oJewish teens in grades 8-12–whether prospective or returning Midrasha students–will be gathering on Thursday, August 27, from 7:00 to 9:00p, at


(8951 San Ramon Rd., near the intersection of Alcosta Blvd.).

Please note the change in venue from the original invitation.

RSVPs appreciated (though not required) to Danny Farkas. Or send a text to Danny at 925.400.8296.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening!

PoolParty 8:27:15

Important Note: The venue for this get-together has been changed. The TV/TC Midrasha gathering on Thursday evening, August 27, will be be held at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Dublin (see details in post above.)

Gather with your Midrasha friends for S’more Summertime Fun at a private home in Livermore.

The new TV/TC Principal, Danny Farkas, will be on hand to lead fun improv games, and you’ll enjoy pizza, s’mores, and an evening swim as well!

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other Jewish teens in grades 8-12 as we gear up for an exciting year of Jewish learning and fun.

Parents are invited to stay for wine and a nosh, and to register their teen(s) for the 2015-16 program. Sign up by August 31 and take advantage of the early-bird discount!

–> Click here to view the invitation and/or to RSVP.

For more information, contact Sharon Cohen.


Register for the 2015-16 TV/TC Midrasha program by 5:00p on Monday, August 31, 2015, and the $30 registration fee will be waived!

The first day of the Midrasha school year is Sunday, October 11th. We meet at Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton from 7:15 to 9:15p on most Sunday evenings during the 2015-16 school year.

–> Click here to register now!

For questions about Midrasha registration, contact Karen Holtz (925.600.9130).

Danny Farkas Selected as Principal and Lead Educator

DannyFarkasThe TV/TC Board is pleased to announce that Danny Farkas has been selected as Principal and Lead Educator for the TV/TC Midrasha Program. Many in the TV/TC community already know Danny, as he has taught in our program for the past three years. In the coming year, Danny will assume additional responsibilities as the Principal of TV/TC Midrasha while continuing to have a teaching role in the program.

Danny is an experienced Jewish educator, having taught at both the Berkeley and Oakland Midrasha campuses in addition to teaching for the TV/TC program. He has also served as a member of the Midrasha retreat staff, as a youth director facilitating three chapters of USY (United Synagogue Youth), and as Education Director of Congregation Shir Ami in Castro Valley.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies from The American Jewish University, with an emphasis on language, communication and media. He was the recipient of an Education Scholarship for Excellence in 2010. Danny completed the Kevah Teaching Fellowship in 2012-13 and recently completed the Torah Trek Guide Fellowship 2014-15.

Danny’s formal education, combined with his teaching experience, his passion for teen experiential education, and his familiarity with the TV/TC Midrasha program, have equipped him well for his TV/TC leadership role in the year ahead.

Opening Day is Sunday, October 11th

Mark your calendars and don’t miss the first Midrasha session of the year: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 7:15 to 9:15p. Stay tuned for details, coming soon!

Midrasha Registration Is Just Around the Corner!

Online registration for the 2015-16 program will begin soon. Watch your e-mailbox for additional information, including a direct link to the online registration form.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!! The $30 registration fee will be waived for those who submit a registration form by 5:00p on Monday, August 31, 2015.


If you have questions about the TV/TC Midrasha program, feel free to contact one of us:
–> Sharon Cohen, TV/TC Midrasha President
–> Danny Farkas, Principal and Lead Educator

Coming soon …

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