Our school meets on
mornings 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, Maryland 20860
Our children learn:
*the meaning of Jewish customs and traditions
*the joy of Jewish celebrations
*traditional Jewish prayers in Hebrew and English
*the history of the Jewish people
*to participate in our monthly Shabbat service
*the importance of tzedakah (charity)
B'nai (Bar- and Bat-) Mitzvahs
Olney Kehila B'nai Mitzvah ceremonies are engaging and inclusive, include core traditional elements of a Shabbat prayer service, and offer myriad leadership opportunities to the child or adult being called to the Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. B'nai Mitzvah students are guided in a preparation process tailored to their individual learning-styles and desires, and families are invited and encouraged to be active participants in many elements of this process.
In addition to learning and leading core Shabbat prayers, B'nai Mitzvah students chant from Torah and deliver a D'var Torah to their community. Students complete a mitzvah project that includes community service work of personal signficance to them and involving the wider Olney Kehila community wherever possible.
For more information on the Olney Kehila B'nai Mitzvah program,
contact Holly Sher
To enroll your child in Hebrew School, please complete the 3 forms and mail to Olney Kehila, PO Box 852, Olney, MD 20830.
student information form
parent information form
For an overview of the curriculum for each grade level, click here.
For our Parent Handbook,