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. Meet our Jewish Life Instructors here!

Please make sure you read our Registration Policies before registering for a class.

Multi-Session Classes:

Love & Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 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.

Hebrew Classes
Mondays starting June 12:
Level 1 - 6:00-7:00pm
Level 2 - 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesdays starting June 14:
Level 3 - 6:00-7:00pm
Intermediate - 7:00-8:00pm
Advanced - 8:00-9:00pm

Teacher: Sarit Lisogorsky
Start at the beginning or keep your skills fresh - we offer five levels of Hebrew classes taught by a native Israeli Hebrew speaker in this 12-week session.

Introduction to Judaism
Thursdays, June 15 - August 3
Teacher: JoHanna Potts
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.

Other Class Opportunities:
Saturday Salon: A Monthly Shabbat Lunch and Learn
Saturday, May 13, 12:15 pm lunch, 12:45 pm class
Facilitator: Rabbi 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.

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 Sara Shalva at 202-777-3249 to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.

Darya Watnick

Jewish Engagement Manager

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