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Israel Cultural Programs

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.

Café Ivrit (Hebrew Café)

Wednesdays (weekly) beginning October 14
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)



Attention Teens: Israel Engagement Fellowship Program

Applications for the fall are now being accepted!

Wednesdays, October 28–December 9
6:30pm–8:30pm at the J

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in collaboration with the J are very excited to announce the fourth cohort of the Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF) taking place this fall.

Become part of this prestigious fellowship program to discuss your connection to Israel in an authentic way. During a seven-part seminar, you will:

Examine the special relationship our Jewish community has with the State of Israel

Gain advocacy and social media skills

Learn how to be a savvy consumer of media and information

Evaluate the many ways you can be pro-Israel on college campuses and beyond


Fellows must be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade to apply for this unique program. Upon completion of the seminar, Fellows will be prepared to lead peer discussions about Israel in their community.

If you see yourself as a future leader, you will want to participate in this exciting program! To find out more information and to apply, visit or contact Pnina Agenyahu at Applications are due by October 19.

Fee:   FREE (kosher meals will be provided at each session)

This program is free, funded by a generous contribution from Margo and Yoram Cohen, the Jewish Community Relations Council and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and in collaboration with the Shiri Rahamim Shlichut program at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.


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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