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Welcome to MINCHA!

MINCHA is our Jewish learning and engagement  program for students in grades 6-8! At MINCHA, we focus on community building, the formation of Jewish identity, living Jewish values, deeply connecting with each other and staff, preparing for the B'nei Mitzvah experience, and feeling at home at Temple Shalom. The program follows a school-year schedule and offers a mix of large group experiences, interest-based learning projects, and smaller peer groups.

As we begin the 2020-2021 school-year, MINCHA will be fully remote. We will continue to monitor the situation, as we consider whether we will be able to offer in-person learning options in the future. 

MINCHA Program Components

JEWISH LEARNING

One-hour Sessions
Tuesdays or Sundays at 4 PM


Led by our experienced MINCHA educators, small groups of students explore Jewish concepts through hands-on, interest-based projects (i.e. Exploring Jewish Time through technology and innovation, visual arts, performing arts, science, or debate discussion and literature.) Once the projects are complete, they are presented to the larger MINCHA community and celebrated.

Jewish Learning is divided into four quarters. The first quarter,  An Exploration of Jewish Time,  covers September 13 through October 18, 2020.  Each student chooses a new project each quarter.

HEBREW

Grade 6: One-hour Small Group Hebrew
Once per Week (Days and Times Vary)


Our sixth graders study Hebrew in small groups of 4-7 students. Groups are offered throughout the week at various times. Our Hebrew groups are carefully organized with the goal of creating a community of learners who will work together well and proceed through our Hebrew curriculum in a style and pace that meets their needs. We are committed to finding the best learning environment and scheduling option for your family.

WORSHIP/SPIRITUALITY

Shabbat B'Yachad
Second Friday of the Month at 6:30 PM
October 9, November  13, December 11


Judaism offers us many paths to travel as we deepen our own spirituality. SHACHARIT is proud to offer our families an interactive, family friendly service on called Shabbat B'Yachad on the second Friday of the month. This service can be accessed by Zoom and incorporates spirited singing, interactive Torah elements, and other Family T'filah favorites.  

COMMUNITY (KEHILLAH) GROUPS

30-minute Kehillah Group
Once per Week (Days and Times Vary)
Starting the Second Quarter


With the goals of fostering Jewish community, encouraging creativity, and building confidence, MINCHA students are placed in small Kehillah groups (6-10 students). The Kehillah Groups are led by a consistent adult staff member who plans the conversations, activities, and games for each meetup. Groups meet for 30 minutes per week and students are placed with similar-aged peers!

Sample MINCHA Schedule

A Temple staff guide works with each family to design a MINCHA schedule that best fits their unique needs. Our flexible model empowers families to make choices and create a Jewish journey that works for them.  A Sample MINCHA student schedule may look something like this:


Jewish Learning Project on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Small Group Hebrew on Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45 PM
Kehillah Group on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Family T'filah on Saturdays from 8:45 to 9:30 AM

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

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Sample MINCHA Schedule

A Temple staff guide works with each family to design a MINCHA schedule that best fits their unique needs. Our flexible model empowers families to make choices and create a Jewish journey that works for them.  A Sample MINCHA student schedule may look something like this:


Jewish Learning Project on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Small Group Hebrew on Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45 PM
Kehillah Group on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Interested in learning more about MINCHA? Contact Marriah Vengroff

Thu, September 24 2020 6 Tishrei 5781