Simon Family JCC Blog

New Year, New You this Fall

By Tom Purcell  We just celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and with each new beginning we can cleanse ourselves with bad habits and replace them with good ones. How we take care ourselves should be a top priority in our life. There’s no magic pill or surgery that can truly make you healthy other than…

Yom Kippur JCC Closing Q & A

Yom Kippur Edition Later on this year we will provide all our members with a brand new update about our closings regarding Passover. Until then we wish all those observing this holiday a very easy fast, and look forward to seeing you all October 4, 2016 at our normal operation hours!

Simon Family JCC Closings Q & A

Rosh Hashanah Edition Later on this year we will provide all our members with a brand new update about our closings regarding the upcoming holidays. Until then we wish all our Jewish and gentile members a, “L’shana tova umetukah!” See everyone next year!

At last, A Comedy

Mal Vincent closes the 23rd Film Festival at the Roper “Avalon” is the name of the movie and it is a comedy. It is also the closing night show, and reception, for the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, Sunday night (Jan. 24) at 5:30 p. m.  at Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown…

Part of the JCC Family

Daniel Hecht is autistic. You may see the 22-year-old washing, drying, and folding towels at the JCC, where he says he loves working. “Everyone smiles at me and says hello,” he explains. The JCC has been a part of Daniel’s life since he was two. Though he was not a typical toddler, the center welcomed…