Please support our work with a fiscal year-end gift. Thank you!

January 10, 2024 Adult Learning GROW Series: January 2024

This Event Has Passed

  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location 9-10 AM PST
  • cost Free
  • organizer Hebrew College Adult Learning
share with friends

grow no hc header

For the third program in Hebrew College Adult Learning’s free, monthly GROW series, we study with Hebrew College Vice President Dr. Susie Tanchel. We hope you will spend an hour with us for this and future programs in our series, to gather, reflect, observe, and wrestle with topics that will deepen your Jewish learning.

Program: Unexpected Encounters
 January 10, 2024 | 12-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST | Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Susie Tanchel
Join us: Register now

In our time together, we will explore select biblical texts in which a person receives an unexpected revelation from God. Through our study, we will glean possible ways in which these ancient texts are relevant for our lives in the present time. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. Please bring an open mind and heart.

About Our Instructor

Dr.-Susie-TanchelDr. Susie Tanchel joined Hebrew College in the summer of 2020, after serving as the head of school at JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School.

During her nine-year tenure at JCDS, Tanchel was an accomplished and deeply beloved leader, guiding the school to preeminence as a national model of excellence in pluralistic Jewish education, and creatively embodying its abiding commitments to community, centrality of Hebrew language, and teaching the whole child.

She was a recipient of the 2018 Covenant Award for Jewish Educators.

save the dates

Future Free, Monthly GROW Programs

new testament pageDate: February 14, 2024 | 12-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST | Zoom
Program: What can the New Testament teach us about first century Judaism?
Instructors: Alan Avery Peck
Join us: Register now

Jesus, the Christian messiah and son of God, was also a first century Galilean Jew who stood firmly within the Judaism of his day. Jesus’ message responded to and resonated within his people’s—the Jews’—distinctive theological, cultural, and political circumstances. As much as the New Testament tells the story of Christian origins, it thus reflects deeply on first century Judaism. Christians who ignore Jesus’ Jewish context cannot fully understand what was at stake in, or the urgency of, Jesus’ message. And Jews who ignore the New Testament miss the opportunity fully to grasp Jewish belief in the period that yielded the Judaism we still practice today. Thus our focus today: What can the New Testament teach us about first century Judaism?

passover-seder-plateDate: March 13, 2024 | 12-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST | Zoom
Program: Building Resilience for Stories
Instructors: Margie Bogdanow
Join us: Register now

Research shows that learning and knowing about family history helps build resilience in children of all ages. Judaism is a religion of stories. We tell the same Torah stories over and over and each time they have new meaning with the Passover Seder being the most famous example. As grandparents, sharing our stories is one of the most important things we can do for our grandchildren. Today our stories can be told in many ways, from sitting on a lap to sitting at computers across the world. They can be shared in words, in music and in pictures. Join other grandparents to reflect on our stories, explore the Jewish wisdom around the value of storytelling, and share practical approaches to becoming impactful stewards of our family narrative.

Rabbi Sharon Cohen AnisfeldDate: April 10, 2024 | 12-1 PM EST/9-10 AM PST | Zoom
Program: TBD
Instructors: Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Join us: Register now

** Watch for details and instructors for our programs on May 8 and June 5, 2024.