Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Jewish Life and Learning

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinator
Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis


JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

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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.

Conversational Hebrew Level I

Instructor: Einat Cohen
Whether you are interested in learning how to speak Hebrew for travel, business or just personal pleasure and growth, this class focuses on simple spoken Hebrew. The lessons are planned for students with little or no knowledge of conversational Hebrew or the aleph-bet. 

Tuesdays, July 7–August 25 (8 weeks)

Instructor: Einat Cohen

Whether you are interested in learning how to speak Hebrew for travel, business or just personal pleasure and growth, this class is for you. The lessons are planned for students with little or no knowledge of conversational Hebrew or the aleph-bet and are focused on simple spoken Hebrew. 

Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #6624

Private Lessons

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

Yiddish Language

Beginning Yiddish

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.

Session I
Mondays, May 4-June 29 (8 weeks)
(no class May 25)
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #6625

Intermediate Yiddish

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. 

Thursdays, July 23–September 24 (10 weeks)
Fee: $100/ $90 member
Code: #6626

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 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.
Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student
Code: #278
Pay instructor directly.