18 months–23 months

6pm–9:30pm Must be currently enrolled in the ECLC Toddler Program Contact: Juliana Quinteros-Mian Need a “toddler-free” night? Bring your little one to the JCCNV to hang out with our wonderful teachers while you enjoy a night on the town. All of the children will be well taken care of by our professional infant/toddler staff!

Fee: $35/ $30 member (5% sibling discount for second child enrolled in either KNO program is available) Saturday, January 11 Code: #4705 Saturday, February 8 Code: #4706 Saturday, March 1 Code: #4707 Saturday, April 5 Code: #4708 Saturday, May 17 Code: #4709

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School-Age Services School-Age Programming Director Camp Achva Assistant Programming Director Joelle Kelenson, (703) 537-3091 • Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

School-Age Programming Assistant Director Camp Achva Assistant Operations Director Jessica Vandell, (703) 537-3096 • Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

Teen Programming and Camp Achva Director Nori White, (703) 537-3041 • Nori.White@jccnv.org

Family Services Accounts Manager

Adi Eilat Crowley, (703) 537-3077 • Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org

Before- and AfterSchool Enrichment Program (BASE) Rolling admission is currently open for the 2013–2014 school year! Registration for the 2014–2015 school year will be available in April 2014. Our mission is to ensure an interactive, fun, beneficial, and positive environment in which every child can grow and develop in a safe, structured and friendly atmosphere!

Before-School Care: AM BASE Start the day off right! The AM BASE program is available for students who attend Gesher Jewish Day School, Mantua, Wakefield Forest or Fairhill elementary schools. Beginning at 7:30am each morning in the JCCNV lobby, your child can catch up with friends, play games and prepare for the school day. Students who attend Gesher Jewish Day School and Mantua Elementary School will be escorted to the appropriate bus stop by JCCNV staff. Students in Wakefield Forest and Fairhill elementary schools will be driven to school on the JCCNV bus.

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After-School Care: PM BASE Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack comprised of two nutritional food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities: • A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist • Science, arts and crafts, and cooking projects • Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) or Senior (grades 3–6) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games and books • Organized sports and team-building activities in our indoor gymnasium and outside on the playground • Board games and foosball in our game room • Free swim twice a week in the JCCNV’s 25-meter heated indoor pool

Transportation Is Available! Students who attend Mantua, Wakefield Forest and Gesher Jewish Day School can ride their designated school bus to the JCCNV. Contact your child’s school to arrange transportation. For a minimal fee, the JCCNV provides transportation from the following elementary schools: Camelot, Canterburry Woods, Daniels Run, Fairhill, Little Run, Mosby Woods, Olde Creek, and Stenwood.

Fee per month: $100/ $80 member

BASE When You Need It: Vacation Day Programs Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed! No need for you to find a last-minute babysitter or take a valued day off. Whether you need care for one day or the whole year, BASE is your place!

Upcoming Vacation Days:

Fairfax County Public Schools Thursday, January 30 Friday, January 31 Monday, February 17 Monday, April 7 Monday, April 14 (Spring Break) Thursday, April 17 (Spring Break) Friday, April 18 (Spring Break)

Gesher Jewish Day School Friday, February 14 Monday, February 17 Monday, April 14 (Spring Break) Thursday, April 17 (Spring Break) Friday, April 18 (Spring Break) Wednesday, April 23 (Spring Break)

BASE Enrichment Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091 In addition to its wide-range of activities, the BASE program also offers a variety of enrichment programs and classes. For an additional fee, your child can choose from sports, dance, and swim classes, private music lessons, academic enrichment classes, martial arts, and more! All of our enrichment programs and classes are offered in-house, which means no extra driving for you! We’ll take care of escorting the children to and from each activity.

Please join us for a demonstration day of all our great classes on Tuesday, January 14 from 4pm–7pm. All of our enrichment classes are open to all school-age children, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in the BASE program.

Please see page 21 for dance classes, page 48 for sports classes, and page 50 for aquatics classes.

BASE Vacation Days run from 7:30am–6pm. Remember to send your child with a dairy or meatless lunch, swimsuit and towel, and weather-appropriate attire. Please note that if you are new to the BASE program, we need to have an emergency contact and child profile form on hand.

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Private Music Lessons Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091 The JCCNV offers private 30-minute music lessons for kindergarteners through adults. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange a time slot. Schedule subject to change.

Fee per lesson: $45/ $30 member Violin and Viola Monday lessons available. Piano Monday–Thursday lessons available. Guitar, Ukulele Monday–Thursday lessons available.

Hebrew Help Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091 In accordance with the Center’s vision “to be the vibrant and inclusive hub, inspiring Jewish journeys,” we are pleased to announce the addition of Hebrew language and homework help to our program. Contact Joelle if you are interested in securing a space for your child.

Private Tutoring Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091 The BASE Program staff understands that every student is unique and learns at his or her own pace. In order to help students successfully advance in their studies, the BASE program offers quality one-on-one academic tutoring. Choose from 30 or 45 minute sessions up to 3 times a week. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange for a time slot.

Fee per 30-minute session: $50/ $40 member Fee per 45-minute session: $65/ $55 member

Winter Enrichment Classes

Electronic Game Design: Platform Games

Tae Kwon Do

Wednesdays, February 5–March 26 (8 weeks) 4:15pm–5:15pm

Grades: K–6

Mondays, February 3–March 31 (8 weeks) (no class Feb. 17) 2:30pm–3:30pm Tae Kwon Do students of all levels and abilities will enjoy moving from beginner basics to intermediate moves and advanced techniques in this eight-week program. Advanced students will receive an individualized curriculum specifically tailored to help them further their Tae Kwon Do skills and knowledge. At the end of the session, students will be awarded their hardearned stripes at a formal ceremony.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4777

Junior LEGO® Robotics — WeDo™ Grades: K–2

Mondays, February 3–March 31 (8 weeks) (no class Feb. 17) 4pm–5pm This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots, students will build wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets, which they will later learn how to program and operate using a laptop computer.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4696

Amazing Adventures Grades: K–3

Tuesdays, February 4–March 25 (8 weeks) 4:15pm–5:15pm Attention all amazing kids! We are going to take you on an adventure filled with paper airplanes, water bombs, pirates, daily challenges, and much more. The most amazing part? These thrilling adventures will also help to strengthen your reasoning skills and processing speed, as well as broadening your creative mind. Brace yourself for the action.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4778

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Grades: 3–7

During the Electronic Game Design classes, students create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4779

Mystery Madness Grades: 3–6

Thursdays, February 6–March 27 (8 weeks) 4:15pm–5:15pm WANTED: detectives and investigators! Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hats — we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve! We’ll put our critical thinking to the test and get to the bottom of mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem solving skills will become better than those of crime scene investigator (CSI) agents.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4780

Chess Grades: K–7

Fridays, February 7–March 28 (8 weeks) 4pm–5pm Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. In this class, students will learn many important life skills including, how to win graciously and how to accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a minichess tournament.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4781

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Spring Enrichment Classes First Defense: Krav Maga Grades: K–6

Mondays, April 7–June 16 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 2:30pm–3:30pm The First Defense Krav Maga Anti-Bullying specialized training was developed to teach children how to effectively deal with the pressure of bullying, how to protect themselves without being a bully and how to be a good bystander. It is also the perfect activity to get kids up and moving, help develop their coordination, and develop positive self-image. In addition to a safe training environment, the First Defense AntiBullying session provides children with an environment which is both supportive and rewarding. It energizes the children and gives them a new outlook towards many areas of their daily life. This unique anti-bullying program enables children and helps them to develop a positive attitude when facing challenges of all forms of bullying. Children will leave the session with self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, knowing how to avoid and prevent conflict, de-escalation techniques, how to defend against physical and verbal bullying, and how to help a friend who is bullied.

Fee: $275/ $225 member Code: #4892

MusIQ Club Grades: K–2

Mondays, April 7–June 16 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21, May 26) 4pm–5pm In MusIQ Club, students learn to read music, play piano, improvise, and compose. Progress is measured by individualized objectives and student-by-student tracking, accomplished through interactive software and digital piano keyboards to develop and enhance skills.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4782

Aerospace Engineering

Chess

Grades: 3–7

Grades: K–7

Tuesdays, April 8–June 17 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3) 4:15pm–5:15pm

Fridays, April 25–June 13 (8 weeks) 4pm–5pm

This class is designed to teach budding engineers the fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4783

World of Wizards Grades: K–3

Wednesdays, April 23–June 18 (8 weeks) (no class Jun. 4) 4:15pm–5:15pm Calling all wizard fans! Prepare yourselves for a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design trading cards, make a personal crest, create a treasure hunt, have a wizard tournament and even engage in activities that will astound all muggles.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4784

Newspaper Writing Grades: 3–6

Thursdays, April 24–June 19 (8 weeks) (no class Jun. 5) 4:15pm–5:15pm Breaking News! Aspiring reporters and editors needed to create the first edition of the BASE newspaper. Students will learn about the different elements of a newspaper before heading out into the field to uncover stories to be published in their own school newspaper. Various aspects of journalism are covered, including parts of a newspaper, writing an article, reading habits, advertisements, and layout and design techniques.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4785

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. In this class, students will learn many important life skills including, how to win graciously and how to accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.

Fee: $225/ $175 member Code: #4697

Kids’ Night Out Ages: 5–12

See dates below. 6pm–9:30pm Contact: Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3096 One Saturday a month, we take your kids and you can enjoy an evening out! Each night includes games, projects, swimming, a movie, and a snack. Come prepared for an evening filled with fun and stay tuned for more information!

Fee: $35/ $30 member (5% sibling discount for second child enrolled in either KNO program is available)

Mini Super Bowl Football Fun! Saturday, January 11 Code: #4787

Snowed In! Saturday, February 8 Code: #4788

Pre-Purim Bash Saturday, March 1 Code: #4789

Gardens Galore Saturday, April 5 Code: #4790

Luau Beach Party Saturday, May 17 Code: #4791

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Birthday Parties Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091 Make your child’s birthday celebration one to remember! Fun for the kids and carefree for the parents! Parties are available on Sundays from 10am–noon or 1pm–3pm, with activities lasting between 45-minutes to one-hour, based on your child’s age. For more information or to schedule a birthday party, contact Joelle.

All parties accommodate up to 15 children and include: • • • •

Party room for two hours Set-up/clean-up Paper products 15 helium balloons

Fee: $250/ $225 member Code: #187 For an additional fee, choose from the activities below to make your child’s birthday celebration even more memorable.

Robotics Party

Music Party This unique party is designed for the child who wants to be a star! Children will sing popular songs, experiment with playing different instruments, and experience a variety of movement activities. This wonderful birthday celebration will conclude with a personalized birthday song and a special performance.

Fee: Additional $15 per child, up to 15 children Code: #197

Games Party Why Risk it, when Operation Games Party is in full-effect? Filled with structured games or sports and exciting activities, this is one party that won’t leave you with a bunch of Angry Birds. Our staff is numero Uno at planning and running events that showcase your child’s favorite games or athletic activities.

Fee: $50 per group of 15 children Code: #191

Waddle Dawdle Movement Party

Build a birthday party they will never forget while promoting creativity and critical thinking! Children will construct robots and face off in games and challenges. All equipment is provided by Digital Kidz!

Whoever said not to “dawdle” has clearly never been to one of our Waddle Dawdle Movement Parties! This fun and energetic party will get everyone up and moving. Trained instructors provide partygoers with fun games, music, and activities for everyone.

Fee: Additional $15 per child, up to 15 children Code: #198

Fee: Additional $10 per child, up to 15 children Code: #196

Arts and Crafts Party

Make a Splash!

Partygoers will enjoy creating their own masterpieces at this artsy-party! Art projects are a great way for children to express themselves and discover their own creativity.

If you are interested in a pool party, please contact Teo Albu at (703) 537-3053 or Teo.Albu@jccnv.org.

Fee: Additional $5 per child, up to 15 children Code: #188

Cooking Party Partygoers-turned-pastry chefs will enjoy baking their own tasty treats! And since we doubt they’ll want to save their confections as keepsakes, they’ll also get to decorate their own aprons or toques (chefs’ hats) to use in future culinary creations!

Fee: Additional $10 per child, up to 15 children Code: #189

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Teens Teen Programming and Camp Achva Director

Nori White, (703) 537-3041 • Nori.White@jccnv.org

Enjoy a Teen Membership at the JCCNV! Grades: 7–12 Come work out with your friends in our fitness center or shoot some hoops in our full-court gymnasium! With your JCCNV Teen Membership, you’ll also receive special members-only rates on our fabulous teen programs and events.

See page 7 for membership rates and details.

Join our JCCNV Teen Programming Committee! Contact: Nori.White@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3041 Work hard, play harder! Join the JCCNV Teen Programming Committee (TPC) and help plan parties, events, and activities for you and your friends. Battle of the Bands? College tours? Karaoke contests? Ski/ Snowboard trips? All ideas welcome! Contact Nori to become a member of the JCCNV TPC!

Looking Ahead: Summer Camp 2014 Camp Achva Grades: Rising Kindergarten–Rising 10th

June 30–August 22 (8 weeks) Celebrating 45 years of camp fun for kids of all ages! At the JCCNV, our camps are filled with opportunities for campers to play, explore and experience all that camp has to offer in an environment based on Jewish values and culture. Our camp program includes indoor and outdoor activities, singing, dancing, sports activities, swim lessons, field trips, and more!

Registration opens January 19!

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Programs

Chocolate Seder

Cosmic Bowling

Grades: 4–8

Grades: 4–8

Saturday, April 5, 7pm Join us for Havdallah, followed by an unconventional and fun-filled Seder as Northern Virginia Jewish teens come together for a Chocolate Seder to learn about Passover and to eat delicious Passover treats!

Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm Join Northern Virginia teens at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Annandale for an out-ofthis-world bowling experience! Black lights, bowling alley and food!

Fee: $30/ $25 member Code: #4795

Jewish Life @ College: Teen and Parent Tracks Grades: 11–12

Sunday, January 12, 5:30pm–7:30pm Location: Temple Rodef Shalom Join Northern Virginia teens, current college students and Hillel directors for a teen panel of what it’s like to be Jewish at college. Parents, there’ll be a separate discussion group for you! Students from all area religious schools and throughout the community are invited to attend. Please contact Nori.White@jccnv.org regarding registration.

Fee: Free

Superbowl Party with BBYO! Grades: 5–12

Sunday, February 2, 6pm Join JCCNV teens and Northern Virginia BBYO for a Superbowl Party! We will have a huge screen set up to watch the game, as well as other activities available. Come for food, fun and to meet new friends from Northern Virginia!

Fee: $20/ $15 member Code: #4797

Contact: Nori.White@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3041 • Sponsorships available.

Detroit, Michigan

Virginia/Maryland College Tour: Spring Edition Grades: 9–12

Sunday–Tuesday, April 6–8 Join fellow JCCNV teens for a tour of three colleges/universities! We will visit James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Maryland. The trip will include a tour of the campus, a meet and greet with Hillel representatives and, of course, some time for fun in between!

Fee: $350/ $300 member Code: #4798

Hershey Park Grades: 4–12

JCC Maccabi Games® Ages: 13–16 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Ages: 13–17

Sunday–Friday, August 17–22 The Northern Virginia delegation will travel to Detroit for JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® for an amazing event where thousands of Jewish teens meet, compete and have a great time creating memories that will last a lifetime! It’s much more than just a week of sports and the arts. Teen athletes/artists participate throughout the week in tournaments, community service projects, exciting social events, and best of all — everyone is Jewish!

Arts Specialties include: musical theater,

Sunday, June 8, Time TBD Join us for an all day trip to Hershey Park! Taste the chocolate, ride the roller coasters and spend a great day with other Northern Virginia teens! Transportation and entrance included, food is on your own, kosher food available.

Fee: $85/ $75 member Code: #4800

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acting, improv, vocal music/glee, rock band, star reporter, visual arts, dance, and culinary arts.

Sports include: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, girls’ softball, in-line hockey, bowling, dance, swimming, tennis, table tennis, and golf. Most sports are available for both boys and girls.

Fee: $15/ $10 member Code: #4796

3rd Annual Ski Trip! Grades: 5–12

Monday, February 17, 8am–9pm We are hitting the slopes for skiing, tubing and/or snowboarding for our 3rd annual trip to Massanutten! Save the date and get your snow gear ready!

Fee: $150/ $125 member Code: #4521

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BBYO: The Leading Pluralistic Jewish Teen Movement Program Associate, Northern Virginia Council BBYO Joanna Fink (703) 537-3087 • jfink@bbyo.org

BBYO Wants You! Looking for extracurricular activities to be involved with after school? Join BBYO, the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences! For more than 90 years, AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph, the fraternity component of BBYO) and BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls) chapters in communities around the world have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences. BBYO offers unique opportunities for teens to connect with one another, serve their communities, navigate the college admissions process and travel the world, providing each participant with a network of lifelong friends, a perspective that adds value and meaning to life and a shared commitment to strengthening the Jewish future. AZA and BBG chapters for current 8th12th graders are teen-led, giving teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn more about their Jewish heritage and meet other Jewish teens throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Membership is $75 for one year or $149 for four years. If you would like to join BBYO, please contact our office for more information. You can also check us out on the website: www.bbyo.org/region/nova. If you would like to attend one of the BBYO programs before joining, please contact jfink@bbyo.org.

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Join b-linked.org, the premier online network for all Jewish teens everywhere. Making a b-linked.org account is simple, fast and free. As soon as you create a profile, BBYO will mail you a brochure and personally invite you to upcoming events! Use b-linked.org to find upcoming local events, speak your mind about your favorite topics on message boards and blogs, upload photos and explore social, travel, community service and leadership opportunities.

Second Step: Contact our office so we can help answer your questions about programs in our area, ways to become a leader in the organization and BBYO summer programs, including BBYO trips to Israel!

