Me’ah Classic

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online.  Me’ah Classic 2020-2021 courses began in the fall. With special permission, it’s possible to join a class mid-year. To learn more, contact Marilyn Stern at by January 6th.

The Jewish “conversation” stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life. With 100 (me’ah in Hebrew) hours of coursework over two years, Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive, engaging, and in-depth adult learning experience that takes students on a journey through the narrative of the Jewish people and empowers students to become part of the conversation.

Me’ah — Hebrew for 100 — is led by outstanding faculty from Greater Boston academic institutions who are attuned to the needs of adult learners.  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 Classic welcomes students of all backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, thanks to CJP’s generous support. For more information, download our brochure.

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online. For questions, please contact Anna Katsevman.

Me’ah Select

Hebrew College is pleased to offer a wide array of online Me’ah Select courses this winter and spring. In this time of limited in-person contact, these “live” interactive courses taught by our excellent Me’ah faculty strive to provide both a rich intellectual experience and a sense of connection among our community of learners.

Registration will be open for most classes beginning in mid-January. Watch for Hebrew College’s Community Learning Newsletter in your inbox as well as announcements from partner organizations.

Visa or Mastercard ONLY please. 

Winter/Spring 2021: Me’ah Select Online Offerings

Parenting Through A Jewish Lens

Timeless texts to learn from and other parents to lean on

Join other parents in your community for moderated discussions about topics that matter to you as a parent. Explore Jewish values and teachings that can enrich your family. Reflect on the joys and challenges of raising kids, especially during these challenging times. Find support, encouragement, and connection. Parenting Through a Jewish Lens welcomes the participation of parents from all faiths, cultures, families, and experiences. 

Classes for parents of all stages

Coming online this fall:

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (6 sessions). This class is geared towards parents of children ages 0-9 years old.

Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens (5 sessions).  This class is appropriate for grandparents with grandchildren of all ages and stages.

Tattis Circle: Fathers of Young Children (8 sessions). This class is designed for fathers of children newborn to preschool age. *Register through Open Circle Learning: 20’s and 30’s

Parenting Through a Mussar Lens (8 sessions). This class is appropriate for parents interested in exploring how Mussar can inform their parenting. * Register through Open Circle Jewish Learning: Classic

Check out the complete listings for fall classes on our Registration page.



Open Circle Jewish Learning Courses

Winter/Spring 2021 Open Circle Jewish Learning Offerings:

This Winter/Spring we are pleased to offer a wide array of classes for every interest. Open Circle Jewish Learning: 20s & 30s; Social Action; Gender Studies; Arts and Culture; Mindfulness; and Texts and Traditions. For all course descriptions, visit the Community Education Course Guide. For detailed biographies of Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning Faculty, please visit the Community Education Faculty webpage. To register, click on “Register” corresponding to each course listed in the course tables below.*

Let us help you if you are registering for more than one course at a time. Please contact Anna Katsevman at to register for multiple courses.

*Currently we can accept on-line payment using MasterCard or VISA credit cards only.

Prozdor: Where Jewish Teens Thrive

Teens come to Prozdor at Hebrew College for a chance to explore and study Jewish thought, practice, history, politics, social issues, and Modern conversational Hebrew with teens from across the Boston region. Prozdor students come from over 20 local congregations and all affiliations to form one pluralistic community where teens cultivate lifelong friendships and a commitment to Judaism into college and beyond. In addition to Prozdor’s teen-driven curriculum, Prozdor students participate in service trips, learn from renowned scholars and visiting speakers, and are guaranteed a spot in all Prozdor Immersives, a deep dive into arts, change-making, and innovation three times a year.

Central to Prozdor’s mission are:

  • Excellence in teaching
  • A rigorous text-based and hands-on curriculum of Judaic and Hebrew studies
  • A commitment to service, menschlichkeit, and tikkun olam
  • Nurturing a committed, energized, and diverse teen community who own their Jewish education

Winter/Spring 2021 Courses


JTFGB Summer Program

“If Not Now, When?”: A JTFGB summer experience
July 13-August 13 | Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30

Join us this summer as we explore how racial injustice is connected to everything in our lives. What should we do? How do we act? How can we give? And how do we do, act and give with intention?