In the fall of 1969, and on the heels of the successful first summer of “Camp Achva” day camp (founded by Adele Greenspon, Shirley Waxman, and Judy Frank) fourteen Northern Virginians met to discuss the idea of a Jewish community center in Northern Virginia. Originally served by outreach programs based at the JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, the growing Jewish population in Northern Virginia needed a home base on the other side of the Potomac. By the late 1970s, Northern Virginia’s Jewish community leaders had reached consensus that the time had come to move forward.

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