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Welcome to MINCHA!

MINCHA is our Jewish learning and engagement  program for students in grades 6-7! 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.

MINCHA Program Components


                                                         Flexible Scheduling                                                           (Sunday morning or afternoon or Wednesday afternoon)

Led by our experienced MINCHA educators, small groups of students explore Jewish concepts through hands-on, interest-based projects (i.e. 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.


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.


Weekly Family T'filah Gathering
(attached to Jewish Learning & Living Schedule)

Judaism offers us many paths to travel as we deepen our own spirituality. MINCHA is proud to offer our families an interactive, family friendly gathering that features joyful music, an opportunity to practice prayers students are learning in class and a chance to consider how Jewish wisdom (Torah) is relevant today. 


Part of Jewish Learning & Living Schedule

With the goals of fostering Jewish community, encouraging creativity, exploring Jewish Time and building self-esteem, MINCHA students are placed in small peer Kehillah groups (6-10 students). Kehillah Groups are led by dynamic staff members who plan fun, interactive activities, and games for each meetup. MINCHA students also have the opportunity to sign-up to assist younger students as a C.I.T.

Interested in learning more about MINCHA? Contact Marriah Vengroff

Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783