Pre-High School Students Fun, Friends & Fulfillment Contact the NoVA Council BBYO office at (703) 537-3087 or jfink@bbyo.org Trips to amusement parks and ballparks, pool parties and paintball, ski trips and dances are just some of the ways BBYO Connect brings fun to life for Jewish kids like you! BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for pre-high school students who want to enjoy social, recreational, athletic, cultural and Judaic activities with new friends. Join BBYO Connect and be part of something exciting. Something big. Something important. Get a taste of all the great activities that await you as a high schooler in BBYO. Get outside your daily routine and meet kids who enjoy the same things you do.

ISO: BBYO Advisers Contact the NoVA Council BBYO office at (703) 537-3087 or jfink@bbyo.org Do you LOVE working with Jewish teens? Are you interested in helping to enrich their lives through leadership training, the planning of events and local/regional conventions? You must be 21 years old, responsible and provide your own transportation to events.

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Special Needs Department

Friends

Director

Sundays, 2:15pm–3:15pm

Ages: 9–12

Jessica Tischler, (703) 537-3031 • Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org

Program Coordinator Aryn Cahen, (703) 537-3032 • Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org

Resource Specialist Melissa Hochberg, (703) 537-3040 • Melissa.Hochberg@jccnv.org Special Needs Committee Chair: Lynne Sprung The Center’s program is committed to helping the community through activities designed to develop physical and social skills for individuals with special needs. The program features small participant-staff ratios and offerings such as adapted aquatics, social groups, family events and recreational social skills classes.

These programs are substantially underwritten by: Alexander Greenbaum Philanthropic Fund, Abraham and Frieda Hochberg Foundation, Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool, Harry and Zoe Poole Foundation, Long Term Care Coordinating Council, The Neall Family Charitable Foundation, and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team. Additional sponsorships are available, please contact Jessica Tischler for details.

A fun class designed to help children explore and understand their emotions through recreational play. Discussion topics include dealing with anger, understanding feelings, the power of positive thinking and handling stress. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts.

Fee: $160/ $120 member Session I January 5–March 9 (8 weeks) (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16) Code: #4532 Session II March 23–June 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 20, May 11, May 25) Code: #4533

Member Discounted Program and Class Rates

Sundays, January 5–March 9 (8 weeks) (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16)

Gal Pals Kids

Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

Class I 1pm–2pm Fee: $160/ $120 member Code: #4528

A social skills group just for girls! A fun, recreational group in which girls can explore their emotions, discuss important issues going on in their lives, learn how to make appropriate friendships, learn to improve self-esteem, manage anxiety, and work on a variety of social skills in a safe and caring environment.

Classes For more information on the classes below, please contact Aryn Cahen.

Let’s Play Ages: 6–8 Join us for an hour of fun and exploration as children learn and strengthen their social skills through active play in a safe and healthy environment. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s syndrome), learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts.

Class II 3:30pm–4:30pm Fee: $160/ $120 member Code: #4530 Sundays, March 23–June 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 20, May 11, May 25) Class I 1pm–2pm Fee: $160/ $120 member Code: #4529 Class II 3:30pm–4:30pm Fee: $160/ $120 member Code: #4531

Ages: 6–8, for girls only

Sundays, 1pm–2pm

Fee: $160/ $120 member Session I January 5–March 9 (8 weeks) (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16) Code: #4745 Session II Sundays, March 23–June 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 20, May 11, May 25) Code: #4746

Fee: $160/ $120 member

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Make Your Move

Ages: 9–12, for girls only

Ages: 18+

Sundays, 2:15pm–3:15pm

1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month January 16–May 15 (no class Jan. 2 or Apr. 17) 10:45am–11:30am

A social skills group just for girls! A fun, recreational group in which girls can explore their emotions, discuss important issues going on in their lives, learn how to make appropriate friendships, learn to improve self-esteem, manage anxiety, and work on a variety of social skills in a safe and caring environment.

Fee: $160/ $120 member Session I January 5–March 9 (8 weeks) (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16) Code: #4534 Session II Sundays, March 23–June 1 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 20, May 11, May 25) Code: #4535

TOPSoccer Ages: 5–18

Sundays, March 23–June 1 (8 weeks) (no soccer Apr. 20, May 11, May 25) 4pm–5pm Location: Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale, VA 22003 The JCCNV and Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) are excited to announce our partnership with The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), a soccer program developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The goal of the program is to enable young athletes with special needs to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally as members of US Youth Soccer with the assistance of volunteer coaches and youth mentoring buddies. TOPSoccer is not for competition. Players are matched up by abilities, not age. TOPSoccer is for all youth ages and ability levels. Come and enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer while learning some great skills along the way!

Fee: $30 (includes insurance and shirt) Code: #4747

Join us in this great movement program that incorporates dance, music, and a whole lot of fun! This program is for adults of ANY ability. You will have the freedom to move to your own beat while maximizing your own individual strengths. This program is run by the JCCNV Dance Academy.

Visit www.reelabilities.org for our list of sponsors.

Camp Achva Save-the-dates!

Fee: $80/ $64 member Code: #4470

3rd Annual ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival Thursday–Thursday, February 6–13 Tickets now on sale! Contact: Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3031 ReelAbilities is the largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness of, and appreciation for, the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Premiered in New York in 2007, the festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Postscreening discussions and other engaging programs bring the community together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Tickets: $10 general, $7 students & seniors Complimentary screenings available. Visit www.reelabilities.org/greaterdc.org to learn more about the films, purchase tickets, and view the screening, speaker and special events schedule! Highlights of some of the films being screened this year*: Come As You Are Reel Encounters (includes a variety of short films) Reel Signs Six Points About Emma Son of the Stars The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes Wampler’s Ascent *Subject to change.

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Camp Kadima Rising 1st–3rd graders

June 30–July 25 (4 weeks) (no camp Jul. 4) Rising 4th–6th graders

July 28–August 22 (4 weeks) This session includes a 3 day/2 night trip to Capital Camps! Details to follow. Kadima is a fun, social skills therapy camp for children with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, and related disorders. Kadima means “forward” or “let’s go!” which is meaningful because the goal of camp is to provide positive experiences for children to absorb life skills to move forward in making individual progress. Kadima’s mission is to improve social and emotional skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The camp is designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence, self-awareness, and to foster positive friendships. Campers learn and grow dynamically because the camp is designed for social success. The camp day includes social skills therapy in conjunction with typical camp activities such as swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music and more!

Social Skills curriculum includes but is not limited to: • • • • • • •

Team-building and teamwork Winning/losing Impulse control Coping strategies Anger management Friendship building Conversation skills

Session Fee: $2,499/ $1,999 member Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia New! Camp Chaverim Rising 7th–9th Graders

July 21–August 8 (3 weeks) Join us for a fun and exciting camp for teens as we venture on three field trips each week, enjoy special events, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and more! Campers will be included in the typical camp with the support of trained and compassionate counselors.

Session Fee: $1,650/ $1,320 member *Optional Week 7: August 11–August 15 Includes two days of field trips and a 3 day/2 night trip to Capital Camps!

Session Fee: $550/ $440 member *Campers enrolled in Camp Chaverim July 21–August 8 have the option of enrolling in Week 7. Inclusion at JCCNV Summer Camps We support the inclusion of all children in camp and follow the model that all people deserve to be included in society no matter one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! We encourage everybody to experience camp sometime in their life. If your child needs additional support to successfully participate in Camp Achva, please let us know what accommodation(s) your child may need. For an additional fee, we can also arrange for a shadow that would be a good fit for your child. We look forward to supporting your family’s rewarding and fun-filled summer! Contact: Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, at Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3031 to arrange for a shadow or other accommodations.

Social Clubs JCC Clubhouse (J Club) Grades: 4–6

Saturday nights January 25, 6:30pm–9pm February 22, 6:30pm–9pm March 8, 7pm–9pm J Club is a social club for children in grades 4–6 with or without special needs and is designed to provide fun, social opportunities in a structured, supportive environment for young children. Trained staff assists children in navigating through challenging social interactions and engaging in meaningful relationships. Events are planned on a monthly basis and vary from activities at the JCCNV to outings in the community. For more information, please contact Aryn Cahen.

Fee: $30 per event Code: #740

Going Places! Going Places! Teens: Ages 14–17 Going Places! Young Adults: Ages 18–29 Going Places! Adults: Ages 30+

Sundays, once a month The JCCNV and the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) present a social club for teens, young adults, and 30+ adults diagnosed with high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS). The club provides social opportunities in a supportive environment with guidance from professionally trained staff to help participants improve their social skills and overall comfort in social situations. All faiths are welcome. A variety of outings (including parties, bowling, dinners, miniature golf and museum tours) are scheduled year-round. Events are led by JCCNV Resource Specialist Melissa Hochberg, M. Ed, and JSSA’s Dawn B. Kaye, LCSW. For more information or to join our events contact list, please contact Melissa.Hochberg@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3040.

Fee: Code (Teens): Code (Young Adults): Code (Adults 30+):

$30 per event #112 #113 #114

Going Places! is partially funded by the Harry and Zoe Poole Foundation.

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Monthly, dates and time TBA Contact: Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3032 The JCCNV and JSSA, in conjunction with NVCC, present a social club for NVCC students diagnosed with high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s syndrome) and related disorders. The club provides social opportunities in a supportive environment with guidance from professionally trained staff who work with participants on improving social skills and their overall comfort in social situations. Events may include: games, bowling, book club discussions, parties, and much more!

Fee: $5 per event Code: #115 This is a joint program of JCCNV, JSSA, and NVCC made possible through a grant by Long Term Care Coordinating Council.

Book Club: Disabilities Education, Stories of Inspiration and More! Contact: Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org The JCCNV’s Special Needs Committee has launched a book club focusing on books about special needs, non-fictional stories of inspiration, and books related to disabilities to broaden our knowledge. The book club meetings are held at the JCCNV every six weeks from 6:30pm–7:30pm prior to the special needs committee meetings.

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Educational Workshops

Inclusion Programs

Contact: Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3031 Please join us for a series of educational workshops designed for individuals, families, case managers, and community members who want to learn about various topics relating to individuals with special needs.

Adapted Aquatics

All Things Therapy: Therapies & Therapeutic Opportunities Thursday, March 6, 7pm–9pm RSVP to Carey Alford at CAlford@financialguide.com Through speakers and/or a vendor fair, we will feature the different therapeutic opportunities out there such as recreation, occupational, speech, physical, music, art, drama, dance, animal assisted therapy, and more!

All Things Individual Education Program (IEP): IEP Plans, Procedures, and Processes Thursday, May 15, 7pm–9pm RSVP to CAlford@financialguide.com Want to learn more about the IEP phenomenon? Join us for a night of learning what to ask for in an IEP, getting parent and special education teacher perspectives, and listening or talking to advocates, transitions specialists, and other members of the IEP team. Co-Presented by the JCCNV and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team

Contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director, at Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3053. The Adapted Aquatics program is designed for individuals of all ages with communication spectrum disorders. The goal of the 30-minute private lesson is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe and independent.

See page 55 for details.

Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Program To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3031. Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack, comprised of two nutritious food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities: • A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist • Science, arts and crafts, and cooking projects • Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) or Senior (grades 3–6) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games and books • Organized sports and team-building activities in our indoor gymnasium and outside on the playground • Board games and foosball in our game room • Free swim twice a week in the JCCNV’s 25-meter heated indoor pool

Kids’ Night Out! Ages: 18 months–12 years old To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3031. At Kids’ Night Out (KNO), children enjoy a Saturday night chock-full of swimming, movies, games, sports, and more — all at the JCCNV! The supervised activities provide parents with the opportunity to enjoy an evening out or attend programming around the Center!

See page 30 for early childhood KNO details and page 33 for school-age KNO details.

Special Needs Committee Contact: Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, or call (703) 537-3031 The goal of our Special Needs Committee is to help the JCCNV develop its programming to meet the needs of our community. These dedicated individuals meet every six weeks and are all linked in some way with special needs. We currently have opportunities in the following areas: programming, outreach, volunteering, marketing, and fundraising. If you have a child or family member with a special need, work in the field, or just have the passion, we invite you to come join us!

See page 31 for details.

Dance Contact Chris Dalen, JCCNV Dance Academy Director, at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or call (703) 537-3037. The JCCNV Dance Academy offers quality dance classes to toddlers through adults in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, and more!

See page 24 for details.

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department Director

Any stretch regimen should include the following ten areas: 1. Calf — The muscle that runs along the back of your lower leg. 2. Hamstring — The muscle that runs along the back of your upper leg.

Paula Cole, (703) 537-3049 • Paula.Cole@jccnv.org

Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director

3. Quadricep — The muscle that runs along the front of your thigh.

Teo Albu, (703) 537-3053 • Teo.Albu@jccnv.org

Fitness Director

4. Hip Flexor — Located on your upper thigh, just below your hip bone. The hip flexor allows you to lift your knees and bend at the waist.

Matt Alvin, (703) 537-3050 • Matthew.Alvin@jccnv.org

Sports and Wellness Director Allison Colman, (703) 537-3052 • Allison.Colman@jccnv.org

5. Liotibial Band (ITB) — The ITB is a band of tissue that runs along the outside of your hip, thigh, and knee.

Exercise and Wellness Coordinator Keri Drugan, (703) 537-3028 • Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org

6. Knee-to-Chest Stretch — Focuses on the muscles of your lower back. Avoid this stretch if you have osteoporosis because it may increase the risk of compression fractures in your vertebrae.

SFA Staff Petya Ivanova, Petya.Ivanova@jccnv.org

Personal Trainers Matt Alvin David Astrow Allison Colman Keri Drugan Jane Hansen Rachelle Lasken Kasha Williamson

7. Shoulder Stretch — If the back of your shoulder is tight, you may be more likely to develop rotator cuff problems, especially if you golf or participate in overhead racket or throwing sports (such as tennis or baseball).

Programs in the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department meet the needs of individuals of all ages and levels of ability.

The Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department is partially underwritten by the following funds:

8. Shoulder Stretch with towel — This stretch helps the shoulder’s internal rotators, which are part of the group of muscles often used in overhead sports. 9. Neck Stretch — Focuses on the muscles of the neck and the muscles supporting the vertebrae of the upper spine (C1-C7 and T1).

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10. Upper Back Stretch — The upper back muscles promote good posture.

Stretching — Why Is It So Important? Paula Cole, SFA Director

Sponsorships

Stretching should be a key component of any exercise regimen because it increases flexibility and helps to improve the range of motion of your joints. To help you fit stretching into your weekly routine, the SFA department has added two stretch classes: Tuesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 8am. If you choose to stretch on your own, here are a few pointers: • It is important that before stretching you warm the body with 5–10 minutes of light activity or, even better, reserve stretching for after a workout. • Keep stretching gentle. Don’t bounce. • Hold a stretch for about 30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat. • If you have a problem area or the stretch is particularly helpful for pain or discomfort, you should repeat the stretch. • If you have any health conditions or injuries, talk to your doctor, physical therapist, or one of our JCCNV personal trainers about which stretches are right for you.

Healthy habits are a life choice. At the JCCNV, we’re looking for sponsors dedicated to supporting the wellness mission through education, programming and awareness campaigns. If you are interested in reaching our community of men and women, individuals and families who choose to live an active lifestyle, please contact Allison Colman for sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

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Gymnasium Rental The gymnasium is available for rental on an hourly basis. Please contact Matthew.Alvin@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3050 for rates and available time slots.

Locker Rental Members only

Lockers are available for rent through the SFA office from January–December. Fees are prorated for rentals after January 31.

Annual Fee: Long locker: $100 Code: #564 Short locker: $50 Code: #563

Babysitting

Share Your “Members on the Move” Story At the JCCNV, our members are our family. We hear stories every day about our members accomplishing their goals, taking an adventurous trip, running a 5K, getting together for a healthy play date, or gathering a group of friends together for a bike ride! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to lately, and share it with the rest of our JCCNV family. Send us a photo, video, or story from your latest adventure and we’ll feature it on our website! For more information, or to submit your stories, contact Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org.

Upcoming Events 5th Annual JCCNV Cycle Fest

Ages: 6 months and older

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday–Friday, 9am–11:30am Maximum 1.5 hours per child

Plans are now underway for the 2014 ride through the scenic hills of Northern Virginia! Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join this ride benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA). Stay tuned for details or visit www.jccnv.org.

Parents must register through the front desk at least 24 hours, but not more than 48 hours, in advance. Drop-ins are accepted on a space-available basis. Adult-to-child ratio is based on Virginia Day Care licensing requirements; one adult to five children when ages are two or older, one adult to four children when ages are younger than two years.

Fee per 1/2-hour: $1.50/ Free for member

Wellness Programs and Workshops The JCCNV Sports, Fitness & Aquatics staff hosts monthly wellness programs and information sessions designed to engage, educate and motivate members to adopt healthier lifestyles. Each month features a different program, event, or publication that will shed light on an aspect of social, emotional, occupational, physical, intellectual, environmental or spiritual wellness. This winter, the SFA Department will focus on: • Blood Pressure Screenings for American Heart Month • 30 Minute Challenge • Basic Stretching and Flexibility Training • Exercise for Arthritis

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If you’d like to join the planning committee, please contact Paula.Cole@jccnv.org. To develop a conditioning regimen, or to work with a JCCNV personal trainer, contact Allison.Colman@jccnv.org.

Cycle Fest 2013 Wrap-up: On Sunday, September 8, the JCCNV hosted our 4th Annual Cycle Fest. Ninety-one registered riders and 14 volunteer riders participated in the event that raised more than $4,500 to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and Hazon. Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for making the ride such a success for the riders and for our selected charities!

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Special Interest Groups JCCNV Bowling League Sundays, January 19–May 25 (18 weeks) (no game Mar. 16) 6:30pm–8:30pm Location: Bowl America, Fairfax Circle Contact: Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org Join the JCCNV adult bowling league and enjoy 18 weeks of fun and camaraderie as we compete for cash prizes (and bragging rights) at the completion of our winter/ spring session! • Join as a team (4 people) or as an individual. All are welcome • Commitment for the entire 18-week session is a must (even if absent) • Fee includes shoes and three games per week.

Fee: $288/ $252 member Weekly Fee: $16/ $14 member Payment must be made during league bowling nights by cash or checks only.

JCCNV Cycling Club For intermediate riders Interested in cycling? Thinking about your next ride? Join the JCCNV Cycling Club! This casual group meets twice a year, summer and fall, to ride approximately 30 miles while enjoying the area’s vistas. You’ll also enjoy getting to know fellow cyclists.

