There is a Season: Through the Jewish Calendar

*Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning:Young Adult
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

How does the Jewish holiday cycle work? What are the animating ideas, themes, and visions of the practice of “Jewish time?” Are there spaces for dissent, doubt, or disaffection in the calendar, or is practicing tantamount to “believing?” These questions and more will be the subject of our time together.

*This course is offered as part of the Hebrew College-IYUN Fellowship program

Jewish Wisdom for Life’s Great Questions: Spiritual Practices for Real Life

*Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning: Young Adult
Instructor: Naomi Zipursky
Day and Time: Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/21, 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $108

Gratitude, spirituality, divinity, resistance: explore these concepts among others as we examine the qualities that bring meaning to us as spiritual beings. Probe some of the big questions of a life well-lived as refracted through the lens of Jewish tradition and teachings. Learn how we can enrich our lives through developing and acquiring personal spiritual practices that infuse our lives with meaning.

This course is being offered through the Hebrew College -IYUN Fellowship program.

Judaism as Art: A Search for Congruity

*Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning: Young Adult/Arts and Culture
Instructor: Rabbi Elyssa Austerklein
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $108

Gratitude Judaism as Art: A Search for Congruity: Can Jewish spiritual practice be understood as a kind of art? How can the artistic process illuminate Jewish living? We will look at some of the themes that have occupied modern art production and consumption, in particular — the presence or absence of the author; the possibility of creations going out of control; the tension between discipline and creative spontaneity, and the poetics of darkness and light.

*This course is offered through the Hebrew College-IYUN Fellowship program.

Ancient Responses to Modern Challenges

Ancient Responses to Modern Challenges

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Dr. Susie Tanchel  (Read Bio)
Dates: 5 Thursdays, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $190, generous financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Many parts of life have shifted since biblical times and yet parts of the human condition have remained the same. Like our ancestors before us, for example, we need to take initiative in some moments and innovate in others, we need to balance responsibility with authenticity, and we need to persuade people of our message and respond to tragedies. During this course, we will explore these topics by reading and discussing selected texts from different part of the Bible including Genesis, minor prophets, and the Book of Job, in order to discover what wisdom and guidance we can learn for our own lives. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required. Please bring an open mind and heart.

Hebrew College Me’ah Select courses offer in-depth academically oriented adult learning experiences led by outstanding faculty.