About Beth Chai Humanist Congregation of Greater Washington
Beth Chai, an independent congregation, is a lay-run, 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. Our approach to Judaism is non-theistic, and we are a big tent that fully includes interfaith families and members with a wide-range of Jewish backgrounds.
We celebrate all major Jewish holidays, run vibrant adult education and social action programs, and offer Sunday School from pre-K through 8th grade. Our B’nai Mitzvah program gives young people and their families the chance to create meaningful ceremonies marking this coming of age moment.
We draw members from all over the Washington, D.C., area. In 2018, we are celebrating 40 years as a congregation.