Ride Details: • Bike helmets are required. • Cue sheet will be provided. We suggest binder clips or a cue sheet holder to keep this visible while riding. • Water bottles & snacks (nutrition): This is not a supported ride, so you are responsible for bringing your own water and nutrition. We suggest bananas and energy bars, and two water bottles. • A bike computer that displays mileage is helpful (to help make sure you are following the cue sheet), but not required. • Spare tube, tire levers and an air pump — even if you don’t know how to fix a flat, you need to bring a spare tube and tools to change it. • ID & cell phone.

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Winter/Spring Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Session III Tuesdays, April 29–June 17 (8 weeks) Fee: $200/ $176 member Code: #4750

Effective January 1–June 21 (unless otherwise noted) Classes listed in black are free for members. Specialty classes, listed in color and starred with an asterisk, vary in price. Classes with consistently low enrollment may be cancelled. For the most up to date schedule, call the front desk at (703) 323-0880.

Cardio Cycling

Babysitting is available, see page 42 for details. For questions regarding group exercise classes or scheduling, please contact Keri.Drugan@ jccnv.org.

Sundays, 8:30am–9:30am; Mondays, 6:45am–7:30am; Wednesdays, 7:15am–8am, 9:30am–10:15am; Fridays, 6:45am–7:30am, 9:30am–10:30am; Saturdays, 8:30am–9:30am Build endurance and increase cardiovascular fitness as your instructor takes you on a ride on stationary bicycles. There is a maximum of 11 participants per class, you are encouraged to preregister, up to 48 hours in advance, at the front desk to reserve a bike.

Cardio Dance Fusion Mondays, Fridays, 8:30am–9:15am

Aqua Zumba

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Thursdays, 9:30am–10:15am Utilizing the benefits of water resistance, this class, conducted in the shallow area of the pool, features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and no experience is necessary.

Come dance those calories away in a class with music from every era and every genre — try jazz, disco, and even a little of the pony during this upbeat hour. You’ll sing to every song and realize how much fun a cardio workout can be.

Cardio Hip Hop Dance Workout Wednesdays, 7:45pm–8:45pm

Burn it at the Barre* Tuesdays, 10:30am–11:30am Contact: Keri Drugan Do you love the long lines, lean body, and great posture dancers always seem to have? Come try a new form of exercise with the ballet barre! You’ll learn the basics and gain strength, stamina and a new sense of posture and beauty. No experience is necessary. This exercise class will be kept at 5–10 students to ensure that each student receives the individualized attention needed to learn the proper technique.

Drop-in Fee: $28/ $25 member Code: #911/ #910 member Session I Tuesdays, January 7–February 18 (7 weeks) Fee: $175/ $154 member Code: #4748 Session II Tuesdays, February 25–April 8 (7 weeks) Fee: $175/ $154 member Code: #4749

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Do you love watching dance contests on TV or do you miss dancing at the club downtown? Or maybe you just hate the treadmill and want a new way of working out and burning calories! Come join the fun and feel the energy as you dance to hip-hop, R&B, pop and electronic music while getting in shape!

Cardio Kickboxing Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7:30pm–8:30pm This is a high energy martial arts and aerobic-style workout. This class finishes with toning and gives low and high impact options.

Core Beginner Fridays, 10:30am–11:15am For those that don’t want to — or can’t — get down on the floor, this class is done standing at the barre. The class focuses on balance, gaining good posture through core strength and ends with standing flexibility exercises. It is recommended that participants register with the front desk to reserve a spot in the class.

Core Intermediate Thursdays, 8:30am–9:15am Fridays, 9:30am–10:15am Increase your core strength while giving your back more flexibility. Learn how to engage your core properly to increase strength, control, balance and posture. This class uses Pilates concepts to lengthen the core and is performed primarily on the floor. It is recommended that participants register with the front desk to reserve a spot in the class.

Core Advanced Tuesdays, 8:45am–9:15am If you are ready for a change in your core workout and crave intensity, this class is for you. Enhance strength and stamina, and get closer to that athletic body you’ve been working for.

H2O (Water Aerobics) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30am–10:30am This water aerobics class is performed in the shallow area of the pool. It’s a safe resistance for aerobic conditioning, perfect for the joint-sensitive individual.

Jazzercise* Contact Jane at (703) 641-9637 or visit www.jazzercise.com for class details

Sundays, 9:15am–10:15am; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15am–9:15am; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30am–10:30am; Mondays–Thursdays, 7pm–8pm; Saturdays, 7:45am–8:45am This workout program offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements.

Effective January 1, 2014, members can enjoy one month free followed by a discounted rate of 50% off on all future Jazzercise classes. Call Jane at (703) 641-9637 for more information. Saturday classes must be paid in advance. Please see our Shabbat payment policies on page 71.

Kickboxing Tuesdays, 7:30am–8:45am A high-intensity interval aerobic exercise program that includes punching and kicking using mitts and shields.

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Yoga*

Tuesdays, 7:15pm–8:15pm

Contact: Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3028

This Israeli Defense class is a contact combat workout including self-defense, fitness and fighting concepts in a fun atmosphere. Please contact Krav Maga Northern Virginia at info@kravmaganova.com for details including pricing and session dates.

Sculpt and Shape Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30am–10:15am This class uses hand-weights, dyna-tubes and exercise bars to provide upper and lower body contouring and shaping.

Senior Strength Training (Adv.) Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30am–10:30am; Thursdays, 10:30am–11:30am This class involves standing cardio exercises, chair or standing functional strength training and flexibility for adults 65+.

Senior Strength Training (Beg.) Mondays, Wednesdays, 10:45am–11:30am Chair or standing exercises designed for functional strength training for adults 65+.

Stretch Tuesdays, 9:30am–10:15am Saturdays, 8am–8:45am Come in and enjoy a relaxing stretch class focused on lengthening your body and reducing stress.

Tai Chi Tuesdays, 10:30am–11:30am This is a Chinese martial art primarily practiced for its health benefits, including reducing tension and stress. Tai chi emphasizes complete relaxation, and is essentially a form of meditation.

Mondays, 7:15pm–8:30pm Physical exercises, meditations and breathing designed to integrate the mind, body, and spirit.

Drop-in Fee: Code:

$20/ $18 member #561/ #560 member

Session I Mondays, January 6–February 17 (7 weeks) By Dec. 27: $90/ $78 member After Dec. 27: $110/ $98 member Code: #4751 Session II Mondays, February 24–April 7 (7 weeks) By Feb. 14: $90/ $78 member After Feb. 14: $110/ $98 member Code: #4752 Session III Mondays, April 28–June 16 (7 weeks) (no class May 26) By Apr. 18: $90/ $78 member After Apr. 18: $110/ $98 member Code: #4753

Zumba® Thursdays, 9:30am–10:15am Class features exotic rhythms set to highenergy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and no dance experience is necessary.

Zumba® Gold Tuesdays, 9:30am–10:15am Latin music with modified moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older participant and those just starting their fitness journey. *Class has a fee

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Nonmember Class Rates Group Exercise and Cardio Cycling Passes Drop In: $12 Code: #580 10-class pass: $85 Code: #581 20-class pass: $165 Code: #582

Adults 65+ Class Passes Drop In: Code: 10-class pass: Code: 20-class pass: Code:

$6 #583 $40 #584 $80 #585

Winter/Spring Group Exercise Schedule Effective January 1–June 21 (unless otherwise noted) *Class has a fee

Sunday 8:30am–9:30am 9:15am–10:15am

Cardio Cycling Jazzercise*

Monday 6:45am–7:30am 8:15am–9:15am 8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:30am 10:45am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm 7:15pm–8:30pm

Cardio Cycling Jazzercise* Cardio Dance Fusion Sculpt & Shape H2O SST (Adv.) SST (Beg.) Jazzercise* Yoga*

Tuesday 7:30am–8:45am 8:45am–9:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:15am 10:30am–11:30am 10:30am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm 7:15pm–8:15pm 7:30pm–8:30pm

Kickboxing Core (Adv.) Jazzercise* Zumba® Gold Stretch Burn it at the Barre* Tai Chi Jazzercise* Krav Maga* Cardio Kickboxing

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Cardio Cycling Jazzercise* Sculpt & Shape H2O Cardio Cycling SST (Adv.) SST (Beg.) Jazzercise* Cardio Hip Hop Dance Workout

Thursday 8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:15am 10:30am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm 7:30pm–8:30pm

Core (Int.) Zumba® Jazzercise* Aqua Zumba® SST (Adv.) Jazzercise* Cardio Kickboxing

Friday 6:45am–7:30am 8:15am–9:15am 8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:30am 10:30am–11:15am

Cardio Cycling Jazzercise* Cardio Dance Fusion Core (Int.) Cardio Cycling H2O Core (Beg.)

Saturday 7:45am–8:45am 8:00am–8:45am 8:30am–9:30am

Jazzercise* Stretch Cardio Cycling

Saturday classes must be paid in advance. Please see our Shabbat payment policies on page 71.

Personal Training Packages and Fitness Programs For more information about the JCCNV personal training programs, or to set up a free consultation, contact Allison Colman.

won’t be able to keep up with the workout she has planned for me at our next meeting. She sets reasonable goals that motivate me to work my hardest, and it is rewarding to reach those goals. Having worked out with Kasha throughout pregnancy with my second child, I believe that keeping in shape made my delivery easier, less painful, AND I’ve had an easier time fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans!” — Samantha, 35

Personal Training Personal Trainer Spotlight: Kasha Williamson Kasha has been a competitive athlete since attending high school in the Northern Virginia area. She has competed in downhill skiing, road cycling and collegiate cross country at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. As an adult juggling work, kids, and training, she now primarily trains for triathlons, running, and cycling events. She has competed in several full and half Ironman races and is a USAT age-group finisher (top 3 within age group) at the Olympic distance. Kasha was recently named a 2012 USA Triathlon All American (top 5% in the USA). Her favorite thing about working at the JCCNV is seeing all of the friendly faces and not having to wait to use the exercise equipment! Outside of work, Kasha enjoys training for her next triathlon or cycling event, vegetarian cooking, travelling, and knitting.

Certifications: • • • • •

Certified Spin Instructor Certified Aqua Instructor Certified Group Exercise Instructor CPR/AED Certified AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties:

One-on-One Personal Training Members only 60- or 30-minute sessions Is your workout a little dull or not giving you the desired results? Then let the JCCNV certified personal training staff create a new individualized program that is both exciting and challenging. Our trainers will inspire you to become more fit and have fun in the process. Choose from 60-minute sessions or 30-minute sessions.

60-minute individual sessions 5 Sessions: $375 Code: #516 10 Sessions: $650 Code: #517 25 Sessions: $1,375 Code: #518 30-minute individual sessions 3 Sessions: $120 Code: #519 5 Sessions: $200 Code: #520 8 Sessions: $320 Code: #521 Work out with a friend and save 30%! Special rules apply. Contact Allison Colman.

• Weight Loss; Postpartum and Beyond • Race Preparation (marathon, century, triathlon) • Boot Camp • Swimming Basics and Endurance

“I love exercising with Kasha… After two and a half years of training together, we have become great friends! Knowing I have a weekly appointment to see her provides me with the motivation to put in the gym-time by myself. I know that if I don’t work out on days without her, I

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Small Group Training

Partner Boot Camp

Balance and Flexibility Training

Members only

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Members only

Get the benefit of working with a certified personal trainer in an individualized environment — at reduced individual rates! These 60-minute training sessions are catered to your group’s interests, goals and needs. Packages are designed to be progressive programs that build upon skills learned each week. If you’re looking for the benefits of personal training (one-on-one attention, specific programs catered to your needs, injury prevention, and a progressive exercise prescription), and want the social setting of a group exercise class, this package is for you!

This 45-minute program uses a combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT), upper and lower body strength training, core conditioning, plyometrics and athletic conditioning drills to push you to your limits. If you’re looking to increase your calorie burn or push yourself to the next level, then this program is for you!

Maintaining your balance and flexibility is important during almost all physical activities. Current research shows that the ability to balance may begin to diminish as early as 30 years old. Targeting the lower body and core muscles, the balance and flexibility training program utilizes a combination of strength training, body weight exercises, balance tools, and stretches to improve overall balance, flexibility, and range of motion. Training includes using tools like the BOSU ball, stability ball, foam roller, stretch bands and more.

Examples of training packages include: • • • • •

Athletic Conditioning Aqua Group Training Burn it at the Barre Circuit Training Event Training (run, swim, bike, triathlon, obstacle course event) • Outdoor Training • TRX Suspension Training®

This package includes ten, 60-minute sessions and must be completed in 10 weeks. Fee per person: Group of 3–4: $350 Code: #617 Group of 5–6: $300 Code: #618 Group of 7–10: $250 Code: #619

Specialized Fitness and Wellness Packages Looking to get better at your current skill? Interested in trying something new? Need to get stronger in a specific area of the body? Our new specialized personal training packages are the perfect choice to refine a skill or improve your strength in a targeted area! In addition to our Sports Enhancement Training packages, the JCCNV Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department is now offering several new packages to meet the needs of all individuals and athletes. All packages are reserved for Members only, and can accommodate up to four people unless otherwise stated.

This package is only available for 2-4 people and includes ten, 45-minute sessions. Fee per person: 2-Partners Fee: $350 Code: #514 3-4-Partners Fee: $300 Code: #515

Fitness Boxing Training Members only Fitness Boxing is a total body workout that incorporates the best aspects of programs used by some of the world’s most finely conditioned athletes — boxers. The Fitness Boxing Training program combines these intense aspects into a fitness program that is safe and effective for the general population. In other words, with Fitness Boxing, you train like a boxer in everything but full contact sparring. It works most of the body’s physiological systems. Using specialized resistance training, boxing-specific equipment drills, and anaerobic exercise, this program trains the musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system to be more efficient.

All packages include ten, 45-minute sessions. Fee per person: Individual: $300 Code: #500 2-Person Fee: $255 Code: #501 4-Person Fee: $225 Code: #502

All packages include ten, 30-minute sessions. Fee per person: Individual: $300 Code: #503 2-Person Fee: $255 Code: #504 4-Person Fee: $225 Code: #506

TRX Suspension Training® Members only Born in the Navy SEALs, TRX Suspension Training® bodyweight exercise simultaneously develops strength, power, endurance, mobility, durability, balance, flexibility and core stability. Whether you’re young or old, out of shape or a beast, injured or at the top of your game, TRX Suspension Training® meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go.

This package is available for individuals only, and includes ten, 45-minute sessions. Fee: $425 Code: #507

Lower Body Strength and Endurance Training Members only Looking to specifically improve your lower body strength or muscular endurance for an upcoming run, cycling, or swim event? Want to increase tone in a specific part of your lower body? Use free weights, body weight exercises, Cybex strength training machines, and cardiovascular exercises to target the lower body muscles. Strengthen and build endurance in the quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors and abductors, glutes, and calves. Finish each session with an equally challenging stretching routine to lengthen the muscles and improve range of motion.

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Upper-Body Strength and Endurance Training Members only Want to specifically improve your upper body strength or muscular endurance? Want to increase tone or muscle mass in a specific part of your upper body? Use a combination of free weights, resistance bands, body weight exercises, Cybex strength training machines, kettle bells and more to strengthen and build endurance in the biceps, triceps, chest, back and shoulders.

All packages include ten, 30-minute sessions. Fee per person: Individual: $300 Code: #511 2-Person Fee: $255 Code: #512 4-Person Fee: $225 Code: #513

Dance Strength and Flexibility Training Members only This program focuses on low-resistance/ high-repetition strength training to build muscular endurance and develop tone, core training to improve balance and posture, and flexibility training to improve range of motion and lengthen muscles. Using a combination of strength training, balance training, Pilates and yoga, this program is perfect for young dancers growing into their bodies, as well as more advanced dancers that want to improve precision and overall technique.

All packages include ten, hour-long sessions. Fee per person: Individual: $400 Code: #527 2-Person Fee: $340 Code: #528 4-Person Fee: $300 Code: #529

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12-Week Lifestyle and Weight Management Program Members only Meet with a certified lifestyle and weight management consultant to improve dietary habits, self-image, exercise regimen and lifestyle choices. Topics and activities include nutrition, upper- and lower-body strength, group exercise, goal setting, stress management, and more.

This program includes twelve, 30–45 minute sessions. Fee: $350 Code: #522

Specialized Fitness for Adults 65+: Assessment Test and Exercise Rx Members only Designed for adults 65+ that have little fitness knowledge or are new to exercise, this program allows participants to work with a certified fitness coach and includes a fitness evaluation for aerobic capacity, muscle strength and body flexibility and a personalized fitness plan based on individual test results.

Fee includes evaluation test, workout plan and three, 30-minute sessions with a certified fitness coach. Fee: $140 Code: #523

Youth Fitness and Wellness

JCCNV G.I.R.L.S. Wellness Program Grades: 4–6

Wednesdays, March 5–April 30 (8 weeks) (no class Apr. 16) 4:30pm–5:30pm Contact: Allison Colman The JCCNV G.I.R.L.S. Wellness Program is back! G.I.R.L.S. (Giving back, Independence, Ruach (spirit), Leadership, Strength) was piloted in the spring of 2013 and garnered great reviews from both parents and participants! This health and wellness program is specifically designed for girls in grades 4–6 and focuses on improving their knowledge of fitness, healthy nutrition and lifestyles, self-esteem, teamwork, and tikkun olam (repairing the world) through a social action project. Each hour-long session is split into a physical activity component and a classroom activity component.

Physical activities include: circuit training; cardio cycling; intro to strength training; kickboxing; outdoor activities; self-defense; yoga; and Zumba®.

Classroom activities include: body image

Youth Fitness-Room Training* Members only 11–13 year-olds work one-on-one with a certified trainer. They will learn to use the equipment and develop an exercise and training program to improve health, selfconfidence and self-esteem. *This class is required in order for 11–13 year olds to use the fitness center.

discussions; creative writing; expressing feelings; media and image; nutrition; selfesteem building; skin care/hygiene; and team building.

