2018-2019 Curriculum

The core-curriculum includes two hours of study per semester and is offered on Wednesday evenings. Two Midrasha credits are earned for each successfully completed core-curriculum class. Students must attend two-thirds of their Jewish Studies classes each semester to receive credit. Students will be required to make-up work to receive credit for their classes if they miss more than two-thirds of their semester. Students will be required to complete make-up work for any Hebrew classes they miss.



8th Grade

Comparative Religion (Including Judaism)
A survey course of the following religions: Biblical Judaism, Modern Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and others. The beliefs, traditions, and practices of Judaism and the other religions are explored in this course.


The Jewish Image in Film, Literature & Culture
The evolution of the Jewish image is explored from the early 1900s to the present by looking at clips from various videos, literature, and aspects of modern culture and then discussing them.


9th Grade

Holocaust Studies 
This course begins with a history of the Holocaust and then proceeds with the exploration of different ethical, legal, and moral issues related to the Holocaust. 


10th Grade

Jewish Identity
Explore your Jewish journey with Rabbi Biatch.


11th and 12th Grade

Electives Coming Soon


HEBREW (Elective)

This year, we are again offering optional Hebrew classes at different levels. Advancement from one class to another is expected and encouraged. Students can begin taking Hebrew in the fall at any time during their Midrasha career. Hebrew classes meet twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays. Students will be asked to purchase a textbook for their Hebrew course of study.


Hebrew for Credit

Madison, Middleton, Verona, Mt. Horeb, Waunakee, Edgewood, Wisconsin Heights, Columbus and Albany School District 9th - 12th grade students studying Hebrew at Midrasha may choose to receive high school credit from the district for this study. Midrasha has private school status for the purpose of transferring Hebrew language credit to public schools. Students receive up to one-half credit per school year. Students will be required to complete make-up work for any Hebrew classes they miss. At the end of each school year, the Midrasha Director notifies the high schools with the names of students who have earned Hebrew credit. If you are interested in obtaining credit in a school district which is not listed above, please contact the Director.

Email Kimberly Rosenthal, Director, at midrasha@jewishmadison.org