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.

Multi-Session Classes:
Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays starting March 8, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:30 pm
Teachers: Sarit Lisogorsky and Gila Efrati
Start at the beginning or keep your skills fresh - we offer five levels of Hebrew classes taught by native Israeli speakers in this 12-week session.

Morning Hebrew Classes
Mondays starting March 6, 10:00 am and 11:00 am

Teacher: Sarit Lisogorsky
We're starting a brand new Hebrew class in the mornings! Start at the beginning with the alef-bet or dive into Hebrew literature. 

Introduction to Judaism
Tuesdays, March 14 - May 16 (skipping April 11 and 18 for Passover) 
Teacher: JoHanna Potts
Explore the rich traditions and culture of Judaism. This class looks at the building blocks of the Jewish people: beliefs, history, ethics, holidays, rituals, and more. It is ideal for those who have never studied Judaism before or those who might need a Hebrew school refresher.

Love & Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr. Marion Usher
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For 20 years, our four-session workshop has been a model to guide couples in openly discussing issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds. We offer you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together, as you make Jewish choices while still respecting your partner’s religion.

Other Class Opportunities:
Saturday Salon: A Monthly Shabbat Lunch and Learn
Saturday, February 11, 12:15 pm lunch, 12:45 pm class
Facilitator: JoHanna Potts
Explore concepts in modern American Jewish life through relevant texts - both Jewish and others - to make your connection to these "big ideas" personally meaningful. This year-long class will meet the second Saturday of the month to discuss a different topic in every session. In partnership with Bet Mishpachah.

Shabbat How-To: Getting Comfortable with Hosting Shabbat Dinner
Monday, March 6, 7:30-9:00 pm 
Join Sara Shalva, 
Chief Program Officer for Jewish Life & Learning, for an evening exploring themes of Shabbat as well as hands-on skills to host your own Shabbat meal.  In addition to discussing the home prayers and rituals, Sara will take you through the general choreography of a traditional and a not-so traditional Shabbat meal. This workshop is open to couples and singles of all ages.

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. 

Independent Groups:
Hebrew Speakers Group
7:00-8:30 pm, alternate Thursdays

Mah Jongg
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Fridays, 10:30 am
All players with some playing experience are welcome to join these public games. Email John to be added to the email list.

*Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost of any DCJCC class prevents you from registering, please contact Sara Shalva at 202-777-3249 to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

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

Darya Watnick

Jewish Engagement Manager

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