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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Fall 2016

Broadway "Jew"-sicals Lecture Series (Adult)

Join Austin Jewish Repertory Theater Artistic Director Adam Roberts for a fun-filled journey through Broadway musicals that feature Jewish themes. Class will dive into Bock and Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Herman's Milk and Honey, Stephen Schwartz's Rags, Flaherty and Ahrean's Ragtime, and a few surprises along the way. Whether you're Jewish or not, this unique 'tour' of Broadway musicals is not to be missed! For more information, contact Annie Skelton at 512-735-8088 or Meets in Room 150D. $3 donation is collected at the door to help defray the cost of this class.

Tues I 12-1:15 PM I 8/30, 9/13, 11/22, and 12/13 I $3 donation

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 

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