Yotzrot Makom

Program Overview

Middle school girls* are invited to join us as we engage with biblical, talmudic, and contemporary Jewish stories of female figures and creatively rejuvenate them with our dreams, imaginations, voices, and practices that are meaningful to our lives.

Through the imagining and creating of new stories and artifacts–weaving words, movement, music, and materials in creating an object that itself is a Midrash–participants will examine themes that are relevant to their lives.

This process contributes to the collective Midrash project by including marginalized and/or silenced voices. In an end-of-the-year exhibition, participants will share their voices and journeys with the community by presenting their story and an artifact they produce.

*self-identified girls, trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth

Upcoming Events



Yotzrot Makom will meet every other Sunday from October 15, 2023 – May 5, 2024:

  • October: 15 & 29
  • November: 12 & 26
  • December: 10
  • January: 7 & 21
  • February: 11 & 25
  • March: 10 & 24
  • April: 7 & 21
  • May: 5

Meetings run from 6:15-8:00pm.


For the 2023-2024 school year (vegetarian, kosher dinner included!):

  • Early Bird (before October 10): $700
  • After October 10: $800


Financial Aid

The JCC East Bay recognizes that each family has different needs, and we want to support all families the best we can. Any families in need of financial support can apply for financial aid here.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact Us

Brianna Sommer
Director of Youth and Teen Programs
510-848-0237, ext. 141