Beth El Congregation

Beth El @ Federal Hill

Beth El @ Federal Hill

Our Vision

The vision for BETH EL @ FEDERAL HILL is to lay the foundation for lifelong Jewish engagement for children 2 through 5 years of age. Supporting the development and enhancement of Jewish identity in our children and their families is achieved through Jewish knowledge and Jewish values. We welcome children of all religious denominations and backgrounds.

Our Mission
  • To provide a nurturing, innovative, and educational environment
  • Stimulate exploration and creativity
  • Build community
  • Encourage children to be competent, responsible and caring individuals
  • Guide and empower young children to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners
  • Partnering with their families to create a warm, caring and supportive community where everyone is respected and valued
Early Childhood Curriculum

We are a child-centered program that incorporates Jewish values and celebration within the Creative Curriculum, approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • Children learn through exploration in a play-based environment
  • Provide different educational experiences: cognitive, social, emotional, physical, language, literary, science, math, social issues and spiritual
  • Engage in nature/outdoor activities at Riverside and Federal Hill Parks
  • Encourage independence, problem solving, critical thinking skills and personal reflection

Our families live in nearby neighborhood communities. We encourage parent participation in our monthly family events and holiday programs. We especially encourage parents to observe and interact with our students during the regular school week.


Ilene Vogelstein, Director: [email protected]

For more information call Ilene Vogelstein at 410-602-2245 or email [email protected]

To schedule a tour or for inquiries on any of our Early Childhood programs, please see our Preschool Inquiry Form.


Downtown Application 2017-18
Federal Hill Preschool Rates 2017-18
Payment Schedule 2017-18
Health Inventory Form

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Beth El, a progressive and inclusive congregation affiliated with the Conservative Movement, fulfills the spiritual, educational and social needs of its members by nurturing religious practices and tradition, Jewish values and Tikkun Olam.

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