HaLev: Families Growing Together
a project of the Adath Jeshurun community
"HaLev: Families Growing Together - “Blessing Our Children Through Art"
Sunday, December 8
9:30 – 10:30 am
Come enjoy other parents and a kid-free hour. Artist and teacher, Aimee Orkin, will help you use your artistic expression to create a keepsake blessing of the children wall hanging.
Adath Young Families
Newborn to Pre-K
Adath is excited to offer a fun-filled music class for you and your little ones! Ross engages young senses with energetic songs, Jewish melodies, Hebrew learning, instruments, movement and more! All ages birth to pre-K are welcome in both class times.
Open to all Twin Cities families.
7 week winter session:
Sundays, in the Adath Library
Geared to ages 0-2: 9-9:25 am,
Geared to ages 2-5: 9:30-9:55 am
Jan. 12, 16; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 1, 8
Cost: $60 per family household
Questions: Contact Jenifer Robins at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.212.6128
Gan Shelanu is the Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s early childhood program for children aged six weeks through Pre-K.
Classes are held each weekday during the nine-month school year, from September to May.
To learn more about the Gan, access forms and enroll, click HERE.
February 21, May 1
For all families with children up to age 12
Welcome Shabbat together in a fun, child-friendly setting!
5:30 pm Dinner in the Social Hall
6 pm Kabbalat Shabbat services
7 pm Dance & sing with Hazzan
Age 4 and under: Free
Age 5-12: $4/each
Age 13 and up: $8/each
Maximum $24 per family
For more information, contact Jenifer Robins at email@example.com or 952.212.6128.
REGISTER for Feb 21
Sukkot in a Nutshell
Saturday, Oct 14
11 am - 12 pm
Preschool – Elementary-age and their adults.
Hey Kids! Join us in the Sukkah for some decorating fun. You can shake the lulav, smell the etrog, slurp down a lulav shake and even meet some of the Ushpizin, the Biblical personalities we invite into our sukkah. Come as you are and join the fun. We hope everyone stays for kiddush lunch including kid-friendly snacks.
Babel in a Nutshell
Saturday, Nov 2
11 am - 12 pm
Preschool – Elementary-age and their adults.
Bring a box (any size!). We’re going to build a tower that reaches heaven – or at least give it a try!
Come as you are and join the fun. We hope everyone stays for kiddush lunch including kid-friendly snacks.
Save the Dates:
Jan 11: Shabbat in a Nutshell
Feb 9: Tu B'Shevat in a Nutshell
April 4: Passover in a Nutshell
Torah for Tots Childcare
Childcare on Shabbat mornings at Adath for children 2 years-PreK
10 am - 12 pm
Fun, interactive play time, includes Shabbat stories from the Torah, Shabbat appropriate activities and games for all ages!
Lisa Bennett, Gan Teacher and Shabbat Morning Childcare teacher, will staff the new, welcoming Torah for Tots class! Join us to enjoy Shabbat together!
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.215.3910
Saturday Morning Program
SMP is the cornerstone of educating our young congregants. All children entering 5th Grade and above who plan to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Adath Jeshurun are required to attend the program for 5th–7th Graders.
Adath is excited to launch our Teen Educational Network offering meaningful, congregation-based experiential learning for teens in grades 9-12.
T.E.N. at Adath provides an inspiring dynamic space for teens to deepen their Jewish identity, expand their learning and connect with ancient wisdom in the world around us.
Learn on a full stomach!
Tuesday dinner and Shabbat lunch are included
See Class Content | Contact Sue Shrell Leon
Rosh Hodesh, a program of Moving Traditions, (www.roshhodesh.org), is a contemporary monthly celebration of the ancient New Moon holiday for girls in grades 8-12 that builds self-esteem, leadership skills, Jewish identity, and great friendships. Rosh Hodesh has been offered at Adath since 2005.
Register for Rosh Hodesh
Social group for 7th and 8th graders that meets monthly on Sunday afternoons. Join us for fun social events, retreats and community projects!
Learn about our choirs just for teens HERE
Adath USY is a Jewish Youth Group within the international USY organization. USY is a fun way for Jewish teens, from 9th-12th grade, to form friendships, learn more about their religion and culture, and become leaders in their community. To join us at Regional and International events, you must be a member of Adath USY.
Join Adath USY
Ask to join the Facebook group
Shabbat Morning Program Teen Tutors
8th Graders: This program starts students on the road to becoming SMP staff. The curriculum includes Ethics - emphasizing the Ethics of Speech, "Shmirat Lashon," leadership skills and tzedakah that inform their role as mentors of younger students; and a review of their prayer and Torah skills.
9-12th Graders: It is a proud Adath tradition for teens to serve as SMP staff. This vital role engages these teens in Jewish life and teaches them responsibility, and the value of passing on our traditions. Service-based scholarships for Jewish summer camps and Israel trips are available to teens who serve as SMP staff. Contact Risa to learn more.
Register for SMP
SMP pdf Calendar
Our Educational Partners
Amos & Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School provides kids in kindergarten through eighth grade a positive environment focused on a strong academic foundation in Jewish and General Studies.
The Talmud Torah serves families and students from grades second through eighth through a varied Jewish curriculum delivered by highly trained, professional Jewish educators.
Yachad offers kids in grades 9-12 a personalized approach to learning that empowers teens to embrace accountability for their own Jewish education and provides them with the new skills and context necessary for success.
2018 Haftarah Class
10-week program to help 6th graders prepare for their B'nai Mitzvah by learning to chant the Haftarah trope (the notes for chanting), and the Haftarah blessings.