The Leo & Anna Smilow Center for Jewish Living and Learning offers many classes through our Open University. 

Please make sure you read the JLL Registration Policies


Open University Classes

Yoga Body Jewish Mind
10 Thursdays, February 6- April 10
Facilitator: Veronica Grant
Cost: $150 General // $120 Discounted Member Price // $100 EntryPointDC Price

Breaking the Glass: An Inquiry Into Contemporary Jewish Weddings
2 Sundays, March 9 and 16
Facilitator: Rabbi Tamara Miller
Cost Per Couple: $120 General // $100 Discounted Member Price
Cost Per Individual: $60 General // $50 Discounted Member Price

Introduction to Judaism
8 Wednesdays, March 26- May 21, 7:30pm-9:15pm
Facilitator:  Miriam Szubin
Cost:$175 General // $120
Discounted Member Price // $175 per couple Interfaith Workshop Alumni
There will be no class April 16 during Passover

Hebrew Classes: Beginner through Advanced
8 Wednedays, April 23- June 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Facilitators: Naomi McNally & Lorit Chai
Cost: $190 General // $130
Discounted Member Price // $100 Birthright & Masa Alumni

Open University Language Groups
Chug Kriah Hebrew Reading Group
12:30-2:00pm, alternate Sundays beginning September 8
Cost: Free 

Leyenkrayz Yiddish Reading Group
2:30-4:00pm, alternate Sundays beginning September 8
Cost: Free 

Mifgash Hebrew Conversation Group
7:00-8:00, every other Wednesday
Cost: Free


Open University Study Groups
DC Beit Midrash
Mondays year-round, 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Cost: Free

Bible Study with Jewish Educator Norman Shore 
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Cost:  Free 


Join this ongoing bible study class with Norman Shore and enrich your understanding of the greatest story ever told.
Drop ins welcome.

*Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost of any DCJCC class prevents you from registering, please contact Tami Wolf at 202-777-3259 to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Get Enlightened

Other online sources for study:

Where the Past Meets the Present to Build for the Future
The Center for Online Judaic Studies

Israel 21c
An inside look at the reality of everyday life in Israel


Interested in teaching a class?


Have an idea for a class you would like to see offered?

Tell us! Please contact:
Tami Wolf

202-777-3259