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
Living Your Values: Repairing the World and the Mussar Movement
Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 pm
Teacher: Avi West
Reaching our full potential as individuals is a life-long journey. As we work to increase self-awareness and be present and compassionate people, we can look to Jewish tradition to guide us. These universal values are rooted in the history of the Jewish people and are valuable, relevant and resonant today. The early-modern Mussar (Ethics) movement created frameworks to encourage Jews to learn and live Jewish values. Join us for an evening exploring of this Jewish ethical system and learning profound teachings about living a values-filled life.

Multi-Session Classes
Hebrew Classes
Wednesdays, May 4 - June 22, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Thursdays, May 5- June 23, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Start at the beginning or keep your skills fresh- we offer five levels of Hebrew classes with taught by native Israeli speakers, including reading Israeli literature in Hebrew!

Introduction to Judaism
Thursdays, June 16 - August 11, 7:30 pm

Teacher: JoHanna Potts
Want to learn more about Judaism? Need a Hebrew school refresher? Our Introduction to Judaism class will teach you the basics of Jewish
holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs.

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

Leyenkrayz Yiddish Reading Group
2:30-4:00pm, alternate Sundays beginning September 7
Free 

Mifgash Hebrew Speakers Group
7:00-8:30pm, alternate Thursdays
Free


*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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