Other Jewish Education


Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group
Meets at JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Education Director: Celia Barash
Grades: K to 7
Sunday school, family activities, Hebrew language instruction, adult education.
Columbia Jewish
Community School
5885 Robert Oliver Pl.
Columbia, MD 21045
410-730-6044, ext. 104
Jerry Kiewe, Educational Director
Ahuva Radzyner, Principal
The Columbia Jewish Community School (CJCS), founded in 1971, is the first religious school established in Howard County, Maryland. Through its curriculum, faculty and activities, CJCS strives to expose its students to diverse Jewish perspectives- historic, religious and cultural – and to do so in a positive manner. CJCS is an affiliate of the Columbia Jewish Congregation, the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement and the Center for Jewish Education of Greater Baltimore and is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

Fabrangen Cheder
Community School
Grades: K-8
Co-op of parents teaching Jewish traditions with an emphasis on egalitarianism and social concern.
Denomination: The Network of
Independent Jewish Communities and Havurot

Jewish Cultural School
Held at the Jewish Primary Day School
6045 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
[email protected]
Operated by Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism.
Pre-K through bar/bat mitzvah
Jewish history, holiday celebrations from a cultural perspective, music, community service, adult ed.
Twice a month Sunday morning classes, September through May.

Kol Ami, the Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community
Jewish Children’s Education Program Meets at UUCA in Arlington
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1801
Annandale, VA 22003
Fax: 703-426-0350
[email protected]
Grades: 1st thru b’nai mitzvah
Taught by volunteer teachers, members of Kol Ami: NVRC. Weekly Sunday evening class includes Hebrew, history and ethics.


MoEd: A Jewish Afterschool Community
[email protected]
The Washington Area’s only program combining immersive Hebrew and camp-style Jewish learning with afterschool childcare for grades K-5. Bussing provided from selected Montgomery County Public Schools.

Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning
See listing in Community Organizations section.

pj library
[email protected]
PJ Library comes to you each month, with a high-quality, expertly-selected, age-appropriate book in your mailbox and family-friendly ideas and events in your inbox. Jewish and interfaith families living in the Greater Washington area with at least one child under age 8 are eligible to enroll at shalomdc.org/pjlibrary.

Shalom Education Center (Russian Jewish Community School)
11140 Rockville Pk., Suite 100, #129
Rockville, MD 20852
[email protected]
Director: Ella Kagan
Provides Jewish education for Russian- speaking children from 4 to 16 years of age and their families. Classes in Jewish traditions, Jewish history, Hebrew, bar/bat mitzvah preparation, Russian language, mathematics, art, choir. All the subjects are taught in Russian. Classes for parents: Jewish history. Celebration of Jewish holidays and Shabbat.

P.O. Box 2516
Reston, VA 20195
Shoreshim, a lay-led/unaffiliated havurah and afternoon Hebrew School, is 36 years old (double chai!). Participatory & inclusive focus on services, life-cycle celebrations, education, tzedakah and community service for NoVa members/community. Many interfaith and international members. Activities such as book clubs; discussion groups; tzedakah themes; lifelong learning; Torah study; retreat, etc. Whether lay-led or with local rabbis, our holiday & Shabbat services are free and open to all.

The Himmelfarb School
Meets at Tifereth Israel Congregation
Director: Eitan Gutin
202-882-1605, ext.105
The Himmelfarb School is a place where students begin their journey on the path to lifelong Jewish involvement. We produce students who will build for themselves a Jewish home and remain actively involved in Jewish life in all its forms. We achieve this by creating an environment that is simultaneously academically challenging and full of warmth and joy.
Grades K-2 meet Sunday mornings, with optional Wednesday enrichment.
Grades 3-5 meet Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Grade 6 meets Shabbat morning and Wednesday afternoon.
Open to both non-members and members of Tifereth Israel Congregation.

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