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THE JCCNV Adult Learning Institute (ALI)

Registration is open!

Please take a moment to review the links below and sign up for one (or more!) of these fabulous opportunities to continue your lifelong learning with us!

Contact: Shari Berman, 703.537.3068; Carla Rosenfeld, 703.537.3060; Marcia Gordon, 703.537.3066

 

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.

Lunch: Please feel free to bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch to any class.

 

ALI-Temple Rodef Shalom Partnership

We continue our partnership with Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. As you look through the classes below, please watch for course location so you are aware of those being offered at TRS and be sure to note the location when registering.

 

Ways to Register

  • Register online here 
  • Submit completed registration form and payment to the JCCNV front desk
  • Mail completed registration form with payment, payable to “JCCNV,” to
    JCCNV, 8900 Little RiverTurnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Call the J’s front desk at 703.323.0880 and be prepared to give a credit card number

 

Winter-Spring Courses

Click here to download course schedule and registration form for JCCNV 6th Annual Used Book, CD, and DVD Sale (April 15-18, 2018)

 

Beginning Bridge III

Wednesdays, April 4–May 23 (8 weeks)
3:15pm–5:15pm
Location: The J
Instructor: Yen DeAnda, ACBL accredited, Ruby Life Master
Learn more conventions to advance your game: Help Suit Game Try, Drury, Defense against Suit Contracts, Cappelletti, Shape Matters, Sandwich NT, Reverses, Jacoby 2NT, New Minor Forcing, Fourth Suit Forcing, and the Unusual NT.

Yen has been teaching bridge to people of all ages since 2012 and is active in projects that promote bridge in the local community.
Fee: $135/ $120 member
Code: #8899 

 

Entries from a Jewish Admiral’s Log Book: The View of the Navy from an Aircraft Carrier Captain’s Chair 

In partnership with OLLI

Tuesday, May 1
2:15pm–3:45pm
Location: the J
Presented by: Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski
This special program features Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski who will reflect on the role of diversity in enhancing US Naval capabilities. The United States Navy is ready to fight at sea to protect America with Special Forces and its Marine Corps partners. Although the Navy uses amazing technology to achieve its ends, the real capability of the Navy is in the diversity of sailors and those who lead them. This lecture will give a perspective on the life of the sailors and the leadership that serves them.

Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski is the 40th Naval Inspector General with a decorated career of naval service. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the Navy Nuclear Power School and Prototype, the Naval Reactors Commanding Officer Nuclear Engineer Course, and the Naval War College.
Code: #9045
This event is free.

 

An Introduction to the Global Refugee Crisis through a Jewish Lens
(a joint program of ALI and Thursdays at the J)

Thursday, May 10
12:30pm-2pm (bring a parve/meatless or dairy lunch at noon to eat & schmooze)
Location: The J
Instructor: Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education, HIAS (formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
With more than 65 million displaced people and refugees worldwide, we are currently in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history. As Jews, we have a historical connection to this issue. After a short history of HIAS, this interactive presentation will explore the refugee experience as we look at the connection between contemporary stories of displacement and our personal and communal stories. We will ground ourselves both in a shared understanding of the refugee crisis, as well as the Jewish values connected to welcoming the stranger. Learners will come away prepared to take further action, if they wish, on behalf of refugees across the globe.
Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $5/ Free member
Code: #9046


 

Language Classes

Spanish

Instructor: Dr. Michael Gorman received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from American University and continued his studies at the National University of Mexico. He is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and previously taught at George Mason University.

Spanish II

This continuing class is for those who have taken the Spanish I class at the J or have some knowledge of the language. You will continue to develop your skills and also review previous material. There are no tests, homework, or grades. Textbook is optional.

Session I
Wednesdays, January 3–February 21 (8 weeks)
12:30pm–2pm
Location: the J
Fee: $145/ $110 member
Code: #8908

Session II
Wednesdays, March 14–May 2 (8 weeks)
12:30pm–2pm
Location: the J
Fee: $145/ $110 member
Code: #8909

Session III
Wednesdays, May 9–June 13 (6 weeks)
12:30pm–2pm
Location: the J
Fee: $110/ $85 member
Code: #8910

Spanish III 

This continuing class is for those who have taken the Spanish II class at the J or equivalent experience. This is a conversational class and includes grammar. You will continue to develop your skills and also review previous material. There are no tests, homework, or grades. Textbook is optional.

Session I
Wednesdays, January 3–February 21
(8 weeks)
2:30pm–3:30pm
Location: the J
Fee: $96/ $72 member
Code: #8911

Session II
Wednesdays, March 14–May 2
(8 weeks)
2:30pm–3:30pm
Location: the J
Fee: $96/ $72 member
Code: #8912

Session III
Wednesdays, May 9–June 13
(6 weeks)
2:30pm–3:30pm
Location: the J
Fee: $72/ $54 member
Code: #8913

 

Yiddish

Level II
Session I
Mondays, February 12–April 2 (8 weeks)
2pm–4pm
Location: the J
Instructor: Norman Buder
Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #8914

Session II
Mondays, April 23–June 25 (8 weeks)
(no class May 21, 28)
2pm–4pm
Location: the J
Instructor: Norman Buder
Join this class if you have some knowledge of Yiddish and would like to continue to learn to speak and read the language.
Fee: $80/ $70 member
Code: #8915

Adults

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