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Hebrew and Yiddish Language Classes

Cafe Ivrit (Hebrew Cafe)

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)


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.

Beginner Conversational Hebrew

Sundays, January 3 – February 21, 2016 (8 weeks)
Cost: $175/ $125 member
Code: #7128

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.

Winter Session

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

Code: #6846

Spring Session I
Mondays, February 15-April 4 (8 weeks)
Fee: $80 / $70 J member

Code: #6968

Spring Session II
Mondays, April 25-June 20 (8 weeks)
(no class May 30)
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #6969

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

This class will resume in the spring.


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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Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

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


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