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Oct
18
Mon
Intro to Judaism
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Intro to Judaism - Spring SessionCome 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!
This session will be 7 sessions on Zoom and one in person session, the instructor will be in touch to confirm the date and location of your in-person session.

Dates: 8 Mondays, October 18 – December 6, 2021

Cost:
General Registration: $200
Discounted Member: $170
Interfaith Couples Workshop Alumni: $150
Did you go on Birthright or Honeymoon Israel in the past year? Send us an email to learn about special discounts for program participants.

Instructor: Rabbi JoHannah Potts
JoHanna Potts is the former director of The Department of Jewish Life and Learning at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Her teaching passion is to bring enjoyment to Jewish learning with a view towards empowering individuals to create lives of meaning through Judaism. Previously, she served as Director of Education at Temples Solel and Shalom, Director of The Primary School at Washington Hebrew Congregation, and Director of the Middle School at Gesher Jewish Day School. In 2006, she served as co-chair of the Conference for Alternatives in Jewish Education at Duke University. She has been involved with the DCJCC Jewish Women’s Project and helped coordinate and lead the group’s text study activities. JoHanna currently teaches the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, the Heritage series, a Women’s Torah Study Group, and conducts teacher training workshops.

Please contact Amanda Herring by email with any questions. Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Oct
20
Wed
Tablescape Traditions: DIY Ritual Objects Crafting Series Class 3
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elevate your decorating skills and Jewish knowledge at this crafting class series taught by local Jewish artists Hillel Smith, Arielle Zorger, and Emily Cooperman. Learn to make modern and elegant Shabbat ritual items, menorahs, and other ritual objects – and then have the opportunity to showcase your creations at our annual Chanukah Holiday Market.
Make new friends with similar interests and learn new artistic techniques! This class series for those young adults 21-45.
Take 1 class or all 4, we will be meeting every Wednesday in October and your ticket includes wine and snacks. 
 
Class 1:
Painting Techniques & Color Block Shabbat Candle Holders & Blessings Canvas
Wednesday, October 6 

During this class we will learn about the color wheel, painting techniques, and infusing blessings into our home. You will create color block Shabbat candle holders and paint small canvses featuring blessings for our home

 

Class 2: Pottery Techniques & Clay Menorahs
Wednesday, October 13

During this class we will learn about pottery and clay techniques such as marbelizing and discuss how we can bring light to the world in honor of Hanukkah. You will create an air dry clay menorah

Class 3: Stenciling Techniques & Challah Cover
Wednesday, October 20

During this class we will learn about stenciling and discuss our favorite Shabbat rituals. You will create your own stencils and spray paint  challah covers

Class 4: Spray Paintng Techniques & Wooden Dreidels and Mezuzahs
Wednesday, October 27

During this class we will learn about graffiti art and discuss holiday tablescape ideas. You will decoate dreidels and mezuzahs.

About the Instructors:

headshots-hillel.jpeg

Hillel is an artist and designer from Los Angeles, now based in Washington, DC. Focusing on expanding the boundaries of Jewish art, he revitalizes ancient rituals with projects in contemporary media, encouraging creative reconsideration of religious practice. He has painted dynamic Jewish murals around the world and is the founder of the Jewish Street Art Festival. He is fascinated by Hebrew typographic history and teaches about the interaction of technology, identity, and design. https://hillelsmith.info/ @hillel smith
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emily.jpegEmily is a DC-based ceramicist who has been doing pottery at a local studio for more than eight years. She began selling her pottery as Em & Em Pottery (the other “Em” is her dog Emmy) online several years ago and is currently selling on Etsy and in Shop Made in DC. She loves experimenting with glazes and surface design and is inspired by clean lines and bold colors. https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmandEmPottery
 
 
 
 

Dates: 4 class series – Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00-8:30 PM 

Cost: 

Early Bird Rate until October 1

$100 – all 4 classes
$30 – individual classes

General Admission

$120 – all 4 classes
$36 – individual classes

*Tickets include class, all art supplies, wine, and snacks

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installments, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

Oct
27
Wed
Tablescape Traditions: DIY Ritual Objects Crafting Series Class 4
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elevate your decorating skills and Jewish knowledge at this crafting class series taught by local Jewish artists Hillel Smith, Arielle Zorger, and Emily Cooperman. Learn to make modern and elegant Shabbat ritual items, menorahs, and other ritual objects – and then have the opportunity to showcase your creations at our annual Chanukah Holiday Market.
Make new friends with similar interests and learn new artistic techniques! This class series for those young adults 21-45.
Take 1 class or all 4, we will be meeting every Wednesday in October and your ticket includes wine and snacks. 
 
Class 1:
Painting Techniques & Color Block Shabbat Candle Holders & Blessings Canvas
Wednesday, October 6 

During this class we will learn about the color wheel, painting techniques, and infusing blessings into our home. You will create color block Shabbat candle holders and paint small canvses featuring blessings for our home

 

Class 2: Pottery Techniques & Clay Menorahs
Wednesday, October 13

During this class we will learn about pottery and clay techniques such as marbelizing and discuss how we can bring light to the world in honor of Hanukkah. You will create an air dry clay menorah

Class 3: Stenciling Techniques & Challah Cover
Wednesday, October 20

During this class we will learn about stenciling and discuss our favorite Shabbat rituals. You will create your own stencils and spray paint  challah covers

Class 4: Spray Paintng Techniques & Wooden Dreidels and Mezuzahs
Wednesday, October 27

During this class we will learn about graffiti art and discuss holiday tablescape ideas. You will decoate dreidels and mezuzahs.

About the Instructors:

headshots-hillel.jpeg

Hillel is an artist and designer from Los Angeles, now based in Washington, DC. Focusing on expanding the boundaries of Jewish art, he revitalizes ancient rituals with projects in contemporary media, encouraging creative reconsideration of religious practice. He has painted dynamic Jewish murals around the world and is the founder of the Jewish Street Art Festival. He is fascinated by Hebrew typographic history and teaches about the interaction of technology, identity, and design. https://hillelsmith.info/ @hillel smith
thumbnail_f_kt4g77292.png
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
emily.jpegEmily is a DC-based ceramicist who has been doing pottery at a local studio for more than eight years. She began selling her pottery as Em & Em Pottery (the other “Em” is her dog Emmy) online several years ago and is currently selling on Etsy and in Shop Made in DC. She loves experimenting with glazes and surface design and is inspired by clean lines and bold colors. https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmandEmPottery
 
 
 
 

Dates: 4 class series – Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00-8:30 PM 

Cost: 

Early Bird Rate until October 1

$100 – all 4 classes
$30 – individual classes

General Admission

$120 – all 4 classes
$36 – individual classes

*Tickets include class, all art supplies, wine, and snacks

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installments, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org