Do I need to call ahead to attend a class?
Weekday and weeknight classes require no pre-registration. For special seminars, pre-registration is preferred, but not required.

How much do classes cost?
Suggested donation for each class is $5-$10.   For special program costs, please see individual program descriptions.

Do I need to commit to coming to a series of classes?
No, for a series of classes, you may attend as many or as few classes as you wish.

Is the JRC an orthodox institution?
The JRC Directors and teachers are orthodox and do teach from an orthodox point of view. The JRC students, however, come from all types of backgrounds, and current levels of observance and educations. There are no requirements at all of any students.

Is there a dress code?
No, there is no dress code.

What level are the classes?
All classes are taught so that beginners can follow and enjoy the material and so that more advanced students will be challenged and gain further insights. Classes are open to all levels of students unless otherwise noted.

Is knowledge of Hebrew necessary?
Unless specifically stated, no Hebrew knowledge is necessary.

What is the age group of the students?
Our students range from 18 to 80 plus. The majority of the students are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Are there any classes for men?
We currently do not have classes for men at the JRC, but please refer to our Related Internet Sites for a listing of local organizations that offer classes and programs for both men and women.

How do I order tapes or CD's?
You can order tapes through Zalman Umlas at 718-252-5274.  MP3s of certain programs will be uploaded to our website.

How do I contribute to the Jewish Renaissance Center?
There are several ways to donate to the JRC. Classes can be dedicated in someone's honor, a service or meal can be sponsored, and an ad can be placed in our annual dinner journal. Please call our office at 212-980-5666 for more information.



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