East Bay

Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha

JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 529-4995 [email protected] jcceastbay.org/youth-family/teen-programs/midrasha/
Teen Director Brianna Sommer [email protected]

Intercongregational high school experience meets on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers multiple weekend retreats. Open to grades 8-12, offering a broad range of challenging courses to students both with a strong Jewish background and to those with little former training or knowledge. Classes range from Talmud and Hebrew to Jewish cooking, Jewish D&D, meditation and studio art.

Program provides students with the skills and knowledge they will need as committed Jewish adults. Offers a larger social group for Jewish teenagers than those at individual synagogues and the opportunity to form lasting friendships. Provides a warm social environment in the classroom and at retreat weekends. In addition, the faculty provides students with positive, knowledgeable role models of successful young Jewish adults who are at home in Judaism and the secular world.

Serving Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Renewal and independent youths from a wide range of local synagogues and students from unaffiliated families as well. Receives financial support from sponsoring congregations, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, parents and generous donors. Financial aid available.