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Winter 2016 Class List


*****We heard Mother Nature and have listened.*****

The 2nd Annual Tu B'Shevat Seder has been rescheduled from Jan 27 to Wed, February 3rd at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Check the Class Description for more info


Sundays in Northern Virginia at Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA

Social Justice and American Jews:  A Four-Session Series and Exhibition
January 31, February 7, 14, 21 at 2 p.m.
__ Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m.: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement: Converging Jewish and American Values
__ Feb. 7, 2-4 p.m.:  Back in the USSR
__ Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m.:  Day Jobs in Social Justice: The View from the Frontlines 
__ Feb. 28, 2-3:45 p.m.:  Volunteering for Social Justice

****Note Date Change due to Storm****

Sunday February 7, Special Event
Meet at the the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, Gelman Library The George Washington University 2130 H Street NW, suite 709C.

Guided Tour: Hebrew Printing in the Orient –Feb 7, 12 noon


Tuesday nights in Dupont Circle at National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R St. NW (Metro—Dupont Circle)


Lomir Ale Zingen: Yiddish Sing-Along and Poetry Evening — Feb. 23, 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesdays at Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec St. NW (Metro—Cleveland Park)


What Does the Talmud Say About Employment Law? — Jan. 13, 20, 7-8:15 p.m.

Tu B’Shevat Community Seder — Feb 3 at 7 p.m
Text Study: A Storyteller Looks at Exodus — Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7 p.m.
Series: New Perspectives on Today’s Israel — Feb 10, 17 7 p.m.
___Feb. 10 — Book Talk: Return to Zion: The History of Modern Israel
___Feb. 17 — Peace and the Two-State Solution—Challenges and Opportunities
Book Talk: Exiles in Sepharad: The Jewish Millennium in Spain by Jeffrey Gorsky. — Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Poems of the New Holocaust — March 2 and 9 — 8:15 p.m.
Beyond Hamantashen — Sephardic Flavors for Purim — March 9, 7 p.m.
How to be a Master Storyteller — March 9, 7 p.m.
The Great Latke-Hamentasch Debate! — March 16, 7 p.m.





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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.





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