Firstly, what is Hebrew School to You?
Hebrew School is a revolutionary program offering quality Jewish education throughout Washington DC!
You choose the time, location, and topic, find some friends (if you’d like), and we provide experienced educators and dynamic content. That’s the short answer. For details, just check out our FAQs section below!
If you still have questions, please let us know!
Frequently asked questions
What topics do you teach?
Each class is designed to help you reach your educational goals for your children. Topics have included Hebrew language, Jewish history, Tefillah (prayer), Parsha (weekly Torah portion), Holidays, Jewish stories and songs, Mitzvot, and Community Values, among others, and we’re always open to new ideas, too!
If classes are small, how will my child make other Jewish friends?
We offer exciting programming throughout the year that brings children from all of our classes together. From holiday events like Shofar Factory, Matzah Bakery, and Purim Carnival to our Winter and Summer Camps, Synagogue Shabbat Programs, and our Library Story Hours, HSTY provides many opportunities for our families to become a community.
How often do classes meet?
Classes meet weekly in 6-week sessions with many students choosing to participate in 3 or 4 sessions per year. Classes are one hour each with a 30 minute add-on option available.
I would have loved this program when I was a kid, do you offer this for adults too?
You’re in luck! New this year, we are offering a new program called Iyun. This track is offered to adult students of all ages (college seniors through senior citizens). You gather a friend or two and let us know your topic-choice, and we provide the teacher! This program is also great for parents who want to delve further into the topics that their children are learning.
Why Hebrew School to You vs. Traditional Hebrew School?
Sounds great! But we’re [not that religious/our kids already go to Jewish day school/we’re new to this whole Hebrew School thing] will it still work for us?
I know classes are offered at the “location of my choice”, but what does that actually mean?
Your child’s school (during after care, etc.)
A Public Library
How do the group classes work? What if I don’t know another family to join with my child?
With all the customization and privatized learning, is the program super expensive?
We do our best to make our program accessible to all Jewish families. That’s why no child is ever turned away from our programs for lack of funds. Our prices are beyond competitive and are all-inclusive. There are no membership fees, book fees, registration fees.
I still have a few more questions...
Feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email! We’d also be happy to put you in touch with one of our Parent Ambassadors who can tell you about their experience with our program, as well as answer any questions you may have.
I'm in! So what do I do next?
Click here to submit a registration form! That’s it!
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