Midrasha is now part of the Jewish Federation and housed at the Levin JCC! We are excited to work together to best serve Durham-Chapel Hill’s teens.
Mission and Purpose
Community Midrasha engages teens in learning about Jewish culture, history, and religion and inspires participants to make a lifelong commitment to Jewish learning, practice and community.
Midrasha is dedicated to being the place where Durham and Chapel Hill teens can inspire, create, innovate, engage, inquire, and connect. We are a pluralistic Jewish learning community for all teens (grades 8-12), regardless of synagogue affiliation or prior religious education. Mirroring the diversity in our student body, our teachers are from all streams of Jewish life and practice.
At Community Midrasha, Jewish teenagers will engage in formal and experiential learning to acquire a body of Jewish knowledge and inspire them to take an active role in Jewish life.
Positive Jewish experiences at this pivotal age will help teens grow into highly engaged Jews. Midrasha strives to provide such experiences through our program – which is a mix of academic courses, communal involvement, and a capstone project. Midrasha will also provide social and leadership opportunities for participants. Our teens have the opportunity to register for three 8-9 week courses each year. In addition to classes, Midrasha will offer occasional retreats and special travel opportunities.
Read about the curricula for each grade here:
The Community Midrasha welcomes teenagers of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to teenagers in all of our programs. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other programs.
Our program is made possible by generous donations from Beth El Synagogue, Judea Reform Congregation, and Kehillah Synagogue.