Washington Hebrews Looking for Fall Softball Players

man standing at the plate in a softball game

Did you know, that Washington Hebrew has a pair of softball teams (male only, not coed)? We have the Hebrew Nationals (8-time league champions), our competitive, invite-only squad, and the Washington Hebrews, our recreational team. The Washington Hebrews accept any players who are interested. Prior baseball or softball experience is definitely welcomed but not required. There is a spring and fall season.

The Hebrew Nationals do not play softball in the fall but the Washington Hebrews do, and are looking for players for the fall and spring seasons.

Our fall schedule is below. Games start at 9:15 am.
9/24 (get a game in before Kol Nidrei!)

The spring season starts around April and ends mid-June depending on playoffs and rescheduled games. Fall starts after Labor Day and ends in November. You need your own glove and cleats. We have bats but of course, you can bring your own if it’s ASA-certified. All games are Sunday mornings around 9:15 and consist of two 65-minute back-to-back games against the same team. The time requirement is usually 9-11:30 and most families are home between 11:15 and 12 in the event of extra innings. Less time than a round of golf!

We always play another Synagogue’s team. All games are in Montgomery County on official softball fields. There is an umpire.


We understand people travel and life happens, so if you have to miss a week here or there, that is fine. It is a great experience and a solid opportunity to meet/hang with some of the dads of WHC.


The financial commitment is minimal since we are subsidized by WHC. Generally $20-30 for the whole season (cheaper than golf!). No other requirements are necessary other than showing up with a positive attitude and wanting to play.


Teams are allowed 10 fielders at a time with unlimited subs. So even if the team has 11 players, there would be a substitute rotation in the field and everyone would hit. All batters start with a 1-1 count. It is slow pitch with a 10-foot arc max. There is a safety base at first and home to avoid collisions. Other than these adjustments, we follow traditional baseball rules.


Contact Washington Hebrews Assistant Manager Matt Klein at mk2113@gmail.com or 718-812-8100 to be added to the distribution list for communications about field locations. Contact Matt with any other questions.