Fee: Free (this program is offered at no cost for all participants and is limited to 15 registrants) Code: #4755

This training is for individuals only, and includes five, 45-minute sessions with a certified trainer. Fee: $225 Code: #524

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This training is for athletes who want to improve overall athletic development, including speed/acceleration, aerobic capacity/endurance, agility/coordination, explosive power/quickness, muscular strength/stamina and performance flexibility.

Tuesdays, 8:15pm Ages: 21–35 Contact: David Grant at GrantD@csps.com Play b-ball? Join other Jewish young adults every Tuesday night for weekly pick-up games at the JCCNV.

This training includes twelve, 60-minute sessions. Fee per person: Individual: $700 Code: #525 Group of 2–4: $550 Code: #526

Fee: $10 drop-in fee/ $36 season pass/ Free for member

Adult Sports

Sponsors Needed

For more information about adult sports programs, please contact Allison Colman.

Women’s Winter & Spring Basketball Leagues Ages: 30+ Contact: Allison Colman Calling all female basketball players! No experience or basketball knowledge is needed to play in this recreational league. Come and experience the fun of a recreational league where you play, exercise, and socialize! Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Session I Sundays, December 1–February 23 (10 weeks) (no games Dec. 22, 29, Feb. 2) 6:30pm–10pm Fee: $100/ $80 member By Nov. 21: $90/ $70 member Code: #4538 Session II Sundays, March 2–May 25 (10 weeks) (no games Mar. 23, Apr. 20, 27) 6:30pm–10pm Fee: $100/ $80 member By Feb. 13: $90/ $70 member Code: #4754

Youth Sports

For more information about adult sports programs, please contact Allison Colman.

Interested in giving back to the community? Sponsor a JCCNV youth sports team or wellness program! All donations are used to purchase new equipment, maintain fields and provide scholarships. Contact Allison Colman if you or your business is interested in sponsoring a team.

JCCNV Youth Winter Basketball Grades: K–4

Dates & Times TBD Contact: Allison Colman Registration opened in October. Season begins in January. Join us for our winter basketball season at the JCCNV. The JCCNV forms teams in each grade level to compete against other teams in local community organizations. Our youth basketball programs focus on developing fundamental skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship, in a fun recreational environment. All games are played on Sunday afternoons and each team has one practice during the week (depending on scheduling). Volunteer coaches are needed! Uniforms are included in price.

Fee: $130/ $120 member Before Dec. 1: $110/ $100 member Grades K–2 Code: #4653 Grades 3–4 Code: #4654

Preschool Sports & Wellness Mondays–Fridays, 1:20pm–2pm

Contact: Allison Colman Children must be three years old as of 9/30/13 in order to enroll in most specialty classes. Children attending the JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center must be enrolled in the three-year-old or four-year-old program and be fully potty-trained. Please check class descriptions for age requirements. Classes run directly through the SFA department emphasize nutritional education through class warm-ups, body awareness exercises, and stretching. Children enjoy warm-ups that include nutritional games such as “fruit and vegetable tag” and “red apple/ green pepper”.

All classes run from 1:20pm–2pm and are located on Side B of the gymnasium. Monday Classes

Macca-Beenie Soccer Ages: 4–5 Participants have fun playing games, while they are improving their movement; exploring dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping; as well as learning game tactics, goal tending, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Class minimum 6; maximum 12.

Session I January 6–27 (3 weeks) (no class Jan. 20) Fee: $51/ $45 member Code: #4756 Session II February 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4757 Session III March 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4758 Session IV March 31–April 28 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21) Fee: $51/ $45 member Code: #4759

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Martial Arts Ages: 3–5 (as of 9/30) Participants learn the basic foundations of Karate and Tae Kwon Do. This class teaches kids proper form, self-control, respect, body awareness, and the basic foundations of kicks, punches, and blocks. Classes are taught by instructors from Kaizen Karate.

Session I January 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4761 Session II February 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4762 Session III March 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4763 Session IV April 1–29 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 15, 22) Fee: $51/ $45 member Code: #4764 Session V May 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4765

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Thursday Classes

Friday Classes

Sports Blast

Tumbling Tots (taught by Power Tots, Inc.)

Ages: 3–5 (as of 9/30) This class teaches students a different sport each week! They learn basketball, t-ball, soccer, hockey and more! Skills like throwing, fielding, dribbling, hitting, running, and catching are taught. While improving their hand-eye coordination, students are educated on teamwork and sportsmanship.

Session I January 9–30 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4766

Session I January 10–31 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4771

Session III March 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4767

Session II February 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4772

Session V May 8–29 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4768

Little Hoopsters Ages: 4–5 This class teaches students about the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. While improving their hand-eye coordination, students also learn about teamwork and sportsmanship.

Session II February 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4769 Session IV April 3–May 1 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 17) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4770

Ages: 3–5 (as of 9/30) Turn, flip and roll! Learn to walk on a balance beam, do a forward roll and bounce on a trampoline. This is your child’s first step toward becoming an Olympic gymnast! Build strength, confidence and sportsmanship through structured preschool gymnastics training. Classes are taught by Power Tots Inc. Minimum 8; maximum 12 participants.

Session III March 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4773 Session IV April 4–May 2 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 18) Fee: $68/ $60 member Code: #4774 Session V May 9–30 (3 weeks) (no class May 23) Fee: $51/ $45 member Code: #4775

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Aquatics Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director Teodora Albu, (703) 537-3053 • Teo.Albu@jccnv.org The JCCNV Aquatics Center offers a variety of recreational and competitive programming year-round to meet all of your aquatic needs. The Center features a six-lane indoor 25-meter swimming pool with a graduated depth from 3.5’ to 8’. A permanent handicapped access ramp provides 0’ to 3.5’ depth access for use by individuals in wheelchairs, small children and others with special needs. Locker and shower facilities, including a family restroom, are also available to our members.

Benefits of Swimming • Swimming is an excellent all-in-one fitness package because each stroke works most muscles in the body. The significant repetition of strokes improves muscle endurance and, because water creates more resistance against the body then air, the muscles are strengthened and toned. • There is little risk of injury because your muscles are “cushioned” in the water. • Swimming is considered to be one of the top cardiovascular activities. An average swimmer sweats more in a practice than a football player. • Swimming teaches breath control. The nature of breathing when swimming — with breath being somewhat limited in volume and frequency —promotes greater lung capacity and a consistent intake of oxygen. Both aerobic and anaerobic gains can be made in the same workout. • Swimming can be beneficial to people across a broad range of ages and abilities — from the very young to the very old, the very slow to the very fast, those with injuries or degenerative conditions, pregnant women, beginners to serious athletes, and fitness buffs!

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A Bissel (Little) of Swimming History • The activity of swimming has been recorded since prehistoric times; the earliest records are found in Stone Age paintings from approximately 7,000 years ago. • In 1804, the lifebelt was invented by W.H. Mallison. • In 1847, Nancy Edberg became the first woman swimming instructor in Stockholm. • In 1875, Captain Matthew Webb was the first man to swim the English Channel (between England and France). No other man or woman swam the channel for the next 31 years. • In 1907, Annette Kellerman visited the United States from Australia. She later starred in several movies, including one about her life. • In 1912, women were first allowed to swim in the Olympic Games, competing in freestyle races. • In 1922, Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim 100 meters in less than a minute, using a six kicks per cycle Australian crawl. He started the golden age of swimming, winning five Olympic medals and 36 national championships, never losing a race in his ten-year career. He retired from swimming and began his second career starring as Tarzan in film. His record of 51 seconds in the 100-yard (91 meter) freestyle stood for over 17 years. • In the same year, Sybil Bauer was the first woman to break a men’s world record completing the 440 meter backstroke in 6:24.8. • In 1972, Mark Spitz, was at the height of his career. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he won seven gold medals. • In 1973, the first swimming world championship was held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia by the FINA. • In 1998, Benoît Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean, a total of 5,600 kilometers in 72 days, swimming 6 to 8 hours daily. He was accompanied by a boat crewed by three sailors. • In 2008, Mark Spitz’s record for most gold medals won in a single Olympic Games was surpassed by Michael Phelps, who won eight in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. • In 2013, 64-year-old US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West,

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Florida without the protection of a shark cage. She swam for about 53 hours, covering a distance of 177 kilometers.

Communications If you are interested in receiving pool schedule updates, closings, etc., please contact Teo Albu.

Aquatics Programs For information on all aquatics programs, contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director, Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3053. Member Discounted Programs and Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.

Lessons Group, Private and Adapted For those who want to learn to swim, ongoing group swim lessons are available for preschool age children Sunday–Friday, as well as private swim lessons and adapted aquatics lessons for all ages.

See pages 51-55 for details.

Policies Class Placement Policy After the first week of lessons, the JCCNV reserves the right to make all necessary changes in order to ensure swimmers are in the appropriate ability level.

Refund/Cancellation Policy If registration is cancelled prior to the first day of class, a $10 handling fee is deducted from the refund. After the start of the class date, only credits are issued.

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Swim Teams The JCCNV offers swim teams for youth and adults with the opportunity of practicing year-round.

Youth

JCC Waves Swim Team Offered throughout the fall, winter and spring, the JCC Waves Swim Team, as part of USA Swimming, combines vital, age and skill-level appropriate training to build the experience necessary for competitive swimming. This training and experience is an important foundation for swimmers who are developing their peak athletic potential.

Sunday Family Swim Time

Sundays, 11:30am–12:30pm The JCCNV pool is open Sunday mornings for families to enjoy swimming together. Children exploring the water with their parents tend to make a smoother transition to organized swim classes when they turn three. Children not yet potty trained must wear swim diapers, and all children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult when at the pool.

Fee: $6 Guest Pass/ Free for member See page 9 for guest policies.

See page 53 for schedule and fees.

Pool Birthday Parties

JCC Mini Waves Swim Team

Available on Sundays. Space is limited. Contact Teo Albu for additional information.

Offered year-round, the JCC Mini Waves Swim Team is a non-competitive developmental program that helps children to continue improving their basic swim strokes and endurance, as well as prepare for future competitive swim team participation.

See page 54 for schedule and fees. Adult

JCC Masters USS Swim Team Offered year-round, the JCC Masters Swim Team, as part of USA Swimming, provides advanced swimmers with a comprehensive program of swimming in an organized group with structured workouts.

See page 55 for schedule and fees.

Water Exercise Classes Water Aerobics (H2O) and Aqua Zumba® are perfect ways to exercise, have fun and make friends. Utilizing the shallow area of the pool, participants learn how to use the buoyancy of water to create the perfect exercise that is gentle on joints, while toning the body and building endurance.

See page 56 for schedule.

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Pre-School Swimming Polliwogs: Beginner Skills

Mondays, 1:30pm–2pm Session I: January 6–27 (3 weeks) (no class Jan. 20) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Dec. 22: $51/ $45 member Code: #4810 Session II: February 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4811 Session III: March 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4812 Session IV: March 31–April 28 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Mar. 16: $51/ $45 member Code: #4813

Ages: 3–5 Prerequisite: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. Children learn basic water skills using flotation devices to ensure safety and promote confidence. These skills include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. All children must be potty trained. Class is limited to four students.

Session V: May 5–19 (3 weeks) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Apr. 20: $51/ $45 member Code: #4814

Sundays, 9:30am–10am Session I: January 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 29: $68/ $60 member Code: #4776

Session II: February 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4816

Session II: February 2–23 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4807

Tuesdays, 1pm–1:30pm Session I: January 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4815

Session III: March 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4817

Session III: March 2–April 6 (6 weeks) Fee: $122/ $110 member Before Feb. 16: $102/ $90 member Code: #4808

Session IV: April 1–29 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 15, 22) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Mar. 16: $51/ $45 member Code: #4818

Session IV: April 27–May 18 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4809

Session V: May 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Apr. 20: $68/ $60 member Code: #4819

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Wednesdays, 1:30pm–2pm Session I: January 8–29 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4820

Fridays, 1pm-1:30pm Session I: January 10–31 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4830

Session II: February 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4821

Session II: February 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4831

Tuesdays, 1:30pm–2pm Session I: January 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4839

Session III: March 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4822

Session III: March 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4832

Session II: February 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4840

Session IV: April 2–30 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 16) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4823

Session IV: April 4–May 2 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 18) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4833

Session III: March 4–25 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4841

Session V: May 7–28 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Apr. 20: $68/ $60 member Code: #4824

Session V: May 9–30 (3 weeks) (no class May 23) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Apr. 20: $51/ $45 member Code: #4834

Thursdays, 1pm–1:30pm Session I: January 9–30 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4825 Session II: February 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4826 Session III: March 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4827 Session IV: April 3–May 1 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 17) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4828 Session V: May 8–29 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Apr. 20: $68/ $60 member Code: #4829

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Jellyfish: Intermediate Skills I Ages: 3–5 Prerequisite: Child must be able to hold face in water for 5-10 seconds and float independently. In this class, students trade flotation devices for proper breathing techniques and doggie paddling in preparation for stroke development. All children must be potty trained. Class is limited to four students.

Sundays, 10am–10:30am Session I: January 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 29: $68/ $60 member Code: #4835 Session II: February 2–23 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4836 Session III: March 2–April 6 (6 weeks) Fee: $122/ $110 member Before Feb. 16: $102/ $90 member Code: #4837

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Session IV: April 27–May 18 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4838

Session IV: April 1–29 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 15, 22) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Mar. 16: $51/ $45 member Code: #4842 Session V: May 6–27 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Apr. 20: $68/ $60 member Code: #4843 Wednesdays, 1pm–1:30pm Session I: January 8–29 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Dec. 22: $68/ $60 member Code: #4844 Session II: February 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4845 Session III: March 5–26 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4846 Session IV: April 2–30 (4 weeks) (no class Apr. 16) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Mar. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4847

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Session V: May 9–30 (3 weeks) (no class May 23) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Apr. 20: $51/ $45 member Code: #4858

Starfish: Intermediate/ Advanced Skills Ages: 3–5 Prerequisite: Child must be comfortable in the deep end of the pool, able to doggie paddle, and swim short distances on his/her own. Students learn, and begin to refine, their stroke development, as well as learn to float, tread water, and dive. All children must be potty trained. Class is limited to four students.

Mondays, 1pm–1:30pm Session I: January 6–27 (3 weeks) (no class Jan. 20) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Dec. 22: $51/ $45 member Code: #4859 Session II: February 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Jan. 19: $68/ $60 member Code: #4860 Session III: March 3–24 (4 weeks) Fee: $88/ $80 member Before Feb. 16: $68/ $60 member Code: #4861 Session IV: March 31–April 28 (3 weeks) (no class Apr. 14, 21) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Mar. 16: $51/ $45 member Code: #4862 Session V: May 5–19 (3 weeks) Fee: $71/ $65 member Before Apr. 20: $51/ $45 member Code: #4863

Junior Galim Ages: 5–6

Mondays, January 6–May 19 (17 weeks) (no practice Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21) 2pm–2:30pm Not quite ready for swim team? Can’t commit to more than one day a week? Junior Galim is uniquely designed to help swimmers build their skills in the front and back strokes and prepare them for the next swim team level: Mini Waves. This program is for swimmers who can put their face in the water and float unassisted. Class is limited to five students.

Fee: $309/ $275 member Before Dec. 22: $289/ $255 member Code: #4864

Youth Swimming USS JCC Waves Swim Team Ages: 7–17

January 6–May 23 (no practice Apr. 14–22) The JCC Waves is a USA Swimming Club founded on the desire to lead its swimmers in reaching the highest level in their swimming. JCC Waves Swim Team helps children acquire the training and experience necessary for competitive swimming while nurturing a love for the sport of swimming and developing the values and skills for success in life. New swimmers who did not swim with the JCC Waves in the fall must pay a $100 mandatory USS insurance fee. Contact Teo Albu for prorated fees, fee payments, placement guides and sibling discounts. After the first week of practice, the JCCNV reserves the right to make necessary changes in order to ensure that swimmers are in the appropriate ability level.

JCC Waves Senior Prep/ Age Group Select Ages: 11–16

January 6–May 21 (no practice Apr. 14, 16, 21) Mondays and Wednesdays Mondays: 6pm–7:30pm Wednesdays: 6:15pm–7:45pm Fee: $686/ $649 member Before Dec. 16: $666/ $629 member Code: #4865

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Mini Waves Swim Team

Level II Intermediate

Ages: 7–10

Ages: 5–12 Mini Waves Swim Team, our pre-swim team level, is a non-competitive team that helps children to continue improving their strokes and endurance during the winterspring months as well as prepare for future competitive swim team participation. Visit www.jccnv.org or contact Teo Albu for prorated fees, fee payments, placement guides and sibling discounts.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 50 meters using either freestyle or the backstroke. Nonstop practices refine students’ strokes, and they begin to learn the breaststroke and butterfly. Students registering for two days per week receive $20 off total fees.

January 7–May 22 (no practice Apr. 15, 17, 22) Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45pm–5:45pm Fee: $649/ $612 member Before Dec. 16: $629/ $592 member Code: #4866

JCC Waves Age Group Ages: 9–14

January 7–May 22 (no practice Apr. 15, 17, 22) Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45pm–6:45pm Fee: $649/ $612 member Before Dec. 16: $629/ $592 member Code: #4867

JCC Waves Senior Prep/ Age Group Select Ages: 11–16

January 7–May 22 (no practice Apr. 15, 17, 22) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45pm–8:15pm Fee: $686/ $649 member Before Dec. 16: $666/ $629 member Code: #4868

JCC Waves Junior Waves/ Age Group/Age Group Select Ages: 9–14

January 10–May 23 (no practice Apr. 18) Fridays, 5pm–6pm Fee: $381/ $362 member Before Dec. 16: $361/ $342 member Code: #4869

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After the first week of practice, the JCCNV reserves the right to make necessary changes in order to ensure swimmers are in the appropriate ability level.

Level I Beginner Prerequisite: Child must be able to backstroke or freestyle one length of the pool. Level I students work to improve basic swimming skills.

