Jewish Community Education for Adults & Teens

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SPECIAL EVENT!

“[Rabbinic Sage] Ben Bag Bag would say: turn it and turn it again, for all is in it.” — Pirke Avot 5:22

Please join us online on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 from 7-7:45 p.m. for “Turn It and Turn It Again: Renewing Our Torah Journey” to celebrate the beginning of another year of Jewish learning and community with Hebrew College and friends. All are welcome, whether you’ve been studying with us for years or you’re joining us for the first time.

This Zoom event will feature an introduction by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College, followed by breakout teaching sessions with Hebrew College faculty members Rabbi Nehemia Polen, Rabbi Or Rose, Rabbi Shani Rosenbaum, and Dr. Susie Tanchel.

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Your Jewish Learning

Whether you’re interested in studying Mishnah, meditation, or music; hope to learn Modern Hebrew or delve into ancient texts; or need parenting advice, professional development, or a program for your teen, Hebrew College has a program for you. Our offerings include programs geared towards young adults in their 20s and 30s, parents of toddlers through teens, mid-career professionals, teens, and adults of all ages.


Contact Us

We are here to help you find the right program for your interests and schedule. For general questions, please contact Anna Katsevman. For questions about a specific Community Education program, view our staff information and contact the program director.


Fall 2022 Courses

This fall, Hebrew College will offer Community Education courses for teens and adults thanks to the generosity of CJP.

CONTACT
Anna Katsevman
Program Administrator, Community Education
617-559-8735

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Me'ah

Journey through Jewish texts and ideas from biblical times to the present through Hebrew College’s Me’ah Classic program or deep dive into a particular historic period, theme, or personality through Hebrew College’s Me’ah Select program.


CONTACT

Erica Streit-Kaplan
Co-Associate Director, Me’ah
617-559-8727

Terri Swart Russell 
Co-Associate Director, Me’ah

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Open Circle Jewish Learning

In Hebrew College’s Open Circle Jewish Learning classes, ask big questions, explore relevant topics, and find meaning in Jewish sources of wisdom. Learn and make a difference through parenting classes, a social justice community group, participate in a conversation group focused on mysticism and mindfulness; or create your own salon on any topic ranging from Israel to the Torah.

CONTACT

Linna Ettinger
Director
lettinger@hebrewcollege.edu

Cindy Bernstein
Administrative Coordinator
cbernstein@hebrewcollege.edu

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Teen Learning

Teen learning at Hebrew College includes several options, from serious text study in Teen Beit Midrash to Modern Hebrew in the Teen Hebrew Institute, from teen philanthropy and leadership in JTFGB to choosing a Prozdor course in history, social justice, arts, Israel, philosophy, or religion on Sundays at Hebrew College or, with a group of friends, on a topic and at a time that works for you!

Contact

Bridget Connor-Feldbaum
Director of Prozdor
prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu

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Hebrew Language Courses

Learn conversational Hebrew through the lens of Israeli culture through our Ulpan program.

CONTACT

Iris Schor
Director, Ulpan and Hebrew Language
ischor@hebrewcollege.edu
617-559-8618

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Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning at Hebrew College

The Miller Center, in collaboration with Hebrew College’s Community Education division, offers study opportunities for interested adult learners about such topics as: the Book of Psalms in Jewish and Christian life; the legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.; modern and contemporary approaches to dialogue and community building; ancient and modern teachings on ecological responsibility in different faith traditions.

CONTACT
Marilyn Stern
Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College

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MaTaRoT: Hebrew College’s Center for Professional Learning and Leadership

MaTaRoT is your hub for professional development in Jewish Education. MaTaRoT, meaning “goals,” describes our work together: Mentoring, Teaching, Reaching Together. We offer Communities of Practice, Discussion Groups, Mini Courses, Workshops, Coaching and more.

CONTACT
Debrah Ron
Hebrew College Professional Development
617-559-8624

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Rabbinical Courses

Study important texts and theory; Jewish history, culture and spirituality, and social justice and the Jewish life cycle; amongst other topics, alongside future rabbis in non-credit courses through the Hebrew College Rabbinical School.

CONTACT
Rabbi Gita Karasov
Rabbinical School and Jewish Studies Courses
617-559-8637

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Cantorial Courses

Delve into the role that music has played in Jewish life from ancient to modern times; learn about the music of the Jewish people throughout the Diaspora; compare prayer in different religions and parts of the world; and study Jewish music and prayer alongside cantorial students in our non-credit community cantorial classes.

CONTACT
Laurena Rosenberg
Jewish Music and Cantorial Courses
617-559-8632

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Graduate Education Courses

Join a dynamic community of future educators who are preparing to lead, transform and elevate Jewish learning in our pluralistic world in non-credit community Jewish education courses.

CONTACT
Debrah Ron
Graduate Jewish Education
617-559-8624

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Community Education Staff

Sara Brown
Senior Director, Adult Learning & Teen Learning
sbrown@hebrewcollege.edu

Anna Katsevman
Program Administrator
akatsevman@hebrewcollege.edu

 


Adult & Young Adult Programs

Me’ah

Erica Streit-Kaplan
Co-Associate Director
estreit@hebrewcollege.edu

Terri Schwartz-Russell
Co-Associate Director
trussell@hebrewcollege.edu

Open Circle Jewish Learning

Linna Ettinger
Director
lettinger@hebrewcollege.edu

Ahava Rosenthal
arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu

Cindy Bernstein
Administrative Coordinator
cbernstein@hebrewcollege.edu

Hebrew Language Ulpan

Iris Schor
Director
ischor@hebrewcollege.edu

 


Teen Programs

Prozdor

Bridget Connor-Feldbaum
Director of Prozdor

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston at Hebrew College (JTFGB)

Contact: Cindy Bernstein
cbernstein@hebrewcollege.edu

Teen Beit Midrash

Rabba Claudia Marbach
Director
cmarbach@hebrewcollege.edu