A community of communities

Lifelong Learning at Germantown Jewish Centre

Life-long learning for congregants of all ages is one of GJC's core values. By continuing to study Jewish texts and culture, we not only nourish our own connection with Judaism, we also help to maintain the relevance of Jewish traditions in the world today.

The Connection: Myer P. and Myra B. Jacobs Adult Education Institute

Why is *this* Adult Education Institute different from every other Adult Education institute?  Because at GJC, it’s all about The Connection.  Whether you are looking for a “Sacred Spark” to kindle your curiosity or are interested in taking a “Deeper Dive” into the wellspring of Jewish tradition, there is something for you!  Within these pages, we are proud to announce a wide range of workshops, courses, and immersive experiences that present opportunities for engagement with the wellspring of Jewish text, creative expression, history and culture in a way that is relevant to our lives in the 21st century. This year, may we grow both as individuals and as a community through our learning, through our journeys and through our connection to one another.

Stay tuned for our 2017-2018 lineup of classes!

* To register for a class, please call 215-844-1507 or email Kate Lawn.

Learning Havurot

These learning groups form organically allowing congregants to study a topic of their choice either with a teacher who has particular expertise or just with each other. Example in recent years include a Zohar study group and a Talmud study group. We encourage people who are interested in a specific topic to speak with our Program Director and Rabbi to see if a havurah can be created to address the desired subject.

Rabbinical Assembly of Greater Philadelphia Lunch & Learn

The Rabbinical Assembly of Greater Philadelphia invites you to attend a weekly study of Torah in various locations around the city. A local Rabbi leads the discussion, usually an exploration of the parashat hashavua, while you eat your dairy lunch. Beverages are provided. Each session is self-contained, so feel free to join at any time. For more information about any of the locations, contact Rabbi Gary Charlestein, 610-239-6003. 


Center City Location: Offices of Cozen & O'Conner
1900 Market Street
(in the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Building)
Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Host: Nancy Rounbehler - 215-665-2021

Abington/Jenkintown Location: Adath Jeshurun Synagogue
7763 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Time: 12:00noon - 1:00pm
Host: Ricci Goodman - 215-376-0474


Plymouth Meeting/Norristown Location: Offices of Fishman & Tobin, Inc.
Metroplex Corporate Center 1
4000 Chemical Road, Suite 500
(corner of Chemical Rd. and Germantown Pike)
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Host: Sheldon Berkowitz - 610-828-8400