Jewish Study Center - Washington, DC

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For almost 36 years, the Jewish Study Center has been offering innovative classes over the full range of Jewish subjects to a large and diverse audience. We are a community of learners and educators, working together to create and strengthen connections to Judaism, but we cannot do this without you. We need your financial support to carry on with our work, expand our offerings, and become stronger. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our federal tax ID number is: 521399505.

There are several ways to support the Jewish Study Center:

Membership: The Jewish Study Center has several levels of membership, starting at $36 a year and going as high as $1800. Each level provides discounts on classes and other benefits for a full year. Print our menbership form and fill it out and send along with your payment. Additionally, you can sign up and pay for membership using PayPal.
Donation: Contributions can be given to the general Study Center fund or can be designated for another purpose. Donations can be used to honor a person or occasion, sponsor a class, a JSC project, or an event. A wish list is available on request. Click here to donate via credit card.

The CFC/Charitable Choices campaign: This workplace fundraising campaign for federal workers is an easy and important way to support the Jewish Study Center. Our CFC number is #29158, and we greatly appreciate all contributions.

Contributions can also be mailed to our office at 5614 Connecticut Avenue NW #180 Washington DC 20015-2604. Please make checks payable to the Jewish Study Center.


Other ways to get involved:

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.....I REALLY enjoyed last Thursday's class. The challah had doubled in size by the time I arrived home!  I couldn't believe my eyes. I now understand why bread is used as a symbol of fellowship and life in both the Jewish and Christian traditions.  It truly is a miracle of life.  And the satisfaction I felt when I took the baked loaves out of the oven that night, it was indescribable. The only thing better was breaking that bread with friends on Shabbat and being told that it was delicious.  Maraming, maraming salamat (thank you very much) for this wonderful gift!
Warmest thanks, 
Tanya Lat (from the Philippines)


On behalf of Hill Havurah, we thank the Jewish Study Center for sending us Master Storyteller Bob Rovinsky, who enthralled our eight participants with his Tales from the Heart.  Bob was a terrific workshop leader who kept everyone's attention, even the two children who attended.  We all agreed that the Hill Center is, indeed, a lovely venue, and the room they gave us was perfect! Thanks again.  And we're looking forward to continuing collaboration.

Laurie Solnik for Hill Havurah


Thanks to the JSC, I became "Zahara"! I first took Judaism 101 at the JSC with Barbara White, because I wanted to learn more about my own heritage -- I was serving on the board of a Jewish organization and knew very little about Judaism due to my secular, interfaith upbringing. After that class, I was hooked. I went on to learn basic Hebrew so I could start to say the blessings. Then when I learned Barbara was hosting a Bat Mitvah class at Fabrangen, I signed up. At the ceremony two years later, I was called up to the bimah, using my new Hebrew name, Zahara Aviva. Later I even taught a JSC class on Jewish Poetry. I am grateful that the JSC has been there to guide me on my journey of learning and transformation.