Community Learning

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.

  • 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 Aream 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 Me’ah Classic; deep dive into a particular historic period, theme, or personality through Me’ah Select; or gain insights into Jewish texts, thought, and history along with adult learners from around the world via Me’ah Online.

Sara Riedner Brown
Director, Me’ah

Jacob Meskin, Ph.D.
Academic Adviser and Instructor,

Marilyn Stern
Associate Director, Me’ah and Me’ah Online

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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Navigate the challenges of parenting kids, from toddlers to teens, guided by Jewish wisdom, through Parenting Through a Jewish LensParenting Your ‘Tween Through a Jewish Lens, and Parenting Your Teen Through a Jewish Lens.

Ahava Rosenthal
Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Erica Streit-Kaplan
Associate Director, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens


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Eser Young Adult Learning

Through Eser, 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.

Sara Gardner
Associate Director

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Open Circle Jewish Learning

In Open Circle Jewish Learning, 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.

Betsy More
Director, Open Circle Jewish Learning

Jordan Schuster, Rab `18
Associate Director, Open CIrcle Jewish Learning


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Hebrew Language Courses

Learn conversational Hebrew through the lens of Israeli culture through our Ulpan program; prepare for graduate-level text study through our Graduate Hebrew program; or build Modern Hebrew vocabulary and grammar skills through our Modern Hebrew Online classes.

Debrah Ron
Modern Hebrew Online and Graduate Hebrew

Tzilla Barone
Ulpan Program

Rabbinical School 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.

Rabbi Daniel Klein
Rabbinical School and Jewish Studies Courses

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Cantorial School Classes

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.

Marcia Spellman
Jewish Music and Cantorial Courses

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Graduate Education Classes

Join a dynamic online 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.

Debrah Ron
Modern Online & Graduate Hebrew

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Professional Developement

Hebrew College offers several professional development courses, workshops, and conferences for clergy, educational leaders, teachers, and other professionals.

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Youth Programs

Join a vibrant community of fellow teens or ‘tweens to study Judaism and Hebrew studies through Prozdor (High School) and Makor (Middle School). Explore Jewish philanthropy through JTFGB (Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston), or take an academic gap-year program in Israel for high school students through the Kivunim program.

Dan Brosgol
Director of Prozdor & Makor

Leah Goldstein
Director, Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB)

Debrah Ron

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More Contacts

Bernice Lerner, Ed.D.
Dean of Adult Learning

Sydney Schwartz Gross
Marketing Specialist

Marcia Spellman
Me’ah Marketing Specialist

Anna Katsevman
Program Administrator