Northern Virginia

Living in Northern Virginia

Welcome to Northern Virgina!  Northern Virginia (NoVA) is the largest sub-region within the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Its population numbers nearly 2 million and has increased by approximately 25 percent over the past decade. With a geography that ranges from world-class technology centers to historic cities and towns, from urban corridors to rural countryside, Northern Virginia offers unparalleled options for home and business locations. Northern Virginia is the highest-income region of Virginia, having seven of the twenty highest-income counties in the nation.

NoVA is a large geographic area and Jews live throughout its eight local jurisdictions; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, and Manassas. The NoVA community comprises one-third of the region’s overall Jewish population of more than a quarter million people. 

Northern Virginia is comprised of 24 congregations, 10 Jewish preschools, a Jewish community center, a Jewish day school, a variety Jewish social services, and a host of political,social and educational organizations.

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 Jewish Life in Northern Virginia
Jewish life in Northern Virginia covers a wide area and a wide variety of interests.  The Jewish community includes families, professionals working both in Virginia and DC and active seniors.  Opportunities to discover and participate in Jewish life include:

Synagogues and Congregations in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia offers a wide range of synagogue options for worship and connection.
Learn more about synagogues and congregations in Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia  (JCCNV) is a central hub of Jewish oriented activities. With a fitness center, preschool and camp for kids, ongoing classes and lectures, and a host of social and networking opportunities, you are bound to find a way to develop a strong community connection.

Schools in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia is home to some of the best public and private schools in the country.  There are several Jewish preschools to choose from and Gesher Jewish Day School has students from Kindergarten through the 8th grade.

Learn more about Jewish preschools in Northern Virginia.   
Learn more about area day schools.

See the sidebar to learn more about opportunities and Jewish life in specific Northern Virginia neighborhoods.

Northern Virginia Neighborhoods

Mt. Vernon