Create an Open Circle Jewish Learning Class

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Thank you for your interest in Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning.

Starting in 2016, Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning courses took place in living rooms and synagogue meeting rooms, creating safe, intimate spaces to strengthen social connections through shared learning journeys.  Open Circle Jewish Learning has expanded with online learning to include learners from as far as the FIJI Islands and Australia!

Open Circle Jewish Learning brings groups of friends together to learn with veteran and new instructors. Designed for learners of all backgrounds, sometimes groups approach the Open Circle Jewish Learning team to request a course in a specific topic, and we work to match instructors with groups.  Sometimes instructors submit course proposals (in May and November) after coordinating with student groups.

Some topics that groups of students are interested in are: Jewish Texts, Ritual, Israel, History, Jewish Thought, Holidays, Calendar, Social Action,  Young Adults, Mussar, Spirituality, Parenting, Grandparenting, Art and Culture. We welcome the opportunity to match your interests with instructors.

For instructors wishing to teach through Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning, we welcome the opportunity to understand your particular passions and keep your name handy for groups looking to learn a topic within your area of expertise.

Student groups and instructors are invited to contact the Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning Team at