Ben Zoma said: Who is he who is wise? He who learns from every man; as it is said, from all I have gained understanding.---Pirkei Avot (The Sayings of the Fathers)
Wednesdays at Adas Israel Congregation,
2850 Quebec St., NW
(near Cleveland Park metro)
Introduction to Islam: Culture, Religion and Spirituality
Intro: The World of Islam -
Overview, Tenets, and Theological
Islamic History, Philosophy, and
Points of overlap and divergence with
Judaism and Christianity
and the Modern World:
Pluralism, and Identity Politics
Savoring the Psalms—Oct. 14, 21, 28, 8:15-9:25 p.m.
Global Jewish Cultures: France--Resistance to Memory in Vichy and Lyon-Nov. 4, 8:15-9:25
Global Jewish Cultures: Jews in a Changing Latin America -
Nov. 4, 11, 18, 7-8:15 p.m.
Nov. 4--Jews of Cuba
Nov. 11—Jews of Ecuador
Nov. 18--Jews of El Salvador
Sacred Spaces: Tales and Laws of Synagogues and Study Halls -
Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Panel: Where Do You Go for News You Can Trust About Israel? - Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
A discussion moderated by Robert Satloff
Rabbi Janice Garfunkel Memorial Lecture, Dec. 2
Rabbi Janice Garfunkel was a Reform rabbi, a director of the Jewish Study Center in the 1990s and a valued member of many local communities, including Adas Israel and its Traditional Egalitarian Minyan. She passed away Oct. 25, 2013, leaving two young daughters, after a valiant battle with cancer. This memorial program, sponsored by the Jewish Study Center in conjunction with her friends and family, is intended as an ongoing tribute to the values she held dear, including family, community, and caring for the sick.
Admission free of charge.
Thursdays at the DCJCC—1614 Q Street NW (Metro—Dupont Circle)
Crowdsourcing: Communal Ethics in Judaism and in Real Life Thursdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 from 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Tuesdays at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History—Oct. 20, 27, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Jewish Life in the Military—Three Perspectives Oct. 20, 27, Dec. 1-
Oct. 20-- 'A Truly Jewish Life in the Military’
Oct. 27—Jews in the Military Since 1654: A Brief History
Dec. 1—Military Ethics From a Jewish Perspective: A Chaplain’s View.
Spiritual Challah-Baking -
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2014
A Special Chanukah Celebration - December 10, Co-Sponsored by the Museum, the Jewish War Veterans and the Jewish Study Center! Eat, drink, sing, light candles, and tour the Museum.