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Hebrew and Yiddish Language Classes

Cafe Ivrit (Hebrew Cafe)

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)


Hebrew Language

Hebrew instruction is offered on Sunday and Monday evenings. Textbooks are available for purchase at the first class. Minimum registration of four students is required. Contact, 703.537.3060 for information.

Private Lessons

Contact:, 703.537.3060
Private lessons in conversational Hebrew are available at all levels. 

Yiddish Language

Beginning Yiddish

Join this level one class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.

Session I
Mondays, October12-November 30 (8 weeks)
Fee: $80 / $70 J member

Code: #6845

Session II
Mondays, December 7-January 25 (8 weeks)
Fee: $80 / $70 J member

Code: #6846

Instructor: Norman Buder

Norman is an excellent teacher. If you have the desire to learn the language, you’ll want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Intermediate Yiddish

Thursdays, October 1–December 31 (12 weeks)
No class Oct. 29, Nov. 26


Instructor: Norman Buder

Continue your studies of the Yiddish language with this ongoing class. You should have reading knowledge of Yiddish and a good vocabulary to join this group. 

Fee: $130 / $110 J member
Code: #6847


Israeli Dance

Tuesdays (ongoing)

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 class at the J for 20 years. Dances are internationally recognized in most programs. No experience necessary, and registration not required. Ages: 13+

Fee: $10 / $6 J member / $5 student
Code: #278

Pay instructor directly.

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