Sundays, 10:30am–11:15am January 5–June 15 (no practice Apr. 13, 20) Fee: $356/ $335 member Before Dec. 16: $336/ $315 member Code: #4870 Thursdays, 4pm–4:45pm January 9–May 22 (no practice Apr. 17) Fee: $324/ $305 member Before Dec. 16: $304/ $285 member Code: #4871 Fridays, 4:15pm–5pm January 10–May 23 (no practice Apr. 18) Fee: $324/ $305 member Before Dec. 16: $304/ $285 member Code: #4872

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Sundays, 10:30am–11:15am January 5–June 15 (no practice Apr. 13, 20) Fee: $356/ $335 member Before Dec. 16: $336/ $315 member Code: #4870 Mondays, 2:30pm–3:15pm January 6–May 19 (no practice Apr. 14, 21) Fee: $308/ $290 member Before Dec. 16: $288/ $270 member Code: #4873 Tuesdays, 4pm–4:45pm January 7–May 20 (no practice Apr. 15, 22) Fee: $308/ $290 member Before Dec. 16: $288/ $270 member Code: #4874 Wednesdays, 5:30pm–6:15pm January 8–May 21 (no practice Apr. 16) Fee: $324/ $305 member Before Dec. 16: $304/ $285 member Code: #4875 Thursdays, 4pm–4:45pm January 9–May 22 (no practice Apr. 17) Fee: $324/ $305 member Before Dec. 16: $304/ $285 member Code: #4871

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Level III Advanced Prerequisite: Students should be able to swim 50 meters nonstop, and be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Students registering for two days per week receive $20 off total fees.

Mondays, 2:30pm–3:15pm January 6–May 19 (no practice Apr. 14, 21) Fee: $308/ $290 member Before Dec. 16: $288/ $270 member Code: #4873 Tuesdays, 4pm–4:45pm January 7–May 20 (no practice Apr. 15, 22) Fee: $308/ $290 member Before Dec. 16: $288/ $270 member Code: #4874 Wednesdays, 5:30pm–6:15pm January 8–May 21 (no practice Apr. 16) Fee: $324/ $305 member Before Dec. 16: $304/ $285 member Code: #4875

Adult Swimming USS Masters Swim Team Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim 20 lengths of the pool. Adult Masters Swim Team is a comprehensive program for advanced swimmers, swimming in an organized group. Structured workouts improve cardiovascular endurance and strengthen swimming skills. For those swimmers who register for the two-day or one-day-per-week program, class punch cards will be distributed.

Session I: January 2–March 30 (13 weeks) Sundays, 8:30am–9:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15pm–9:15pm 3 days per week Fee: $343/ $305 member Before Dec. 19: $323/ $285 member Code: #4876 2 days per week (up to 26 sessions) Class punch card required Fee: $293/ $267 member Before Dec. 19: $273/ $247 member Code: #4877 1 day per week (up to 14 sessions) Class punch card required Fee: $230/ $188 member Before Dec. 19: $210/ $168 member Code: #4878 Session II: April 1–June 29 (13 weeks) (no practice Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3, 5) Sundays, 8:30am–9:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15pm–9:15pm 3 days per week Fee: $326/ $290 member Before Dec. 19: $306/ $270 member Code: #4879 2 days per week (up to 25 sessions) Class punch card required Fee: $283/ $257 member Before Dec. 19: $263/ $237 member Code: #4880 1 day per week (up to 14 sessions) Class punch card required Fee: $230/ $188 member Before Dec. 19: $210/ $168 member Code: #4881

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Customized Aquatics By appointment only.

Contact Teo Albu to purchase and schedule classes.

Adapted Aquatics Contact Teo Albu, Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3053 The Adapted Aquatics program is designed for individuals of all ages with communications spectrum disorders. The goal of the 30-minute private lesson is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe and independent.

Register per session (five, 30-minute lessons) or per lesson (one, 30-minute lesson) Fee per lesson: $40/ $35 member Fee per session: $140/ $125 member Codes: January: #4882 February: #4883 March: #4884 April: #4885 May: #4886

Private Swim Lessons Specialized and intensive one-on-one swim instruction. Private lessons are available for people of all ages and levels of ability. Instruction is tailored to the specific needs of the individual student. Learn and improve skills quickly.

Register per session (five, 30-minute lessons) or per lesson (one, 30-minute lesson) Fee per lesson: $40/ $35 member Fee per session: $140/ $125 member Codes: January: #4882 February: #4883 March: #4884 April: #4885 May: #4886

Semi-Private Swim Lessons Semi-private lessons are for two people of approximately the same age and skill level.

Register per session (five, 30-minute lessons) Fee per session/per swimmer: $105/ $90 member Codes: January: #4887 February: #4888 March: #4889 April: #4890 May: #4891

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Water Aerobics (H2O) and Aqua Zumba® Effective January 3–June 20

H2O (Water Aerobics) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (no class Jan. 1, Apr. 6, May 26) 9:30am–10:30am

Adult Services Department Adult Services Director Pam Wiener, (703) 537-3061 • Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org

Adult Programming Director Carla Rosenfeld, (703) 537-3060 • Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org

Lead Adult Group Coordinator Michele Endick, (703) 537-3095 • Michele.Endick@jccnv.org

This water aerobics class is performed in the shallow area of the pool. It’s a safe resistance for aerobic conditioning, perfect for the joint-sensitive individual.

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Aqua Zumba®

New Americans Group Coordinator

Thursdays, 9:30am–10:15am Utilizing the benefits of water resistance, this class, conducted in the shallow area of the pool, features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and no experience is necessary.

Sheila Budoff, (703) 537-3068 • Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org Shelly Rosenstein, (703) 537-3062 • Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org

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Adult Department Assistants Susan Dorfman Marcia Gordon Sue Olesch The Adult Services Department offers social and self-development programs and activities for adults of all ages. Subject areas include cultural activities, such as films, concerts, and lectures; Judaic programs, such as Hebrew and Yiddish language classes (see Jewish Journeys Learning Opportunities); Outreach programming for adults 55+; and social activities such as day trips and theatre outings. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, contact the JCCNV Development Coordinator at Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org, or call (703) 537-3033.

The Adult Services Department is partially underwritten by the following funds: Adler-Bennett Endowment Fund Bonomo Fund E. Kaplan Memorial Fund Intergenerational Fund Lore Edidin Memorial Fund Newman Fund Rosa Wohl Fund Scher Fund

Membership has its Benefits! Members enjoy discounted rates for programs, access to the indoor heated pool and cardiovascular fitness center, free group fitness classes including senior strength training designed for adults ages 65+, and more!

Discounted Program and Class Rates Throughout Centertainment, you’ll notice that the JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. Note: In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/ program.

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Highlights of course topics for the ALI Winter/ Spring 2014 semester are listed below.

Eminent Biographies: Great Figures in the History of Zionism and the State of Israel Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10 (3 classes) 12:15pm–1:30pm

The JCCNV Adult Order Your Tickets Now! Learning Institute (ALI) Ninth Annual Comedy Night Featuring Monica Piper Find the Funny Saturday, February 8 7:45pm: Pre-show happy hour (cash bar) 8:30pm: Show Monica began her career as a high school English teacher. While finding it rewarding, she had to move on. “I couldn’t handle the money and prestige.” Always able to Find the Funny, she was driven to make people laugh. Monica is presently trying to Find the Funny in life with her teenage son. Monica combines her skills, talent and experience to bring her brand of uproarious yet insightful advice to audiences. Before turning to stand-up, Monica was a writer for “Rosanne,” “Mad About You” and “Veronica’s Closet.” Get your tickets early — there will be only one show, with limited seating, this year.

Tickets: $34/ $26 member Groups (10+): $24 per person Special Seating: $50 (reserved priority seating) Co-Chairs, Jana Meltzer and Alison Wilks

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Winter/Spring 2014 Course Schedule We were absolutely delighted with the success of the initial semester of the Adult Learning Institute (ALI) and, therefore, are expanding our course offerings in the winter and spring. We are most grateful for the warm reception accorded to ALI and remain deeply committed to providing the highest quality, intellectually stimulating and engaging opportunities for adult learning right here at the JCCNV. The ALI Winter/Spring 2014 semester is being divided into two sessions, with a break for the Passover holiday. The first session runs from Monday, February 24 through Tuesday, April 1. The second session begins on Monday, April 28, and continues through Tuesday, May 20. Our ALI registration kickoff event begins Monday, January 20, in the JCCNV lobby. Mark your calendars and register early. The first 40 first-time registrants for one or more ALI courses will receive a special gift! Please watch for the complete ALI course schedule, which will be published in the next issue of The Voice and appear on www.jccnv.org. There will also be fliers available in the JCCNV lobby.

Instructor: Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV Community Shaliach (Emissary) from Israel and Jewish Agency Israeli Fellow to Hillel at George Mason University This course examines the lives and contributions of some of the outstanding individuals who helped shape the Zionist movement and establish the state of Israel. The goals and ideals of this movement were expressed in many different realms, including politics, military leadership, journalism, religion, and arts and culture. Ido will take us through a veritable “Who’s Who” of important people who brought the dream of Israel to reality, some of whom you may already know, but many you may not.

Fee: $36/ $24 member Code: #4898

Israel in the Media: The Power of Words Mondays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17 (4 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructors: Eric Rozenman, Washington Director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA); David Holzel, Senior Writer for The Washington Jewish Week; Ron Kampeas, Washington Bureau Chief, Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV Community Shaliach and Jewish Agency Israeli Fellow to Hillel at George Mason University This course explores how Israel is portrayed in the American media, as well as provides a perspective on the Israeli media. In the first class, Eric Rozenman examines how seemingly objective news stories about Israel are frequently inaccurate and biased against Israel. David Holzel’s topic for the second class will be whether local Jewish newspapers should handle stories about Israel any differently than mainstream newspapers (i.e., should Israel be given deferential treatment tailored to the readers of the local Jewish press?). In the third class, Ron Kampeas will speak about what works and what alienates reporters when advocating for Israel. The fourth class, led by Ido Rakovsky, will discuss the media in Israel, including the political orientation of the various Israeli

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Fee: $48/ $32 member Code: #4899

Special Event Author Book Talk with Allan Lichtman, Co-Author of FDR and the Jews Monday, February 24 (1 class) 12:15pm–1:30pm Instructor: Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History, American University Nearly seventy-five years after World War II, there is still controversy over whether President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was indifferent to the plight of the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust and failed to act despite concrete evidence of what was happening. Did FDR, who otherwise was revered in many Jewish households for his landmark social programs, let down the Jewish people? Although many books have been written on this subject, Allan Lichtman and his co-author Richard Breitman, both distinguished professors of history at American University, shed new light on the question, as a result of their extensive research and use of many new, previously unpublished, primary sources. Whether you agree or disagree with the ultimate conclusions reached, FDR and the Jews adds insight and perspective to the conversation. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Fee: $18/ $12 member Code: #4900

The Short Stories of Bernard Malamud Tuesdays, February 25, March 4, 11 (3 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructor: Kay Menchel, B.A. with honors in English and M.A. in English Literature, George Mason University Although Bernard Malamud is best known for his novels The Natural and Pulitzer Prize winner The Fixer, many critics believe that his best work was in his short stories. The class will read and discuss several of Malamud’s short stories, including: “The Steady Customer,” “The Magic Barrel,” “The Elevator,” “The Jewbird,” “Black Is My Favorite Color,” and “Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party” to learn more about Malamud and his art. Each week, two stories will be covered, in the order listed above. These stories all appear in Bernard Maltamud: The Complete Stories, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with an introduction by Robert Giroux. The book is available in paperback, and may be purchased on Amazon.com either new or used. It is also available for Kindle devices. Please read the stories in advance of the class meetings so you will be prepared to participate in the discussions and derive the most benefit.

Fee: $36/ $24 member Code: #4901

Science and Religion Part II* Tuesday, March 11, 18, 25 (3 classes) Noon–1:30pm Facilitator: John Rybicki, Interfaith Scholar and Scientist *No need to have taken Part 1 in order to register for this class. We will touch on cosmology, intelligent design, creation and creationism, brain-mind consciousness, faith, reason and the New Atheists. This class is a continuation of the previous Lunch and Learn Program.

Fee: $36/ $24 member Code: #4902 Many thanks to Ellen Gale for all of her hard work and deep commitment to Jewish learning for agreeing to continue her efforts coordinating these classes!

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Holocaust Art Mondays, April 28, May 5 (2 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructor: Marion Deshmukh, Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History, George Mason University The first class will cover Turn-of-the Century Berlin and German Impressionism. Three painters, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt, will be the focus of a richlyillustrated lecture that will contextualize the artists within the history of Imperial Germany. The second class will cover art approved and banned during the 3rd Reich and Holocaust.

Fee: $24/ $18 member Code: #4903

There Is No Planet B: What We Can Do to Protect the Environment Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 (3 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructors: Philip Wirdzek, Executive Director of International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL); Rabbi Brett Isserow, spiritual leader of Beth El Hebrew Congregation; and Dave Feldman, CEO of Livability Project, LLC, an environmental consulting firm, and Executive Director of Bethesda Green, a local collaborative of residents, businesses and government that promotes sustainable living practices Not many issues are as important to our future as preserving and protecting the environment. We as individuals and concerned citizens can play a role, even in small ways, in the well-being of our community and it starts by having a good grasp of the major issues that affect our everyday living. Sustainability, climate change, livability — these are all terms you may have heard about in discussions about the environment, but do you know how these issues can affect you and future generations? What does Judaism say about protecting and repairing the world? This course explores how we are interconnected with our environment and ways in which we can make a difference in the world.

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Adult Classes

Mah Jongg Lessons and Evening Games

for two nights to Colonial Williamsburg, VA and here it is!

Intermediate Line Dance

Contact Carla Rosenfeld if you are interested in Mah Jongg lessons or if you are interested in an evening drop-in game.

We will stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites which is conveniently located next to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, the starting point to our 18th-century adventure. Included in the fee will be lodging in rooms with 2 double beds and the following: • Unlimited trips on the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle bus to the historic area • Two deluxe continental breakfasts at the hotel; • One fine, 3-course dinner at King’s Arms Tavern with colonial food and entertainment • Guided introductory highlights walking tour of Duke of Gloucester Street • Three-day pass to the buildings and museums of Colonial Williamsburg • Colonial evening activity—“Grand Medley of Entertainment” • Three-course lunch at Shields Tavern (a colonial tavern) • Movies on board bus

Instructor: Susan Zuckerman Attas Join a new session of an ongoing line dance class, tailored to the 40s–70s age group. No partners are needed. This program provides a fun and high-energy workout while you dance to rock, country western, and other music! If you have prior dance experience, such as ballroom, you’ll learn quickly!

Session I Tuesdays, February 18–April 8 (8 weeks) 2:15pm–3:15pm Fee: $60/ $50 member Code: #4732 Session II Tuesdays, April 29–June 17 (8 weeks) 2:15pm–3:15pm Fee: $60/ $50 member Code: #4733

Cards and Games

Drop-in Canasta Fridays (ongoing), 11am–1pm Beginners are welcome to join in this weekly drop-in game that meets in the lobby. Instructions are provided for those who would like to learn.

Fee: $4/ Free for member

New! Drop-in Scrabble Mondays (ongoing), noon–2pm Contact Carla Rosenfeld to be added to the Scrabble email list.

Fee: $4/ Free for member

Backgammon (Shesh Besh), Cribbage, or Chess If you are interested in lessons, a club or a tournament, contact Carla.Rosenfeld@ jccnv.org.

ACBL Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays (ongoing) 11am–2:30pm Director: Louise Sellers (ACBL-accredited)

Fee: $8/ $6.50 member & Bridge Associates

Party Bridge Fridays (ongoing) 11am–2pm

Special Events

For more information on the special events mentioned below, please contact Michele Endick, Lead Adult Group Coordinator, at Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or call (703) 537-3095.

This is a social, fun and low-key game for all skill levels — come with or without a partner. Join the group and bring your own dairy or parve (meatless) lunch.

Fee: $4/ Free for member

Drop-in Mah Jongg Tuesdays and Wednesdays (ongoing) 10am–noon Drop-in for a friendly game of mahj and conversation in the lobby of the JCCNV. Bring your friends! If you are interested, send an email to Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org and get on the Mah Jongg email list.

Fee: $4/ Free for member

Registration Open! Excursion via Luxury Bus to Colonial Williamsburg — the Restored 18th Century Capital of Virginia 3 days/2 nights of activities and delicious food Sunday–Tuesday, April 6–8 Our first overnight to Amish Country last April was a grand success. Our surveys indicated that many people would like to go

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Optional Activities: • Optional tour at Historic Jamestowne. You can view artifacts unearthed at the 1607 James Fort site in the Archaearium and explore the site of the first permanent colony in North America. Walk in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas! You can enjoy lunch by the James River at the on-site café (additional charge, on your own). (Note: there is arduous walking at the Jamestowne Colony site). Bus to the site is complimentary with your historic area pass but there is a small fee to enter this National Park Site. • Complimentary short walking tour of the historic section of The College of William and Mary given by Elyse Endick, a current senior at the school. See the historic Wren Building and the beautiful Sunken Gardens.

Fee: Single Occupancy: $505/ $475 member Double Occupancy: $390/ $360 member (Two people occupying the room must register at the same time; we cannot match people up.) RSVP: Payment and registration form due no later than March 10. You must contact Michele.Endick@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095, to check availability prior to sending check. Check should be made payable to JCCNV with “Williamsburg” in memo section. Registration form must accompany check. No refunds unless we have a wait list or you can find a replacement. Code: #4895 – Single Code: #4896 – Double

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. 33rd Annual Passover Seder Thursday, April 10, 11am–2pm, JCCNV Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy the beauty of a traditional Seder led by Rabbi Amy Perlin of Temple B’nai Shalom. The meal includes gefilte fish, soup, chicken, vegetables, dessert, wine, tea and coffee (a vegetarian menu is available). Catering is provided by Marta Palchik’s Gourmet Catering. Register early as this sit-down, white-tablecloth catered event is always well attended.

Fee: $42/ $28 members of JCCNV, JCCNV Outreach Group, Bethlehem Lutheran Church/ $32 guest of member Code: #4734 Note: The registration deadline is April 3. Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “4/10”date in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.

