Funding Our Schools

Talmud Torah of St. Paul consists of the Gayle Johnson Cohen Preschool,  Annette Newman Day School, the George Kaplan Afternoon School, and the Midrasha - all supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul:


  • Gayle Johnson Cohen Preschool has provided quality early childhood education for more than 40 years. Today’s preschool program strives to create a loving, caring environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their own unique learning style. All of the activities are designed to set a solid foundation for ongoing Jewish and general education.
  • Annette Newman Day School provides academic excellence within an environment that is safe, caring, and accepting for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade.  Small class sizes, a talented faculty, and a rigorous and creative curriculum of general and Jewish studies provide students with a strong foundation for living in a complex, changing world. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills as they discover their role as modern American Jews who are part of the world community.  
  • George Kaplan Afternoon School offers a curriculum in Hebrew, Torah and Jewish Studies within an afternoon supplementary school setting from Mechina (2nd grade) to 7th grade.  For decades the school has been providing students with quality, substantive Jewish education. The curriculum is designed to offer students the necessary tools, skills and knowledge needed to create a life filled with the joys of Judaism.
  • Midrasha is a supplementary program designed for students in Grades 7-12 to continue their Jewish studies beyond their Bar or Bat Mitzvah in order to meet their unique needs and strengthen their ties to our treasured tradition.  Midrasha participates in the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools (CIS) program. The CIS program allows high school students enrolled in the Midrasha to receive high school and/or college credits for taking CIS Hebrew courses at Talmud Torah of St. Paul.


Lubavitch Cheder Day School

The St. Paul Federation allocates funds each year to the Lubavitch Cheder Day School, which seeks to offer its students the warmth and love of the traditional Yiddisheh cheder, while utilizing modern technology and teaching techniques. Since its founding with 22 students in 1977, the school’s separate programs for boys and girls (Pre-K-8) have provided an integrated religious and secular education under the guidance of highly qualified teachers in both arenas.