Open Dor

Welcome to Open Dor

Open Dor is a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation that reaches out to unaffiliated and marginally active Jews, as well as to non-Jews who are part of the Jewish family through marriage to a Jew or through Jewish ancestry, aiming to increase their participation in Jewish learning and culture.


  • Do you want to explore your Jewish heritage?
  • Are you a young adult with a Jewish parent or grandparent?
  • Are you non-Jewish with a Jewish partner?
  • Are you interested in learning how Judaism can spiritually enhance your life?
  • Do you want personal guidance for your Jewish journey?

5 classes, beginning Oct. 20, 7:30-9:00 pm, convenient to Friendship Heights, free parking


Adult Bat/Ben Torah

  • Are you a Jew by choice?
  • Are you born Jewish but never had a bar/bat mitzvah?
  • Did you become bar/bat mitzvah at 13 but want to renew your knowledge with a group of like-minded people?

Celebrate becoming Adult Bat/Ben Torah in Spring 2016!

Two Tuesday evenings a month

Hebrew and Torah chanting instruction available as part of class

Tifereth Israel Congregation 7701-16th St., NW, DC 20012 (202-882-1605)

Members and non-members welcome!


Contemporary Ethical Issues from a Jewish Perspective:

Abortion, Gay Marriage, Capital Punishment, Global Warming, Euthanasia, War

6 Tuesday mornings at 10, starting Oct. 21


6 Wednesday evenings at 7:30, starting Oct. 22

Scolnic classes at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County (301-652-2606)