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Winter Semester 2017


Starts Wednesday, February 22nd

Check the Classes page for details on each listing.

Save the Date:

March 8th – 7- 9PM – Annual Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate!



Wednesdays at Adas Israel Congregation

2850 Quebec St. NW, Metro: Cleveland Park—Red Line


March 8 – 7- 9PM – Annual Max Ticktin Memorial Latke-Hamentasch Debate!

We've renamed the debate this year in loving memory of our founder, Max Ticktin (z"l), who brought the debate to Washington from the University of Chicago. Experts debate the eternal question: Which is better, the latke or the hamentasch?

Panelists: Rabbi Aaron Alexander, associate rabbi, Adas Israel Congregation Diana Cohen Altman, principal, Cultural Diplomacy Associates, L.L.C., Zahara Heckscher, Director of the Poetry Game Project in Arabic, Spanish and Yiddish
Tickets: members $12, others $15. Unlimited refreshments included for further research!


March 15 – 7 - 9PM The Janice Garfunkel Annual Memorial Program –Women's Paths to the Clergy

FREE event.
A conversation moderated by Rabbi GIlah Langner


March 29 – 7-8:15pm - Yiddish Poetry Game

No Yiddish required!.



Sunday, March 19, 1-6:15pm at B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD.

The Great Yiddish Writers Festival

(No knowledge of Yiddish necessary)

tickets at info: 301-349-2799


Sunday, March 26 – 2-3pm – at the Folger Library

201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Tour of the Folger Library and the visiting exhibition, 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford.

Free event.



Sundays at Shirat HaNefesh (Co-sponsored by The Jewish Study Cente)

Bagel brunch at 10:00, Discussion 10:30-Noon

Held in the Community Room of North Chevy Chase Christian Church 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD (just east of Connecticut Ave and south of 495)


Women, Worship And The Western Wall w/Yaron Gamburg & Michelle Sumka

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Co-sponsored by The Jewish Study Center of Washington and with the participation of members of Women of the Wall. Please sign up here so we can plan food & seating.


Jesus: First Century Rabbi w/ Rabbi Gilah Langner

Sunday, March 5,19, 2017
If you are planning to attend please send an email to Your email should indicate if you are planning to come to the brunch or only to the discussion.


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The Jewish Study Center mourns the passing of Max Ticktin, z"l, one of our founders and a guiding spirit for many years. We were just one of the many, many institutions and organizations inspired or launched by Max in his long and fruitful life. His vision of a cooperative and participatory "Lehrhaus"--where teachers learn and learners teach, and where everyone has something to teach others--shaped us and carried through the many other institutions he shaped and the many lives he touched.




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.