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.
Wednesdays starting December 14, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:30 pm
Teachers: Lorit Chai and Sarit Lisogorsky
Start at the beginning or keep your skills fresh- we offer five levels of Hebrew classes with taught by native Israeli speakers in this 12-week session.
Introduction to Judaism
Wednesdays, January 18 - March 15, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Teacher: Miriam Szubin
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
January 10, 17, 24, 31, 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.
We will offer another series of Love & Religion in the Spring of 2017. Stay tuned for more information! Please be in touch by phone, (202) 777-3259, or email, if you have any questions.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Love and Religion on December 8th! RSVP here.
Other Class Opportunities
Saturday Salon: A Monthly Shabbat Lunch and Learn
Saturday, December 10, 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
Raising Jewish Children
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Led by Dr. Marion Usher
This workshop will address what interfaith families can do to make Judaism relevant for themselves and their children, and to help their children develop a strong Jewish identity, while at the same time being respectful to the partner with another religion. Join Dr. Marion Usher, an interfaith family expert, to navigate this complicated process, get concrete ideas and strategies, and address about your concerns.
Learning Opportunities for Kids
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.
Hebrew Speakers Group
7:00-8:30 pm, alternate Thursdays
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.