Our Classes


Friday Free Baby Playgroup: Babies and their loving adult are invited to join our Shabbat Musical Celebration and stay to play in our specially designed infant/toddler playroom on Fridays from 9:45 am - 11:00 am.

Chavrei Doobim (Bear Friends): 15-24 months, 3 mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Taught by Julie Goodman & Catherine Buckingham

Julie grew up as a congregant of B'nai Tzedek and is excited to join the community on a professional level. She is looking forward to a great year in the Doobim class! 

Catherine has been working with children of all ages for more than 15 years.  She is excited to be teaching in the Doobim class this year.  Catherine is the proud mother a 10 year old daughter.

Chavrei Peelim (Elephant Friends): Two year olds, 3 or 5 mornings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Taught by Jane Greenblatt & Tali Kovich

This will be Jane's 8th year teaching two's at the GECC.  Jane has three sons ranging from age 16 to 22, all of whom attended preschool at Bnai Tzedek.  Tali was born in Israel where she studied nursing and served in the Israeli military. This will be her 8th year working with the 2’s at the GECC.  Tali is the proud mother of 3 boys.

Chavrei Pandot (Panda Friends): Three year olds, 5 days: 9:15 am - 1:00 pm • Enrichments available Monday - Friday (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Taught by Nora Soroka & Bonnie Altneu

Nora joined the GECC community ten years ago and this will be her eighth year teaching the Pandot class. She is passionate about sharing the teachings and love of Torah with the children.  This is Bonnie's second year working as a teacher in the Pandot class at the GECC.  She grew up in Rockville, Maryland and has two children, one in middle school and one in high school.

Chavrei Keshet (Rainbow Friends): Pre-K, 5 days: 9:15 am - 1:00 pm • Enrichments available Monday - Friday (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Taught by Liz Sander & Yafa Edery

Liz has been teaching in Jewish preschools for 14 years.  During her free time you can find her in the gym, walking or playing with her dog or attending her son’s high school baseball games.  This is Yafa’s 24th year as a teacher in the Pre-K class, kindergarten and 3rd grade in the B’nai Tzedek Hebrew School.  Yafa moved to the DC area over 30 years ago with her husband and son from Be’er Sheva.

Chavrei Parparim (Butterfly Friends) Extended Day: Monday - Friday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Supporting B’nai Tzedek

Supporting B’nai Tzedek

B'nai Tzedek provides a vast array of programs designed to enlighten, stimulate and educate. We are challenged to explore our Judaism, history, customs and our relationship with the people of Israel. Your support allows us to maintain memberships and educational opportunities for those who might not otherwise afford it.

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