Hakhel Spotlight: MoEd

MoEd is…

  • The place you should have been going after school when you were a kid. It just wasn’t around, so you couldn’t…
  • A fun-loving kids’ community, where kids come to meet and play and talk – and learn (without realizing it)!
  • A Hebrew-speaking Jewish afterschool, where every participant defines their space, their role, and what they want to learn.

We do our best to give the kids a set of tools, a bag of skills… and a world of questions. They have to connect the dots, draw the lines, and come up with their very own definition and identity.
We are a community of kids, backed by a community of families.
We come together in the evening to make shakshuka from a recipe written in Hebrew, or watch The Band’s Visit and have a long discussion about the meaning of ‘center’ versus ‘periphery’ and everything in between.

Members contribute their skills and knowledge to a growing, engaged community that learns about the Dead Sea Scrolls from a parent who is a professor, or about second-language acquisition from another parent who is a language specialist.

MoEd is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland and serves the greater DC area. We have another branch in Rockville, MD. MoEd is part of the Nitzan network of emerging innovative afterschools.

Learn more about MoEd.


MoEd is a Hakhel community. Learn more about Hakhel – the first-of-its-kind Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator