Admissions

Hebrew College is a pluralistic graduate school in Newton, Massachusetts, where students of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs study to pursue careers as rabbis, cantors, rav-hazzanim, Jewish educators or other Jewish communal professionals. The rabbinical, cantorial and rav-hazzan ordination programs are residential and only open to Jewish students, but they do not require that students be affiliated with any particular stream of Judaism. The majority of our educational leadership programs are online –with some including a one-week on-campus component.

Degree Programs

Some students come to Hebrew College right after college, others enroll after working in the Jewish professions for several years and still, others study with us to prepare for a second career in midlife.

 Learn About Our Degree Programs

Admissions Process

We want to help you find the program that is right for you. Follow these steps to begin your application.

  • The admissions process begins by contacting the Hebrew College Office of Admissions to learn more about your program of interest.
  • The next step is to submit your application for admission. After you submit your initial application form, you can submit the rest of your application materials.
  • At any time during the inquiry and application process, you are encouraged to arrange a campus visit. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting a member of the admissions team.

A Career with Meaning

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a career change, Rabbi Dan Judson offers advice on the importance of choosing a career that feels useful and brings you meaning. Download his article for yourself or pass it on to family, friends and colleagues who may be exploring different career options.

Learn More

Non-Degree Programs

In addition to those with professional aspirations, some of our students enjoy coursework for the pure love of learning and Jewish personal enrichment. Hebrew College offers community learning and professional development programs and courses which do not require admissions applications.

Contact Info

Rabbinical School and Jewish Studies
Rabbi Daniel Klein, Rab10, MJEd`10
Rabbinical School Admissions
617-559-8637
dklein@hebrewcollege.edu

School of Jewish Music
Marcia Spellman
School of Jewish Music Admissions
617-559-8643
sjm@hebrewcollege.edu

Jewish Education
Debrah Ron
Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education Admissions
617-559-8624
dron@hebrewcollege.edu