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

Relating to God..., Or Not
Thursday, December 8, 7:30pm
Teacher: JoHanna Potts
Over 20% of American Jews say they don’t believe in God. Yet, the basis of much of Jewish tradition and culture is the relationship between the Jewish people and God. Join us for a fascinating discussion on what Judaism really says about God, what a relationship with a God you don’t believe in can look like, and more.

The Torah Awakens: Star Wars and Jewish Tradition
Monday, December 21, 7:30pm
Teacher: Dr. Alan Gersch
Is there Judaism in Star Wars? Join us for a light-hearted evening discussion with fellow Star Wars fans. We'll review favorite scenes and themes from the Star Wars movies and see how they align with ancient Jewish texts. Bring your questions, fan theories, and skepticism. Light sabers, ability with the force, and prior knowledge not required (though some familiarity with the Star Wars universe may be helpful).

From Weighted Scales to Whistle-Blowers: Introduction to Jewish Business Ethics
Thursday, January 21, 7:30pm
Teacher: JoHanna Potts
DC is no stranger to corruption, and sometimes it can feel impossible to do the right thing. Jewish tradition has been grappling with ethics in the marketplace and halls of power for thousands of years. What does Judaism say about how we do business with each other every day?  We’ll explore real-life scenarios and engage in robust debate about these challenging ideas.

Multi-Session Classes

Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays, January 6- February 24, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
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 Authors in Hebrew
Wednesdays, January 6- February 24, 7:30pm
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.

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners
Tuesdays, January 12 & 19 and Thursdays, January 28 & February 4
Facilitator: Dr. Marion Usher
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For over 15 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.

Introduction to Judaism
Wednesdays, January 13- March 2, 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.

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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