MoEd: A Jewish Afterschool Community

Organization: MoEd: A Jewish Community Afterschool, Chevy Chase, MD

Grant Year: 2013

Project Director: Ms. Orna Eldor Gerling

Type of Grant: Signature

Grant Amount: $120,000.00 (3 years)

Website: http://www.moedcommunity.org/#home

MoEd: A Jewish After-School Community developed curricula for a daily, after-school program for elementary school-aged children that emphasized Hebrew language and Jewish engagement in a cross-denominational setting.

MoEd’s elementary-school-aged participants come from Israeli and American families, attend public and day schools, belong to many different synagogues, and come from every religious background. In this diverse environment, MoEd stresses Judaism and Hebrew comprehension and fluency while building Jewish community.

MoEd operates its Hebrew immersion program five afternoons a week with a fully Hebrew-speaking staff. During the summer, MoEd also offers a three-week Hebrew immersion camp.