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New FEATURED CLASSES
|In-Person Mah Jongg||Tuesday, December 12th - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Drop-In Israeli Dance||Sunday, December 17th - 6:00 - 7:30 PM|
|Bridge||Sunday, January 7th - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Adult Jazz and Lyrical Dance||Tuesday, January 9th - 7:00 - 8:00 PM|
|Canasta Lessons||Tuesday, January 23rd -|
Beginner Mah Jongg Classes
Tuesdays | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | December 12, 2023 – January 9, 2024 | $90/members | $100/public | In-person
Skip days: December 26
Come have fun and learn to play American Mah Jongg, an exciting four-player tile game with Chinese origins. Using 152 tiles depicting Chinese characters and symbols, players pick and discard in turn to form combinations found on the National Mah Jongg League’s annual card of hands. Strategy, skill and luck are needed to be the first player to complete a hand and declare “Mah Jongg!” Get ready to have fun! *Space limited to 12 participants.
For more information or to register go to contact Marcie Blackman at 301.348.3808.
*You will need to purchase a National Mah Jongg League Card to play. The instructor will have the cards for sale.
Sunday, December 17th
6:00 - 7:30 PM
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 your friends and make some new ones! No experience needed.
This class is drop-in, so advanced registration encouraged, but not necessary.
For more information contact Rachel Elazar at (301) 348.3849 or email@example.com.
Members: $140 | Non-Members: $160
Skip dates: January 30, February 18
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 of hand. This class follows recommended beginner lessons on bidding and playing developed by the American Contract Bridge League. Classes will be taught by experienced Montgomery College bridge instructor David Dong. David is a Silver Life Master and an ACBL-Accredited Bridge teacher.
For more information contact Rachel Elazar at 301.348.3849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 complemented by work on musicality and rhythm. Each week will include a warm-up, across the floor combinations, and center choreography.
Questions? Contact Rachel Elazar at email@example.com.
Tuesday, January 23rd
Tuesdays | $140 / members | $150 / non-members | Registration coming soon!
Skip days: January 23, January 30, February 13, February 20, February 27
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 play. Join us for this series of six classes taught by experienced teacher and Canasta player, Michele Heffner.