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Language Classes

Cafe Ivrit (Hebrew Cafe)

Wednesdays (weekly)
8:30am – 9:30am
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)
RSVP: [email protected] 


Level II Yiddish

Session I
Mondays, January 16-March 6 (8 weeks)

Instructor Norman Buder
Join this level two class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #7853 


Session II
Mondays, March 20–May 22 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 10, 17)
Instructor: Norman Buder
Join this level two class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #7980


Private Lessons

Contact: [email protected], 703.537.3060
Private and semi-private lessons in conversational Hebrew are available at all levels.
Private: $50/ hour
Semi-Private: $40/ hour
Code: #800

Spanish Language Classes

Dr. Michael Gorman received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from American University and continued his studies at the National University of Mexico. He is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and previously taught at George Mason University.

Spanish II

Wednesdays, April 19–June 14 (8 weeks)
(no class May 31)
This continuing class is for those who have taken the Spanish I class at the J or have some knowledge of the language. You will continue to develop your skills and also review previous material. There are no tests, homework, or grades.
Fee: $96/ $72 member
Code: #7865


The J Debuts Chai Mitzvah Program!

Mondays, 2pm–3:30pm (9 sessions)
Take part in this hands-on, experiential approach to Jewish learning!
Each individual will have the chance to explore learning, spirituality, and social action on their own terms at their own pace. During the nine months, each individual will:
• Choose an independent study topic unique to their needs and time commitment;
• Choose a ritual/spiritual practice to engage in;
• Choose a social action project to commit to;
• Attend monthly group learning sessions with set curriculum to be taught by local Rabbis and professionals.

January 9: Rabbi Bruce Aft – Congregation Adat Reyim, Interpersonal Relationships
February 20: Sherri Shunfenthal – Author, Mindfulness Facilitator, Mindfulness/Conscious Living
March 13: Rabbi Jennifer Weiner – Education Director, Congregation Adat Reyim, Adding New Insights to the Seder
April 24: Rabbi Evan Ravski – Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Israel and the Jewish Spirit
May 22 : Rabbi Laura Rappaport – Assistant Rabbi, Temple B'nai Shalom, Gratitude
June 12: Rabbi Brett Isserow – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Judaism and the Environment

This program spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is for people from any background of Jewish knowledge. Space will be limited due to the nature of this unique and individualized approach to deepening your own engagement with Jewish life. There will be a celebration at the end of the journey — certificates will be awarded and JNF will plant a tree on each participant’s behalf. Don’t miss the opportunity to be in the first graduating class! Contact [email protected] for information.
Fee: $140/ $115 J member
Code: #7596



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