Shabbat at the JCCNV Shabbat Re-Visioned: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken Saturdays, February 1–15 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm Saturdays, March 29–April 12 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm Facilitator: Rabbi Baruch Rock The supposed Judeo-Christian ethic of “subduing and ruling” over the earth is a gross (and disastrous) misreading of the central creation narratives. In this session we will explore, and re-envision, the revolutionary ideas presented in the opening texts of the Torah. Through our exploration, we will come to understand the splendor of our individual identities, the rewards for authentic self-expression, and the joy of knowing that these assertions are the very heart and soul of an empowered existence. Texts to be covered include: The Torah’s two separate creation narratives (along with various Midrashim), with specific focus on the description of the creation of grasses and trees; the sun and the moon; the Garden of Eden; and Lech Lecha (the beginnings of Avraham and Sarah’s journey). 60

Note: These discussion groups replace the ongoing weekly discussion group from February 1–15 and March 29–April 12. No experience with text is necessary, just a desire to explore some amazing ideas! Fee: Free RSVP: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060

2nd Annual Used Book, CD and DVD Sale Sunday–Wednesday, March 30–April 2, JCCNV Looking for a place to recycle your gently used adult and children’s books, CD’s and DVD’s? Please consider donating them to be sold at our annual used book sale.

Prayer books, textbooks, and encyclopedia sets CANNOT be accepted.

Volunteer Opportunity: We need volunteers to sort the books and work at the event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@ jccnv.org.

Sunday Afternoon Excursions Gypsy – Matinee Performance at Signature Theatre® Sunday, January 19 Depart JCCNV 12:45pm; return 6:45pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Momma Rose, the archetypal stage mother, steamrolls everyone in her way to propel her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented, daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. Bold, brassy, yet remarkably charming, Momma Rose puts today’s Dance Moms to shame. Gypsy is based on the book by Arthur Laurents, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Signature’s “signature,” Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy features the beloved songs Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together (Wherever We Go), Small World, Some People, Let Me Entertain You and Rose’s Turn.

early dinner at a restaurant of your choice in Shirlington. Optional, separate charge. There are many diverse restaurants from which to choose.

Fee: $78/ $70 member (includes bus transportation and matinee ticket). Optional dinner is “on your own” at any of Shirlington’s restaurants. Code: #4680 Note: Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “1/19”date in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.

Tour “Like None Other” of Washington, DC Sunday, June 8, depart JCCNV 10:30am; return 5:30pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Frances Molefsky (“Teacher Fran”), a licensed Washington, DC professional tour guide, will narrate a special tour filled with fun, little-known facts. The morning tour will include the National Mall and other “tourist sites” but with uniquely detailed narration. An interesting stop at the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in WWII with narration by Fran will be included. An optional lunch will be at Clyde’s in Chinatown — choose from menu, separate charge. The afternoon will consist of a loop to include the embassies, National Cathedral, Georgetown and other sites of interest. A stop will be at historic Lafayette Park, north of the White House, with interesting history, statues, etc. Our previous three tours have sold out with long waitlists, so sign up for this one early as it’s certain to be quite popular!

Fee: $40/ $35 member (includes all transportation and professionally led tour of Washington, DC with 3 stops. Optional lunch at Clyde’s — separate charge, order from menu) Code: #4736 Note: Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process

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Weekday Outings to Local Museums & Other Points of Interest Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3095 To make a reservation, please contact Michele. You will receive a confirmation call back or email.

Fee: $12/ $8 member Note: Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with date in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV. Check future issues of the JCCNV bi-monthly adult services newsletter, The Voice, or www.jccnv.org for destinations, dates and further details.

Thursday at the JCCNV Thursdays, noon–2pm, JCCNV (unless otherwise noted)

Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Plan to attend our weekly program for active adults. Bring a dairy or parve (meatless) bag lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy beforehand; the JCCNV will provide the dessert and coffee. Bring a friend!

Fee: $3/ Free for member Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the JCCNV are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time.

Exploring Cultural Life in Israel Thursday, January 9, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shaliach (emissary) and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at GMU. Many of us know about the more “touristy” places to visit in Israel, but what about the many fascinating and interesting places that are not as well known? Join us as we explore theater, music halls, universities, sports venues, etc. — an armchair tour you will certainly enjoy!

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

New Year, New You: Charting a Roadmap to Increased Happiness and Personal Fulfillment Thursday, January 16, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Rebecca Porter, LCSW, Social Worker, Senior Services Specialist, JSSA. How many New Years have you resolved to exercise more, get organized, finish a project, or just “be happier,” only to have the year fly by with your best intentions falling by the wayside? In this program, Rebecca Porter, LCSW from the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), will help you to assess your satisfaction with different areas of your life. Then, she will lead you through the process of learning to set realistic, achievable goals for the year to come. Learn how to realize your goals and get tips on planning for your future while still living for today!

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

A Tour of the Eye: Sight Saving Seminar for Baby Boomers and Beyond! Thursday, January 23, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Michael Summerfield, MD, Ophthalmologist, Washington Eye Institute. Sight loss is an increasing age related public health issue since 80 million “baby boomers” began turning 65 in 2011. Dr. Summerfield will review the architecture of the eye from the front to back, including the four major aging eye diseases — cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come! Co-sponsored by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Good Leads on Good Reads for the New Year Thursday, January 30, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program We will have an exciting visit from volunteers and librarians from the Fairfax City Library who will present new and interesting reads for the New Year. Both fiction and nonfiction books will be introduced and discussed. The various book clubs at the library and the wonderful resources that the Virginia Room has to offer will be mentioned. This will be a wonderful, enlightening way to spend a winter’s day! And you will go away with great ideas for winter reading. The books recommended and reviewed last January were wonderful reading experiences! Bring your Fairfax County Library System card and you’ll even be able to check out some of these books right from our adult lounge!

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP – Just come!

Where are YOU Going with all MY Stuff? Thursday, February 6, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Moira Quinn Leite, President of M. Quinn Designs, Inc. and Pack-N-Move . Every one of us has things that we love, that we want to share, and that we want to give to our families when we can no longer enjoy them. Pack-N-Move’s focus is to help you along through the next phase of your life, whether that is in relocation, renovation, or organization. With 35 years of Interior Design experience, Moira Quinn Leite has shaped a business with 35 years of her personal compassion and dedication to serving communities and families alike, helping them along the path to personal success and ‘Beautiful Accessibility’.

Screening – Mary & Max Thursday, February 13, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program After a short introductory talk by Jessica Tischler, JCCNV Special Needs Director, we will watch the film, Mary & Max , one of the featured films of the 2013 ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival*. “A claymated feature film this is a tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, obese, Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. Mary & Max is innocent but not naïve, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much, much more.” If desired, there will be a post-film discussion. Please come to show your support of the important work accomplished by our Special Needs Department.

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come! *ReelAbilities is a week-long festival of award-winning films dedicated to promoting awareness of, and appreciation for, the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with various disabilities.

See page 38 to learn more about the 2014 ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival.

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The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater (2012 – 135 minutes) Thursday, February 20, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program “…Michael Tilson Thomas explores the lives of his grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, through a musical performance that features five performers and the New World Symphony orchestra. Founding members of the Yiddish Theater in America, the Thomashefskys owned theaters, published their own magazine, wrote columns in the popular Yiddish newspapers, sponsored and encouraged generations of young artists, brought countless Yiddish artists to America, tirelessly raised funds for progressive social causes and were adventurous trendsetters. This story, reclaimed by The Thomashefsky Project, presents a musical sound that few have heard, assimilating Eastern European klezmer and cantorial modes with American tones and rhythms. Over time … they greatly influenced the American Songbook. …” Enjoy this wonderful WNET production in the warmth of our JCCNV!

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

Creating Our Life Stories Thursday, February 27, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Carol Backman, Coordinator, Creative Writing Group at JCCNV. A memory is the most precious gift you can give to the people you love. In an hour you can learn to create a written snapshot of yourself that can become part of your living legacy. Join us for this exciting session where we will turn memories into memoirs.

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National Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

Thursday, March 20, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program

Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy a classical concert with: Osmo Vanska, conductor and Martin Frost, clarinet. The music to be performed will be: • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 3 • AHO: Clarinet Concerto • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian” Optional lunch will follow (around 1pm) in the Kennedy Center Café, overlooking the Potomac River (extra charge). This is a special opportunity to hear the National Symphony Orchestra in the magnificent Concert Hall.

Presented by Mary Lipsey, member Fairfax County History Commission, President of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, many of whom were immigrants. New Yorkers watched in horror as trapped workers jumped from the windows. One of those onlookers was Frances Perkins, future Secretary of Labor. Mary Lipsey has given many well received talks and tours for the Adult Services Department in past years — we are very pleased to have her as a presenter once again.

Coffee, tea and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

33rd Annual Passover Seder Thursday, April 10, 11am–2pm, JCCNV Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy the beauty of a traditional Seder led by Rabbi Amy Perlin of Temple B’nai Shalom.

See page 60 for details. Fee: $42/ $28 members of JCCNV, JCCNV Outreach Group, Bethlehem Lutheran Church/ $32 guest of member Code: #4734 Note: Registration deadline is April 3. Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “4/10” in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.

Golda’s Balcony at Theatre J at DCJCC Thursday, April 17, time TBA See future issues of The Voice for details. Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center.

Location: Kennedy Center Concert Hall Thursday, April 24, depart JCCNV at 8:30am; return 3pm

Fee: $14/ $10 member (includes bus transportation and NSO rehearsal). Optional lunch is on your own at Kennedy Center Café after the performance — order from menu, separate charge. Seating MUST be by 9:45am thus our early departure from JCCNV — we must leave on time to make the concert so please come early. Code: #4737 RSVP: Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “4/24” in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.

Musicali Tea at Strathmore Thursday, May 22, depart JCCNV 9:30am; return 3:30pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy a musical presentation by the faculty and students of The Levine School of Music at the beautiful Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. After the program, enjoy a “nosh” of cookies and tea. Following the program, we will go to Parkway Deli and Restaurant which serves Jewish-style dishes including matzo ball soup, deli sandwiches, pickles, and a wide variety of other foods for lunch!

Although the musical program changes yearly, this outing has been enjoyed by our program participants for many years. Join us for a wonderful day of music, deli and camaraderie!

Fee: $14/ $10 member (includes concert, post-concert “goodies” and bus transportation); Lunch is on your own – order from menu, optional Code: #4738 Note: Your check must be accompanied by a registration form in order to process your participation in this activity. To register, complete a program registration form (available at the front desk, in Centertainment, or in The Voice), make check payable to JCCNV with “5/22” in memo and bring or send in envelope labeled Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV. Check future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, or www.jccnv.org for additional programs.

Monthly Programs Monthly Discussion Group Our World Today and in the Future Mondays, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 28, May 19 12:15pm–2pm, JCCNV Facilitated by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, President, Forecasting International and Mimi Rosenberg Participants are welcome to bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced monthly. Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details.

Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

First Friday Book Group Calling All Readers! Fridays, January 3, February 7, March 7 April 4, May 2 10:30am–noon, JCCNV If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Pam Wiener to confirm date and book selections.

Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Creative Writing Group Writing Your Life Story Mondays, January 13, February 10, March 10, May 12 (no meeting in April due to Passover) 11am–12:30pm, JCCNV Coordinator: Carol Backman Contact: Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3061 Write your life stories as a legacy for family and friends. If it’s important for you to tell your children, grandchildren, and friends who you are and what you did, this group will help you write, organize and self-publish your life story as a legacy for those you value.

Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come!

Friday Morning at the Movies Fridays once monthly, 10am, JCCNV Join us for a movie. Discussion will follow the film if there is enough interest.

Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free for member No RSVP — Just come! Please see the JCCNV adult services newsletter, The Voice, or www.jccnv.org for dates and film titles.

Everyone Welcome! JCCNV Adult 55+ Outreach Programs

JCCNV Adult Program held at Beth Sholom Temple

Searching for a Jewish connection, a place to meet new friends, to enrich your life with an exciting variety of activities and day trips but don’t live close to the JCCNV? Check out the Adult Outreach groups listed on the following pages for the one near you. These programs and activities are planned for Adults 55+, though people of all ages are welcome to attend. Programs and activities are subject to change, so confirm beforehand.

805 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg

JCCNV Adult Program held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria Contact: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3062 All weekly group meetings are held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. The group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome!

Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed or have a delayed opening, there will be no program at Beth El.

Check future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, or www.jccnv.org for dates and details of upcoming programs.

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Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 for information about upcoming programs.

Inclement Weather Policy If Stafford County schools are closed, the Adult 55+ program at Beth Sholom Temple is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at the regular time.

The group meets periodically. Check future issues of the adult services newsletter, The Voice, for dates and details of upcoming programs or www.jccnv.org.

JCCNV Adult Program held at Leisure World at Lansdowne 19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 The group meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome!

Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member, Leisure World resident (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Loudoun County schools are closed, the Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at Leisure World at the regular time.

Check future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, for dates and details of upcoming programs or www.jccnv.org.

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JCCNV Adult Program held at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

Social Groups

1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch.

Coffee and dessert will be provided. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at NVHC at the regular time.

Check future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, for dates and details of upcoming programs or www.jccnv.org.

JCCNV Adult Program for the Greater Gainesville Jewish Community Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068

Check future issues of the JCCNV adult services bi-monthly newsletter, The Voice, for dates and details of upcoming programs or www.jccnv.org.

JCCNV Adult 55+ programming is made possible thanks in part to the “Coming of Age” grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The program is a collaborative effort of the JCCNV, Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and jConnect.

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Gen-B is a Jewish singles group whose members were born between 1946–1964. The group’s purpose is to provide a means for Jewish social interaction through various events and activities in the Northern Virginia area. The Gen-B annual membership fee includes many benefits. For those who choose not to join the Gen-B group, a drop-in fee of $4 can be paid at individual events. To learn about the benefits of membership or to register to be a Gen-B member, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.

jnet: Jewish Social Network for Young Adults Ages: 21–35 Contact: Nori White, jnet Coordinator, at Nori.White@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3041 The jnet mission is to bring together young Jewish professionals in the Northern Virginia area in friendly, comfortable and lively environments for a variety of activities. Monthly happy hours and other events — dates to be determined.

jnet Basketball Tuesdays, 8:15pm

Annual Fee: $36/ $18 member

Contact: David Grant at GrantD@csps.com Play b-ball? Join other Jewish young adults every Tuesday night for weekly pick-up games at the JCCNV.

Gen-B Events

Fee: $10 drop-in fee/ $36 season pass/ Free for member

Dining Out, Happy Hours, and More! Join other Gen-B singles every month to schmooze and experience various ethnic foods in Northern Virginia restaurants and get together for happy hours and other social events. Watch for details in the Gen-B calendar online at www.jccnv.org or on meetup.com.

Fee: $4/ Free Gen-B member. Dinner and happy hours on own.

Travel with the JCCNV JCC Travel of Chicago Contact: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060 Great Time Tours/JCC Travel of Chicago trips have a Jewish flair and are customized from the Washington, DC area.

Cuba — A Jewish Mission Escorted by Miriam Levinson

January 20–28 March 17–25 April 23–May 1 Cuba, a Caribbean gem, is a cultural oasis of warm, generous people. Be inspired by Cuba’s soulful art, musical rhythms and vibrant dance. Join us on this extraordinary mission to bring support and aid to the Cuban Jewish community. Meet the children of the Sunday school and advance Jewish practices, ideals and education. Learn first-hand about today’s Jewish community and share their dreams for the future. The spirit of the Jewish community will open your eyes, heart and mind.

Fee: $3,149 per person double occupancy, single supplement add $475

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Upcoming Trips Spring 2014 Jewish Morocco in March Jewish Peru with Macchu Picchu in April

Bermuda Cruise Leaving from Baltimore Sailing August 29–September 4, 2014 Sail with JCCNV on Grandeur of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for six days of relaxation and fun.

Choose your cabin (double occupancy rates): Inside: $783.77 per person Ocean View: $873.77 per person Balcony: $1,293.77 per person

Adult Department Announcements Adult 55+ Trip Policies • Please be aware that all departure and return times listed are an approximation and are subject to change. • No refunds will be granted for any trip or program that requires tickets, meal reservations or chartered transportation unless we are able to fill your reserved space. • No rest stops are planned for trips that require two hours or less driving time. • Once at your destination, you will be responsible for meeting the bus at the time and place you are told. The bus will not wait for you if you are late. If you miss the bus you are responsible for your own transportation home and the JCCNV will not be liable.

Program Disclaimer Views and opinions of guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the JCCNV.

SeniorNavigator Site The JCCNV is an official SeniorNavigator site, with computers available for accessing the SeniorNavigator network, a statewide, nonprofit website designed to address health and aging concerns and provide information about the approximately 19,000 local programs and services available to seniors, their families and caregivers.

Visitors to the SeniorNavigator website simply type in a keyword, along with their zip code, city or county, to access services available right in their own neighborhoods. The comprehensive service at www.seniornavigator.com lists sources for everything from where to get blood pressure screenings or flu shots to bone density tests or support groups to yoga classes. For more information, call Pam Wiener at (703) 537-3061.

Social Action Projects Food for Others especially needs evaporated milk, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Remember to bring a can and/or a nonperishable food item to the JCCNV whenever you come, to be donated to Food for Others. Please remember, if you are bringing something from your pantry, to check the expiration dates on all items, including canned goods! For your convenience, a collection bin is located in the lobby. Thanks for your continued support.

Help Save the Environment — Recycle your Cell Phone, iPhone or BlackBerry When you replace your cell phone, iPhone or BlackBerry, bring your old one to the JCCNV. By doing this, you will enable the Adult Services Department to make money while also helping to save the environment. We will be collecting these items as an ongoing fundraising project. For your convenience, a collection basket is located at the JCCNV front desk. The newer the item, the more money we raise. However, no item is too old. So if you have old cell phones at home, you can now recycle them. Please let others know about this endeavor. And, as always, we appreciate your support.

