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תלמוד גדול או מעשה גדול…נענו כולם ואמרו תלמוד גדול שהתלמוד מביא לידי מעשה.

“Is study greater or practice?”  They all answered and said, “Study is greater for it leads to deeds.”

(Babylonian Talmud Kiddushin 40b)

Education

Lifelong learning is one of our core values at Washington Hebrew Congregation. We offer unique opportunities for study and reflection that appeal to Jews and people of others faiths at all phases of their lives. From our nurturing early childhood centers to traditional religious school learning, from thought-provoking lectures, workshops, mini courses, and semester-long classes for adults to family programming that connects generation to generation, WHC's dynamic programming and meaningful Jewish learning experiences help our members connect to their Judaism.

Religious Education

Washington Hebrew Congregation offers an innovative, experiential, and compelling religious educational program for children to help them learn about Judaism and develop their sense of Jewish identity.

We offer parallel programs for children in Pre-K through 10th grade at both the Lehrman Religious School at Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac to best meet our families' needs.

Religious School Registration 2019-2020  
Religious School Registration 2019-2020

Please click on the link below to enroll your child in our Religious School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Religious School (Pre-K-Grade 7)  
Religious School (Pre-K-Grade 7)

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.

Pre-Confirmation (Grades 8-9)  
Pre-Confirmation (Grades 8-9)

This innovative program engages students through memorable experiences both inside and outside WHC walls. Pre-Confirmation provides students with social opportunities while helping them develop lifelong Jewish values. Each year, students participate in weekend-long retreats and trips, half-day field trips, community service opportunities, social events, and evening programs.

Upcoming Events

November 17, 2019 / Sunday
9th Grade Retreat
12:00 AM—11:59 AM

This retreat has been postponed and will now take place December 6-8, 2019. Please contact

November 17, 2019 / Sunday
Religious School at JBSC & Temple
9:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 17, 2019 / Sunday
Congregational Conversations: Deborah Lipstadt's "Antisemitism: Here and Now"
10:30 AM—12:00 PM
November 18, 2019 / Monday
E-T ECC Open House
9:30 AM—11:00 AM
November 18, 2019 / Monday
Conversational Hebrew (Intermediate)
10:00 AM—11:30 AM
November 18, 2019 / Monday
12 Jewish Questions: A (Re)Introduction to Adult-Level Judaism
7:00 PM—9:00 PM