About Our School

  Welcome! שָׁלוֹם ו-בְּרוּכִים הַבָּאִים
Shoreshim curriculum is inspired by Reggio Emilia

At Shoreshim Hebrew School we create a customized curriculum. Our goal is to offer our students a meaningful, authentic and relevant Jewish learning experience.

Passing along a sense of Jewish heritage to the next generation was one of the compelling reasons Shoreshim was founded 38 years ago by a small group of early Restonians. 

The small "do-it-yourself" community met in the living rooms of the founders' homes.  Thus began the non-dogmatic searching for roots, parents engaged with children, learning together.

Shoreshim's Hebrew School:

  • Our goal is to provide a warm, child-centered environment for learning Judaics and Hebrew. We believe learning should be fun, challenging, and rewarding!
  • We meet on Monday afternoons at 5:00 pm in Reston, VA during the academic school year, September thru May, excluding Jewish holidays and FCPS holidays.
  • Class sizes are small; older teens are student aides, allowing for individual attention and a collegial atmosphere
  • Age-appropriate activities captivate a child's interest in his/her Jewish heritage through songs, drama, games, arts & crafts, poetry, and midrash.
  • Family programs and Friday-eve programs are offered throughout the year
  • Each session begins with a school-wide assembly highlighting upcoming holidays or special times of the year, or Jewish theme. 
  • We prepare our students to lead "School Shabbat" and other services several times a year, and build synagogue and prayer skills for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. 

Jewish Values in Action 

A focus on mitzvot and values such as tikkun olam (repairing the world) is a big part of Shoreshim's philosophy. School-wide activities in the past have included:

§  assembling brown bag lunches for a local homeless shelter

§  creating blankets for chronically ill children through Project Linus

§  collecting Hebrew and Judaics textbooks for Jewish orphans in Uganda

§  producing hand-sewn teddy bears for hospitalized children.


We welcome diversity and interfaith families!

Our caring staff make every effort to provide an inclusive atmosphere for children with varying backgrounds and religions.  Whatever your child's level of religious education, or religious heritage, Shoreshim welcomes you and your family.


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Shoreshim - PO Box 2516, Reston, VA 20195 - Phone (571) 449-5876

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