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Giving Circles JCCNV Donor Societies and Corporate Sponsors Dues and program fees cover less than 80% of the JCCNV’s annual operating expenses. We depend on the generous philanthropy of individuals, corporations and foundations to ensure our financial sustainability. Donating more than two-thirds of the funds raised throughout the year, Trustee Circle and Chai Society members are the cornerstone of the Center’s ability to build a strong community based on Jewish values. To learn more, contact Jeff Dannick, JCCNV Executive Director, at (703) 537-3023 or Jeff.Dannick@ jccnv.org. We would like to thank the following individuals, agencies and corporations — members of the JCCNV Trustee Circle and Chai Society — for their generous contributions:

Trustee Circle Members As of November 15, 2013 Anonymous (3) Tanya and Stephen Bodzin Jane and Scott Brown ^ Jenny and Michael Closter ^ Cindy and Lee Cohen ^ Mindy and Warren Cohen Susan Dorfman Susie and Michael Gelman ^ Alexander Greenbaum Judy and Eugene Greenberg ^ Marilyn and Michael Hausfeld Jane and Phil Hochberg Kay and Stan Klein Arlene and Robert Kogod ^ Sherri and Howard Kohr Amy and Alan Meltzer ^ Rabbi Amy and Gary Perlin ^ Connie and Al Pesachowitz ^ Sandra and Melvin Rosenblatt + Joan and Don Sacarob ^+ Jill and Cary Schwartzbach Maureen and Bob Shapiro ^+ David Bruce Smith ^ Roland Vaughan ^ Debbie and Mark Weber ^+ Judy Werbel ^ Deborah and David Yaffe ^

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia ^ These Trustees are also members of a group of supporters called Chai Society, which recognizes that the life of the JCCNV depends on our ability to financially support general operations in addition to dedicated programmatic support.

Lynne and Donald Sandler Shirley Scher* Irmgard Schwartz* Maureen and Bob Shapiro Debra and Mark Weber Rosa Wohl*

+ Founding Trustees

*Of blessed memory.

Business and Foundation Trustees

Corporate Sponsors

Abraham and Freida Hochberg Foundation via Children’s Charities Foundation Alexander Greenbaum Philanthropic Fund II Charles E. Smith Family Foundation ^ Fairfax County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Jewish Agency for Israel Harry and Zoe Poole Foundation Majestic Limousine ^ Morningstar Philanthropic Fund ^ Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation ^ Saul Schottenstein Foundation B United Jewish Endowment Fund ^ The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington ^ The Neall Family Charitable Foundation

Chai Society Members Cookie and Nelson Blitz Eva Chaiken Marcia Mofson and Jeff Dannick Bobbie Ebert Patti and Mitchell Herman Sophie and Howard Hoffman BJ and Allon Shiff

Legacy Society Members Anonymous Sandy and Lenny Barmak Tanya and Steve Bodzin Tico Bonomo* Susan W. Carbo Ruth Checknoff* Cindy and Lee Cohen Rae and Bernie Cohen Marcia Mofson and Jeff Dannick Roz Engels Eugene Kaplan* Bertha Kobayashi* Edward Newman* Michelle and David Pearlstein Joan and Don Sacarob

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Gold Sponsors

The Meltzer Group – General Operations The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team – Special Needs

Copper Sponsors: Arbonne Angels – Teen Wellness HHH Properties, Inc. – Family Services

Friends: Grant Thornton, LLP Target ® Corporation

Donations June 27, 2013–November 1, 2013

33rd Annual Fundraising Gala Donna and Jeff Ackerman Laura and David Adler Judy and Paul Anderson Rita and Ron Apter Dottie Bennett Gary Bergman Beth El Hebrew Congregation Cookie and Nelson Blitz Tanya and Steve Bodzin Gloria Brissman Jane and Scott Brown Thomas Buckley Sheila and Bob Budoff Eva Chaiken Bunny and Jerome Chapman Mindy and Warren Cohen Maxine and Dan Cohen Cindy and Lee Cohen Anne Mazor Cohen Rae and Bernie Cohen Sue and Ken Cohn Sarah Lafreniere and Ross Diamond Louise and Dusko Doder Bobbie Ebert Joan and Les Edelman Ellen Limberg Deborah Swichkow and Raymond Ellis Tamara and Ed Faggen

Leslie Frieden and Seth Feldman Lisa Miller and Bennett Finkelstein Jennifer Margolius Fisher Candy and Ken Frankel Freedom Bank of Virginia Liz and Paul Frommer Tessa and Glenn Fuchs Dotty and Al Fuchsman Paula Barrie and Martin Ganderson Margie and Ron Glancz Dr. Asad Gobar Myra and Gordon Gondos Judy and Gene Greenberg Adele and Irv Greenspon Paula and Jay Grossman Jean and Paul Gurman Patti and Mitchell Herman Ileen and Gary Hoffman Pauline and Herman Hohauser Janet and Murray Horwitz Joan Isenberg Rabbis Jinny and Brett Isserow Marion Jacknow Vivian Bass Talya and Rabbi David Kalender Jill and Sam Kastner Trish Kent Marcia and Robert Kerchner Debbie and Chet Kessler Brenda and Marvin Klemow JoEllen and Joe Kodish Sherri and Howard Kohr Linda and Ken Kozloff Debbie and Bill Larson Mimi and Len Levine Natalie and Julian Levine Shoshana and Howard Levy Dorothy and Don Lewy Debbie and Michael Linick Phyllis and Jack Lustig Honey and Al Nashman Linda and Dale Otterness Rabbi Amy Perlin and Gary Perlin Connie and Al Pesachowitz Cantor Sidney and Sondra Rabinowitz Susan and Howard Reichbart Carol Gordon and Steve Rosenthal Sheila Ruffine Joan and Don Sacarob Reva Fox and Don Sargent Jennifer and Michael Scher Iris and Robert Shamaskin Maureen and Bob Shapiro BJ and Allon Shiff Bertha Shostak Pearl Shuman Pauline and Ron Siegel Willa and David Siegel David Bruce Smith

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Victor Springer Lynne and Jim Sprung Denise Michel and David Stein Sydell (Terry) M. Stone Marie and Glenn Taubman The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team Christine and Gordon Trapnell Jarla and Bill Ulman Roland Vaughan Linda and Larry Vogel Linda Recht and Bob Watts Sarah Elpern and Bruce Waxman Debbie and Mark Weber Judy Werbel Pam and Mark Wiener Deborah and David Yaffe

33rd Annual Gala Advertisers AnnSandra Casual Adventure Charles Schwab & Company Debbie Larson, Long and Foster Dominion Jewelers Garden of Remembrance Hair Cuttery Jefferson Funeral Chapel Judy Ryan Law Office of Michael D. Toobin Me Jana Restaurant Mercedes Benz of Arlington/ Mercedes Benz of Alexandria Neifeld IP Law, PC Perfect Endings Hair Design Response Tech, Inc. Skill Builders, LLC Stafford Automotive Group Temple B’nai Shalom Wisley, Greco & Associates

33rd Annual Gala Professional Circle Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman Dr. Chet Kessler Dr. Joel R. Kessler Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. Stahl Zelloe, PC Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC

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Adult Services Department (includes Seniors) Harriet and Erwin Bondareff Carolyn Bonilla Suzanne Brooks Sheila and Bob Budoff Fran Channing Bunny and Jerome Chapman Thrive at Home Candy and Ken Frankel Dara and Josh Greene Sue Herschler Pauline and Herman Hohauser Bruce Kaplan Lois and Richard Kaufman Rex and Linda Klopfenstein Ruth Nass Susan Olesch Annette and Norton Paley, in honor of Bev & Art Wise’s 50th Anniversary Eda and Raymond Pickholtz Sandy and Mel Rosenblatt Geraldine Schehr Dana and Robert Sitnick Victor Springer Roland Vaughan

Aquatics Kenneth Huynh Lorelei and Daniel Lash Otilia and Valentin Neacsu William Thumm

Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Karen and Jim Stern In Memory of Jonathan Wildes: Judith Feldman Mary Johnson Doug Knight Debra Lesser and Tony Sides Elaine and Melvin Stokols Mary Strain Maria and Tyler Strain Kitty and Dave Wildes

Camp Deborah Bash Linda and Arnold Blair Gloria Brissman, for a speedy recovery of Sara Moore and Debbie Kessler and in honor of Connie Pesachowitz’s Presidency Paula Barrie and Martin Ganderson Pauline and Herman Hohauser Heather and Gerard Jones Karen and Jim Stern

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Community Engagement (includes FACETS and Growing Jewish Families) Wendy and David Golden Janet and Murray Horwitz Allen and Muriel Marcus Connie and Al Pesachowitz Roland Vaughan

Community Shlichim Program Anonymous Agudas Achim Congregation Ira Bartfield, in honor of Scott Brown Jane and Scott Brown Sheila and Robert Budoff, in memory of Dr. David G. Ostrolenk Mindy and Warren Cohen Congregation Olam Tikvah Congregation Sha’are Shalom Temple B’nai Shalom Beth El Hebrew Congregation George Mason Hillel Ilana and Gary Gamerman Judy and Gene Greenberg Dara and Josh Greene Sherri and Howard Kohr Morningstar Philanthropic Fund Michelle and David Pearlstein Rabbi Amy Perlin and Gary Perlin Connie and Al Pesachowitz Jill and Cary Schwartzbach Sarah Elpern and Bruce Waxman Debbie and Mark Weber Brittanie and Dan Werbel Deborah and David Yaffe

Cultural Arts Anonymous Laura and David Adler Rae and Bernie Cohen Arts Council of Fairfax County Dara and Josh Greene Janet and Murray Horwitz Dan Kirsch Marcy Mandel Market Mavens Investment Group Connie and Al Pesachowitz

Dance Debby and David Anderson Barbra and Arnold Golub Otilia and Valentin Neacsu

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Early Childhood Learning Center Lois and Richard Kaufman Lila Meyers Rebecca Mullen Ursula and Tim Reilly Jean and Jon Traub Amber Withycombe and Joshua Kryah

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival Temple Rodef Shalom Roz Engels, in honor of Bev & Art Wise’s 50th Anniversary Dara and Josh Greene

Fine Arts Laurie Goldberg Jean and Paul Gurman Kristin and Christopher Lahiff Joyce and Kenneth Robbins

General Operations Anonymous (2) America’s Charities Sandy and Lenny Barmak Cindy and Lee Cohen Judy and Gene Greenberg Amit and James Hickman Allyson and Marc Jacob Claire Kratch Kimberly and Glenn Marshall Amy and Alan Meltzer Sara and Lou Moore Morningstar Philanthropic Fund Jane and Herbert Myers Connie and Al Pesachowitz REACH Sports Marketing Group, Inc. Joan and Don Sacarob Roslyn Samuelson Jennifer and Michael Scher Maureen and Bob Shapiro BJ and Allon Shiff Richard Stewart, in memory of Mr. Jack Zuckerman United Way of Greater Toledo United Way of the National Capital Area Roland Vaughan Farzana and Robert Walcott Linda Recht and Bob Watts

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Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival Embassy of Israel Judy and Gene Greenberg Allen and Muriel Marcus

ReelAbilities: Disabilities Film Festival Needham Mitnick & Pollack Attorneys-at-Law State of Maryland Service Source

Sandy and Lenny Barmak Teen and Young Adult Engagement Fund Carol Schrier-Polak and Rudy Polak

Special Needs Patti and Ron Alf Esther Belenker Syyida Haf Linda and Karl Bretzfelder Susan Bullen Maxine and Dan Cohen County of Fairfax Julie and David Dimatteo Daniel Gallagher Myra and Gordon Gondos Yolene Henry Jenny Holden Ngoc Bichthi Ha Pat Kerrigan Christopher Kilgore Kay and Stan Klein Linda Nasr Linda and Dale Otterness Evan Owen Sandy and Mel Rosenblatt Andrew Rosengard David Barry Shannon Lynne and Jim Sprung Maria and Sridhar Sripathy Sydell (Terry) M. Stone Roland Vaughan Mary Verzollini Lauren Vogel

Sports and Fitness Sue and Dan Burke Joyce and Edward Fendley Breakthrough Chiropractic Care M.L. Karamitsos Pat Kerrigan Samantha and Ryan Shugarman Jarla and Bill Ulman Roland Vaughan

Welcome New and Returning Members June 27, 2013 –November 1, 2013 Abraham Hess Abraham Kaiser Albert Nekimken Albert Samson Aleaxander Chapman Aleksandra and Jin Yoo Alex Johnson Alice Wang and Craig Andera Allison Courtney Amanda and Michael Phan Amber Broanell Amy and Jeffrey Scharf Amy and Michael Jensen Andrea and Ben Borns Andrea Cohen and David Albersheim Andrew Rhodes Angelo Magalong Anne Nagy Ava and Ramon Flores Barbara and Jordan Baker Ben Lansbury Ben Perel Betty Ann and Michael Thesz Billie Lafiguera Brenda and Charles Chapin Brette and John Stephenson Camille Baier Carolee Egan Carolyn Bonilla Charlotte Cash Christine and Leon Marucchi Christine Kwon Cindy Chou and Kent Chen Conquette and Domenick Petrella Dacheng Peng Dan Batzri Daniel Albamonte Debby and David Anderson Denise Furst Di Jiang and Dr. Yu-Hung Peng Donna Caruso Drew Howard Dyan and Daniel Schumack Elana and Lars Rowe Elizabeth and Peter Maer Elzbieta Chiaia Emily and Eric Mosso Emma Kougvell Ethel Watson Eva Anna Vas Fofe and Kevin Rehbein Gael Garcia Gail Terry

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Your Complete Mind, Body and Spirit Center. Goli Trump Grace Yang and Hai Lu Hanna Sun Haritha Ghatam and Rajesh Yelisetti Helen Wecker Hien Ly Iliana Stoynova and Svetoslav Stoynova Irmina Howe Jacquelyn Joy Jaime and Daniel Bernstein James Hwang Jamie and Matthew Mellon Jane and Gregory Frantz Janet Mackey Jean-Rhys Forses Jennifer and Nathan Diamond Jennifer Naginskaya and Oleg Kotov Jessica Tytel and Marc Boorshtein Jillian and Daniel Heltzel Joanne and Brett Genoble Joanne Fiebe and Charles Piercey John An John Kim Joseph Bonsignore Joshua Cohen Judith Baker Julie Levy and Sean Kayes Kaiyan Mao and Yu Zhou Karen Miranda and Alfonso Davila Katheryn James Kathryn Brown Kathryn Reimer Katie and Andrew Gibb Kimberly and Coleman Harper Lenore Walsh Leonard Goldstein Linda Moniuszko Lindsay Hughes Linnett and David Rieger Linnlin Qi and Tingju Zhu Lisa and Barry Langevin Lisa and Jim Warden Loren and David Tyson Lynn Sha and John Yu Marc Hendrickson Maria Soldatenkov Marianne Vail Mariel Maida and Daniel Gvertz Marilyn Silver Marlin Remick Mary and Richard Requa Mary and Robert Little Mary Decker Meghan and Ian Scott Michael Choi Michael Katkin Michael Wells Miranda Dilic Miruna Bobes and Andrei Radulescu Mitchell and Janie Baer 70

Monica and Danyeah Dillingham Andrea Bogdan Myung Lee Nam Le Nancy and Timothy Russo Natalie and Jeffrey Nii Nick Nagy Nicole and Brian Zupan Ok Kim Pamela Cardoza Panah Neshati Pat and Kenneth Britz Patty Duncan Paul Sa Paula and Christopher Polson Paula and Jack Sherman Paula and Richard Spencer Piraba and Arjuna Swaminathan Raylene Hesselberg and Eldad Kaufman Rebekah and Ashley Cooper Rita and Laxman Pandey Robin and Robert Berman Sandy and Eric Felt Sarah and Jesse Bolka Sarah and Johny Ramia Scott Firestone Shannon Berenbaum Sharon Salpini Sherry Roberts and Thomas Page Solmon Lee Soo-Jin Lee Stacie and Mark Gould Steven Douglas Steven Edwards Talya Ido Tami and Adam Rothstein Thanh Nguyen Thien-Tho Nguyen Tuyet Vu Uyen Nguyen Vivian and John Crowley William Maloney Wini Oxfurth Xiao Shan Xu Yekaterina Issakova and Olena Pustova Zach Fasana

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Northern Virginia Jewish Congregations Adat Reyim adatreyim.org Springfield, VA • (703) 569-7577

Agudas Achim Congregation agudasachim-va.org Alexandria, VA • (703) 998-6460

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation bethchaverim.org Ashburn, VA • (703) 391-8669

Beth El Hebrew Congregation bethelhebrew.org Alexandria, VA • (703) 370-9400

Beth Sholom Temple bethsholomtemple.org Fredericksburg, VA • (540) 373-4834

Chabad Campuses chabadva.org

Ahavat Israel Congregation Fairfax, VA • (703) 426-1980

Chabad of Alexandria Alexandria, VA • (703) 370-2774

Chabad of Reston-Herndon chabadrh.org Reston, Herndon, VA • (571) 594-6490

Chabad @ Tysons Vienna, VA • (703) 356-3451

Congregation Beth Emeth bethemeth.org Herndon, VA • (703) 860-4515

Congregation Etz Hayim etzhayim.net Arlington, VA • (703) 979-4466

Congregation Olam Tikvah olamtikvah.org Fairfax, VA • (703) 425-1880

Congregation Sha’are Shalom sha-areshalom.org Leesburg, VA • (703) 737-6500

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Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Congregation Yad Shalom yadshalom.com Centreville, VA • (703) 579-6079

Ft. Belvoir Jewish Congregation Ft. Belvoir, VA • (703) 806-4196

Kol Ami, The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community kolaminvrc.org Annandale, VA • (571) 271-8387

Ner Shalom nershalomva.com Woodbridge, VA • (703) 878-6904

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation nvhcreston.org Reston, VA • (703) 437-7733

Shoreshim restonshoreshim.org Reston, VA • (703) 437-4332

Temple Beth Torah bethtorah.net Centreville, VA • (703) 263-2252

Temple B’nai Shalom tbs-online.org Fairfax Station, VA • (703) 764-2901

Temple Rodef Shalom templerodefshalom.org Falls Church, VA • (703) 532-2217

Jewish Day Schools Gan Israel Academy Kindergarten–1st grade Fairfax, VA (703) 426-1980 • ganisraelnova.org

Jewish Heritage Video Collection The Jewish Heritage Video Collection is partially underwritten in memory of George Elpern and the Video Library Fund. The JCCNV maintains a video library with Jewish content, thanks to the Jewish Heritage Video Foundation. The collection ranges from light comedies to “Schindler’s List” and “Shine” and includes a large selection of foreign, Holocaust and children’s films. There are also study guides for educators dealing with topics such as assimilation, anti-Semitism, Jewish identity, intermarriage, Jewish humor and Jewish love and marriage. These are available, with accompanying videos, free of charge to schools, synagogues and church groups. For more information, contact Pam Wiener at (703) 537-3061 or Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org.

