Jewish Education

Our Jewish future begins with accessible and affordable education. It continues with engaged, passionate leaders. See how your investment in Jewish education for all ages and abilities advances our collective community.


invested in our community’s Jewish education system.

“Our role is to be accepting of everyone. This is teaching our children to see Max as a child, just as they are, with the same needs. He’s different, and yet he’s very much the same.”

– Ora Cohen Rosenfeld

Director, Bender JCC Early Childhood Center


early childhood educators from Greater Washington Jewish schools attend Federation’s annual Early Childhood Education Conference to study acclaimed educational approaches and plan yearly curriculum.

“I am constantly amazed by the ways in which my children show their appreciation and understanding of not only our family’s traditions, but also the variety of Jewish traditions celebrated by their friends and the wider community.”

– Vicki F.

Gesher Jewish Day School Parent


people learned about the history of the Jewish community in Greater Washington through book talks, walking tours, concerts and lectures.


area congregational schools received an Initiative in Congregational Education grant to provide grassroots support to their religious schools, and serve as a catalyst in transforming education programs.


teens have participated in Israel educational programs including Talk Israel and Israel Engagement Fellowship that equips them with the knowledge, experience and confidence to address tough topics regarding Israel.