Calendar

Mar
25
Mon
Hebrew Classes
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Want to learn Hebrew? You’re in the right place!

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers seven levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with many years of teaching experience. They regularly tweak their classes to fit the needs and interests of their students. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here!

Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 require the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration.

Cost:
Regular Price: $336
EDCJCC Member Price: $300
Recent Birthright & Masa Alumni Special Price: $240*
*Reserved for Israel Program participants within the last five years.

This session:
Mondays, January 7 – April 1, 2019
** We will have class on January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will not have class on February 18, Presidents Day
Due to scheduling constraints it wasn’t possible to skip both Mondays. January 21 is also the holiday of Tu Bishvat so you will be able to celebrate Tu Bishvat in your class.

Wednesdays, January 9 – March 27, 2019.

During our renovation Hebrew Classes will take place at the EDCJCC Townhouse across the street at 1534 16th St NW. We apologize for the inconvenience but this building is not ADA accessible. Call Darya at (202) 777-3259 or send an email to daryaw@edcjcc.org with any questions.

LEVEL INFORMATION:

SCHEDULE Day Time Teacher
Level 1 – Aleph Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm Gila
Level 2 – Bet Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm Gila
Level 3 – Gimel Wednesday 8:15-9:15 pm Gila
Level 4 – Dalet Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit
Level 5 – Hey Monday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 6 – Vav Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 7 – Zayin Monday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit

**Please make sure to make a note of the correct time of your level!**

Level 1 – Aleph
Beginners! This is the class for you if you need to learn the aleph bet (Hebrew alphabet) and start building your vocabulary. Students with a basic knowledge of the aleph bet but very little or no vocabulary or grammar experience should sign up for this level as well.

Level 2 – Bet
Students who have completed Level 1 OR know the aleph bet, can read, and have started to gather vocabulary and grammar.

Level 3 – Gimel
Students who have completed Level 2 OR have some vocabulary and a grasp of grammar

Level 4 – Dalet
This level focuses on building vocabulary, improving reading, and conducting conversation in present tense. It introduces verb conjugation the future and the past tense.

Level 5 – Hey
This level focuses on building vocabulary, imporoving reading, and conducting conversations in past and future tenses. 

Level 6 – Vav
This level is a high-level class focusing on improving reading, improving conversation skills, and learning higher level grammatical concepts.

Level 7 – Zayin
Ready to challenge your Hebrew skills? This class is student-driven, with high-level reading, writing, and speaking on current events, short stories, news articles, and more.

Questions? Still not sure which level you are? Get in touch and we’ll help you out!
Contact us at (202) 777-3259 or by email.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Mar
27
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Want to learn Hebrew? You’re in the right place!

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers seven levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with many years of teaching experience. They regularly tweak their classes to fit the needs and interests of their students. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here!

Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 require the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration.

Cost:
Regular Price: $336
EDCJCC Member Price: $300
Recent Birthright & Masa Alumni Special Price: $240*
*Reserved for Israel Program participants within the last five years.

This session:
Mondays, January 7 – April 1, 2019
** We will have class on January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will not have class on February 18, Presidents Day
Due to scheduling constraints it wasn’t possible to skip both Mondays. January 21 is also the holiday of Tu Bishvat so you will be able to celebrate Tu Bishvat in your class.

Wednesdays, January 9 – March 27, 2019.

During our renovation Hebrew Classes will take place at the EDCJCC Townhouse across the street at 1534 16th St NW. We apologize for the inconvenience but this building is not ADA accessible. Call Darya at (202) 777-3259 or send an email to daryaw@edcjcc.org with any questions.

LEVEL INFORMATION:

SCHEDULE Day Time Teacher
Level 1 – Aleph Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm Gila
Level 2 – Bet Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm Gila
Level 3 – Gimel Wednesday 8:15-9:15 pm Gila
Level 4 – Dalet Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit
Level 5 – Hey Monday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 6 – Vav Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm Sarit
Level 7 – Zayin Monday 6:30-7:30 pm Sarit

**Please make sure to make a note of the correct time of your level!**

Level 1 – Aleph
Beginners! This is the class for you if you need to learn the aleph bet (Hebrew alphabet) and start building your vocabulary. Students with a basic knowledge of the aleph bet but very little or no vocabulary or grammar experience should sign up for this level as well.

Level 2 – Bet
Students who have completed Level 1 OR know the aleph bet, can read, and have started to gather vocabulary and grammar.

Level 3 – Gimel
Students who have completed Level 2 OR have some vocabulary and a grasp of grammar

Level 4 – Dalet
This level focuses on building vocabulary, improving reading, and conducting conversation in present tense. It introduces verb conjugation the future and the past tense.

Level 5 – Hey
This level focuses on building vocabulary, imporoving reading, and conducting conversations in past and future tenses. 

Level 6 – Vav
This level is a high-level class focusing on improving reading, improving conversation skills, and learning higher level grammatical concepts.

Level 7 – Zayin
Ready to challenge your Hebrew skills? This class is student-driven, with high-level reading, writing, and speaking on current events, short stories, news articles, and more.

