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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)


Fall 2014 Classes Start October 21st


Tuesday Nights at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street NW (one block from Dupont Circle Metro - Red Line)
JSC, Jewish War Veteras and Museum members receive discount. 

Beyond the Civil Rights Anniversaries Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9: 7-8:30 p.m. 
___Nov. 18: Before the 1960s: The Rosenwald Schools
___Dec. 2: When Freedom Summer Came to Hattiesburg
___Dec. 9: The Future of the Alliance 
Be A World Class Storyteller  Nov. 18: 7-8:30 p.m *****Cancelled
A Special Hanukah Celebration  December 18: 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free Event 

Wednesday Nights at Adas Israel Congregation - Co-Sponsored by Adas Israel Congregation 2850 Quebec St. NW (Cleveland Park metro - Red Line)
JSC, Adas members receive discount. 

Transformations in American Judaism:  Oct. 22, Nov. 12, 19: 7-8:15 p.m. 
___Nov. 19 - Jewish Renewal 
The Military Campaigns of Moses and Joshua  Oct. 22, 29: Nov. 5 , 8:15-9:25 
Anti-Semitism, Anti-Judaism and Anti-Zionism
___Nov. 19 - Anti-Semitism in Europe: Why It’s Serious 
Untangling the Psalms  Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 8:15-9:25 pm
Sephardic Music and Poetry
Dec. 3, Dec. 10: 8:15-9:25pm 
___ Dec. 3 - A New Look at Sephardic Poetry
___ Dec. 10 - Mizrahi Music of the Late 20th Century 
Do Jews Take Interest?  Dec. 3: 8:15-9:25pm
Circles of Care: Janice Garfunkel Memorial Lecture  Dec. 10: 7 p.m.  Free of Charge 


Sundays at the Hill Center

Co-Sponsored With the Hill Havurah 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE - near Eastern Market metro JSC and Hill Havurah members receive discount. 

Chanukah: What You Don’t Learn in Religious School!  Sunday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. 

Special Events

Saturday, Dec. 6 - 8:00pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

JEWISH FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL Sunday, Dec. 7 - 12:00-6:00PM
Universities of Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD (off Rt. 28)


A Special Hanukah Celebration  December 18: 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free Event   

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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