Hebrew College and CJP have for decades shared a vision to create and support a community of learning through a robust program of adult Jewish education. We remain committed to offering serious and transformative Jewish learning for adults in Greater Boston.
But we cannot do this alone. We thus created Leaders in Adult Learning, a first-of-its-kind initiative that prepares passionate leaders to inspire other adults in their communities to embark on the rewarding journey of Jewish learning.
Each year, 12 to 16 fellows will participate in a nine-month training during which they will acquire the expertise to guide these adult learners in any number of study opportunities, including a “People of the Book” Bible-study group. The following year, fellows continue their adult-learning outreach in their home communities.
In 2015-2016, Leaders in Adult Learning fellows will facilitate a variety of text-based conversations in their home communities, many of which will be open to the public. The lay-led offerings will empower those new to Torah study to take a step into the pool of Jewish learning, to discover the richness of Torah-based conversations. See some of the creative ways LAL fellows will inspire others to embark on the rewarding journey of Jewish Learning: