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‚ÄčOngoing Learning – Additional Learning Options Through The Season
We are committed to teaching Judaism, from basic principles & Jewish skills, to advanced concept exploration. It is our hope that ongoing Jewish learning and literacy become an important and prominent part of each of our members’ lives. A few highlights include:

MakomDC Ongoing Learning Calendar

Stay tuned for a wide range of Ongoing Learning and gathering opportunities in the Biran Beit Midrash!

Intro to Judaism Course
Wednesday Evenings, August 30 – April 11 @ 7:30pm
Are you interesting in exploring the Jewish tradition from the ground up, with master Jewish teachers? Have you been wondering about the core beliefs and practices that animate the Jewish religion? Are you looking to deepen your experience of God and prayer into the rhythm of your life? 


This 20-week course is designed to give you the raw materials with which to appreciate and access the Jewish tradition. Whatever it is you may be seeking, we offer a dynamic and love-inspired space for acquiring the experiential and intellectual knowledge that allow you to deepen your own religious life. Topics include, but are not limited to:

The World of the Bible, Ritual exploration, Lifecycles (Birth, Marriage, Death) , Shabbat (The Sabbath), Prayer and Liturgy, Jewish Holidays, Talmud & Midrash (Rabbinic Exegesis), Israel, Theology, *Hebrew

Who takes this course? 

 – Those seeking to expand, in a sophisticated way, on their Jewish learning from childhood. 

– Those seeking conversion to Judaism

– Those with a Jewish partner but may not be seeking conversion

– Those looking to enrich their religious lives

– Those with family members who are Jewish and want to better understand their religion and culture

– Those who grew up without formal Jewish education and are searching for a new beginning

*Hebrew classes are required for students who are taking this course with the intention to convert.

For information and registration materials, please in touch with our course administrator, Marcia Miller


Beginner's Hebrew
Dates TBD


Intermediate Hebrew
Dates TBD



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  Boker Or Shabbat Study
Makom in the Home
Adas has a long tradition of osmall group learning outside of the walls of the synagogue. Makom in the Home seeks to continue the Adas tradition of learning Torah in the inner walls of congregants’ homes. We will seek to add new groups to the already thriving chavurot, expanding the reach of the conversations that begin in the Biran Beit Midrash @Adas. Contact Marcy Spiro to get connected with a learning group.


In order to make these engaging and relevant learning options open to as many people as possible, we have decided to offer almost all of the programming at no charge, thanks to the generosity of many Adas members. At the same time, we still cannot possibly expect to cover all the costs associated with producing these important programs without additional support from you. When you register for an event, you will be presented with the option to offer a donation. Thanks in advance for your support.

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