imgresFollowing a two-week break in observance of the holidays, TV/TC Midrasha is excited to be reconvening this Sunday. Bring a friend and join us for a special harvest festival-themed session that will connect us to some of the recent haggim. The fun begins at 7:15p at Congregation Beth Emek.

Due to the Sukkot and Simchat Torah holidays, TV/TC Midrasha will not meet on October 16 and 23. Instead, students and their families are encouraged to participate in community activities at Temple Beth Torah or Congregation Beth Emek:

• Sunday, Oct 16, 5:30p: Erev Sukkot festival service, followed by “Pizza in the Hut”
• Sunday, Oct 23, 7:30p: Simchat Torah service. Mark Levy and his Klezmer band will play music while everyone dances with the Torah. Please bring candy to pass out to the children for the sweetness of studying Torah.

• Sunday, Oct 16, 6:30p: Erev Sukkot service, weaving together songs and poetry
• Sunday, Oct 23, 6:30p: Live music with CBE’s house Klezmer band and lots of dancing with the Torah. We’ll unroll the scroll and chant the final verses of Deuteronomy and the first verses of Genesis to demonstrate that the study of Torah is an unending cycle.

Our next regularly scheduled Sunday evening Midrasha session will be on October 30th at 7:15p.

SIGN UP NOW for the first Midrasha retreat of the year, to be held November 4-6 at Camp Loma Mar. Make new friends from all over the Bay Area! Reconnect with old friends! Wild dancing and singing on Saturday night! Havdallah under the stars! So much fun and excitement!!!

—> Click here to register for the Midrasha fall retreat (deadline is noon on Thursday, October 13)

The basic fee for this retreat is $450. For students who are paying full Midrasha tuition, the cost of the retreat will be reduced by $200 (the amount of retreat deposit that is included in the tuition fee).

The reduced price is $825 for two retreats and $1,200 for three retreats. The dates for the winter and spring retreats are January 20-22, 2017, and April 28-30, 2017. For more information on retreat fees and payment, contact TV/TC treasurer Karen Holtz.

OTHER RETREAT OPTIONS: The $200 retreat deposit included in the 2016-17 Midrasha tuition fee can also be applied to NFTY and BBYO retreats. For information on all 2016-17 retreat options for teens, visit the 2016-17 retreats portal.

L’Shanah Tovah!

September 30, 2016

TV/TC Midrasha wishes you a happy and healthy new year! Due to the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday on Sunday evening, October 2, Midrasha will not be meeting this week. We’ll be back in session on Sunday evening, October 9, at 7:15p. See you then!


Midrasha and Social Media

September 27, 2016

TV/TC Midrasha has long been on Facebook and Twitter, but starting this fall we now have a presence on INSTAGRAM! Check out to see photos from the first and second nights of Midrasha, including photos from the group ice cream making!

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Are you curious about Midrasha?
Try it for two weeks at NO COST or OBLIGATION!

September 12, 2016

TV/TC Midrasha invites Jewish teens in grades 8-12 to visit on September 18 and 25 to experience the program first hand. So gather your friends and come together with your Jewish peers to find out what it’s all about. The TV/TC Midrasha program enrolls teens who are members of Temple Beth Torah, Congregation Beth Emek, […]

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Countdown to Midrasha Opening Night:
Sunday, September 18, at 7:15p

September 8, 2016

Mark your calendars for TV/TC Midrasha’s opening night: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 7:15p, at Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton. At Midrasha, teens meet with their Jewish peers to learn together and have fun. Midrasha supports teens throughout the high school years, nurturing their Jewish identity and empowering them to engage with the world from a Jewish […]

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Introducing Hannah Lesser, TV/TC Midrasha’s
Special Programs and Outreach Director

September 6, 2016

Hannah hails from Berkeley where, since graduating from Oberlin College in 2008, she has been working as a Jewish teen educator. She loves impassioned Jewish learning, meeting teenagers where they’re at and guiding them in finding their place in Jewish life, ritual symbolism and cooking Jewish specialties. Hannah is no stranger to TV/TC Midrasha, having […]

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Introducing TV/TC Principal Diana Zankowsky

September 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Diana Zankowsky has been selected as the new TV/TC Midrasha principal. Diana joined the Midrasha team this past week. You will be hearing more from her as we gear up for the 2016-17 school year. Diana is a long-time member of Congregation Shir Ami (Castro Valley) and has deep […]

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Opening Night is Sunday, September 18!

August 24, 2016

Mark your calendar now for Midrasha’s opening night: Sunday, September 18, at 7:15p. Details to follow. –> Click here to register online for the 2016-17 program.

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