Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Beginner Sign Language 1

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 Zoom breakout rooms will be used to practice what you've learned with others at the same skill level. 

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.

Tuesdays, October 5-December 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 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 

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  adults of all abilities.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: If your plans need to change due to COVID concerns or local ordinance changes, we will work with you to exchange or credit your ticket toward a comparable program or activity on a future date. We know life is unpredictable these days, and the EDCJCC is here for you!

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC's building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

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Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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