Questions? Still not sure which level you are? Get in touch and we’ll help you out!
Contact us at (202) 777-3259 or by email.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Apr
7
Sun
Exploring Exodus: A Pre-Passover Day of Learning with the Hadar Institute
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the EDCJCC and the Hadar Institute for an afternoon workshop focused on themes associated with Passover and freedom and redemption.
The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This program will include a plenary and breakout sessions full of cross-cultural, passionate discussions open to all, regardless of a participant’s background or affiliation.

SCHEDULE

1:45 pm—2:00 pm Doors Open and Registration
2:00 pm—3:00 pm Plenary Session with Rabbi Shai Held
3:00 pm—3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 pm—4:15 pm Breakout Sessions with Rabbis Avi Killip and Avi Strausberg
4:15 pm—4:45 pm Dvar Torah by Rabbi Avi Strausberg and Wrap Up

COST

General Admission: $18
Student Admission: $10
Click on the TICKETS button on the right to register!

We request a registration fee to help cover the costs of the program. If this is in any way a hardship please email Darya.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

2:00-3:00: PLENARY SESSION
The Defeat of Chaos, The Triumph of Life, and the Dream of a Compassionate Society (Or, What Is the Exodus Really About?) with Rav Shai Held
In this session, we’ll examine the biblical portrayal of Yetziat Mitzrayim (the Exodus) with new eyes.  We’ll see how the Torah interprets what’s really at stake in the battle between God and Pharaoh and why God’s victory over the tyrant is so essential.  Then we’ll see how the Torah sets out to build a society that is the antithesis of Egypt, one that has internalized the lessons of oppression and degradation and chosen a life oriented by compassion and solidarity instead

3:15-4:15: BREAK OUT SESSIONS
First Ladies of Redemption: Miriam, Tzipora, and the Possibility of Supportive Sisterhood  with Rav Avi Killip
Moses’s sister and wife are central figures in the story of the Exodus.  What was the relationship between these women? Through the lens of ancient and modern midrash,  we will explore lesser known narratives of these sisters-in-law, and ask what they can teach us about the role of female friendship in the journey towards liberation.

The Necessity of Exile or, Why Backpacking Is A Good Thing with Rav Avi Strausberg
Often, we think of exile as something to avoid but from the outset, the experience of exile has been and continues to be key to Jewish identity formation.  In this session, we’ll explore Jewish texts on exile in order to reflect on the role of travel and journeys in our own identity formation. How far do we have to go in order to find ourselves?

4:15-4:45 Closing Dvar Torah with Rav Avi Strausberg

SPEAKER BIOS:

rabbi shai held headshotRabbi Shai Held–theologian, scholar, and educator–is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Rabbi Held’s first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was published by Indiana University Press in 2013; The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, was published by JPS in 2017.

 

Rabbi Avi Killip

Rabbi Avi Killip serves as VP of Strategy and Programs and Director of Project Zug at Hadar. She was ordained from Hebrew College’s pluralistic Rabbinical School in Boston. She was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and holds a Bachelors and Masters from Brandeis University in Jewish Studies and Women & Gender Studies. She serves on the advisory board of ShmaNOW and the Jewish Studio Project.

 

 

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the Director of Congregational Learning of Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education. Additionally, Avi has worked as a chaplain intern at Hebrew Senior Life and organized an anti-trafficking campaign as a rabbinic fellow at T’ruah. Energized by engaging creatively with Jewish text, she has written several theatre pieces inspired by the Torah and maintains a Daf Yomi haiku blog in which she writes daily Talmudic haikus. Avi is most grateful for her wife, Chana, and two children, Ori and Niv.

This program is a partnership between the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center and the Hadar Institute.

Hadar Institute

 

Apr
8
Mon
Herzliya – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Herzliya requires the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. You can pick up the textbook in your classroom on your first day of class.

This session:
Mondays, April 8 to July 1, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm
There will be no class on May 27 for Memorial Day. We will have class on the evening of June 10, the end of the Shavuot holiday.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Vered HaGalil – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Vered HaGalil requires the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. You can pick up the textbook in your classroom on your first day of class.

This session:
Mondays, April 8 to July 1, 2019, 7:30-8:30 pm
There will be no class on May 27 for Memorial Day. We will have class on the evening of June 10, the end of the Shavuot holiday.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Dimona – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Classes are offered Monday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Dimona requires the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. You can pick up the textbook in your classroom on your first day of class.

This session:
Mondays, April 8-July 1, 8:30-9:30 pm.
There will be no class on May 27 for Memorial Day. Class will be held on June 10, the end of the Shavuot holiday.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Apr
10
Wed
Aleph – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Aleph requires the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. You can pick up the textbook in your classroom on your first day of class.

This session:
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 19, 2019, 6:15-7:15 pm
Gila will be out on 4/17 and 6/26 (the scheduled last day of classes). We’ve scheduled make-up sessions for Monday 5/20 and Tuesday 6/11.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Hadera – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

This session:
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 26, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Bet – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Bet requires the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration. You can pick up the textbook in your classroom on your first day of class.

This session:
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 19, 2019, 7:15-8:15 pm
Gila will be out on 4/17 and 6/26 (the scheduled last day of classes). We’ve scheduled make-up sessions for Monday 5/20 and Tuesday 6/11.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Zichron Yaakov – Hebrew Class Spring Session 2019
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

This session:
Wednesdays, April 10 – June 26, 2019, 7:30-8:30 pm

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.