Advanced Hebrew

Advanced Hebrew

Wednesdays July 10 – August 7 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Zoom Only | $150 In this five-week program, students will learn Hebrew through watching and discussing the Israeli Academy Award winning 2018 TV documentary, סליחה על השאלה. Each episode includes participants of different minorities who answer questions sent in by the public, which […]

Intensive Beginning Hebrew

Mondays and Wednesdays June 10 – August 7 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Hybrid Class | $560 A fast-paced, virtual, multimedia class for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. By the end of this class, students will be able to read, write and conduct short conversations in basic Hebrew.  This 30-hour class is […]

Adult Israeli Dance

Wednesdays | $100 / members | $120 / non-members Israeli dance is back at the Bender JCC! Israeli dancing is the perfect blend of fun, culture, and recreation! It’s a great way to exercise with new friends and feel part of a community. This worldwide passion combines the joy of contemporary Israeli music with an […]

Adult Swim Classes

Wednesdays | $190 / members | $210 / non-members No skip dates. It’s never too late to learn to swim! In this aquatic orientation class, adults are introduced to basic swimming skills such as front and back floats, arm strokes and rhythmic breathing. Learn this life skill alongside other adults.

Canasta Lessons

Tuesdays | $140 / members | $160 / non-members Modern American Canasta is a fun and exciting card game that involves strategy, teamwork and scoring points by making sets of cards. It’s a great way to socialize and challenge your mind. This winter session class will include the skills, rules, strategies, and special hands to […]

Adult Jazz and Lyrical Dance

Tuesdays | January 9, 2024 – February 13, 2024 $100 / members | $120 / non-members Let’s practice your dance moves! This fun and energetic class will incorporate the upbeat and stylized movements of jazz dance as well as the flowing and expressive qualities of lyrical dance. Emphasis on technique and body placement will be […]


Beginner/Intermediate Adult Ceramics Mondays | February 19 – April 1 | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM $370 Member | $380 Public Get your creative juices flowing!  This hands-on course is for those who have both already taken ceramics and/or beginners.  Classes are designed to allow room for student exploration of wheel and hand-building techniques.  You […]


Check back for more dates and times! We are excited that bridge is back at the Bender JCC! Have you ever wanted to learn bridge? Do you know the basics, but it’s been a while? Come and play and learn in a friendly environment.  Six 2-hour classes will cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding […]

Remember When? Adult Memoir Writing Class

Mondays May 6 – June 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Members: $100/ Non-Members: $120 Skip dates: May 13, May 27 Everybody has a story to tell. Do you want to tell your story? If you do, this class is the perfect place to begin. Led by published author Andie Wax, the course […]

Drop-In Israeli Dance

Israeli dance is back at the Bender JCC! Israeli dancing is the perfect blend of fun, culture, and recreation! Join us for a lively evening of Israeli dance with experienced DC-area Israeli dance teacher, Ken Avner. Come experience Israeli culture and learn a variety of traditional Israeli dances in a friendly and welcoming setting! Bring […]