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Ben Zoma said: Who is he who is wise?  He who learns from every man; as it is said, from all I have gained understanding.---Pirkei  Avot (The  Sayings of the  Fathers)


Special Event

Creative Passover Menus: Surviving Eight Days Without Leaven


Tuesday, March 31 , 2015, 7pm
Location: National Museum of American Jewish Military History, 1811 R Street,  NW, DC
METRO: Dupont Circle Stop-Red Line

The first bites of familar Passover dishes taste so special.  If only they went on tasting that way all week!  Instructor Susan Finston knew she was onto something when her husband said, "It can't be over-I'm not sick of the food yet!" Prolong  the pleasure of Passover with new  and flavorful kosher-for-Passover soups, salads and main dishes.  Bring your own favorite recipes to share with the class.

Instructor Susan Finston is the author of Dining in the Garden of Eden, an international vegetarian cookbook.

Cost: JSC & Museum Members:$15; Non-members $20



The Jewish Study Center is proud to co-sponsor this spring class with Congregation Bet Mishpachah:


Thursdays at the DCJCC,  1529 16th St., NW (Metro Dupont Circle--Red Line)


Spirituality Up Close & Personal: From Traffic Jams to the Meaning of Life to Dealing With Difficult People, How Do We Cultivate Spiritual Growth In Our Mundane Everyday?
Four Thursdays - March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2 


Instructor: Rabbi Laurie Green, Congregation Bet Mishpachah

This class will combine text study, conversation, writing, and other modalities to respond to real-life spiritual challenges like "Dealing With Difficult People."  In order to create an intimate atmosphere, conducive to spiritual conversation, space is limited to 15 participants, so please RSVP as the class is nearly full!   Everyone is encouraged to try the first session of the class, no commitment required. However, due to the subject matter, all students must join the class by the second session.
No prior knowledge or experience required.   Open to everyone of any faith or no faith.
Free of charge; $25 donation welcome. Pay at the door! 


Rabbi Laurie Green is spiritual leader of Congregation Bet Mishpachah.





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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