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Me'ah: Intensive Adult Learning Programs to cultivate your mind and feed your soul

  • Study with instructors who are accomplished Judaic scholars and master-teachers
  • Build deep understanding and insight into Jewish texts, thought, history and culture
  • Engage with Adult Learners of all ages and backgrounds to develop a learning community
  • Choose the class style and class format that best fits your schedule and interests-classes are designed for busy Adult Learners 


Me'ah Classic A two-year journey, comprised of 100 hours of class time(Me'ah is Hebrew for the number 100) through the narrative of the Jewish people from ancient times to present. Participants delve into core texts and the history of four eras-biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern- to build a foundation of knowledge and greater meaning. 

Me'ah Select A ten week in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history. Participants gain a variety of perspectives on the topic area and gain an understanding of its significance in the past and its meaning for contemporary Jewish life.

Me'ah Online Journey Through the Bible- A ten-week online learning experience that offers the outstanding faculty and comprehensive curriculum that are the hallmarks of the Me'ah program, combined with the flexibility of distance-learning.


Me'ah programs are an initiative of Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.  No prior formal jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required.


Sara Riedner Brown
Associate Director, Me'ah