Classes

NOTE: The classes below take place at different times throughout the course of the year. All classes are free, unless noted. Check out our CAFE NITE page for the CURRENT classes - each week the schedule is updated!

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Motzen
smotzen@mesorahdc.org

Bar/Bat Mitzvah
An 8 part course designed to cover a wide range of fundamentals of Judaism. There will be 2 individualized sessions with a mentor to study and discuss your personal Torah reading. This program will commence with a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration dinner.

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Teitelbaum
RabbiT@mesorahdc.org

Life's a Trip
BE PREPARED!
Lessons on how to negotiate the trials and tribulations of relationships, work and society today.

Time: Mon @ 8:15pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Lefkowitz
dlefk@mesorahdc.org

Think Tank
One-on-one learning. You pick the topic, we'll find you a knowledgeable study partner. Topics to choose from include: business ethics, medical ethics, personal self development, philosophy, history, world of Jewish prayer, tutorial in Hebrew, Talmud, Chumash (Bible)...

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Berkman
rberkman@mesorahdc.org

Ulpan
Learn to speak Hebrew! Join other beginners as Israeli instructors help you start to speak and understand the language of the Jewish people. Classes available for both Beginner and Intermediate Levels.

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Berkman
rberkman@mesorahdc.org

Hebrew Reading
Learn to read Hebrew in no time! Gain greater familiarity with the high holiday and shabbat prayers. We will use the prayer book as our primer.

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Motzen
smotzen@mesorahdc.org

Basics and Beyond
Everything you always wanted to know about Judiasm but were afraid to ask..Fundamentals of Judaism and beyond!

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Motzen
smotzen@mesorahdc.org

Kosher Series
Learn the Why's/How's and What's of Kosher including:
  • Understanding Kosher - the meaning and the mystical
  • Laws and hands-on kitchen demonstration
  • Kashrut Organization presentation on product supervision/certification

Time: Tues @ 12pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Edelstein
RabbiE@mesorahdc.org

Lunch n' Learn
Rabbi Yosef Edelstein leads this discussion of modern controversies and dilemmas from the perspective of traditional Jewish ethics. Topics range from medical issues to personal and business interactions. Lunch included.

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Malka
ydmalka@gmail.com

Cooking Class
Come join us for a fun class where you will learn how to cook some amazing, traditional and not so traditional Jewish recipes!
To see YOUR future creations, check out Rabbi Malka's blog @crazytastykosher.wordpress.com

Time: Mon @ 8:15pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Teitelbaum
RabbiT@mesorahdc.org

Relationship Fitness
Breathe life and focus into your relationships! Learn to avoid the minefields and common pitfalls that sabotage relationships.

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Motzen
smotzen@mesorahdc.org

Jukebox Judaism
Join us as we discuss the lyrics of rock'n'roll from a Jewish perspective!

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Motzen
smotzen@mesorahdc.org

Objects of our Affection
A 3 part series discussing the deeper meaning of Jewish objects and how we use them.
  • Timeless objects (Shabbat candle/Menorah etc.)
  • Sacred Texts (Torah Scroll/Mezuzah etc.)
  • The Human Body

Time: Mon @ 7pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Berkman
rberkman@mesorahdc.org

Ethics in the Business World
Explore Judaism's perspective on many real life ethical issues that arise in today's business world.

Time: Sun @ 12pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Berkman
rberkman@mesorahdc.org

Tikun Olam
Want to make a difference? Be a part of a Mesorah DC Tikun Olam project. Join other young professionals for one our great community service projects. Make a difference, meet new people and have a great time. Imagine what we can accomplish together! Projects we are involved in include : Repairing living quarters for low income residents, creating and distributing welcome packages people who are new to the city, hospital visitation to cheer up sick children, and more...

Time: Mon @ 7:15pm/6th & I
Contact: Rabbi Berkman
legacy@mesorahdc.org

Legacy Leadership
Gain the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to become a leader in the Jewish community: topics to include community organizing skills, fundamental lessons of Judaism, community service, meetings with current Jewish community leaders and a fully sponsored weekend retreat. Be prepared to carry on our great legacy! For more information contact Rabbi Berkman. 12 classes

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