Jewish Culture & Education

JCC Austin represents an aspect of the Jewish community, which our members define in very personal ways.  If you have questions or would like additional information about any of these Jewish Life & Learning, classes contact Lisa Quay at (512) 735-8086.

Jewish Film Pairings NEW THIS SUMMER: Join us for Film Screenings and Conversations on themes and aspects of the American Jewish experience expressed in cinema. Bring your sense of wonder and curiosity (we already know you will have an opinion!) JCC 150-C.

American Jewish Comedy

Monday August 1: Animal Crackers
Monday August 15:  Annie Hall

Evenings will begin promptly at 6:30 PM with an introduction, a screening and followed by a break for refreshments with a post-viewing discussion. In partnership with the Jewish Life and Learning, the Senior Adult Dept. and the Jewish Heritage Video Collection: A Project of the Jewish Media Fund.

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New classes starting Fall 2016! All sessions held at the JCC, 7300 Hart Lane
Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew.  A Taste of Melton offers the opportunity free of charge to try a class before signing up for the 2 year program. 

Melton offers a well-rounded and comprehensive course of study in a user-friendly format. You can anticipate spirited dialogue, meaningful study, and an appreciation for Judaism-past, present and future. Register today and join the great Jewish conversation.

“Taste of Melton” Session: Tuesday August 23, 9:30 AM Room 150 D. Faculty: Dana Baruch

Israeli Folkdance          All Ages
Come be a part of the community. Israeli Dance is more than just fitness; it is socialization, dancing and being a part of what is happening worldwide. When you learn Israeli Dance, you can go anywhere in the world and dance the same dances. Led by Teresa Pomerantz. Get ready to learn and have fun doing it. All levels are welcome. For more information contact Teresa Pomerantz at 903-513-4095 or Meets in the Dance Studio. 

T I 8:10-10 PM I ongoing I $5m, students and seniors / $7nm per class. Drop in.

Rosh Chodesh Celebrations Adults and Teens

The first of each Jewish month, the celebration of the new moon, is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh, has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. ( This year, women from various communities have come together to create a new Rosh Hodesh group open to all Jewish women in Austin. This is a new opportunity for women to meet in a Jewish cultural milieu and enhance their knowledge, spiritual growth and creativity. Join us each month with this unique opportunity to study and celebrate together. Led by women clergy and lay leaders. Locations and dates will fluctuate. For more information, contact Ilene Gray at Meets in various locations in the Austin area.
Dates and times vary I 1x a month