Midrasha Hebrew School is a combined school between Temple B’nai B’rith and Temple Israel. School sessions are on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings. The school is led by the Rabbi’s from both synagogues along with school principal, Gerri Kaplan.

If you would like more information about our school, please feel free to call us at (570) 287-9606.

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April 2019 Midrasha News

Purim celebrations dominated much of this month at Hebrew school.  In the classroom the children eagerly learned the story of Queen Esther, Haman and Mordecai.  Learning the story and why it is so important in our history helps to make hearing the Megillah much more meaningful.

     I had the wonderful opportunity to hear the Megillah with the children.  Cantor read the Megillah and Rabbi asked the meaning of each of the lines.  The children knew the answers and were eager to respond to all the questions.  They were quick to use their groggers to drown out the name of Haman.

     Our Purim fundraiser was a great success.  Everyone who participated was able to perform a special mitzvah by giving Shalach Manot to friends and family.  At the same time Midrasha was able to earn money which allows us to continue the high standards we are committed to provide for our children.   Because safety is so important this money will also be used to help to pay for the security guard that is in place during all class hours.  Thank you to Kathy Roth for again chairing this huge project.  Kathy’s dedication and attention to detail has made this project so successful.  A project like this needs many people to help pack 400 plus bags and then deliver them.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make all this possible.

     The celebration continued at Temple B’nai B’rith with a play, games and dinner.  Children were invited to attend in costume.  The beautiful back drop for the play was provided by Dr. and Mrs. Joel Salesky.  Thank you for all your hard work.  Thank you to Meg for all her work in planning this wonderful evening.

     Now that Purim is over we will begin thinking of Passover.  Midrasha has  Passover candy available for sale if you need some.  Please contact Gerri Kaplan or click the link below this article to Shop online. The codes are below if you need to enter them as well.

     As always if you have questions or concerns please contact Gerri Kaplan.  Remember to ask your children what they are learning.


Bedonna Mitchneck

School Board Chair

Midrasha Passover Fundraiser


School Code: 702343

School ID: 973359