Nesiya: A Jewish Educational Program for the Whole Family

What is Nesiya?

Guided by the Vision for Lifelong Learning, Shir Tikvah is creating a new and innovative educational program to meet the needs of families who wanted something different from a "traditional" religious school model, offering them an innovative approach to family learning, social justice and Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Click here to see a video about Nesiya!

The Nesiya Experience

Join us- 1st Fridays from 5:15-8:00 pm and 3rd Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 pm, plus one other holiday celebration or social justice program a month.

Families commit to attending all Nesiya programs as a family.

What happens at Nesiya?

On Friday evenings, families gather together to celebrate Shabbat and then join the congregation for our Shabbat services. On Shabbat morning the families pray together, teach each other Torah, and experience parallel learning for adults and children. 

Who can participate? 

Students in kindergarten, first and second grades participate with their parents in Nesiya in lieu of attending Sunday morning Religious School. Third and fourth grade students attend Nesiya in addition to Hebrew School on Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6:30 pm/6:00-8:00 pm).  Students attending Jewish Day School are also encouraged to attend Nesiya.

For a printable version of our Pilot Year informational brochure click here.

2013-2014 Nesiya Calendar       

Nesiya Sessions

19 Apr 2014 9:30 AM • Shir Tikvah
02 May 2014 5:15 PM • Shir Tikvah
09 May 2014 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah
10 May 2014 6:30 PM • Shir Tikvah
17 May 2014 9:30 AM • Shir Tikvah

Costs? Tuition is the same as Religious School, plus an additional cost for the Shabbat meals.

Interested in joining Nesiya? Use the Religious School/Hebrew School/Nesiya registration form on the Shir Tikvah homepage.

No child will be denied a Jewish education due to inability to pay.

If you have questions about Nesiya, please contact the office.


1360 West Minnehaha Parkway  - Minneapolis, MN 55419-1199
Shir Tikvah Telephone: (612)822-1440
Office Email:
Office hours:  Monday through Thursday 9 to 5  & Friday 9 to 3
       Parking is available at Burroughs School - enter on 50th

In case of Life Cycle Emergency Call: (612)787-7447


admin login

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software