Community Blog A Renewed Partnership

By Ahava Rosenthal

Hebrew College’s Community Education department and IYUN are delighted to announce the second cohort of the Hebrew College-IYUN Teaching Fellowship in Adult Learning. IYUN is a cohort-based Jewish learning experience for adults, modeled on the success of Hillel’s Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF). The Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the KMD Foundation.

In a dynamic partnership that draws on our unique strengths and shared values, Hebrew College and IYUN are together creating more opportunities to deepen Jewish content and connection, exploring existential questions through the lens of Torah.

“The curriculum for IYUN is as real as it is challenging, a great recipe for fostering long-lasting connection,” said Hebrew College rabbinical student Heather Renetzky. “It is easier to build community when we ourselves are in community and I’m drawn to building and learning with a cohort. I hope that the kindling that the cohort gathers will help fuel warm and vibrant communities across the city (and beyond).”

As this year’s fellows prepare to teach their own classes, they will also engage in their own learning around key concepts foundational to successful Jewish adult learning, from the tachlis (basic) of getting people in the room, to the inspirational, of “making your Torah land.”

Kol HaKavod to the Hebrew College rabbinical students and alumni selected as this year’s fellows. We hope you will consider learning with them this spring. Learn more about their classes below.

IYUN Courses

Between Self and Others: Jewish Wisdom for Life’s Great Questions (multiple locations)

Course #1 and Instructor: Boston and Beyond with David Malamud
Location: Online via Zoom
Day and time: Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm Eastern
Dates: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 2023 (6 sessions)
Fee: $108
Learn more and register

Course #2 and Instructor: Temple Israel of Natick with Rav Hazzan Ken Richmond
Location: Online via Zoom
Day and time: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/19, 2023 (6 sessions)
Fee: $108
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Course #3 and Instructor: Washington D.C. with Rabbi Benjamin Barer
Location: In-person (location TBA)
Day and time: Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm
Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 (6 sessions)
Fee: $108
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Course #4 and Instructor: Georgetown University, with Rabbi Daniel Schaefer
Location: In-person, Georgetown University Campus, Washington D.C.
Day and time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Dates: March 15, March 22, March 29, April 12, April 19 (5 sessions)
Cost: $108
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Jewish Wisdom for Life’s Great Questions: Spiritual Practice for Real Life
Instructor: Naomi Zipursky
Dates: 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/21
Day and Time: Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: On-line via Zoom
Fee: $108
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There is a Season: Through the Jewish Calendar
Instructor: Heather Renetzky
Day and Time: Sundays 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $108
Learn more and register

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