Classes & Workshops

jewish life Classes and Workshops

Jewish learning comes in so many forms for all ages. Regular classes offered include several levels of Hebrew; Introduction to Judaism; Love & Religion, our interfaith couples workshop; and more.

Click here to meet our Jewish Life instructors and please make sure to read our registration policies before registering for a class.

Spring Language Classes

January 31, 2022 – May 11, 2022
Register by Monday, January 24

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers several levels of conversational Hebrew, Yiddish, and beginner conversational Arabic! Class sizes are small, and learning is all from the comfort of your own home. No prior knowledge needed – just an excitement to learn! Registration includes an in-person event and a ticket to a film featuring the language you are learning.

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Introduction to Judaism

Tuesdays, January 11 – March 1, 2022
Taught by Rabbi JoHanna Potts
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. This class is ideal for learners with questions—whether you’ve never studied Judaism before in your life, you’re looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you’re somewhere in between!

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Practicing Mussar with Rabbi Steinlauf

Tuesdays (monthly), February 8 – June 7, 2022
Taught by Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Mussar, a Jewish ethical and educational movement, is a practice aimed at refining one’s character to become a better person through study and personal reflection. In this five month class, you’ll learn about two middot (soul traits) each month and have regular check-ins with your matched chevruta (accountability partner).

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Chevruta Study – Social Responsibility and Jewish Tradition

Begins Thursday, February 22, 2022
By debating and discussing text together, chevruta pairs (or learning partners) can gain new understanding of the text that neither person could have achieved on their own. This special 10-week session will focus entirely on social justice, social responsibility, and what ancient and modern Jewish tradition says about them. Come with a partner or get matched with someone in our community to learn together.

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* Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost of any EDCJCC class prevents you from registering, please contact Amanda Herring at aherring@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.