Yachad represents a fundamental transformation in Jewish education – a shift away from the siloed, institutional approach toward a centralized communal approach. Yachad is the Hebrew word that means “together.” Our community believes we are better together! Yachad’s learning approach rests on contemporary practice, research, and best practice for teaching adolescents. Yachad’s personalized approach to learning empowers teens to embrace accountability for their own Jewish education and provides them with the new skills and context necessary for success.
EXPERIENCE IT! Yachad uses on 21st C. educational practices to create meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for teens. Learning will be based on real world and hands-on experiences. Learning will focus on critical thinking skills and collaboration with others. The arts and technology will be integrated into most experiences.
College Credit Opportunities
The University of MN’s nationally accredited College in the Schools (CIS) program brings U of M faculty together with high school teachers and students to offer University courses in high school programs. Yachad will offer five levels of CIS Hebrew for college credit.
Yachad offers unique partnerships with both local and national organizations to offer dynamic and engaging opportunities for teens.
Through innovative educational programming, Yachad allows teens to grow their own Jewish identity while at the same time strengthening their critical thinking skills, providing leadership opportunities, and engaging in intellectual challenge all rooted within Jewish values. Teens socialize and learn together through Yachad’s pluralistic community program.