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JCC of Northern Virginia Defaced in Hate Crime

Around 4:30 am on Saturday, October 6, the JCC of Northern Virginia was the target of an anti-Semitic hate crime for the second time in 18 months when 19 swastikas were spray-painted on the front of the community center in Fairfax.Read More  ➔

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Three Tips to Help You Prepare to Fast

As we prepare for Yom Kippur, we consider and plan for many things: what time to leave for services (and to remember to bring our tickets!); if there are enough bagels for break-fast; how hungry, and thirsty, and yes, maybe even grumpy we will be. But how much thought do we put into preparing our bodies for the marathon that is “The Fast”?* Approaching your Yom Kippur fast with the same forethought as you put into planning the break-fast meal can help make the fast easier and keep your thoughts on the holiness of the day.  Hydrate,… Read More  ➔