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For more information on the programs below, contact, 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.


Shakshuka Club

Are you tired of book, wine, and poetry clubs? Do you want to bring some spice into your home? Let’s have a fun evening together cooking the Israeli delicacy “shakshuka” while talking and learning about Israel!

A few details:
- The gatherings are designed for groups of 12–18 people. Hosts extend the invitations to their friends, family, co-workers, etc.
- The evening is for adults of all ages
- The meal ingredients will be provided by the J

Gatherings are currently being booked! If you’d like to host this event in your home, contact our Israeli Shlicha, at for more details.


Café Ivrit (Hebrew Café)

Wednesdays (weekly)
8:15am – 9:15am

Facilitated by Na'ama Gold, Community Shlicha

No previous knowledge required.

Shalom (Hello)! Did you always want to converse in Hebrew? Join Na’ama 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)



Ongoing Programs

Special Interest Groups

NOVA Mifgash

For Israeli and Hebrew Speaking Families!

Contact:, 703.537.3034

Whether you are new to our area or you have been here for 20 years, if you are interested in connecting with other Israelis living in Northern Virginia, please contact Na’ama. She would love to hear from you! Look for us on Facebook and join NOVA Mifgash.


Israeli Dance

Ages: 13+
Tuesdays (ongoing)
Instructor: Ethan Halpern

This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required. Ethan Halpern has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the J. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!

Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student. Pay instructor directly.
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Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
Program Community Schlicha
Na'ama Gold 

Project Welcome Home
Sara Astrow


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