Classes & Workshops

Classes and Workshops

Jewish learning comes in so many forms for all ages. Regular class offerings include Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, and Love & Religion, our interfaith couples workshop. Meet our Jewish Life instructors.

Please make sure to read our registration policies before registering for a class.

Multi-Session Classes:

Hebrew Classes

Fall Session: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays,
October 28, 2019 – December 19, 2019
Taught by Gila Efrati or Sarit Lisogorsky

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers many levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph-bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with extensive teaching experience, including at the university level.

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Intro to Judaism ClassIntroduction to Judaism

Tuesdays, October 29 – December 17, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Taught by Miriam Szubin

Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism! Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs.


Love & Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners

Thursdays, October 31 – November 21, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Taught by Marion Usher, Ph.D.

Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. For 20 years, our four-session workshop has been a model to guide couples in openly discussing issues they face as partners from two different backgrounds.

We offer you a safe environment to work on creating your religious lives together. You can make Jewish choices while still respecting your partner’s religion. Be part of our ever-expanding interfaith community.


Classes for Theater Lovers:


Jojo RufThe Business of Show Business

Winter Session: Wednesdays, January 15 – February 12, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Taught by Managing Director Jojo Ruf

The magic we see onstage would not be possible without a lot of creative thinking on the business side. Gain a better understanding of the theater you attend by learning the secrets behind “the business,” from the way an institution creates and markets its season to how union negotiations have shaped our art form.

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Adam ImmerwahrBeyond the Script

Spring Session: Tuesdays, March 31 – May 12, 2020 (no class April 7)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Taught by Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr

Take a deep dive into Theater J’s 2020-2021 plays in a friendly, book club-like setting. Learn how a theater professional analyzes a script as we read and discuss the plays in our season. (Participants will need to purchase scripts for this class).

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*Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost of any EDCJCC class prevents you from registering, please contact Lisa Silverman at 202-777-3260 or email to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.