Jewish Learning

Upcoming Classes

8240 Manderville Ln , Dallas , United States , TX
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
8240 Manderville Ln , Dallas , United States , TX
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
7900 Northaven Road , Dallas , United States , TX
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Educational Institutions


The Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a global network of 60 community-based schools that offer adults an opportunity to gain Jewish literacy in a non-denominational, intellectually-stimulating learning environment.

The curriculum, created by scholars at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explores the texts of Jewish tradition, both ancient and contemporary. Join us for spirited dialogue, meaningful study, and the opportunity to gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

Gesher Program

The Gesher Program is a dynamic, engaging, and life-changing Jewish learning opportunity at the J! Gesher courses that are developed by the Dallas area Rabbis and Educators for JCC Dallas.

Beautiful smart students are using books and making notes while sitting at the class

The Shalom Hartman Institute

Shalom Hartman Institute develops ideas that identify, frame, and bring a Jewish wisdom to bear on the challenges that face the world’s Jews today.
Foundations for Thoughtful Judaism is a pluralistic curriculum powered by Hartman that introduces foundational concepts of Judaism and Jewish Life. The courses invite learners to join Judaism’s interpretive conversation and are a distillation of the best that Hartman Torah has taught over decades. This curriculum is specifically designed to be accessible for adult learners.

Hartman’s curriculum aims to explore and make accessible the most compelling and deepest questions in Jewish thought. Each class demonstrates the principles and debates that underlie our Jewish heritage and encourage us to reject the assumption that every learner is on track towards practicing Judaism in a specified way.

For questions or more information, contact Rachelle Weiss Crane at rweisscrane@jccdallas.org.

Click Here to View Instructor Bio - Gerri Patterson

Gerri Patterson worked in Jewish Communal Service for over 30 years, in New York, Oklahoma, Memphis, TN and Dallas.  She is a graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in New York, Gerri is married to David Patterson, mother of two daughters and grandmother of three grandchildren.

Click Here to View Instructor Bio - David Patterson

David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  He is a commissioner on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission and a member of the Executive Board of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches.  He has lectured at universities on six continents and throughout the United States.  A winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the Holocaust Scholars’ Conference Eternal Flame Award, he has published 40 books and more than 240 articles, essays, and book chapters on antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish studies.  His most recent books are Judaism, Antisemitism, Holocaust: Making the Connections (Cambridge, 2022), Shoah and Torah (Routledge, 2022), Portraits: Elie Wiesel’s Hasidic Legacy (SUNY, 2021), The Holocaust and the Non-Representable (SUNY, 2018), and Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (Cambridge, 2015).