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.

Special Event
Conquer the College Essay
Sundays, September 18 and 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Teacher: Julie Wathers
The college application process is competitive, stressful, and time-consuming. Sign your college-bound high schooler for our two-part workshop where students will learn writing strategies and techniques specific to the college admissions essay, as well as general information about the college search, scholarships, and the importance of the essay during the review process. Workshop participants will receive one-on-one attention as well as a booklet of the course material, handouts, and resources. Open to 9-12 graders

Multi-Session Classes
Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays starting September 7, 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.

Love & Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
Tuesdays, September 13, 20, 27, and Thursday, October 6, 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.

Introduction to Judaism
Wednesdays, October 19 - December 14,
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.

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 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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