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The Arts

Artistry Comes to Life at the Pozez JCC

Through the decades, the J’s Bodzin Art Gallery exhibitions have attracted talented artists working in a wide variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber, crafts, and mixed media. The gallery supports and encourages the development of local Jewish artists, artists with disabilities, artists working in themes reflecting Jewish values, and Israeli art. The Bodzin Art Gallery presents 7-10 annual exhibitions. The J’s dedication to exhibiting fine art for almost 30 years has garnered a reputation that is well-respected amongst artists, art enthusiasts, buyers, and sellers.

Explore the Arts

The J’s cultural programs demonstrate, illuminate, and celebrate the breadth and depth of Judaism's culture, identity, creativity, diversity, and resiliency through the arts. The J is home to the Bodzin Art Gallery, exhibiting group and solo exhibitions. The J also powers the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia, screened in venues throughout the region. Other programming includes theater, music, and literary arts, showcasing renowned local, regional, and national artists.

Bodzin Art Gallery

Exhibit: Joyful Journey with People, Places, and Nature

March 21-May 6, 2024

Ilana Hever is an artist and psychotherapist, with a background in art, philosophy, and psychology. She lives among trees and lakes and paints the impressions that meet the eye. Ilana analyzes the symbolism and the philosophy that objects of nature send us.

Ilana likes to walk among nature and people to make her own photos and transfer them to canvas. Then, she invites us to step through the doorway of the canvas and enter the world of healing and peace when each picture creates a narrative in and of itself, that is open to interpretation.

Ilana uses oil paint and her style takes inspiration from impressionism's small visible brushstrokes.
Bodzin Art Gallery
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Monday-Thursday, 6:30am-9:30pm
Friday, 6:30am-6pm
Saturday, 8am-6pm
Sunday, 8am-9:30pm

All visitors to the J must present a membership badge or photo ID to enter the building.


Writing is Good for the Soul

Creativity is encouraged and fostered at the J. The Memoir Writing Group meets monthly to draft and share their stories. For those who want to share with the community, the writings are posted here.

Stories and opinions of individuals are not necessarily shared by the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

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May 9, 2024

9th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest: Northern Virginia

The Jewish Playwriting Contest seeks to discover, highlight, and nurture contemporary Jewish drama by engaging with artistic and Jewish communities throughout the English-speaking world. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development vehicle invests emerging artists in their Jewish identity; engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices; and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays.

Since 2015, the Pozez JCC has participated in this annual project to identify and deliver the best Jewish play of the year! Join us May 9th to cast your vote.
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May 16-May 19

JxJ Film Festival Northern Virginia

The Pozez JCC is proud to bring JxJ to Northern Virginia through its partnership with Edlavitch DCJCC. Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals, alongside a year-round film and music program. JxJ gives exposure to independent filmmakers and musical artists working in the Jewish and/or Israeli space. Each spring, the annual Festival is held on stages and screens throughout DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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