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.

Daf Yomi (Space still available; fee pro-rated)

Daf Yomi

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor:
Layah Lipsker (Read Bio)
Dates: 26 Sessions, Bi-weekly on Mondays & Thursdays, 1/9, 1/12, 1/19, 1/23, 1/26, 1/30, 2/2, 2/6, 2/9, 2/13, 2/16, 2/23, 2/27, 3/2, 3/6, 3/9, 3/13, 3/16, 3/20, 3/23, 3/27, 3/30, NO April, 5/1, 5/4, 5/8 & 5/11
Time: 9-9:45 a.m.
Cost: $380, generous financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Daf Yomi is an international program to study the entire Talmud in unison, one page at a time. Jews around the world from all backgrounds and affiliations join by following a fixed schedule. This course is for people interested in the fascinating world of Talmud, whose varied discussions have broad and universal resonance.  Our twice weekly sessions will keep us on the Daf Yomi schedule but we will focus on contemporary relevance of the texts for modern Jewish life. No Hebrew reading is necessary, all texts will be studied in English. This Daf Yomi course will meet twice per week for 45 minutes each time over 13 weeks.

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

Encountering God Today

Encountering God Today

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor:
 Rabbi Neal Gold (Read Bio)
Dates: 10 Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18 & 4/25
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $380, generous financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: The Lexington Collaborative

“Where is God to be found? Wherever you let God in”—These are the famous words of Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Kotzk. Nonetheless, contemporary times call for new vocabulary and new ways of talking about God.

In this course, we’ll explore the various paths in contemporary Jewish thought, and we’ll encourage one another to discover approaches that enhance our own understanding of God. We’ll read many wonderful and daring Jewish texts, with an emphasis on the Jewish writers who have searched for spiritual meaning in our own time.

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

The Problem of Evil – MONDAY

The Problem of Evil – MONDAY

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor:
Rav Rachel Adelman, Ph.D. (Read Bio)
Dates: 10 Mondays, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 & 5/15
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $380, generous financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley

The problem of evil has haunted our religious tradition from its inception. If God is all-powerful and benevolent, how could evil persist in the world? This course addresses the Jewish response to the existence of evil in the world, through a close reading of selected texts from the Hebrew Bible – the Eden narrative in Genesis, Cain and Abel, the Binding of Isaac, and the Book of Job – along with interpretations that draw from rabbinic midrash, modern poetry, and post-holocaust theologians.

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