Illuminating the Beauty of Kabbalat Shabbat: An evening of art, song and learning with artist Debra Band and Introduction by Rabbi Arthur Green
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
Hebrew College

General Admission: $10 | Hebrew College Students register for free 

Artist Debra Band will deepen our understanding of the beloved mystical Kabbalat Shabbat traditions captured in her stunning illuminated paintings. The evening will start with an introduction by Rabbi Arthur Green and an arrangement of lecha dodi performed by students of the cantorial ordination program at Hebrew College (COSEL). Band will share her visual interpretation of the psalms, blessings and prayers that fill our homes and sacred spaces through a slide-discussion and a walk through an exhibit of images from her new book Kabbalat Shabbat The Grand Unification. Debra Band’s work in Hebrew illuminated manuscripts draws upon her love of both the manuscript arts and biblical studies.  Her work includes illuminated and papercut books and ketubot, other manuscript pieces and papercuts. Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification will be available for purchase at the book signing following the event. Co-hosted with Temple Beth Zion and B'nai Or of Boston.

Cultivating Hope in Uncertain Times: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 - 12:45pm
Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline

Three religious leaders, Rabbi Or Rose, Dr. Jennifer Peace, Celene Ibrahim, will engage in open conversation with each other and you as we navigate together the literally darker days of December and search for strategies to reunite a divided society. Come and learn from texts and traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam regarding the December holidays in all three faiths and the shared value of hope. Rabbi Or Rose, a leading writer and social activist, is the Founding Director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & LeadershipCelene Ibrahim, Associate at the Center for the Study of Jewish Christian Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, lectures and publishes widely on topics including the histories and theologies of interreligious relations. Jennifer Howe Peace is Associate Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA. This event is part of the Hebrew College-Mishkan Tefila Speaker Series.

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Nissim v'Nifla'ot  | נסים ונפלאות 
Dec. 12-13, 2016
Monday 3:00-7:00pm | Tuesday 8:30am-3:00pm
The Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College will hold its Seventh Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference on Monday-Tuesday, December 12 and 13, 2016,  at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, in Newton, Massachusetts. The theme for this year's conference is "Miracles and Wonders" (נסים ונפלאות) . We will explore ways to discover and appreciate the miracles in nature and the Jewish tradition,  and the wonderful aspects of our students, their families, and their cultural diversity. In addition to a diverse variety of session topics related to Miracles and Wonders for new and veteran educators, this year there will be a Director's Track, a Torah Godly Play Track, a Gisha (Access) Special Needs Track that will be run in partnership with Gateways, and a Nature Track.
Threads of Identity: A Conversation with Three Contemporary Jewish Women Authors
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Hebrew College

General Admission: $10 | Hebrew College Students register for free 

The Jewish Women’s Archive and Hebrew College are thrilled to bring together three Jewish women authors—Jennifer Brown (Modern Girls, 2016), Tova Mirvis (Visible City, 2014, The Outside World, 2004, The Ladies Auxiliary, 1999), and Anna Solomon (Leaving Lucy Pear 2016, Labor Day, 2014, The Little Bride, 2011)—whose novels feature Jewish women protagonists. Join us as we explore how and why writers make certain choices about the storylines of their characters, how their identities as Jewish women inform their storytelling, and what implications these have on our experiences as readers. Moderated by Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive.  Books will be sold and a book signing will follow the event – just in time for Hanukkah!

Voices of Resilience and Hope: An evening with activists Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond and Rev. Fred Small
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
Hebrew College

General Admission: $10 | Hebrew College Students register for free 

Join us for an uplifting evening of story, reflection and song. These three inspirational spiritual leaders -- who champion the cause of social justice through their song -- will reflect on the significance of music in their own spiritual lives and in their work for climate justice. Their voices will uplift and empower each of us to continue the important work of healing our broken world. Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Brookline. She is a leader in the interfaith climate justice movement and recently started Rev. Mariama White-Hammond is the Ecological Justice Minister at Bethel AME Church. Rev. Mariama uses her preaching, writing, singing and activism to foster a spirit-led intersectional movement for justice. Rev. Fred Small is Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church (Unitarian Universalist), Boston, and Director of Faith Outreach for Climate XChange. This event is made possible with support from the Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation. This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Mishkan Tefila educational series.

Hebrew College Gala 2017
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 - 5:30pm
Back Bay Events Center Boston, MA
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Save the date for Hebrew College Gala 2017 honoring Louis Grossman and Family of Grossman Companies, Inc. and Susan Ain, who will recieve the Esther Award for Leadership and Philanthropy.