Beth Chai » The Greater Washington Jewish Humanist Congregation

About Us

Beth Chai, Jewish Humanist Congregation of Greater Washington, is an open, welcoming community that celebrates Jewish values, history, ethnicity, music and culture. We believe that it is up to humans to create the world we wish to live in, and we work to bring alive the principles of tikkun olam--“repair the world.” We welcome all, including people who believe in God and those who do not, as well as interfaith families searching for a place where everybody feels at home. Throughout the year, Beth Chai members gather for holiday services and celebrations and for a robust set of adult education and cultural events, as well as social action activities. Our Sunday School offers Jewish education beginning at pre-K, through our moving and personal B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies. Our independent congregation is the perfect place for people looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Judaism that speaks to their values. We invite you to explore, study and celebrate our Jewish heritage with us.