Religious School


Estelle & Melvin Gelman Religious School @ Adas Israel

2017/18 Religious School Registration Has Begun!

Click Here to Enroll in another year of fun and learning! 

We are excited to kick-off our Estelle & Melvin Gelman Religious School 
registration process!

Our religious school program seeks to provide an education designed to inspire our students to lead their lives as identified, committed Jews and ethical human beings. Our purpose is to instill Jewish values and a sense of pride in our students for their Jewish heritage, customs, language and traditions by creating a learning environment that is warm, challenging and enticing. We will encourage our students and enable them to become constructive citizens of our country and community. We hope to challenge our students to discover their own path to an authentic relationship with God, Torah, Israel and the Jewish people. We seek to validate and enhance the Jewish practices and outlook of each of our families with their diverse and distinct backgrounds and family heritage. Through the study of Hebrew, the sacred language of the Jewish people, students build their prayer skills and gain the knowledge and comfort that enable them to participate in a Jewish prayer service. 

We help prepare our students to confront and respect the Jewish tradition, and in the pursuit of our vision, we are guided by distinct Jewish values that include:

  • Tzedakah The value of justice and righteousness exemplified by the charitable giving of one’s time and resources for those in need.
  • Derech Eretz The value of courtesy, kindness, and respect to our fellow human beings.
  • Mitzvah The value of obligations we bear toward God, the Jewish people and humanity.
  • Talmud Torah The devotion to the life-long pursuit of learning.
  • T'filah The value of prayer as a way of connecting to God and the Jewish people.
  • Ahavat Yisrael The love for the people of Israel, its culture, language and land.

Adas After School 2017/2018 Register Here

After a successful pilot, we are excited to open registration for the second year of the Adas After School program. In our immersive Hebrew environment, the students will build community through a mix of games, field trips, art activities, cooking and more, all while learning about the rhythms of Jewish life. This program for kindergarten, first, and second graders, will run Monday through Thursday 3:30-6:00PM with the option to sign up for one to four days per week.  Please see here for the full calendar which runs in accordance with both Jewish holidays and the DC public school calendar. Please note that each child must be registered separately.

For questions, please contact Pam Gorin at 202-362-4433 or email Thank you.


Opening 2017/18 School Dates
Sept 10: First day of classes for PreK – 6th
Oct 17: First day of Ma’alot for 7th – 12th

2017/18 School Year Full Calendar
Click Here for the Full Calendar

Religious School Schedule of Classes

Grades Pre-K to 6
9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Grades 3-6
4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuesday evening
Grades 7-12
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
(includes dinner)

Shacharit Live Song Files

Shacharit Siddur Guide

Modeh Ani | Al Kein Nekaveh | Mi Shebeirach l'Cholim | Oseh Shalom
Mi Chamocha | Psalm 150 |Mah TovuHinei Mah Tov

Hebrew Summer Packets



2nd Grade Packet | 2nd Grade Parent Guide
3rd Grade Packet | 3rd Grade Parent Guide
4th Grade Packet | 4th Grade Parent Guide
5th Grade Packet | 5th Grade Parent Guide
6th Grade Packet | 6th Grade Parent Guide

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