Jewish Community & Hebrew Learning
Your Jewish Learning
UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online. For questions, please contact Anna Katsevman.
NEW ONLINE CLASSES STARTING IN MARCH 2020!
As our lives have moved online during these challenging days, we invite you to come together virtually to delve into new ideas, nurture your mind and spirit, and find joy and inspiration through Jewish learning.
Hebrew College is collaborating with CJP to provide free, online adult learning experiences on a range of dynamic Jewish topics. Join us on Zoom to learn from 12 outstanding faculty members from the Greater Boston community. Classes will begin March 19, 2020 and will be offered during the day and evening, via the CJP website.
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.
- Study alongside peers in our CJP-sponsored programs or alongside rabbinical, cantorial and master’s students in our graduate-level classes that are open to the community. Classes, learning circles, and conversation groups meet on our Newton Centre campus, in synagogues, community centers, and living rooms throughout the Greater Boston Area and online.
- Hone your skills through one of our professional development programs, offered by our Early Childhood Institute, Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, Prayer Leader Summer Institute, and Rabbinical School.
- Enrich your teens’ Jewish learning through one of our youth programs.
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.
Associate Director, Me’ah
Me’ah Marketing Specialist
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Navigate the challenges of parenting kids, from toddlers to teens, guided by Jewish wisdom, through Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, Parenting Your ‘Tween Through a Jewish Lens, and Parenting Your Teen Through a Jewish Lens.
Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Associate Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Young Adult Programs: Open Circle Jewish Learning & Eser
Through Hebrew College’s Open Circle Jewish Learning Young Adult Eser program, connect with other young adults in their 20s and 30s, discuss issues that matter to you and your peers, and expand your community through through-provoking conversations. Sign up for an Eser’s Classic 10-session series, and/or attend one of our special events, join one of our Eser Select conversation and learning groups.
Associate Director, Young Adult Programs, Open Circle Jewish Learning
Administrative Coordinator, Open Circle Jewish Learning
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 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.
Rabbi Natan Margalit
Director, Open Circle Jewish Learning
Administrative Coordinator, Open Circle Jewish Learning
Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
Back by popular demand! Join us for on eight Wednesday evenings beginning in March 2020 for this annual geneaology course, co-sponsored by Hebrew College and the Jewish Geneaology Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB).Learn more & register
Digital Pedagogy of Literacy: The Hebrew Class of the Future
How will Hebrew Language classes look in the future? Explore how the integration of technology in second language instruction using the proficiency approach maximizes the effectiveness of Hebrew classes and promotes communicative performance of the learner.
A online course, consisting of 8 one-hour webinars. Offered in partnership with Hebrew at the Center (HATC), A non-profit organization that promotes Hebrew instruction based on the proficiency approach and the use of state of the art pedagogies for second language instruction. Discout for Prizmah-member schools.
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.
Rabbi Daniel Klein
Rabbinical School and Jewish Studies 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.
Jewish Music and Cantorial Courses
Join a vibrant community of fellow teens or ‘tweens to study Judaism and Hebrew studies through Hebrew College’s Prozdor (High School) and Makor (Middle School). Explore Jewish philanthropy through Hebrew College’s JTFGB (Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston), or take an academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students through the Kivunim program.
Rabbi Laura Bellows, Rab`18
Director of Prozdor, Makor, and Youth Initiatives
Director, Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB)
Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership
The Miller Center offers various workshops, seminars, and fellowships for clergy, educators, and non-profit leaders relating to issues of religion and public life.
Rabbi Or Rose
Hebrew College offers several professional development courses, workshops, and conferences for clergy, educational leaders, teachers, and other professionals. Among the offerings are:
- Annual Educators Conference. The 2019 Conference “Blossoming | Pricha” will take place on November 11-12. Learn more.
- Ani Kinor Prayer Leader Summer Institute