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

The Lesser Light: The Moon and the Months of the Jewish Calendar
Thursday, October  13, 7:30pm
Teacher: Dr. Alan Gersch
The Moon is of crucial importance in Judaism, to the point where the rabbis of the Talmud discuss it at length in both legal and homiletical texts. We will examine some ancient Talmudic passages and their confluences with modern astronomy.

Up and Down the Family Tree: Mitzvot Between Parents and Children
Tuesday, November 3, 7:00pm
Teacher: Rabbi Jessica Lott
In this discussion-based class we will take a look at what Jewish tradition has to say about our obligations in interactions between generations. Starting with an examination of the well-known commandment to honor our parents, we will explore the various mitzvot that guide our relationships.

Multi-Session Classes

Introduction to Judaism
8 Wednesdays, October 14- December 9, 7:30pm
Instructor: Miriam Szubin
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.

Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays, November 4- December 30, 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!

Israeli Literature in Hebrew
Wednesdays, November 4- December 30, 7:00pm
Teacher: Lorit Chai
Start reading the works of well-known Israeli authors 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.

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

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

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

*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
Associate Director of Jewish Life
(202) 777-3259

Sara Shalva

Director of Jewish Innovation
(202) 777-3249

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