Virtual Night of Appreciation

Join us on May 13 for a virtual night of appreciation and gratitude. Visit to learn more and register.

COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

Patrons Circle Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our Patrons Circle members at our annual dinner.

National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced

Mazel tov to Judah Guggenheim '20 and Akiva Berkowitz '20 on being named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists.

Summer Requirements and Supply Lists

We hope you have a great summer and enjoy the break. Don't forget to get a head start of the summer requirements and supplies for next year!

Berman students rock!

Take a peek at how our students rocked the AP's!

75th Anniversary Celebration

At our 75th Anniversary Celebration, we took the time to acknowledge the visionaries who came before us and to dream about what our school could be like as we start the next chapter.

Yom Ha'atzmaut at Berman!

This is the day we celebrate Israel's birthday. It's the best day of the whole school year. Check it out and see if you agree...

Finding our Fathers

As part of their studies of the founding of our country, 9th graders traveled to Philadelphia.

Coming back in style with Gatsby

Students welcome Dr. Saltmarsh back in old time style.

Lessons in self-acceptance

The 6th grade girls gathered today for an important lesson in self-acceptance.


First graders receive their first Siddur!

Mazel tov!

Mazel tov to the boys JV basketball team who took home the 2019 PVAC Championship Title!!

Imminent Spring

Kindergarten students were out enjoying the beautiful weather last week investigating the tiny tree buds and other signs of imminent spring when they found much more

Laughter and Songs

Preschool students took advantage of the beautiful weather last week and had a special Rosh Chodesh sing-a-long.

Berman vs JDS Highlights

Berman varsity basketball took on JDS last night in two exciting games. If you missed the action, or want to see again, check out the highlights and an interview with Ezra Beletskiy, courtesy of @CapitolHoops

New Upper School Principal Announced

Today is an exciting day for the Berman Hebrew Academy community. I am thrilled to announce that Mrs. Malka Popper will serve as the next principal for Berman’s Upper School beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Traveling Back in Time

Mazel tov to the 3rd graders on their Rashi Celebration.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mazel tov to the MS thespians on a terrific performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Annual Science Exposition

Mrs. Meenu Chopra’s 8th grade science class organized the Annual Science Exposition to showcase student projects ranging from physics to chemistry and from engineering to food science to robotics.

This is Where We Came In

Mazel tov to Upper School's HADAS on their terrific performance of “This is Where We Came In”.


A month after our return from Israel and we are still overwhelmed with the wonderful experience of traveling to Israel with all 211 students and 35 staff members.

Colonial Fair

The 5th graders invited our Lower School to a Colonial Fair where students had an opportunity to visit the shoemaker, print maker, wig maker and more.

Detecting Abnormalities through Ultrasound

Dr. John Melmed and Dr. Mayer Green joined Berman’s Upper School Medical Club to show students the fundamentals of diagnostic ultrasound

Hour of Code

Our 5th grade students had the great fortune of visiting Amazon headquarters in Virginia to participate in the Hour of Code.

Chesed Holiday Cheer

More than 50 talented Chanukah musical performers visited the residents of the Arcola Rehab to spread some holiday cheer.

Practing Suturing Skills

Ever wanted to practice your suturing skills?

Anxiety in Children & Adolescents: What to Do and How to Help

Featuring Licensed Psychologist Dr. Christina Brooks, Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change, Rockville, MD.

Veterans Day

Lower School students honored Veterans Day with a visit from Lieutenant Colonel Ngozi Wexler, an OB/GYN in the United States Air Force reserves and mother to four Berman students.

Halacha, Gemara, and Tanach

The Torah Mitzion Kollel hosted a special night of learning Halacha, Gemara, and Tanach.

Hippie Day

Ms. Plaza's 11th-grade AP class celebrated the fourth annual Hippie Day...


Moments like this...

A World of Inclusivity

Dreaming of a world of inclusivity, Mrs. Wachutka’s 6th grade English students designed and modeled ability-adjusted spaces.

Rainy Ropes

Middle School students enjoyed an adventurous day at Sandy Springs Adventure Park in spite of the rain on Chol Hamoed.

Early Sukkah Hopping

Preschool students visited the Kelihat Pardes sukkah for a special sing-a-long with Rabbi Uri.

Combing the Gemara

It's the time of year when our Upper School students are eagerly learning about the chagim.

Search Announcement

Update about a transition in our school community...

Annual US Kickoff

Upper School students enjoyed two days at Capital Camps in Pennsylvania for their annual kickoff. Students participated in community building activities, games and learning. #BermanFamily

Welcome to Maryland!

400 guests joined in the fun to welcome our new Head of School, Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, and his entire family.

Eager Learning

It's the time of year when our Upper School students are eagerly learning about the chagim.

