Jewish learning comes in so many forms for all ages. Regular class offerings include Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, and Love & Religion, our interfaith couples workshop.

Please make sure you read our Registration Policies before registering for a class.

One-Time Classes

Jews & Gender: A Class on Trans Issues, The Androgynos, and That Whole Gender Spectrum
Thursday, July 30, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Teacher: Rabbi Laurie Green
Trans issues bring up some of the coolest parts of Jewish text, and Jewish tradition has been making space for all the in-between-ness for thousands of years. Come explore a new frontier in Jewish tradition! No previous knowledge required. 


From Weighted Scales to Whistle-Blowers: Introduction to Jewish Business Ethics
Monday, August 10, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Facilitator: Lili Kalish Gersch
DC is no stranger to corruption, and sometimes it can feel impossible to do the right thing. Let’s look at what the Jewish tradition says about how we do business with each other every day and explore through real-life scenarios and debate.

Multi-Session Classes

Hebrew Classes: Beginner through Advanced
Wednesdays, July 8- August 26, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm
Teachers: Naomi McNally & Lorit Chai
Start at the beginning or keep your skills fresh- we offer five levels of Hebrew classes with taught by native Israeli speakers!

Introduction to Judaism
8 Wednesdays, July 8-August 26, 7:30pm
Instructor: JoHanna Potts
Explore the rich traditions and culture of Judaism! This class is ideal for those who have never studied Judaism before or need a Hebrew school refresher.

Etgar Keret in Hebrew
8 Wednesdays, July 8-August 26, 8:00pm
Teacher: Lorit Chai
Start reading the short stories of acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret in the original Hebrew with our Hebrew teacher Lorit Chai. This group class is perfect for those with strong Hebrew skills who still need some guidance before tackling Israel’s best literature on their own.

Beyond Tikkun Olam: Exploring Social Justice in Jewish Tradition
4 Tuesdays, July 21 and 28, August 4 and 11, 7:00-8:30pm
Teacher: Rabbi Elizabeth Richman
We know Judaism tells us to do good and repair the world, but where does that come from? Explore Jewish texts on social justice and identify the values and wisdom we can bring to our lives.

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
4 Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1
Facilitator: Dr. Marion Usher
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. 


Study Groups
DC Beit Midrash
Mondays year-round, 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Free
Currently on summer hiatus


Learning Opportunities for Kids
Yom Rishon
Yom Rishon at the J is the DCJCC’s Sunday program designed to encourage connection to the Jewish community through art, music, stories, food and experiential learning. We utilize the Center’s extensive resources to create fun-filled mornings and informal Jewish experiences.
More information and dates coming soon!

MoEd DC
MoEd DC is an exciting new aftercare program created in partnership with MoEd, a Jewish educational after-school program in Maryland. MoEd DC will offer an easy way for busy families with children from PK4 to 3rd Grade to introduce their children to Hebrew and Jewish learning. The core program focuses on three "Content Days" which includes immersive Hebrew study and Judaics, as well as optional "
Enrichment Days" which may include, yoga, karate, swimming, etc. Click here for complete details.


Language Groups
Chug Kriah Hebrew Reading Group
12:30-2:00pm, alternate Sundays beginning September 7
Free 

Leyenkrayz Yiddish Reading Group
2:30-4:00pm, alternate Sundays beginning September 7
Free 

Mifgash Hebrew Speakers Group
7:00-8:30pm, alternate Thursdays
Free


*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.

Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.

Tami Wolf
(202) 777-3259

Lili Kalish Gersch
Director, Literature and Jewish Life
(202) 777-3254

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