What is the Teen Beit Midrash?

Boston’s Teen Beit Midrash is a Jewish learning space for curious teens, serious in its approach to study and informal in atmosphere. 

Each session is framed around thought-provoking questions of modern significance. Historical context and technical reading skills are introduced over the course of the year, guiding students to challenge themselves in encountering classical Jewish texts on their own terms. With the close support of peers and teachers, the students develop their independence in navigating the Jewish textual tradition and bringing it into conversation with our lives today.

Each session includes:

  • Kosher Dinner for students and teachers. This time includes sharing life updates, communal conversation about topics relevant to students’ lives, and announcements.
  • Hevruta Work– partner study
  • Shiur – group conversation

When: Tuesday Evenings, 6:00-8:30pm, (see calendar for details)

Where: Harvard Hillel (2nd Floor) 

Prospective students and parents are welcome to schedule a visit and participate for an evening! Please contact us so we can welcome you into our program!

Open to anyone in grades 8-12, of all Jewish backgrounds and Judaic Studies/Hebrew levels.


The Teen Beit Midrash is a project in partnership with Harvard Hillel, supported by an Innovation Grant and fiscal sponsorship from the National Havurah Committee, as well as a Yeshivat Hadar alumni microgrant.