Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld

Lead Adult Group Coordinator
Michele Endick

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff

Shelly Rosenstein

NV Rides Manager
Jennifer Kanarek

NV Rides Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Gina Cocomello

New Americans Group Coordinator
Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants
Susan Dorfman
Marcia Gordon
Sue Olesch

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The Voice

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. 

Session I
Sundays, January 11–March 1 (8 weeks)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5718

Session II
Sundays, March 8–May 3 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 5)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5719

Session III
Sundays, May 10–July 12 (8 weeks)
(no class May 24 and Jul. 5)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5720

Conversational Hebrew Level II

Instructor: Einat Cohen
This class is designed for students who have some basic knowledge of conversational Hebrew. This course helps students build on that knowledge in order to develop stronger comprehension and language skills to converse more fluently in Hebrew.

Session I
Mondays, January 12–March 2 (8 weeks)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5721

Session II
Mondays, March 9–April 27 (8 weeks)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5722

Session III
Mondays, May 4–June 29 (8 weeks)(no class May 25)
Fee: $175/ $125 member
Code: #5723

Private Lessons

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

Yiddish Language

Beginner 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, January 5–February 23 (8 weeks)
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #5806

Session II
Mondays, March 9–April 27 (8 weeks)
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #5807

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. 

Session I
Thursdays, January 8–April 9 (14 weeks)
Fee: $140/ $125 member
Code: #5724

Session II
Thursdays, April 16–July 16 (14 weeks)
Fee:$140/ $125 member
Code: #5725

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.