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.




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.

All sessions will be held at the JCC, 7300 Hart Lane. Not sure about signing up for a class? 'A Taste of Melton" offers the opportunity- free of charge- to try a class before signing up for the 2 year program. A new session begins on Tuesday, August 23, 9:30 AM in Room 150D with Melton Educator, Dana Baruch

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Spring 2017

Broadway’s “Jew”-kbox Musicals

On Broadway, the term "jukebox musical" refers to a show whose music is made up of hits by a given artist. In this lecture series, we take this concept one step further, as Austin Jewish Repertory Theater Artistic Director Adam Roberts examines five jukebox musicals with story lines by or about influential Jewish figures of popular music: Leader of the Pack (Ellie Greenwich), Beautiful (Carole King), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller), and The Times They Are a-Changin' (Bob Dylan). For more information, contact Annie Skelton at 512-735-8088 or Meets in JCC Room 150D. $3 donation suggested at the door to help defray cost of program.

Tu | 12-1:15 pm | 2/14, 3/7, 4/4, 5/9 

Jewish Film Pairings

M I 2x month I see dates in description I 8x I Free

Jewish Wisdom For Growing Older

W I 7-8:30 AM I 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 and 5/24 I 8x I $35 Member/$40 Nonmember

Israeli Folkdance (All Ages)

Israeli dance is more than your grandmother's hora.  It is an energetic form of dance that takes its form of dance mainly for Israeli Folk Dancing but also is influenced by music from all over the world.  Austin Israeli Folk Dancing has been at the J for the last 7 years under the leadership of Teresa Pomerantz. For more information, contact Teresa Pomerantz at (903) 513-4095 or Meets in JCAA Aerobic Room. You will pay at the class, do not pay at the fitness center window.  You will be asked to sign in each Tuesday at the fitness center window unless you are a member.

T I 8:10-9:55 PM I 10/8 I Ongoing I $5m, students and seniors / $7nm per class. Drop in.

 Texas Jewish History Talks

W I 7-8:30 PM I 1/11, 2/15, 3/22, 4/19, 5/10 I 1x month I Free

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