Jewish Study Center - Washington, DC

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Fall 2016

Chanukah Party!!
Wednesday, December 28th at 7 p.m.
at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R St NW—metro Dupont Circle



Wednesdays at Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec St. NW, Metro: Cleveland Park—Red Line


Money Well Spent: Be a Smarter Donor! Philanthropy in Jewish Text and Practice

November 16, 30, December 7 at 8:15 p.m.


Nov. 16--Tzedakah and the Sources. Instructor: Norman Shore.
Nov. 30--Be a smarter donor: What to look for in a nonprofit. Instructor: Margie Siegel

Dec. 7--Keeping tzedakah upright: Which beneficiaries of tzedakah dollars are doing what? Instructor: Bruce Kahn


Poetry Games in Yiddish and Arabic!

Instructor: Zahara Heckscher

Nov 30 & December 7 at 7

November 30-- The Yiddish Poetry Game

December 7-- The Arabic Poetry Game

Learn a bit of both languages and bring peace!!


Janice Garfunkel Memorial Lecture: Being a Rabbi and a Mother

Free Event
****Postponed until January, Stay tuned for date.****

This annual lecture honors the memory of Rabbi Janice Garfunkel.




Tuesdays at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R St NW—metro Dupont Circle

Movie screening and panel discussion: Stateless

Panelists: Lana Almanm, Yelena Lazdun and Alla Shapiro

Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.



Thursdays at the home of Shalom Flank
Woodley Park, D.C., accessible by Metro. For the address, contact the Jewish Study Center at (202) 332-1221 or


A special series in memory of Max Ticktin: Gemara with Shalom Flank and Max’s books Living Our Torah: Mishnah Into Action




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Learn with us for less!  


We offer the following ways to reduce your tuition:
1. Register early. For a $5 discount, pre-register online or by email at least 48 hours before the class session.

2. Bring a friend for free.   Bring along a new student who takes out a Jewish Study Center membership,  and you can take that evening’s class for free. 

3.  Special offer for those 30 and under: Pay $30 and you'll get a ticket good for any six classes this term! Just show it for admission. (It's still a good idea to register for classes so we know you're coming; classes with no pre-registrations may be cancelled.) You can buy the ticket online or at the door.

4.Take advantage of our volunteer program!  If you would like to take classes but tuition is a barrier, please contact us about receiving free tuition in return for volunteering your time. We are a teaching and learning community and want no one turned away for financial reasons.  Contact us at: info@jewishstudycenter or (202) 332-1221.

5. Become a member of the Jewish Study Center!   Member benefits include discounts and special events.




The Jewish Study Center mourns the passing October 25 of Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, its friend and former director.
In cooperation with her family, we have agreed to establish a Rabbi Janice Garfunkel Memorial Fund, which will support a lecture or other educational event on a subject that held meaning for Janice in her life and work. The event will take place on the occasion of her yahrtzeit, either once or annually, as funds permit.
Those who wish to donate in her memory can do so via this website by clicking on DONATE or by filling out the Donation Form and sending it in.





Making Challah, 2013