Who We Are

The Jewish Study Center offers a wide array of classes and programs of Jewish content and invites anyone, regardless of background, to learn, grow and socialize with our community of learners.

Our classes include text study in Bible, Mishna, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as courses in Jewish arts and culture, ethics, history, and philosophy. Courses regularly apply Jewish tradition to issues of social action, politics, interpersonal relationships, and work.

The Study Center offers three semesters of courses per year, varying in range from single session classes to those lasting up to ten weeks. Courses typically meet weekly at one of several convenient locations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Our Philosophy

The Study Center is committed to a pluralistic egalitarian approach to Jewish study that encourages active participation the rich and meaningful tradition of Judaism. Teachers continue to study in our learning community and students often become teachers.

Come learn with us.

Board of Directors

PresidentAmy Schwartz
Vice President
TreasurerJerry Garfinkel
Board MemberBeryl Neurmann
Board MemberDiana Cohen Altman
Board Member & AdministratorZev Lewis
Board MemberRabbi Batya Glazer
Board MemberVivien Clair

Past Presidents

  • Paul Bardack
  • Bob Rovinsky
  • Ken Goldstein
  • Gilah Langner
  • Elaine Reuben
  • Sheryl Segal
  • Norman Shore

Advisory Board

  • Robyn Helzner
  • Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
  • Sheldon Kimmel
  • Rabbi Gilah Langner
  • Paul Scham, Ph.D.
  • Norman Shore