The school began in North Minneapolis as a
cheder in 1894 and has continuously offered our community’s young people a
strong Jewish education for the past 110 years. Thousands of students have
learned about their rich heritage, customs, Hebrew language and religious
foundations from committed, professional educators.
Talmud Torah of Minneapolis is a 3rd-12th grade Jewish education program where students develop pride in their Jewish identity and build a strong Jewish foundation from their young lives into adulthood. Students experience their rich Jewish heritage, Hebrew language, Jewish values and customs while creating lasting social connections to Jewish youth throughout the Twin Cities.
Talmud Torah was founded over 100 years ago with a commitment to educate learners from all corners of the Jewish community. Using sacred scrolls and Smart Boards, the arts and technology, discussion and debates, field trips and school-wide celebrations, our dedicated, professional educators bring their knowledge and creativity to expose students to the richness of Judaism. Students gain deeper insight into our holidays, life cycle events and the importance of Torah (study) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
Stimulating Jewish Youth...
The Talmud Torah is organized into three programs: Elementary, Middle School and High School (Bet Midrash)
Elementary Program: Alef-Dalet (grades 3-6)
The Talmud Torah experience begins with our youngest students eager to engage in Jewish learning. Many student enter with previous Jewish pre-school, Day School or other Jewish experiences, while for others, this is their first introduction to a formal Jewish education. Our warm and caring faculty and staff make Talmud Torah feel like our students’ Jewish home away from home and connect them to the exciting world of Judaism and its exotic language, Hebrew.
Middle School Program: Hey-Vav (Grades 7-8)
During these years, students will be celebrating one of the biggest and most defining milestones in their lives – becoming B’nai Mitzvah. Students continue to build their foundation of Jewish learning with Hebrew, study of sacred texts, life cycle events, Israeli and Jewish American history and the holocaust. These studies, in conjunction with our educational partnership with our synagogues, support our young adolescents making the transition into Jewish adulthood, responsible for their own Jewish obligations, actions and lives.
High School Program: Bet Midrash (Grades 9-12)
Students in our community Bet Midrash program come from many different backgrounds, with no pre-requisites to enroll, other than developing an interest in a vast range of Jewish topics. Students can choose classes in Hebrew, ethics, Jewish texts, history, theology, philosophy, Israel and the arts. They can also connect to learning experiences outside the walls of Talmud Torah school by tutoring, volunteer work and connecting to Jewish organizations to earn credit toward Talmud Torah graduation. Our teachers come from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, with the common denominator of being expert teachers and relating to inquisitive, social teens.
Please visit our curriculum tab or click here for additional information on grade specific curriculum information.