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 Akeidah Through the Arts: What Music and Painting Can Tell Us About One of the World's Most Popular Bible Stories
Thursday, September 3, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Facilitator: Rabbi Laurie Green
From popular music to archaelogical finds to Israeli poetry, we'll explore how some of the greatest minds of the medieval and contemporary world have understood the Akeidah, the binding of Isaac. And more importantly, how we understand this sacred story.

Multi-Session Classes

Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays, September 2- October 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
8 Wednesdays, September 2- October 30, 8:00pm
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.

Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
4 Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1
Facilitator: Dr. Marion Usher
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone.

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.

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