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Afternoon Schools

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Chabad Hebrew School
2845 Hedberg Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Mrs. Rochi Silberstein

Chabad Hebrew School welcomes every Jewish child regardless of background or affiliation. Our goal is to make the learning relevant and exciting. The lessons are designed to help children embrace their Jewish roots and gain a true sense of Jewish pride while learning about the world around them through a lens of Jewish values with a broad range of hands-on education and active involvement.


St. Paul JCC — Club J
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Youth Programs Coordinator: Ben Savin

The St. Paul JCC offers a variety of programs for children and teens grades K-12. Hang out after school with Club J, where clubs offer sports, drama, arts and crafts, cooking and more, as well as homework help and a healthy snack. Tweens and teens can check out the iLounge, which offers pool, foosball, computers, and mentoring from experienced staff. Additional program highlights include musical theater productions, teen employment opportunities, school release day programs, and special evening and weekend events.


Talmud Torah of Minneapolis
Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Fax: 952-381-3301
Head of School: Susie Chalom,
Director of Guidance and Student Support Services: Debby Litman Zelle,
President: Mike Greenstein

Our Elementary Division is for second to fifth grade, and students in this program attend school for five hours — Sunday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. Our Middle School Division is for sixth to eighth grade. Students in this program attend school for an hour and 50 minutes twice a week — either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. Bet Midrash is our High School Division for ninth to 12th grade. Bet Midrash classes are offered on Sundays and Wednesdays. We offer two Hebrew tracks, CIS (College in the Schools, through the University of Minnesota) and our Ulpan program. In addition, we offer a variety of exciting electives, which can be taken along with either Hebrew track or by themselves. Visit our Web site,, for our current Bet Midrash Course Catalog and further details on the school.


Talmud Torah of Minneapolis — College in the Schools Program
Coordinator of CIS: Dr. Yaakov Levi,

The CIS program in Hebrew language follows the curriculum of the University of Minnesota. Students in the program in levels 1001-3012 have three hours of Hebrew each week; students in level 3090 have two hours a week. This program offers five levels of Hebrew for students in grades nine through 12. Accordingly, students can earn from three to five college credits per year depending on the level of class.


Talmud Torah of St. Paul — George Kaplan Afternoon School (grades 2-8) and Midrasha (grades 9-12) College in the Schools (CIS) Program — Hebrew
Marjorie Smith Hofman Educational Building
768 Hamline Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Fax: 651-698-8912
Principal/Director of Education: Heidi Tarshish

Provide your child with an excellent Jewish supplementary school education at the only community-based program in St. Paul. Under the guidance of nurturing and professional teachers, and within a community of their peers, our students experience a deep and substantive education in Hebrew and Jewish texts. Preparing for holidays, building community, connecting to Israel and performing acts of chessed (service) round out our curriculum. Students in grades nine through 12 can earn high school and college credits through our CIS Hebrew program, which follows the curriculum of the University of Minnesota. TTSP Afternoon School/Midrasha is a community school and welcomes both affiliated and unaffiliated families. Contact us for your private tour today. Educating students in grades two through 12. TTSP is committed to providing an outstanding education to every child in our community without regard to ability to pay. We welcome the opportunity to provide financial support.


Temple of Aaron — Rossy and Richard Shaller Hebrew School
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Cantor/Educator: Joshua Fineblum

One crucial component of our formal education program is the Rossy and Richard Shaller Hebrew School, for students in second to 12th grade. Our informal Shabbatonim program begins in third grade and creates unique experiences for all students as they share Shabbat in a camp-like setting. Students are tutored in Shabbat prayers to prepare them for B’nai Mitzvah and beyond. Post B’nai Mitzvah, many students pursue Torah reading skills by studying to earn the prestigious Golden Kepah Award. A select group of students elect to invest time to refine their Torah reading and service leading skills to earn the Yad Hazakah Award. These awards provide the tools for our future community leaders. TiKone USY program synergizes formal and experiential Jewish education into one fluid program. This new program, held on Sundays and Wednesdays, creates opportunities for our teens (eighth to 12th grade) to learn and apply valuable life skills through a Jewish lens. To become part of Temple of Aaron’s educational program, contact Susie Haim in our office. Visit our Web site for a full outline of classes, our new parent/student handbook, and other school information.


4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Director: Dana Kanter Prottas

Yachad brings Jewish learning to life. Through innovative educational programming, Yachad strives to allow teens to grow their own Jewish identity while at the same time strengthening critical thinking skills, leadership opportunities and intellectual challenge — all rooted within Jewish values. Teens socialize and learn together through Yachad’s pluralistic community program.

(Updated 02.09.17)

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