Rosh Hashanah Spirit

Preschool students got into the Rosh Hashanah spirit with a moving sing-a-long with Berman alum and musician Yoshi Fruchter.

#Berman Pride

What am amazing first day of school!

Awesome Buddy Brunch

Look at all of these happy faces at our Berman Buddy Brunch!

Summer Requirements

Learning never ends!

Look who's joining the Berman team!

We're excited to welcome several new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mad About Matmidim

For anyone who works hard, the true prize is in the learning.

Munching and Brunching

Our senior class and families enjoyed a delicious and beautiful brunch at school this week.

Buddying Up to Learn About Israel

When older students show leadership and younger students take risks, everyone wins.

Sink or Swim

Three, two, one… launch!

"Sew" Many Beautiful Covers

The twelve tribes of Jacob inspired twelve gorgeous challah covers, which were designed and sewed together by students in Mrs. Arzouan’s 3rd grade class.

Greetngs From Camp Berman

Our students may be itching for summer break, but this week we sent our faculty and staff to camp!

Not "BIZ"-ness as usual

Hey city officials, are you smarter than our sixth graders?

Three hundred minds, one Torah

In preparation for Shavuot, our entire LS learned the same piece of Torah.

Wedding Cheer-io!

Celebrating the royal wedding.

It's All Happening at the Zoo

The entire PS had a blast at the zoo last week!


PS and LS students got up close to some of the mighty machines that make a major difference in our lives (including Dart, a police horse!).

Future Paleontologists

Kindergarten students turned back the clock at their recent visited to Museum of Natural History.

“UN”Believeable Role Models

Our Model UN students excelled at a recent Global Classrooms DC event at the State Department.

Annual Lag B'omer Family Celebration

What could be better than great friends, food and games on Lag Ba’Omer?

Mega mathletes Mad for Math

Anyway you add it up, Berman Mathletes are at the top of their class!

Annual Yom Ha'zikron/Yom Ha/atzmaut Celebration

A message from Dr. Levisohn and highlights from the programs.

Sunday Fun Day

Whether bowling, jumping in the ball pit or playing with architectural blocks, current and future preschoolers and their families got a taste of Berman this past Sunday.

Come on Over-We have Pi!

March 14 (3/14) is our chance to celebrate math in a hands-on and delicious way in honor of Pi Day.

Bridging the Past and Present

From history to hands-on experiences, our third graders showed a wide range of knowledge about the Cheyenne and Wamanoag Native American tribes in their recent presentations.

More Trees, Please!

If you wanted to find out where paper comes from, what WOOD you do?

Founding Fathers and Philly

From the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the National Constitution Center, history came alive for our 9th graders during their annual Philadelphia trip.

Speaking Out for Israel

Twelve Berman students, and many of their family members, shared their love and pride for Israel with lobbyists, politicians and others at this week’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC

Teachable Moments for Tzedaka

Our amazing LS staff donated over 40 fun experiences for the recent Lower School teacher raffle.

To See or Not to See

AP Literature students were thrilled to see the Shakespeare Theater Company production of Hamlet, the play they are studying this year.

UN Team Top Three

Congratulations once again to our awesome Model United Nations team for finishing in third place at Yeshiva University's Model UN conference.

Tu B'Shevat Higiya

Fruit treats, grass heads creatures, and more! The Berman community celebrated Tu B'Shevat with lots of memorable programs.

Objection! Overruled! Sustained!

The Berman Mockletes dominated the “courtroom” for their mock trial matches last week.

Paying it Forward

The world moves forward when we give back.

A Taste of Science

From vegetables to chocolate, Mrs. Meenu Chopra’s 7th and 8th grade students are enjoying the wonderful flavors of science!

Tubing for TAC

First they rose to the challenge of Torah, Avoda, and Chessed.

Cocoa, Cookies, and Copious Kinds of Care

A hot chocolate will calm nerves and warm bellies! Ninth graders enjoy warm drinks and snacks between their midterm exams.


Order in the court of halacha! Rabbi Kosowsky's 11th and 12th grade boys took turns being the litigants and the judges in a mock beit din recently.

No Limits to Learning

At Berman, learning is not limited to students.

News, Halacha, and Orwell

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Go Cougars!

Berman Cougars were the main event!

Science Expo

Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean. – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Great Learning Stems from Great Community

On Chanukah, you could light your menorah the traditional way... or you could code a Bee-bot to do it for you!

Raise Your Hands for Berman!

Your $18=$75,000 for Berman! Click here to see how.

From Isolation to Community Centers

An asylum with a history of ghost stories was once considered cutting-edge treatment for those suffering from mental illness.

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.

Berman Students Jump into Leadership

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

Trial by Fire

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

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.

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.

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.

Art and Soul

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

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.


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.


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.

Go Cougars!

Berman Cougars were the main event!