The curriculum at Midrasha is flexible, constantly evaluated and updated. Midrasha educators are selected not only for their expertise in their subject area, but also for their ability to communicate their knowledge to teens. Classroom teaching relies on a variety of techniques, including audiovisual aids, guest lecturers, as well as interactive discussions. Time for students to socialize both informally and at organized communal events is an integral part of the Midrasha experience.
Midrasha is committed to serving eighth through twelfth grade students from a variety of denominational and non-affiliated backgrounds, and all courses are taught without denominational bias. Studying at Midrasha provides our students with an opportunity to develop a strong, positive identity and set of values within the framework of a united Jewish people.
Get Foreign Language Credit
The Madison Metropolitan School District and many other area school districts grant foreign language credit for the study of Hebrew at Midrasha. See More Details >
Laurence A. Weinstein Midrasha Incentive Award
Graduating high school Seniors who have attended Midrasha continuously since eighth grade may be eligible for the full award of (up to) $2000 (amount may vary year to year depending on the number of eligible Seniors and on available funding).The purpose of the Midrasha Incentive Award (MIA) is to encourage graduating Seniors from Midrasha to continue their Jewish education following graduation. Students have used it in the past to go to Israel, attend conferences, take courses in Jewish studies in college, etc. Each applicant needs to submit to the Midrasha committee a proposal explaining how he or she plans to use the incentive award.
For more information regarding criteria, due dates, and how to apply contact Ellen Weismer at email@example.com
Join the Student Advisory Panel
This year we are asking interested students to serve on the Midrasha Student Advisory Panel. This panel will meet at least once each semester and after that as needed. This panel will have a direct impact on the Midrasha program and is an exciting opportunity for students. Students should indicate on their registration form if they are interested.
A Special Note about Confirmation
The Madison Midrasha is a community based five-year/ten semester program leading to graduation and a diploma of Jewish Studies. It is not to be confused with Temple Beth El's Confirmation program. Temple Beth El requires Midrasha attendance as part of that program. We suggest you contact Nicole Jahr, Director of Lifelong Learning, for Confirmation information.