Welcome to Shir Tikvah's

Jewish Academy for Moral Imagination!


Jewish Moral Imagination: The use of our traditions teachings to inspire our creation of the world of our dreams.

The Academy: Our education experience where we cultivate Jewish Moral Imagination and raise Jewish moral actors in the world.



The JAMI year has begun!

Read below for information about our Opening Sessions. Click on your eidah (class cohort) to view the schedule of the evening. Opening Sessions of classes are family gatherings; parents and guardians are encouraged to join their students.

Saturday, October 2

Opening Day for Pre-Kindergarten and families

9:30am - 10:30am

On Zoom

Saturday, October 2

Opening Day for Kindergarten and 1st grade

9:30am - 10:30am

On Zoom

Wednesday, October 6

Opening Night for 11th and 12th grades

6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person

Tuesday, October 12

Opening Night for 2nd and 3rd grades

4:30pm - 6:30pm

In person

Tuesday, October 12

Opening Night for 4th and 5th grades

Session 1 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm Session 2 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person

Wednesday, October 13

Opening Night for 6th and 7th grades

Session 1 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm Session 2 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person

Wednesday, October 13

Opening Night for 8th and 9th grades

6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person

Wednesday, October 13

Opening Night for 10th grade

6:00pm - 8:00pm

In person



Class Calendars and Access



JAMI 5782

Read about Year Two below. To register, please email Forrest Yesnes, Director of Youth and Family Education, at Forrest@ShirTikvah.net.












Resources for Students and Families

How we decided it was time to make a change


Explore Jewish Moral Imagination


For Your Family



Jewish Moral Imagination Lay Team

With immense gratitude to Dana Bennis and Melissa Machovsky - our Education Dream and Design Committee Co-Chairs - for their hours of organizing, leadership, questions, and ongoing support. Additional gratitude to committee members at-large Harry Adler, Donna Burnstein, Brian Edelschick, Tamar Ghidalia, Aaron Lichtov, Wendy Morris, Jennie Teichman, Ariella Tilsen, Tam Weiss, and Gayle Zoffer. Special thanks for additional support from Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Raena Davison, and Ari Weinstein.

Jewish Moral Imagination Staff Team

Forrest Yesnes, Director of Youth and Family Education

Raena Davison, Associate Director of Youth and Family Education

Nikolina Erickson-Gunther, Youth and Family Education Assistant

Rabbi Michael Latz, Lead Rabbi

Shir Tikvah's Jewish Academy for Moral Imagination is made possible by the Louis Herman Memorial Fund through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

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