For more information on the programs below, contact Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3034.
The JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program.
The History of Israel Reflected Through Music
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30pm
Each generation takes pride in their music and how the words of their songs reflect what’s going on in the world at the time. A song can tell a story of war, oppression, love, politics, trends, and more. Explore the words and listen to the music of Israeli artists and discuss what they are trying to tell us.
Fee: $5/ $3 member
Click here to register online.
Israel@66: Israel Street Festival
Sunday, May 18, noon–5pm
Location: Mosaic District
Contact: Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3064
This year, the JCCNV invites the community to celebrate Israel@66. Engaging events and interactive activities will run throughout the day. Join us to celebrate Israel and her people and to strengthen our connections to the Washington area Jewish community.
- Hands-on activities
- Food for purchase
- Israeli dancing
- Israel-style shuk
- Exhibits and more!
Free Admission and Free Parking.
This program is in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish agencies.
Monthly “Sh’at Sipur” with Ido
Sundays, January 12, February 16, March 9
Recommended for children ages 5–8 and their parents. Siblings welcome.
Kids and parents will have fun with Ido at this monthly children’s book club. Together they will read famous Israeli children’s books that have been translated into English, play Israeli games, and enjoy a light snack.
Café Ivrit (Hebrew)
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Mar. 5, Apr. 16)
No previous knowledge required.
Shalom (Hello)! Did you always want to converse in Hebrew? Join Ido each week for conversational Hebrew. You will learn and practice Hebrew in a fun and interactive way while learning more about Israel!
Fee: Free (we ask that you try to attend regularly)
Israel in the News: Hot Topics Monthly Discussion Group
Thursdays, March 13, April 10, May 8
Join us for this stimulating discussion group where we will focus on top issues taking place in Israel. Together we’ll explore what is going on in, and around, Israel.
Special Interest Groups
Calling All Israeli and Hebrew Speaking Families!
Contact: Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3034
Be a part of this Hebrew speaking group for families with children ages 2–9. Israeli and Hebrew speaking parents and children gather once a month to connect, play games, read stories, and watch films — all in Hebrew. The mifgashim (meetings) events are organized by the families and the JCCNV Community Shaliach (emissary). Look for us on Facebook and join —NOVA Mifgash.
Tuesdays (ongoing), (no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3)
Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern Israeli music. Mr. Halpern has been offering this popular course at the JCCNV for 20 years. Dances are internationally recognized in most programs. No experience necessary, and registration not required.
Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student
Pay instructor directly.