Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Beginner Sign Language

american sign language

If you've been looking to learn and practice sign language, this is the class for you! You will be introduced to finger spelling, Deaf culture, and common signs that will help you communicate with both friends and strangers. Our interactive classes will feature guest speakers, games and songs, and breakout rooms will be used to practice what you've learned with others at the same skill level. We will even make a New Year greeting video for friends in the Deaf Jewish community.

About the Instructor:
Untitled design (1).pngJeremy Mann founded Hands in Motion LLC in 2006. Hands in Motion LLC is an American Sign Language interpreting agency based out of Washington DC and serves the Deaf community nationally. Jeremy learned Sign Language as a child and has used it his entire life. His father was a professor at Gallaudet University. During his time in college Jeremy did several trips volunteering at a Deaf orphanage in Mexico. He worked as a professional American Sign Language Interpreter for 10 years in California and then Washington, D.C. metropolitan area before establishing Hands in Motion in 2006 in Washington D.C. His background makes him knowledgeable in both ASL and Deaf culture and over 14 years of experience as a CEO. Jeremy also serves on the advisory board for 2 other organizations and volunteers regularly interpreting for the Deaf community and with the Jewish Deaf community.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 15-November 17, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at or Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at

This class is presented by EntryPointDC, the young professionals program of the EDCJCC and the Inclusion Department of the EDCJCC. This is a virtual sign language class for young adults of all abilities.

Time: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

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