History

Berman Hebrew Academy was founded in 1944 by Orthodox community leaders who were committed to providing children in the Washington DC area with a deep Jewish identity developed through a strong Jewish education.

The Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington, as it was originally known, was established as the first Jewish day school in the DC area, opening with 21 children. These visionaries were proud and committed Jews who saw the establishment of a day school in their community as a means of ensuring that their children and grandchildren would remain loyal to their Jewish traditions and halacha.

They founded the school with the educational philosophy of nurturing each child’s spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Today, Berman educates and inspires nearly 650 students in a co-educational preschool through 12th grade in a warm and nurturing program. The school prides itself on its academic excellence, Jewish inspirational experience, connection to Israel, and environment of character, caring, and community.

Berman’s Orthodox Jewish education imbues the next generation with the knowledge and skills to live a life powered by Torah, Jewish values, and active engagement with the world.

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