Affinity Groups

A Woman’s Voice

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for conversation and camaraderie with other women. This meeting is an opportunity for both light-hearted and serious discussion surrounding topics on your mind. It’s a place to “let down your hair” and speak freely about how you really feel, and a chance to see how like-minded we may be. Come to share thoughts and opinions, or just to listen. No partisan politics please.

2nd Wednesday of the month, 1pm-2:15pm
Coordinator: Mimi Rosenberg

Divas N' Diners

Schmooze and laugh over dinner, dessert and/or drinks with women of all ages and stages! Need a break from your regular routine? Looking for ways to connect with other women? Join us for this monthly gathering — bring a friend, and meet new ones too!

Various Locations: Programs announced monthly
Coordinator: Amy Lummer

First Friday Book Group

If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Visit the Event Calendar for dates this group meets. Click here for 2024 meeting dates and book selections.

1st Friday of the month, 11:30am-1pm
Coordinator: Paula Haimes

Gardening Group

Do you have a green thumb or wish you did? If so, this is the group for you! Under guidance from several Master Gardeners, we will learn about gardening, take field trips to local gardens and nurseries, and do some of our own planting at the JCC. No expertise needed. All are welcome!

4th Tuesday of the month, 1pm-2:15pm
Coordinator: Shari Berman

The J-Men’s Group

Come join us on the second Friday of the month for lively, stimulating afternoons of schmoozing, eating, and camaraderie with other men. Programs are held in-person, online, and off-site depending on the program.

2nd Friday of the month, 12:30pm–2pm
Coordinator: Shari Berman

4Ls Group: Ladies, Loving, Laughter, and Learning

Book Club and Brunch/Lunch Out

Women ages 50+ If you are interested in social events for Jewish women, then this is the group for you! Come with friends or come alone and make new ones! The 4Ls have a book club that meets monthly, too.

Coordinator: Lauren Carl

Memoir Writing Group

Join the J’s Memoir Writing Group on the second Monday of the month and learn to create a written legacy for family and friends. Share stories that capture your life experiences. You don’t have to be an expert writer; we will help you get started and provide tips, writing prompts, and encouragement along the way.

2nd Monday of the month, 11am–12:30pm
Coordinator: Marcia Lawson

News in Review Roundtable Discussion Group

Today’s news happens 24/7 and is often hard to digest. It’s your turn to express opinions on topics in the news and respectfully listen to those of others. Join the J’s Roundtable on the second Monday in-person and the fourth Monday virtually on Zoom each month and talk about the important topics of the day.

2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Facilitated alternatively by Joshua Greene, Phyllis Klein, Philip Sternberg & Mara Yachnin

Widow & Widower Support Group (Herndon)

This monthly support group is for anyone who has recently – or not-so-recently – lost a spouse or partner. Join us for an open, frank forum on issues such as grief, bereavement, and moving forward after great loss. Members of the group have been known to socialize outside of the monthly meeting on Zoom calls and outdoor events, weather permitting. All are welcome.

3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:15pm-6:30pm
Location: Congregation Beth Emeth, Herndon
Facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Fleischer and Dr. Libby Robbins

Fee: No admission fee, but registration is required.

Widow & Widower Support Group (Fairfax)

This is a monthly support group for anyone who has recently – or not-so-recently – lost a spouse or partner. Join us for an open, frank forum on issues such as grief, bereavement, and moving forward after great loss. All are welcome.

Sundays, once a month, 11am-12:30pm
Location: Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
Facilitated by Sharon Alman, LCSW
Fee:  No admission fee, but registration is required.

Women’s Social Impact Group (WSIG)

Women striving to make a positive difference in our community – together we’ll turn our passions into purpose! Women of all stages and ages are welcome to be a part of this exciting group.

2nd Thursday of the month, 11am-noon
Coordinator: Karen Sokol

See dates of programs on Event Calendar.

Questions? Contact Adult Engagement Director, Shari Berman or 703.537.3068 unless otherwise indicated.