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Preschool-12th Grade Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School

Why Berman

Berman Hebrew Academy is the flagship Preschool-12th grade Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School serving the Greater Washington D.C. area. From our inception, we have made an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, religious commitment, and character development. We intentionally develop students with a sense of religious purpose, personal growth, and self-actualization.

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Latest News

End-of-Year Reflections

December 21, 2023

Dear Berman Community, This year has certainly been one of formidable challenges, challenges that were impossible to anticipate for our school community, the Jewish people, the state of Israel, and the world. And yet, as the world that we knew dissolved, we’ve also seen a world emerge full of kindness and compassion, and full of…

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Introducing Our MafTeach Fellows

November 17, 2023

Dear Berman Community, Jewish educators are an essential resource for the Jewish community and Jewish future. As Day School enrollment continues to grow, Baruch Hashem, we are in need of more inspired and inspiring Jewish educators. Through their Chinuch Incubator, Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration in partnership with the Rabbi…

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Letter from Yeshiva High Schools about Campus Situation

November 3, 2023

Dear Parents, At Jewish schools around the country, teachers and administrators have been tasked with supporting students who are living through one of the most traumatic events in modern Jewish history. This is a moment where all Jews must draw strength from one another.  While the war is in Israel, communities in the US are…

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A Message to Our Alumni

October 24, 2023

Dear Berman Alumnus,In my short time at Berman, I’ve already learned how the Berman Hebrew Academy family extends well beyond the years and walls of our school. Indeed, we take great pride in our global community of graduates who carry our love of Israel and our collective responsibility for the Jewish people into the world….

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Meaningful Moments – September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

Just as the grateful farmer of this week’s parsha, with his first fruits in hand, expresses his gratitude to God and his place in the historic narrative of the Jewish people, we, too, after our first week of school, have much to be grateful for. הכל הולך אחר הראש, and we are celebrating our beginning and…

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Head of School Update #2: Summer Preparations for the First Day of School!

August 25, 2023

Dear Mishpachat Berman, Elul is an important time of introspection, reflection, and preparation, and this year anticipates a special opportunity to reflect–it is our 80th year, which in gematria, is a number that is represented by the letter פ. Peh translates as “mouth,” and its form reflects the same function, appearing like an opening mouth. I would suggest,…

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Introducing our Torah MiTzion Emissaries

August 9, 2023

Dear Berman Community, One of the Berman core values that deeply informs our religious programming and Judaic Studies curriculum is Religious Zionism. We offer an atmosphere of love and commitment to Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael, the state and land of Israel, and one of the ways we do this is by introducing the kedushat ha’aretz, the holiness of…

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Head of School Update – Shabbat Nachamu

July 31, 2023

Dear Berman Community, This past Monday, July 24, I drove directly from New York to Berman. After two weeks attending Prizmah’s Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI), a two-year, cohort and mentor-based leadership training for new heads of Jewish day schools, Monday was going to be my first official day in the office. DSLTI had…

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