The JCCNV/NVHC Active Adults are a fun group of adults 55+.  We meet at NVHC on the fourth Tuesday of every month  (unless otherwise noted) from 10:30am-noon for interesting speakers, films, cultural and education programs, holiday celebrations, trips to shows, museums, local historical sites, and more!  Topics include arts and entertainment, Israel, Jewish culture, politics, history, and health and well-being. Newcomers and people of all faiths are welcome! Coffee and refreshments are served.  The cost is $2 for members of the JCCNV or any synagogue, and $4 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sheila Budoff, Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org or 703-537-3068.

The Active Adult programs are funded by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and graciously supported by Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation.

Tuesday, January 26th, 10:30 a.m. – noon

A Light Unto the Nations: Israel’s High-Tech and Scientific Innovations
Presenter: Na’ama Gold, JCCNV-JAFI Shlicha (Emissary) from Israel What do USB flash drives, the Waze global positioning system (GPS), Instant Messaging, the Pillcam endoscopy (tiny camera in a pill) and reverse osmosis desalination (to make ocean water drinkable) all have in common? They are all amazing Israeli innovations which have revolutionized their fields and changed our everyday lives forever. Notwithstanding Israel’s small size, limited natural resources and the fact that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors, its impact in agriculture, science, medicine and space exploration has been enormous. Israel’s extraordinary creativity and know-how has resulted in countless inventions, discoveries and advancements to help make people’s lives better and safer all over the world. Come meet Na’ama Gold, the JCCNV’s new community shlicha from Israel, and find out more about why Israel is known as the “start-up nation.”

RSVP: Sheila Budoff, Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org or 703.537.3068

Tuesday, February 23rd, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Documentary Film—An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpeter Mulholland
In honor of Black History Month, we will view a documentary film about Joan Trumpeter Mulholland, a remarkable white woman who risked everything to right the wrongs of racism she had witnessed as a child growing up in the segregated South (Arlington, VA!). By the time she was 19 years old, Ms. Mulholland had participated in over three dozen sit-ins and protests (including the Woolworth lunch counter protest in Jackson, Mississippi) and was put on death row in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Penitentiary for joining in the Freedom Rides. The film pays tribute to the extraordinary courage, spirit and commitment of Mulholland and other civil rights activists and their tremendous impact in battling discrimination.

RSVP: Sheila Budoff, Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org or 703.537.3068