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New Head of School Announcement

It is an incredibly exciting time for the Berman Hebrew Academy community as we announce that Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan will become our next Head of School.

Thirty First Annual Patrons Circle Dinner

Join us for our signature major donor event on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Berman Students Jump into Leadership

The terms “community leaders” and “positive role models” are two ways we’ve always described our students.

Heros from Sea to Sky

From putting on tefillin on a submarine, to soaring with the US Air Force Berman students were privileged to hear stories from veterans in commemoration of Veterans Day.

Trial by Fire

Imagine we are living the time of the third Temple...

Repairing the World Through Art

Eighth grade students are learning about the power of art to inspire social change.

How to Read Art Like a Book

Some say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

National Merit Program Semifinalists

Mazel tov to Coby Melkin '18 and Ezra Einhorn '18 on qualifying as 2018 National Merit Program Semifinalists!

Making an ancient case

To make aliyah or not to make aliyah, that is the question...even in 538 BCE!

Finding their digital feet

There’s no fancy footwork when it comes to cybersafety.

Sweet sounds of shofar

Did you know that honey is denser than corn syrup?

Academic Excellence at Berman

These amazing scores speak volumes about the incredible education here at Berman.

Meet the Orons

Berman Hebrew Academy is thrilled to welcome Rabbi Itiel Oron, his wife, Avital, and their three children as our new Rosh Kollel and Torah Mitzion Kollel family.

Welcome to our new US Guidance Team

Berman Hebrew Academy is pleased to announce the expansion of our Upper School Student Support Team.

Observations from Tzion

The Berman Hebrew Academy community is extremely grateful to the 2016-17 Torah Mitzion Kollel members for enriching our lives, nourishing our souls, and bringing us closer to Eretz Yisrael, Medinat Yisrael, and Torat Yisrael.

Mazel tov to the Class of 2017

We are proud of our 2017 graduating class for their achievements and the ways in which they positively reflect the values of our school.

Art and Soul

Mazel tov to our Helene Berman Seidenfeld Visual Arts Center students on their magnificent display.

Showcase Shines

The smells of Shabbat, the wonders of Chumash, the power of STEM—all these branches of great learning were on display during our LS Showcase night.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Students donate their locks to Zichron Menachem.

Israel Day Parade

We march with Israel!

Sharing Our Stories

Berman 8th graders welcomed three students from the now-famous Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee.

Not Biz-ness as Usual

Hey city officials, are you smarter than our 6th graders?

Grandparent's and Special Friends Day

Grandparents and special friends enjoyed the nachas of their grandchildren this past Friday.

Touchdown on Truck Day

Usually it’s the ice cream truck that attracts the biggest crowd at the Berman Annual Truck Day.

Learning and Listening

Sometimes to learn history, we need to sit up and listen.

Right on Target

It was “bull’s eye” for 3rd grade students at their Native American Experience at Brookside Nature Center.

We are merging!

Guess what? We are merging our Facebook pages!

A Snapshot of Yom Hashoa

On Yom Hashoah, which took place yesterday, Berman students joined Jews around the world to commemorate the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Turning Back Time

Families of 7th grade students travelled back in time last Tuesday evening when they visited the students’ Renaissance Village.

Art with a Message

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Israel Proud!

Our voices are even louder when we speak as one.

Career Exploration Night

When Berman students graduate, they are ready to tackle the challenges of college and beyond.

Getting Ready For A World Odyssey

Yasher koach to the middle school Odyssey of the Mind team, which won the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award in their recent competition.

Running for Shalva

Yasher koach to current Berman students and alum, who pounded the pavement for a good cause and ran the Jerusalem Marathon in support of Shalva

10 hours of playground building in under 3 minutes!

On March 19, the Berman Hebrew Academy community came together to put up a new playground!

Cheryl Stern Professional Day

Tuesday's Cheryl Stern Professional Day presented not only an opportunity for the faculty to connect, plan and assess how their students are doing mid-year, it was also a time to remember a woman who was dear to many across the school community.

180 Students- 1 Case Study- 1 energized Upper School

The entire Rabbi Moshe H. Levinson Upper School wrestled with an ethical-religious dilemma in their Talmud/Rabbinics classes that created a buzz and an energy around their Judaics learning that was truly inspiring.

Did you know?

Berman's SAT and ACT scores are higher than the top public schools and Jewish day schools in Maryland.

Dinner of Possibilities

Berman's Upper School student body beautifully executed the 2nd annual student Dinner of Possibilities.

Maimonides Basketball Tournament

This morning, the boys and girls varsity teams boarded the bus to the airport for this weekend's Maimonides School Invitational Basketball Tournament in Brookline, Massachusetts.

3 students score top 3% nationally

Mazel tov to seniors Pazit Rabinowitz, Aliza Mintz and Noa Ferziger on being named National Merit Commended Students.

