Adult Jazz and Lyrical Dance

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 – Fall Session 1 Mondays (6 weeks) | September 11 – October 16 | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM $370 (Member) | $380 (Non-Member) 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 […]


Members: $140| Non-Members: $160 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 and the play […]

Memoir Writing

Remember When? Adult Memoir Writing Class Members: $100/ Non-Members: $120 Start the fall season off “Write”! We are so excited to offer this new 6-week writers’ group led by writer and Bender JCC member Andie Wax. Enjoy the companionship of fellow writers as we work to turn our funny, scary, and colorful memories into verbal […]

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 […]

Fighting Back

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents Jeffrey Weiss, Fighting Back: Stan Andrews and the Birth of the Israeli Air Force Tuesday, April 25 | 7:00 PM | $15 | In Person In commemoration of, Yom Hazikaron, Isreal’s Day of Remembrance, we are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey Weiss, co-author of Fighting Back.   Jeffrey will be in […]

Days of Remembrance

The Bender JCC will remember the victims, honor the survivors, and embrace the lessons of the Holocaust as we look towards a hopeful future free from hate. Antisemitism ─ the hatred of or prejudice against Jews ─ was at the foundation of the Holocaust and a basic tenet of Nazi ideology. During the Days of […]

Cooking with Shannon Sarna

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents Cooking with Shannon Sarna: The Lessans Family Literary Series is delighted to welcome Shannon Sarna. Tuesday, September 12 | 7:00 PM | $25 The author of Modern Jewish Baker and editor at large of The Nosher, Shannon has always wanted to tell the story of the Jewish people through […]

Israel at 75 Celebration

Come join us in celebrating 75 years of Israeli life and culture! As we celebrate Israel’s milestone 75th year together throughout 2023, join your Bender JCC community and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for an incredible week of Israel at 75 events! A Taste of Israel April 30 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Family […]

Health & Wellness Expo

12th Annual Health & Wellness Expo Thursday, June 1 | 10:00AM-2:00PM Cost: FREE & Open To The Public Location: Leisure World | Clubhouse 1 3700 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906 The Bender JCC Coming of Age’s annual, highly anticipated Expo is designed to engage, educate, and empower attendees to make choices and take actions […]