Jewish Study Center - Washington, DC

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Fall Semester 2018


Special Event:


Chanukah 2018

Pre registration for Chanukah Party requested so we have a head count.


Wednesday Nights at Adas Israel Congregation

At 7:00 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.


Oct 17, 24, Nov 7, 14 Jews, History and Memory: Four Approaches to Telling Our Stories

____Oct. 17 at 7 pm--Jewish Museums in a Time of Change

____Oct. 17 at 8:15 pm--Buchach: The destruction of a Galician town

____Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7 at 7 pm --Conflicting Memories, Unreconciled Narratives: How ________the Memory of World War II continues to Haunt Eastern Europe

____Nov. 14 at 8:15 pm--The Practical Politics of Historical Memory: Protecting Burial ________Sites


Oct. 24 at 7 pm -- From Here to Eternity: Jewish Views of the Afterlife


Oct. 24 at 8:15 pm -- Book Talk: ‘The Idea of Israel’ by Michael Brenner


Oct. 31 at 8:15 pm --Interview: Immigration and the Political Landscape


Nov. 7, 28 at 8:15 pm -- Untangling the Psalms


Nov. 14 at 7 pm -- Magic in Jewish Tradition


Nov. 28 at 7 pm -- ‘You’ll Get Used to It’: German Jewish Fugitives in Canada


***Note Date Change

Dec. 19 at 7 pm --Book Talk: ‘Extremism, Ancient and Modern’ by Sandra Scham


Dec. 12 at 7 pm -- Free event! The Janice Garfunkel Memorial Lecture: The Role of Female Clergy in the Age of Trump



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Weather-Related Cancellations:
Classes may be canceled for the following reasons:

• The building is closed due to inclement weather.

• The teacher cannot make it to the class due to inclement weather.

• The teacher cannot make it to the class due to illness.

The easiest way to see if a class is canceled to inclement weather is to call the building where your class will be held:
Adas Israel Synagogue, (202) 362-4433

Temple Rodef Shalom, (703) 532-2217


Illness related Cancellations
If a class is canceled due to teacher illness we will notify you as soon as possible. Class sessions canceled due to weather will be rescheduled as soon as possible and when possible at the same place, time and day of the week as the original session.

Enrollment-Related Cancellations We request that you pre-register and pre-pay for the classes so we can inform you of any potential changes to the class. If there are no pre-registrations 24 hours before a class, that class may be canceled. If fewer than five students show up for a class’s first session, the instructor has the option of canceling the class after waiting 15 minutes. (However, many instructors choose to proceed.)
If your class is canceled due to under-enrollment prior to the first session, we will make every effort to inform you if you have signed up. Cancellations will also be posted on our web site. All advance cancellations will be posted by 12:00 p.m. the day of a scheduled program. We suggest you check our web site after 12:00 p.m. the day of your program to confirm your course status.


For information about rescheduled class sessions, refunds or other matters, please call (202) 332-1221) or message the Study Center at

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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: or (202) 332-1221.

5. Become a member of the Jewish Study Center!   Member benefits include discounts and special events.