AP Scholars Announced

Berman Upper School students have once again demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence through the recently announced AP Scholar awards.

An Extraordinary Year

We are excited to share the newly released annual report which highlights our community's accomplishments in 2015-2016.

2016 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

Mazel tov to Elyana Schwartz for receiving recognition as a 2016 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship recipient.

Lower School Adopts New Language Arts Curriculum

The Lower School is off to a great start with a new language arts curriculum, Scott Foresman’s Reading Street.

Welcome new staff

Each person brings their own special background, strengths and attributes, but more than anything else, they share a passion for children and a belief in their unlimited potential.

An Update from the Head of School

Here's what new and exciting for this year.

Class of 1996 Reunion

The class of 1996 gathered for their 20th year reunion- not only physically, but also virtually.

Summer Camps Provide Student Leadership Opportunities

Several hundred campers are calling Berman home this summer, which keeps our hallways full of activity and brings much needed external revenue.

A "Picture"-sque Summer Internship

Aliza Mintz, '17, is one of those artistic people who make those who are less creative wonder how in the world she came up with her ideas.

Summer Kollel Program Keeps Students Learning

Twenty rising 8th-10th graders spent the week of July 18th studying Torah "li-shma"- just for the sake of Torah!

Mazel tov to the Boys Varsity Volleyball team

Mazel tov to the Boys Varsity Volleyball team (14-0) for winning the 2016 ISBVL championship.

NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

We are very excited to announce the hiring of Mrs. Beth Schoen as our new Director of Educational Support in our Middle and Upper Schools.

Mathcounts

Mazel tov to our Middle School students for advancing to the State competition in MATHCOUNTS!

Mazel tov to the Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for their terrific acceptances to colleges, yeshivot and seminaries!

New Director of College Counseling

We are excited to announce the hiring of Ms. Dana Ponsky as our new Director of College Counseling.

Mazel tov to the Model UN Team

Mazel tov to our Model UN team on being named the 1st Runner-up for Best Delegation Award in the 2016 Yeshiva University National Model United Nations conference in Stamford, Connecticut.

2016 National Merit Program Finalists

Mazel tov to Leor Fishman (’16) and Daniel Schopf (‘16) on qualifying as 2016 National Merit Program Finalists!

JV takes the PVAC Championship

Mazel tov to the boys JV basketball team on winning the PVAC championship last night!

From Cougars to Terps- Berman Students Accepted to UMD

Every senior spends the early winter eagerly awaiting news from Israeli yeshivot and seminaries and American colleges and universities.

Purim Card Contest Winners

Mazel tov to the winners of this year's Purim card contest.

Torah Mitzion Kollel Receives Prestigious Jerusalem Award

The parent organization of the Berman Torah Mitzion Kollel has been honored with an exciting award

Mazel tov to Class of 2016 on Seminary Acceptances

Mazel tov to the terrific senior girls of the class of 2016 on their acceptances to some of the best and most selective Israel programs available:

Yeshiva University’s Bronka Weinbtraub High School Bekiut program

Berman students are once again participating in Yeshiva University’s Bronka Weinbtraub High School Bekiut program this year. Students learn either a daf a week or an amud a week from Masechet Makkot from high schools throughout the country.

2016 Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Mazel tov to class of 2016 students Amitai Diament, Asher Fink, Natan Kelsey, Nadiv Panitch, and Reena Wasserstein on being named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Two Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to Leor Fishman and Daniel Schopf on qualifying as National Merit Program Semifinalists, an honor awarded to less than 1% of the state's high school seniors.

The Matchmaker

Romance, intrigue, mistaken identities and defining true priorities were some of the themes of this fall's HADAS production, The Matchmaker. The students looked great and acted beautifully.

Green Initiatives at Berman

Berman is one of the leading green power schools in the United States. Ranked #24 for green power use in K-12 schools across the nation, 84% of all Berman energy comes from wind and solar, approximately 1,200,000 KwH per year!

Meet our New Teachers

We are delighted to welcome several new teachers to the Berman Hebrew Academy Family. Learn more about them.

Avi Levitt recognized as an Outstanding Educator

Congratulations to Rabbi Avi Levitt, Principal of the Rabbi Moshe H. Levinson Upper School, who has been selected as a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award winner.

Volunteers are Recognized

At Berman we appreciate the many hours of service our volunteers dedicate to the school. In recognition of some of our outstanding volunteers, we presented the Maxine Kronish Snyder Volunteerism Awards at our 2015 Annual Meeting.

Our New Look and Logo

Go Navy, White & Orange! Our new school colors and logo reflect our enthusiasm at being the Modern Orthodox Day School of the Nation's Capital. Our new logo represents the strongly Jewish identity of our modern Orthodox school.

From Boot Camp to Bon Jour: Everyone Learns At Berman

Many of our faculty took advantage of the summer block of time to continue learning, growing their professional capacity to better service our students.