Register your child now for the Early Childhood Learning Center's infant, toddler, and preschool program! Contact the ECLC about registration specials through July 31.

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The J's Adult Learning Institute (ALI)


ALI is the J’s adult lifelong learning center. Its mission is to provide intellectually stimulating, enjoyable, and engaging opportunities to expand your mind and your knowledge with other adults of all backgrounds and ages. 

Contact: Shari Berman, 703.537.3068, Marcia Gordon, 703.537.3066

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ALI Summer Schedule

This summer ALI is offering two single session classes plus ongoing language classes and game lessons. In the fall, ALI will be back in full force with a diverse selection of stimulating courses starting on September 9th! 

Some of the fall course topics to be offered include: 

- Voices of the Apocrypha (featuring John Rybicki)

- The Copper Scroll Project

- Judaism Reimagined

- Jewish Geography: The Jews of Ireland

- The History of Medicine


How to Register:

  1. Submit completed registration form and payment to the J’s front desk;
  2. Mail completed registration form with payment, payable to “Pozez JCC,” to the J, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031;
  3. Call the J’s Registrar at 703.537.3034 and be prepared to give a credit card number to secure your place in the course; or
  4. Register online.



Intermediate Bridge Lessons

Summer Session
Wednesdays, July 10–August 28 (7 weeks; no class Aug. 14)
Instructor: Yen DeAnda, ACBL accredited Ruby Life Master
Continue your bridge adventure with dynamic PPT presentations and interactive lessons. Develop a competitive edge, while playing with friends or competing in tournaments. Build a solid foundation, explore new conventions, and form long-lasting partnerships.
Fee:  $156 
Code: #9940


Beginning Bridge II

Thursdays, July 11-August 29 (7 weeks; no class Aug. 15)
Continue your bridge adventure with engaging PowerPoint presentations and interactive lessons. Beginning Bridge 2 builds on concepts from the previous class and explores the healthy benefits of Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. Prerequisite - Beginning Bridge 1 or having played social bridge.
Fee: $156
Code: #9944


Beginning Bridge I

Sundays, July 14-August 25 (6 weeks; no class Aug. 18)
Learn to play bridge with dynamic PowerPint presentations in six 2-hour interactive lessons. Beginning Bridge 1 covers bidding, playing of the hand and getting to the best game. This class is for students who have never played bridge but have always wanted to learn. Bring a friend!
Fee: $135
Code: #9943


Jewish Life in Germany Today: A Vibrant Community

Tuesday, July 23, 12:30pm–2pm
Location:  The J
Instructor: Anke Yael Popper, Deputy Director, German Information Center USA
Today, the Jewish population of Germany consists of many young people from all parts of the world who find Germany an attractive place to live, especially in Berlin. Current residents enjoy a multicultural society, as well as kosher restaurants, religious freedom, and the opportunity for education and successful careers. Many have embraced German culture and history particularly as it relates to Jewish identity and Judaism, reconciling the past with the present. Ms. Popper will bring to light the faces of the growing Jewish community in Germany today, with a fascinating presentation accompanied by posters of a wonderful exhibit housed at the German Embassy in Washington, DC.
Fee:  $13
Code:  #9922

Language Classes



Instructor: Einat Cohen
Private and semi-private lessons in conversational Hebrew are available at all levels. Contact Shari Berman, 703.537.3068.

Beginner Hebrew classes are offered when there is a minimum of four students. Contact Shari if interested.

Private Lessons: $50/hour
Semi-Private: $40/hour (per student)
Code: #800



Instructor: Dr. Michael Gorman received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from American University and continued his studies at the National University of Mexico.
Spanish I, II and III level classes are on summer hiatus. In the fall, Spanish I will likely take place on Monday afternoons. Spanish II and III are held on Wednesday afternoons. See the fall issue of The Voice for upcoming class information.



Instructor: Norman Buder
A beginner (Level I) class will be formed if there is a minimum of four interested students. Contact Shari to sign up or for more information.

Yiddish II — Summer Session

Mondays, July 15–August 26 (6 weeks; no class
Aug. 12)
Instructor: Norman Buder
Fee:  $68
Code: #9939


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