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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.

Early Childhood

Where Children Discover, Learn, and Grow

For nearly 35 years, WHC has had an exceptional and innovative preschool. The Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center (RJWECC) at our Maryland campus and Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center (E-T ECC) at Temple provide a warm, positive environment where children can discover themselves and the world around them. Through "hands-on" activities, we strive to stimulate a child's natural creative interests and to help build a positive self-image in a friendly group atmosphere.

Registration is open for 2020-2021!

Get started by clicking on ECC DC or ECC Maryland below to learn more and register your child.

ECC DC  
ECC DC
ECC Maryland  
ECC Maryland

Camp Keetov

With on-site camps canceled this summer, what’s a young child (and their parent) to do?

We have the solution – Camp Keetov@Home! Run by seasoned camp coordinators, Kfirah HaLevi and Kristin Zeldes, every day offers an interactive Zoom session at 10:00 am plus lots of themed off-screen activities to provide your child with a predictable routine while they have fun and interact (virtually) with friends.

Click here to learn all about it.

Religious Education

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

To best meet our families' needs, we offer programs for students in Pre-K through 12th grade at both the Lehrman Religious School at Temple and at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac.

Our school is open to all WHC members; non-member families with children in Pre-K through 3rd grade are also invited to join our school community.

2020-2021 Registration  
2020-2021 Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 Religious School year is open!

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.

Confirmation (Grade 10)  
Confirmation (Grade 10)

The pinnacle of our Religious School, coordinated by Rabbi Shankman, is our 10th grade Confirmation year.

Post Confirmation (Grades 11-12)  
Post Confirmation (Grades 11-12)

Post Confirmation is a program open to all 11th and 12th graders – whether or not they have been Confirmed.

Adult Learning

Adult learning is part of the Jewish educational journey at Washington Hebrew Congregation. Offering an array of activities and learning opportunities for all ages, we provide our adult members a framework for Jewish living. Come join us in the ongoing learning experience!

Torah & Text
Torah & Text

From learning to speak Hebrew to diving into the weekly Torah portions, Washington Hebrew Congregation offers a number of ways for you to enhance your knowledge of Judaism. 

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Lectures
Lectures

We empower the individual to embark on an exciting journey with our lively and inspirational lectures.

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Amram Scholar Series
Amram Scholar Series

This dynamic program of public lectures brings world-renowned authors, scholars, political leaders, policy experts, and theologians to WHC to share their perspectives on timely issues or their research into Jewish culture and history.

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