Where Jewish Teens Learn, Laugh, Engage, Discover, Grow and Belong!
Welcome! Berkeley Midrasha is the premier Jewish learning and identity building experience for East Bay teens in 8th-12th grade. It offers a broad range of interesting and challenging courses to students with a strong Jewish background and to those with little former training or knowledge—classes ranging from Talmud and Hebrew to Jewish films and drama. The program provides students with the skills and knowledge to become engaged and committed Jewish adults. Midrasha offers a larger social group of Jewish teenagers than exists at any one synagogue and the opportunity to form lasting friendships. The program provides a warm social environment in the classroom and at weekend retreats. In addition, our faculty provides our students with positive, knowledgeable role models of successful young Jewish adults who are at home in Judaism and the secular world.
Midrasha is an inter-congregational school where members of all congregations home, and teens who are not part of a congregational structure feel at home. Midrasha in Berkeley is part of a larger region wide community who join together for three weekend retreats and other programs throughout the year. Our students represent a broad range of religious observance and Kashrut and Shabbat are observed. Midrasha is a communal institution, open to non-synagogue members as well as those who are affiliated. Financial aid is available to all in need. Click here to enroll in Midrasha!