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Newton, MA 02466
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Have you thought about becoming a rabbi, rav-hazzan, or cantor? Join us for Ta Sh’ma (Come & Hear) to experience the vibrant pluralistic communities of Hebrew College’s pioneering rabbinical, cantorial and rav-hazzan programs. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to learn, pray and grow with our students and faculty.
Monday, November 13 (special programming) with an option to stay Tuesday, Nov. 14 for regular classes.
Sunday, November 19 from 2-5 p.m.
- Learn with Hebrew College faculty, including Hebrew College President Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Rabbi Justin David, Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer, and other members of our faculty.
- Join with current students for an inspiring day of learning, conversation, music and prayer.
- Enjoy plenty of breaks and opportunities for small group conversations.
- If you would like to attend in person but can’t make it on Nov. 13, please be in touch to find other ways to connect with our community
>> View the event schedule from our previous in-person open house. Watch for this year’s schedule coming this fall.
Please contact Rabbi Gita Karasov, Director of Admissions, if you have questions at email@example.com.
Meet our Students & Alumni
Our students share their perspectives on Hebrew College’s learning community!
Meet some of our students
- Hannah Limov, Land-Based Judaism (right)
- Jackson Mercer, Music & Spirituality
- Carrie Watkins, From Pardes to Hebrew College
- David Malamud, Recovering Academic
- Monica Steiner, Jewish Army Chaplain
What kind of RABBI will you be?
Educator, author, artist, musician, activist, organizer, poet, professor, pastoral caregiver, facilitator, counselor, healer, caretaker, spiritual guide, community builder, prayer leader, farmer, host, Eved Hashem, translator, peacemaker, performer, darshan, midwife, officiant, fundraiser, preacher…YOU!
When we asked our rabbinical alumni to describe their rabbinates, their responses were a reminder of the breadth and depth of rabbinic work—and how they each have taken their Hebrew College education out into the world to create a rabbinate that reflects their unique passions and gifts. Across the board, their descriptions reflect deep creativity, commitment, love of Torah, social action, and innovative spiritual and prayer leadership. Meet our alumni
Student Kavanah in 60 Teachings
The Hebrew College Kavanah in 60 digital platform is a place for rabbinical and cantorial students to share “short teachings” (~60 seconds) coinciding with Jewish and secular holidays. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for notifications about future videos.
hebrew college Seventy Faces of Torah blog
Read recent Torah commentary by our rabbinical students.
- Jace Koester: “Listening on the Edge of a New Future”
Parashat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)
- Heather Renetsky: “Hidden in Pplain Sight”
Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
- David Mahfouda: “Listen, Drop the Story” (right)
Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)
- Jessica Spencer: “Sensing and Making Sense”
Parashat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)
Learning in “hevrutot” [pairs] is a hallmark of Hebrew College. Meet three pairs of Hebrew College alumni, who work together as spiritual leaders of their respective synagogues, and have extended that model to their professional lives.
Giulia Fleishman` 22 deepened her rabbinical training and community connection through rabbinical internship training.
For Rabbi Ryan Leszner `23, internships were an opportunity to experience real life as a rabbi before he had his own congregation.
Hear from rabbinical student Naomi Gurt Lind about balancing rabbinical school and motherhood.