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.


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

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

Me’ah Summer 2022 Classes

Tips for Registration

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. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and e-checks and a 4% convenience fee will be applied.

Summer Classes

Capes, Tights, and Yarmulkes: Judaism and Superheroes  Dr. Shari LowinRead about the courseTuesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m. 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12$170ZoomRegister
From Oral Tradition to Sacred Text: How the Mishnah Transformed Jewish Life and Thought Rabbi Leonard GordonRead about the courseWednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13$170ZoomRegister
Life After the Garden of Eden: Exploring the Foundational Bible StoryRabbi Neal GoldRead about the courseThursdays, 10 am - noon 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14$170ZoomRegister

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

Class Cancellations and Refunds
  • All cancellations prior to the start of a Hebrew College Adult Learning class will be refunded in full (less a 4% credit card processing fee).
  • After the first session, a $50 administrative fee (and 4% credit card processing fee) will be deducted from the refund.
  • No refunds will be made for withdrawals after the second session.
  • For extenuating circumstances, including requests for withdrawal after the second session, please contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu
  • Credit card processing fees apply to all transactions, regardless of the time of withdrawal.
Question or More Info

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


“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”

Hebrew College is offering a discounted mid-session registration rate of $275.  In addition to participating in the five upcoming sessions, registrants will receive access to the previous session’s video recordings.

Learn more about this Special Centennial series.


Honoring Many Voices: The Biblical Legacy of Valuing Different PerspectivesDr. Susie TanchelThursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7$260Lexington Collaborative - Temple Emunah, Temple IsaiahZoomRegister
Tradition on The Screen II: Challenges and Joys of Traditional Jewish Life in FilmDr. Jacob MeskinTuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15$165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister
The Diverse Cultures of Contemporary Israel: Exploring A Multiplicity of Identities Through Story and Film Dr. Jacob MeskinThursdays, 7-9 p.m. 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5$325Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Temple B'nai Abraham, BeverlyZoomRegister
Mystics, Philosophers, and Poets in Medieval SpainDr. Alan VerskinMondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2 $325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomRegister
Mystics, Philosophers, and Poets in Medieval SpainDr. Alan VerskinWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Passover Haggadah: The Endless Renewal of the Jewish Story Rabbi Neal GoldWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30$165Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
Music and Melody in Jewish Spiritual Practice: The Transformative Power of the Hasidic NiggunRabbi Nehemia PolenWednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30$165Hebrew CollegeZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Sacred Patterns Which Connect: A New Integration of Judaism and Ecological ThinkingRabbi Natan MargalitMondays, 7-9 p.m.4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9$165Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
Jews and Race: A Historian and Anthropologist Reflect on American History from the Civil War to the Present Day
Rabbi Dan Judson and Dr. Meredith Reiches
Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m.3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29$165Temple Emanuel, Newton
Profiles in Leadership and Resilience: Exploring Biblical, Rabbinic & Jewish Historical PersonalitiesRabbi Benjamin Samuels Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 $165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister

A Dialogue of Devotion: Thomas Merton and Zalman Schachter-ShalomiRabbi Or RoseTuesdays, 7-9 p.m.4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 $195Temple Beth Zion, BrooklineZoomRegister

To Dwell Within Them: Rabbi Art Green Shares His Interpretations of Selected Torah PortionsRabbi Art GreenTuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21$250Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
From the Corners of the Fields to the Repair of the Universe: How Judaism Teaches Justice, Righteousness, and Peace Rabbi Neal GoldWednesdays, 7-9 p.m.3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25$260Cambridge CollaborativeZoomCLASS IS FULL