Sigd Ethiopian Israeli Commemoration

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Join us on November 16 at 1 p.m. EST (U.S.) to honor and celebrate the Jewish–Ethiopian holiday of Sigd. A distinguished group of speakers will highlight the story of the Ethiopian Jewish community – their journey to Israel, integration into Israeli society, and the significant role of contemporary Israeli–Ethiopian arts and culture.

The event in English is being hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to New England and co-sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Get Konnected!, Hebrew College and Northeastern University Hillel.

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Hebrew College Project Based Learning (PBL) Bootcamp

Join us for Hebrew College Project Based Learning Bootcamp!

Monday, November 30 & Monday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Registration CLOSES 11/25

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach to learning in which participants acquire knowledge and skills by actively exploring a complex question and working on an authentic community need. Community Education Initiative (CEI) works with selected teachers and educational directors from schools to introduce project-based learning into their school curriculum and structure.

The Bootcamp sessions will provide all participants with a boost in thinking about how to implement PBL in part time Jewish education settings. Experienced PBL educators, Kim Bodemer, Liz Levin and Sarit Ferreira will take us on an immersive bootcamp experience as we explore and experiment with PBL. Please feel free to invite others from your school to join you in the sessions.

After the sessions we will provide one on one consultations to schools that want to implement PBL in their schools.

Hebrew College CEI has been supporting and providing ongoing professional development targeted to Congregational and other part time settings of Jewish Education for over a decade. Learn from the depth of our experience in working within the particularities of the Jewish part time school setting to implement PBL in your community.

Questions? Contact Marion Gribetz.


Leading While the World in On Fire

Many of us never imagined we would be serving as rabbis in a time of such great devastation when the world is facing a climate crisis so dire that it threatens the future existence of humanity. Come explore what it means to lead in such a time, discuss ways to mobilize our communities for meaningful action, and support our people as they face this reality on a spiritual and emotional level.

Please join us for the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis event “Leading While the World is on Fire” on Thursday, Dec. 10  from 9:45-11:30 a.m. with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder & CEO of Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action.

How to Register

Register to receive the Zoom link.

About the Speaker

RABBI JENNIE ROSENN is the Founder and CEO of Dayenu, a new organization mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. Rabbi Rosenn has spent more than two decades leading Jewish non-profit organizations, advocating for social change, and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement. Before founding Dayenu, Rabbi Rosenn served as vice president for community engagement at HIAS, where she built a robust Jewish movement responding to the global refugee crisis. She has twice been named one of the Forward’s 50 most influential Jews in America.

Sh’ma: Love and Listen

treePlease join Amy Grossblatt Pessah, rabbi, mom, educator, and author, as she shares some of the ways ancient Jewish prayer can offer timely wisdom for the modern parent. In this interactive session, we will focus on the words of the Sh’ma prayer and explore what messages and teachings can be extrapolated to help us become more mindful, present, open-hearted parents, no matter the age of our child.  Discover  how the Shema can bolster us to listen intensely and love deeply especially now, as we navigate what it means to be a parent in 2020.

Rabbi Amy will be sharing passages from her recent book, Parenting on a Prayer. Registrants will receive a discount on the purchase of the book. A discount code and Zoom link will be sent out ahead of the event.

Amy Grossblatt Pessah sitting on a beachAmy Grossblatt Pessah is a rabbi, author, spiritual director and mom. Serving various communities and demographics across the country, Amy has been a Jewish educator for over twenty-five years, with a specialization in Jewish Family Education. She is the author of the recent book, Parenting on a Prayer: Ancient Jewish Secrets for Raising Modern Children. Learn more at her websiteA Soulful Journey.


Virtual Information Session: Hybrid Master of Jewish Education Program at Hebrew College

Ready for change? Looking for meaning and purpose in your work? At Hebrew College, we are passionate about Jewish Education and preparing educators for careers with passion and purpose.

Whether you are new to the profession or are a Jewish educator who wants to move ahead in your career, we invite you to join us for Hebrew College’s new Hybrid Master of Jewish Education Program Virtual Open House & Informational Session on Thursday, November 12 at 7:15-p.m. EST/6:15CT/5:315 MT/4:15CT (US). 

Our pluralistic program offers:
  • Nationally recognized interactive online learning experiences

  • Hybrid model- online learning combined with on-campus seminars

  • Comprehensive curriculum & deep learning with expert faculty

  • Substantive and meaningful support through personalized advising relationship

  • Practical application through supervised field experiences

  • Educational leadership; pedagogic application, social, emotional, and spiritual learning

  • Opportunity to become an iCenter Fellow for the teaching of Israel

  • Jewish learning for a pluralistic world


Please contact Debrah Ron at

Tasting Hope: Embodying the Messages of Hanukkah & Christmas


Join us for “Tasting Hope: Embodying the Messages of Hanukkah & Christmas,” the first in our Jewish CultureFest: Food, Music, and YOU! three-part online series.

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We invite you to join us for any or all three of these virtual, Multi-generational and Interactive workshops:

  • Celebrate culinary and musical traditions from around the Jewish world through the lens of three Jewish holidays
  • Learn about the cross-cultural and interreligious influences that are woven throughout Jewish life
  • Participate in a variety of interactive cooking and tasting activities 

About Jewish CultureFest: Food, Music, and YOU!

Celebrate the culinary and musical traditions of Jewish life from around the world in our three-part online series, with programs for Chanukah, Tu B’shvat, and Passover.

Workshop #1: Tasting Hope: Embodying the Messages of Hanukkah & Christmas

An Interreligious & cross-cultural exploration of Hanukkah and Christmas with Music, text learning, and a participatory culinary experience


Sunday, December 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. EST (US)


While the workshop is free, we would appreciate a suggested donation of $18 per household to help support this and other future community education programs.


Or RoseRabbi Or Rose
Director, Miller Center of Interreligious Learning &
Leadership of Hebrew College

SamirSamir Selmanovic, Ph.D.
Founder, THE KITCHENHOOD, a cross-generational community dedicated to cooking mastery

Save the dates for these upcoming programs

workshop #2:

A Musical Meditation and celebration of Tu B’Shevat


Wednesday, January 27 | 7-8:30 p.m.


jackson-mercerJackson Mercer
Musician, composer, Hebrew College rabbinical student, and host of Hebrew College’s Niggun Seminar.

Shani Rosenbaum
Hebrew College rabbinical student and host of Hebrew College’s Niggun Seminar.


workshop #3:

A Passover Exploration


Sunday, March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m.

Program and presenter information coming soon!




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