Calendar

Dec
19
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers six 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 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:
Wednesdays, September 26-December 19, 2018. We will not be meeting the week of Thanksgiving.

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

**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
Ready to challenge your Hebrew skills? In this student-driven class you may start reading the works of well-known Israeli authors in the original Hebrew or talk current events and politics.

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.

Dec
23
Sun
Hadar Winter Learning Institute
Dec 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Hadar Winter Learning Institute 2018

Hadar’s Winter Learning Seminar is a remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in 3 days of Jewish study and to explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law necessary, but not sufficient to Judaism’s vision of a religious life? Should we assess our leaders primarily by their accomplishments or their character? This program is for adults of all ages who are looking for deep Jewish learning, and we welcome participants from across the denominational spectrum, and from all Jewish educational backgrounds. Learn with members of Hadar’s faculty, including Rabbis Shai Held, Avi Strausberg, and Ethan Tucker!

In addition, we are planning parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!

Co-presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC and Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital

Hadar Institute

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital

Jan
7
Mon
Hebrew Classes
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 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.

Jan
8
Tue
Torah & Sexuality: The Eroticism of Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Torah & Sexuality Series

Torah & Sexuality: The Eroticism of Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

A partnership of GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and Sixth & I, this series explores topics in Judaism relating to sexual expression and identity, presented in a contemporary queer context by rabbis and other Jewish educators. Classes are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Open to all, regardless of gender expression, sexual identity, or ability. For accommodation requests, contact gloe@edcjcc.org.

For centuries, the study of Kabbalah—Jewish mysticism—was off limits to almost everyone. It was thought to be far too powerful and too sexually charged to share with the masses. But why was it so secretive? What hidden powers did the ancient rabbis believe it had? And what power can learning it hold for us today?

In a class led by Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of the Hineni Fellowship, explore basic concepts from Kabbalah including teachings from the Zohar that provide spiritual insight and wisdom for living. Learn how Kabbalah can reveal the powerful and often moving erotic drama that underpins the stories and teachings of the Torah. No Hebrew background is necessary.

Each class is $18; if cost is a barrier to your participation, please email gloe@edcjcc.org.
This class is also fully inclusive of all, regardless of gender expression, sexual identity, or ability. For accommodation requests, contact gloe@edcjcc.org.
No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to lack of funds. For more information, please email gloe@edcjcc.org.

About the instructor:
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf: Co-Founder & Executive Director, Hineni Fellowship. Rabbi Gil Steinlauf came out as gay to his congregation in October of 2014, and his revelation was met with an outpouring of love and support from the synagogue members and much of the Jewish world. His story is an example that demonstrates how far certain parts of the progressive Jewish world has come in being truly welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ Jews in their midst. Rabbi Steinlauf is the first senior rabbi of a large, historic, conservative congregation to come out as openly gay, and through his honesty, has sought to create an atmosphere of constructive dialogue on the issues facing modern culture and Judaism. He had previously been the rabbi of Temple Israel in New Jersey (since 2001). He is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and also studied at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, earned an MHL from the University of Judaism, and received rabbinic ordination and an MA at JTS.

Currently, Rabbi Steinlauf is the co-founder and executive director of the Hineni Fellowship, a one-year Jewish leadership development fellowship that educates, inspires, and empowers LGBTQ Jews to actively seek and attain positions of engagement, leadership and influence in the Jewish world.

The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement (GLOE) is the LGBTQ outreach program of the Edlavitch DCJCC.  GLOE has been recontextualizing Judaism for a contemporary queer community since its founding by Stuart S. Kurlander over ten years ago.

Sixth & I is a center for arts, entertainment, and ideas and a synagogue that reimagines how religion and community can enhance people’s everyday lives.

Jan
9
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 8:00 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.

Jan
14
Mon
Hebrew Classes
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 8:00 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.

Jan
16
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 5 @ 8:00 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.

Jan
21
Mon
Hebrew Classes
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 8:00 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.

Jan
22
Tue
Hadar Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Jewish Ethics: Do Torah and Morality Always Go Together?

Location: TBD

Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.

The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.

Class Dates:
January 22 – click here to register for this class only.
March 5 – click here to register for this class only.
May 7 – click here to register for this class only.

Price:
$25 for one class and dessert and drinks
$85 for 4 class series

Bios:
Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Mechon Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Previously, Ethan was a faculty member at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, where he taught Talmud and Halakhah in the Scholars’ Circle. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. He has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the top 50 rabbis in America. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.

 

Rabbi Avi Killip serves as VP of Strategy and Programs and Director of Project Zug at Mechon Hadar. Avi was ordained from Hebrew College’s pluralistic Rabbinical School in Boston. She is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and holds a Bachelors and Masters from Brandeis University in Jewish Studies and Women & Gender Studies. Avi has worked as a teacher and Jewish professional in two synagogues, an independent minyan, a mikveh, and a yeshiva.

Jan
23
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 8:00 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.