Private and Semi Private Virtual Hebrew Lessons
Instructor: Einat Cohen
Private and semi-private Hebrew lessons at all levels are available starting in September. Contact Shari.Berman@theJ.org for more information, to express interest, and to register for lessons.
Fee (4 package session): $200
Hebrew Language Classes – Virtual
The Pozez JCC is thrilled to be partnering with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington to offer Hebrew classes at all levels this fall! Using a cutting-edge Hebrew language program that utilizes the latest technology, each class cultivates all aspects of Hebrew including grammar; vocabulary; conversation; literature and poetry; current events; and bible. Students will read, speak and write Hebrew in this Ulpan-style setting! Two-hour morning and evening classes are offered weekly and run for 20 weeks – starting in early-mid September and ending by February 1, 2021.
Session Fee: $420, plus an annual $75 Multimedia Fee
For additional information, please contact Rivka Degani at email@example.com or 301.348.3810, or go to: https://www.benderjccgw.org/arts-culture-jewish-life/hebrew-yiddish/ to learn about specific class level curriculum and session dates and times.
To register for a class, click here
NAVIGATING THE MEDIA: ALWAYS CONSIDER THE SOURCE
Recorded: Wednesday, February 17, 7:30pm EST via the Virtual JCC
Presented by Lynn Walsh, Assistant Director, TrustingNews.org; Former Ethics Chair & national president, Society of Professional Journalists; Adjunct Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University; Ohio University Alumna
Moderated by Peter Maer, retired CBS News White House Correspondent
In partnership with Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia and Prosserman JCC, Toronto, Canada
In today’s media maze, it can be challenging to stay abreast of the information reported in a 24-hour news cycle and, more importantly, to understand the reliability of the content. Media literacy, recognizing misinformation/disinformation and fake news, has become more important than ever.
NOTE: The program begins around 1:47 seconds after tapping the play arrow.
ALI Series: Operation Moses – Beta Israel’s Amazing Journey
This 2-part series was about a little-known African nation of Jews, known as “Beta Israel,” whose history dates to King Solomon! Session 1 focused on a new book which tells the fascinating, dramatic story of rescue of this nation. Session 2 highlighted the unique history of Beta Israel and provided a first-hand account of its liberation (which inspired a 2019 film) and its difficult resettlement in Israel.
Author Talk on Red Sea Spies - The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort
Recording features author, Raffi Berg and Mossad mission commander, Dani Limor in conversation.
Raffi’s book can be purchased locally at Scrawl Books: https://www.scrawlbooks.com/book/9781785786006
Recording (October 19, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG3xy4Pd1mo&feature=youtu.be
The Real Story Behind Netflix’s film The Red Sea Diving Resort
Recording features Naftali Aklum, Co-Founder, Yerus Project in conversation with Pozez JCC Senior Shaliach, Shy Ashkenazi
Naftali founded the YERUS Project to bring about awareness of this community and stimulate economic development in the Negev. To make a donation to the YERUS Project or contact Naftali for a speaking engagement, click here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording (January 10, 2021): https://youtu.be/Sma_J76cfuY
In Conversation: Jeffrey Rosen & Dahlia Lithwick - Conversations with RBG
Join Jewish Book Council and its JBC Network partners for a very special conversation with Jeffrey Rosen and Dahlia Lithwick about Rosen’s new book, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law.
Elections 2020 with Kate Hanley
During a September program on the Virtual J, Kate Hanley, co-chair of the Virginia State Board of Elections' General Registrar & Electoral Board Advisory Workgroup, shared vital 2020 election procedures information.
The History of the Jewish Press in America (Nashville JCC)
The Multiple Universes of Al Andalus
An inspirational series that explores the topics you care about most, and shares tips, wise words, and intimate conversations with celebrated guests.
Why Racism Matters to Jews
Featuring: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Senior Director, Office of Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Education, George Mason University; Dr. Charles Chavis, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and History and Director of the John Mitchell, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; and Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA.
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation among three local professionals who care deeply about racial inequality and the status of Black-Jewish relations today, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Dr. Berger will speak to how Jews might feel about their whiteness considering the current climate of racism toward “others,” while also experiencing anti-Semitism. Dr. Chavis will give a historical perspective on how the Black Jewish Alliance rose during the Civil Rights movement and where it is now as dramatic events unfold each day. Rabbi Saxe will discuss what our congregations and communities can do to help in this significant moment of racial awakening, as well as how Jews of color might feel about their experiences. This is a dialogue for anyone who values equality and justice for all. Click here to watch the webinar.
The Sarajevo Haggadah
Presented by Les Bergen, trustee of the Capital Jewish Museum and collector of Haggadot
The Sarajevo Haggadah is one of the most famous Jewish books in the world. A religious and cultural icon, its history is replete with mystery and intrigue. Its survival is nothing short of remarkable—from the expulsion of Spanish Jews in the Inquisition, resurfacing in Italy in 1609 and later Sarajevo, courageously saved from a Nazi general and then hidden, and surviving 1990’s Serb bombardment. Learn how it has become a symbol of interreligious respect and cooperation. Watch the live stream here.
This organization is committed to making learning possible even when travel is not with a collection of fascinating, free online lectures for adults!
The Vel D’Hiv Round-Up of Jews in France during WWII
Road Scholar presents a lecture about the largest mass arrest to take place in war-time French history. It was conducted by the French police, not the Nazis. Approximately 42 minutes in length (including introductions and Q&A by Road Scholar staff), it features Dr. Eileen M. Angelini, who shows actual photographs of the round-up, and compares two films which dramatize this significant Holocaust event.
Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
Presented by Les Bergen, CJM Docent. Co-Sponsored by the Capital Jewish Museum (CJM).
A chronicle of the people, places, and events that shaped the history of the Washington area's Jewish community from 1795-present. Watch the live stream here.
JSSA Workshops and Groups
JSSA professionals conduct workshops and seminars on coping with issues related to the COVID-19 crisis and other mental health concerns, as well as facilitate support groups for seniors, unemployed adults, teens, LGBTQ+ teens, and children.
Click here to learn more.
Moment Magazine’s Guide to the Global Pandemic
This resource is full of articles of newsworthy, factual content as well as lighter fare.
Click here to view the site.
JewBelong's Thanksgiving Haggadah - Created especially for Pandemic 2020!
Best Free Things to Do at Home
While you're at home, click here for a compilation of free services that will help pass the time.
Online Activities for Adults
Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults