We offer innovative, experiential, and compelling educational programs for children at Temple and JBSC to help them learn about Judaism and develop their sense of Jewish identity.
Washington Hebrew Congregation's Religious School is committed to inclusivity. Please consult with Stephanie Tankel, Director of Religious Education, should your child require any special educational accommodation so we can best meet his or her needs.
Starting in Gan (Pre-K), we help our students build a Jewish identity through socialization and play, blending music, art, drama, technology, and Israeli dance into fun and learning. Starting in Grade 4, our students attend Religious School twice a week combine learning Hebrew with other Jewish subjects, including Biblical Prophets, Jewish life cycle, modern Israel, and the American Jewish experience. Our twice weekly program culminates in the 7th grade as our students become B’nei Mitzvah and have the option of joining our “MIT” program (Madrichim in Training), where they hone their leadership skills and train to assist in younger students’ classes.
Gan meets monthly, and children in Kindergarten through Grade 3 attend once a week on Sundays from 9:30 am - noon. Beginning in Grade 4, children also attend mid-week Hebrew classes (Tuesdays at JBSC and Wednesdays at Temple) from 4:30 - 6:00 pm to help reinforce their Hebrew study.
Register online for our 2017-2018 school year, by clicking here.
Click here to download the 2016-2017 Religious School calendar.