About Gesher Israel

Hebrew College’s Gesher Israel Seminar for Teens

This seminar will be capped at 16 students and will meet six times throughout the year, including (as the pandemic allows) a Gesher Israel teen trip to Israel in the spring of 2022 to learn, explore, and connect in person with our friends at the Reali School of Haifa.

Curriculum

Watch for information coming soon!

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Rabbi Laura Bellows, lbellows@hebrewcollege.edu or call 617-559-8802.

Teen Hebrew Institute

The Teen Hebrew Institute (THI) offers teens both supported, informal beit café time to practice speaking and connect socially, as well as spirited, multi-level, conversational Modern Hebrew classes in-person. Our Hebrew program is popular among former day schools students seeking to keep up their skills and stay connected to friends, synagogue school students ready to take the next step in their Hebrew learning, and teens who speak Hebrew at home. All are welcome.

Learn Hebrew through Ulpan

Hebrew College Ulpan is an immersion language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension, and conversation skills. Ulpan brings Hebrew to life through discussions of contemporary political, social, and cultural topics, and readings drawn from current Israeli news and social commentary.

Ulpan is offered on campus (or online due to Covid-19) through ten levels of study, including beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Learn about our Ulpan offerings and figure out what level is right for you. 

Me’ah Classic

SPECIAL CENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES

“The Old Made New and the New Made Holy: Leading Scholars & Thinkers Reflect on a Century of Jewish Experience and Explore the Challenges That Lie Ahead”

Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17,March 24, April 7, May 19
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Cost: $350; generous financial aid available
Details: Learn more
Registration: Register now

In honor of Hebrew College’s centennial, Hebrew College Adult Learning is offering a special monthly community learning course with (pictured above) Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Hebrew College), Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (Central Synagogue, NY), Rabbi David Ellenson (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Arthur Green (Hebrew College), Rabbi Shai Held (Hadar), Rabbi Benay Lappe (SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva), Jonathan Sarna, PhD (Brandeis University).


About Me’ah Classic

Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive, engaging, and in-depth adult learning experience that takes students on a 100-hour, two-year journey through the narrative of the Jewish people. Readings, text study, lectures and discussions focus on core texts from biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern times. Students receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony at the end of their second year.

Me’ah Select

SPECIAL CENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES

“The Old Made New and the New Made Holy: Leading Scholars & Thinkers Reflect on a Century of Jewish Experience and Explore the Challenges That Lie Ahead”

Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17,March 24, April 7, May 19
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Cost: $350; generous financial aid available
Details: Learn more 
Registration: Register now

In honor of Hebrew College’s centennial, Hebrew College Adult Learning is offering a special monthly community learning course with (pictured above) Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Hebrew College), Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (Central Synagogue, NY), Rabbi David Ellenson (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Arthur Green (Hebrew College), Rabbi Shai Held (Hadar), Rabbi Benay Lappe (SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva), Jonathan Sarna, PhD (Brandeis University).


Me’ah Select Fall 2021 Classes

UPDATE: This fall, many Hebrew College’s Me’ah Select courses will be offered live, online via Zoom. Other classes will be offered live at synagogue sites throughout the Greater Boston community. Please check our class listings in August for location information. All courses will be taught by our excellent Me’ah faculty who strive to provide both a rich intellectual experience and a sense of connection among our community of learners.


Tips for Registration

If you would like to register for more than one course, the process is a little different. Please email the Me’ah Program Administrator Anna Katsevman at akatsevman@hebrewcollege.edu for assistance.

To register for a single class, click on the register link provided below. Make sure to read the instructions at the bottom of the registration page before hitting submit. Your registration is not complete until you have completed the payment and credit card screens. Mastercard or Visa ONLY PLEASE.

Question or More Info

To inquire about financial aid contact Marilyn Stern at mstern@hebrewcollege.edu.


COURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORTIMEDATESCOST (per person)PARTNER ORGSLOCATIONREGISTER
From the Corners of the Fields to the Repair of the Universe: How Judaism Teaches Justice, Righteousness, and PeaceRabbi Neal GoldThursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6$325Lexington Collaborative - Temple Emunah, Temple IsaiahZoomRegister now
The Modern Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Short StoriesDr. Jacob MeskinMondays, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13$325Temple Sinai, BrooklineZoomRegister now
Connections and Disconnections: The Biblical World and our LivesDr. Susie TanchelThursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9$260Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister now
WEDNESDAY - Changes and Challenges for a New Generation: The Book of JoshuaRabbi Benjamin SamuelsWednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomCLASS IS FULL
MONDAY - Changes and Challenges for a New Generation: The Book of JoshuaRabbi Benjamin SamuelsMondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomRegister now
The Diverse Cultures of Contemporary Israel: Exploring A Multiplicity of Identities Through Story And FilmDr. Jacob MeskinWednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22$325Cambridge Collaborative - Congregation Eitz Chayim, Kahal B'raira, Tremont Street ShulZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Modern Struggle With Jewish Textual TraditionDr. Jacob MeskinSundays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6 $325Harvard Worship and Study MinyanZoomRegister now
Discovering the Art of MidrashRabbi Neal GoldTuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21$325Temple Beth Sholom, FraminghamZoomRegister now
The Book of Judges: Subversive Narrative or Instructive Text? You Be the Judge!Dr. Lynne HellerWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8$195Hebrew CollegeIn-person at Temple EmanuelRegister now
Tradition on Screen: Divergent Images of Jewish Traditional Life in FilmDr. Jacob MeskinTuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21$165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister now
Abraham Joshua Heschel: Spirituality & Social JusticeRabbi Or RoseTuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 3/1 $195Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister now

 

We are delighted that you are interested in studying with Hebrew College’s Adult Learning program and look forward to your joining our learning community.  Guided by our commitment to the values of derekh eretz (ethical living), shmirat halashon (guarding of language), and kavod habri’ot (respect of all people), we expect Hebrew College Adult Learning students to participate in our classes in a respectful manner, and be mindful of the time and learning needs of other students and instructors during in-person and remote learning.