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Hebrew and Yiddish Language Classes

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

Session I
Mondays, May 4-June 29 (8 weeks)
(no class May 25)

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.

Fee: $80 / $70 J member
Code: #6625

Intermediate Yiddish

Thursdays, July 23–September 24 (10 weeks)

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: $100 / $90 J member
Code: #6626


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

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