Library

JCCNV Policies Refund Policy Full cash refunds will be given if the JCCNV cancels an activity due to insufficient enrollment. Cancellation prior to the first day of the session will incur a $7 handling charge that is deducted from any refund. No refunds will be processed for one-time programs after the program has begun. Credit is given for classes if one cancels after the first meeting and before the second. The credit amount is prorated, less a $7 processing fee. Credits must be presented at the time of use to be valid. Credits cannot be used toward membership, preschool tuition, day care or camp fees. Other restrictions may apply.

Kashruth Policy The JCCNV observes kashruth, which requires a strict separation of meat and dairy foods. All food and drink brought into the Center must be dairy or parve. For information, please call the JCCNV.

Shabbat Payment Policy

The library is partially underwritten by the Lynne Ran and Eleanor Finkelstein Library Fund. The JCCNV library is located in the adult lounge. Browse through our selection of fiction and nonfiction books with Judaic themes. The library is open to members during building hours, unless in use, and operates on the honor system. To check out a book, fill out a card with your name and phone number and leave it at the front desk. Return the book to the front desk.

In observance of Shabbat, the JCCNV does not handle money or conduct business transactions on Friday nights and Saturdays. For the convenience of members and guests who would like to make a payment during Shabbat, forms and money may be deposited in the Shabbat drop box at the front desk. All forms and payment submitted will be processed during regular business hours.

Gesher Jewish Day School Kindergarten–8th grade Fairfax, VA (703) 978-9789 • Gesher-jds.org

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JCCNV Staff Executive Staff Executive Director Jeff Dannick (703) 537-3023 Jeff.Dannick@jccnv.org

Associate Executive Director Sara Moore (703) 537-3024 Sara.Moore@jccnv.org

Assistant Executive Director Marc Jacob (703) 537-3025 Marc.Jacob@jccnv.org

Accounting Bookkeeper Raquel Zohary (703) 537-3085 Raquel.Zohary@jccnv.org

Administration Assistant to the Executive Director

Group Coordinators

Development

Sheila Budoff (703) 537-3068 Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org

Coordinator

Shelly Rosenstein (703) 537-3062 Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org

New Americans Group Coordinator Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants Susan Dorfman Marcia Gordon Sue Olesch

Community Engagement Director Laurie Albert (703) 537-3064 Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org

Coordinator Jennifer Kanarek (703) 537-3019 Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org

Marcy Mandel (703) 537-3054 Marcy.Mandel@jccnv.org

JCCNV–JAFI Community Shaliach and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at George Mason University

Front Desk Administrator

Ido Rakovsky (703) 537-3034 Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org

Brandon Butler (703) 323-0880 Brandon.Butler@jccnv.org

Administrative Assistant Sarah Arkin (703) 537-3030 Sarah.Arkin@jccnv.org

Adult Services Director Pam Wiener (703) 537-3061 Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org

Adult Programming Director Carla Rosenfeld (703) 537-3060 Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org

Lead Adult Coordinator Michele Endick (703) 537-3095 Michele.Endick@jccnv.org

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Cultural Arts Director Dan Kirsch (703) 537-3075 Dan.Kirsch@jccnv.org

Dance Academy Director Chris Dalen (703) 537-3037 Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org

Dance Coordinator and Administrative Assistant Brenda Forsley (703) 537-3057 Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

Fine Arts Coordinator Irene Gavin (703) 537-3063 Irene.Gavin@jccnv.org

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Michelle Pearlstein (703) 537-3033 Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org

Family Services Department Director Amy Brinko (703) 537-3039 Amy.Brinko@jccnv.org

Accounts Manager Adi Eilat Crowley (703) 537-3077 Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org

Camps

Camp Achva Teen Programming and Camp Achva Director Nori White (703) 537-3041 Nori.White@jccnv.org

Assistant Programming Director Joelle Kelenson (703) 537-3091 Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

Assistant Operations Director Jessica Vandell (703) 537-3096 Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

Camp Ahava Director Amy Vermillion (703) 537-3038 Amy.Vermillion@jccnv.org

Camp Ahava Coordinator Juliana Quinteros-Mian (703) 537-3016 Juliana.Quinteros@jccnv.org

JCCNV/Beth El Preschool Camp Director Dina Backer (703) 537-3084 Dina.Backer@jccnv.org

Assistant Camp Director Ali Kerlin (703) 537-3084 Alison.Kerlin@jccnv.org

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Camp Kadima (Special Needs)

School-Age Services

Director

School-Age Programming Director

Director

Jessica Tischler (703) 537-3031 Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org

Joelle Kelenson (703) 537-3091 Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

Jessica Tischler (703) 537-3031 Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org

Assistant Director

School-Age Programming Assistant Director

Program Coordinator

Aryn Cahen (703) 537-3032 Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org

Jessica Vandell (703) 537-3096 Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Services

Teen Programming and Camp Achva Director

Fairfax Director

Amy Vermillion (703) 537-3038 Amy.Vermillion@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) Director Amit Hickman (703) 537-3051 Amit.Hickman@jccnv.org

Laura Cooper (703) 537-3065 Laura.Cooper@jccnv.org Amanda Swart (703) 537-3086 Amanda.Swart@jccnv.org

ECLC Jewish Culture and Values Coordinator Debbie Blonder (703) 537-3067 Debbie.Blonder@jccnv.org

ECS Programming and Events Coordinator Juliana Quinteros-Mian (703) 537-3016 Juliana.Quinteros@jccnv.org

Alexandria

JCCNV/Beth El Hebrew Congregation Early Childhood Learning Center Director Dina Backer (703) 537-3084 Dina.Backer@jccnv.org

Assistant Director Ali Kerlin (703) 537-3084 Alison.Kerlin@jccnv.org

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Melissa Hochberg (703) 537-3040 Melissa.Hochberg@jccnv.org

Marketing & Public Relations Laura Adler (703) 537-3036 Laura.Adler@jccnv.org

Marketing Assistant ECLC Program Coordinators

Resource Specialist

Nori White (703) 537-3041 Nori.White@jccnv.org

Director

Marcy Mandel (703) 537-3054 Marcy.Mandel@jccnv.org

Aryn Cahen (703) 537-3032 Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org

Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Department Director Paula Cole (703) 537-3049 Paula.Cole@jccnv.org

Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director Teo Albu (703) 537-3053 Teo.Albu@jccnv.org

Membership

Fitness Director

Director

Matthew Alvin (703) 537-3050 Matthew.Alvin@jccnv.org

Heidi Palchik (703) 537-3042 Heidi.Palchik@jccnv.org

Sports and Wellness Director Administrators Salta Steil (703) 537-3017 Salta.Steil@jccnv.org

Allison Colman (703) 537-3052 Allison.Colman@jccnv.org

Exercise and Wellness Coordinator Sheryl White (703) 537-3027 Sheryl.White@jccnv.org

Keri Drugan (703) 537-3028 Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org

Operations

SFA Staff

Building Superintendent Trong Nguyen (703) 537-3048 Trong.Nguyen@jccnv.org

Petya Ivanova Petya.Ivanova@jccnv.org

Part-Time Trainers David Astrow Jane Hansen Rachelle Lasken Kasha Williamson

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Special Care Planning Team Jerry Hulick, CLU, ChFC, ChSNC, CLTC Team Members: Carey Alford Dan Goodwin* T. Patrick Hammeke* Pearl Hartley* Michelle Jefferson Sara Krulwich* Tom Walsh* *Special Care Planner

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33rd Annual JCCNV Gala Advertisers The following companies supported the 2013 fundraising gala. Please show your support of these companies by patronizing their business. AnnSandra Gifts Atelier Events Casual Adventure Charles Schwab & Co. Comfort Joy Spa Deborah F. Larson/ Long & Foster Real Estate Dominion Jewelers Euro Stone Craft Freedom Bank of Virginia Gesher Jewish Day School Hair Cuttery/ Ratner Company HHH Properties (Fair City Mall) High Sierra Pools Jefferson Funeral Homes Jewish Social Service Agency Judy Ryan of Fairfax Majestic Limousine Me Jana Restaurant Mercedes Benz of Arlington Mercedes Benz of Alexandria Michael D. Toobin Law Office Neifeld IP Law, PC Oasis Creative Perfect Endings Response TECH Safford Automotive Skill Builders, LLC Stuart Hill Photography Temple B’nai Shalom The Garden of Remembrance in Clarksburg The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington The Meltzer Group The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team The Woodlands Wisley, Greco & Associates

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra Of Israel featuring Boguslaw Dawidow, conductor Roman Rabinovich, piano

Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. 60,$52,$30

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JCCNV Member Benefits Go Outside the Walls of the JCCNV! Membership Reciprocity Here in the Metro DC area, JCCNV memberships have full reciprocity at the Washington the DCJCC (Downtown) and JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD). Full member benefits are granted for classes, programs, and use of the fitness facilities. To check out all that’s available to you as a JCCNV member, visit www.jccgw.org or www.washingtondcjcc.org.

Member Discounts Outside the JCCNV (as of November 1, 2013) Business

Address

Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa

City

Phone

Website

Discount Offered

9514-A Main Street Fairfax

(703) 425-8800

www.comfortjoy.com

10% discount on spa services

Everyday Eyecare

5203-A Lyngate Court

Burke

(703) 764-2015

www.everydayeyecare.com

20% discount on regularly priced frames and lenses

Joy Custom Tailors

9848 B Main Street

Fairfax

(703) 352-2888

Kilroy's Decks

In-Home Consultations

Fairfax

(703) 675-8639

Main Street Shell

9956 Main Street

Fairfax

(703) 591-6470

$10 off oil change services; 10% labor discount on 30K-60K-90K factory maintenance services; 10% labor discount on any labor amount of $100 or more

Pineridge Shell

8712 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax

(703) 978-3600

Submit membership card before your work is done to receive 5% off parts, 5% off labor, $5 off inspection or $5 off emissions, $19.95 oil change; $59.99 full wheel alignment, and 10% BG Flush

Spine & Joint Institute

3915 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax

(703) 994-4874

www.sjinstitute.com

15% discount on total services

Storytime Express

9111 Cascus Drive

Annandale

(703) 323-1783

www.voicesintheglen.org/tellers/ beffron

$10 off one storytelling birthday party program

Style Rite Upholstery

7138 Little River Turnpike

Annandale

(703) 256-1114

www.style-riteupholstery.com

20% discount on all fabrics purchased from store

University Flower Shoppe

9848-A Main Street Fairfax

(703) 591-1410

www.universityflowershop.com

20% off on local order; 10% off on wire order

W.B. Motors Inc.

3767 Pickett Road

(703) 978-7000

www.wbmotorsinc.com

10% parts and labor

Fairfax

10% off all tailoring www.kilroysdecks.com

$500 off new composite deck floor and restorations

Three Centers—one community: reciprocity benefits for members of JCCNV, DCJCC, and JCC of Greater Washington.


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Program Registration Form Shalom@jccnv.org Please complete the form below and enclose a check made payable to the JCCNV, or provide your Visa, MasterCard or American Express number, expiration date, security code and signature. All registrations must be submitted with payment.

PLEASE PRINT AND FILL OUT COMPLETELY.

Date _____________ o Male o Female

Participant’s Name _______________________________ Middle _______________________ Last ________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s name if participant is a minor _________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ Apt.____________________________ City _________________________________________________ State _____________________ Zip _____________________________ Phone (H) __________________________ (Work/Cell) ____________________________ E-mail _______________________________ If Child, D.O.B. _________________________________ Age ______________ Grade __________________________________________ Is child enrolled in JCCNV day care on the day of this class? o Yes o No Emergency Contact Name and Phone _________________________________________________________________________________ Names of other participants attending program________________________________________________________ o Male o Female __________________________________________________________________________________________ o Male o Female __________________________________________________________________________________________ o Male o Female __________________________________________________________________________________________ o Male o Female CODE ACTIVITY COST __________________________ ____________________________________________________ $ ___________________________ __________________________ ____________________________________________________ $ ___________________________ __________________________ ____________________________________________________ $ ___________________________ __________________________ ____________________________________________________ $ ___________________________ I want to help support important programs at the JCCNV by making a donation to one or more of the following funds (suggested gift: $18). Feel free to provide an alternative amount below for your 100% tax-deductible gift. $________General Operations $________Family Programming

$________Adult Programming

$________Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Fund

$________Cultural Arts

$________Community Engagement $________Special Needs

$________Other:__________________________ Donation Total _________________ Program and Donation Total_________________ Member o yes #____________________________ Total Enclosed $ ________________________ o Check o VISA o MasterCard o American Express Cardholder’s Name (please print) _____________________________________ Card Number ____________________________________ Expiration Date ____________________ Security Code _____________ Signature _____________________________________________

Please consult your physician before beginning any physical activity or engaging in any physical program. The JCCNV reserves the right to photograph and/or videotape activities for use in publicity and promotional materials. Please notify the JCCNV in writing if you do not want photos of either you or your family members to be used and send in a recent photo so that we can be sure that you and/or your family members are not included in these materials. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike • Fairfax, VA 22031 www.jccnv.org • (703) 323-0880 • Fax (703) 323-1993

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Circle Your Favorite Events and Plan to Attend! Unless otherwise noted, programs listed are held at the JCCNV.

January

Membership, Page 7 Members Matter Week Sunday–Saturday, Jan. 5–11

Cultural Arts, Page 17 Mister Benny Friday–Sunday, Jan. 10-12

Teens, Page 35 Cosmic Bowling Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30pm

Growing Jewish Families, Page 12 Tu B’Shevat Birthday Party for the Trees Sunday, Jan. 12, 10am

Teens, Page 35 Jewish Life @ College: Teen & Parent Tracks Sunday, Jan. 12, 5:30pm Temple Rodef Shalom

Israel Up Close, Page 15 Going to Press in Israel Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30pm

Cultural Arts, Page 18 The Maccabeats Sunday, Jan. 19, 1:30pm & 4pm

Community Engagement, Page 9 Give Together — Volunteer Fairfax Monday, Jan. 20, 10:30am

Cultural Arts, Page 18 Jews Who Rock Sunday, Jan. 26, 3pm

February

Cultural Arts, Page 18 Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel Saturday, Feb. 1, 8pm George Mason University

Teens, Page 35 Superbowl Party with BBYO Sunday, Feb. 2, 6pm

March

Special Needs, Page 40 Workshop: All Things Therapy Thursday, Mar. 6, 7pm

Cultural Arts, Page 18 Hooshir A Cappella and Potomac Fever Saturday, Mar. 8, 8pm

Special Needs, Page 38 ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival

Growing Jewish Families, Page 12 Purim Pajama Party and Puppet Show

Thursday–Thursday, Feb. 6–13 Locations around town

Sunday, Mar. 16, 10am Location: TBA

Adults, Page 57 Ninth Annual Comedy Night

Cultural Arts, Page 19 Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:45pm

Growing Jewish Families, Page 12 Havdallah Hootenanny Sunday, Feb. 9, 10am Location: TBA

Israel Up Close, Page 15 Life on the Kibbutz: Past, Present & Future Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30pm

Thursday–Sunday, Mar. 20–30

Jewish Journeys, Page 14 Shabbat Program Saturday, Mar. 22

Community Engagement, Page 10 NoVA Simcha Expo Sunday, Mar. 23, noon

Teens, Page 35 3rd Annual Ski Trip

Israel Up Close, Page 15 The History of Israel Reflected Through Music

Monday, Feb. 17, 8am

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 7:30pm

Cultural Arts, Page 18 Love, Faith and Other Dirty Words

Adults, Page 60 Used Book, CD and DVD Sale

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:30pm

Adult Learning Institute, Page 58 Author Program with Allan Lichtman Monday, Feb. 24, 12:15pm

Jewish Journeys, Page 14 Shabbat Dinner Friday, Feb. 28

Sunday–Wednesday, Mar. 30–Apr. 2

April

Teens, Page 35 Chocolate Seder Saturday, Apr. 5, 7pm

Community Engagement, Page 10 Good Deeds Day Sunday, Apr. 6, 1pm Gesher Jewish Day School

Cultural Arts, Page 18 Richmond Ballet II Sunday, Apr. 6, 7pm

Teens, Page 35 VA/MD College Tour Sunday–Tuesday, Apr. 6–8

Adults, Page 60 33rd Annual Passover Seder Thursday, Apr. 10, 11am

Jewish Journeys, Page 14 Shabbat Dinner Friday, Apr. 25

Community Engagement, Page 10 NoVA Holocaust Commemoration Sunday, Apr. 27, 5pm

May

Growing Jewish Families, Page 12 Celebrate Israel Field Day and Ice Cream Party Sunday, May 4, 10am Fort Scott Park, Arlington

Special Needs, Page 40 Workshop: All Things IEP Thursday, May 15, 7pm

Community Engagement, Page 10 Israel@66: Israel Street Festival Sunday, May 18, noon Mosaic District

Cultural Arts, Page 19 Cinder-Rachella Dates and times TBA

Membership, Page 7 Volunteer Appreciation Reception Tuesday, May 27, 6:30pm

Membership, Page 7 Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 27, 7:30pm


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N O V A

Simcha

Expo

Northern Virginia’s Premier Northern Virginia’s Premier Party-Planning Expo Party-Planning Expo Sunday, March 23, noon–4pm, JCCNV Planning a milestone celebration? NOVA Simcha Expo is the place to be! DJs, photographers, florists, entertainment, venues, invitations and decorations, caterers, hair and make-up, Judaica, and more! FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Vendors interested in participating, visit www.jconnect.org/simchaexpo to download the registration form.

Brought to you in partnership by:

GESHER Jew i s h D ay S ch o o l

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