- location Jewish Community Center of the North Shore
4 Community Rd.
Marblehead, MA 01945
- cost Free and open to the public
- organizer Hebrew College
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Join us on September 6th for a ‘Taste of Me’ah Classic on the North Shore!
Discover our amazing Hebrew College Me’ah Classic program that provides adults of all backgrounds with a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization.
Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive, engaging, and in-depth adult learning experience open to adults of all ages.
Over this 2-year course of study consisting of ‘me’ah’ (100 hours) of instruction students will become participants in the Jewish “conversation” that stretches over 3,000 years, exploring, interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life with our outstanding faculty.
During this free “Taste” you will meet with Rabbi Neal Gold, one of our stellar instructors, enjoy a sample lesson, and learn all about the Me’ah journey. You will find out why, in the words one of our graduates, “Me’ah is one of the most enlightening adult learning experiences available!”
Hebrew College’s Me’ah program, supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is the oldest Community Learning program at Hebrew College.
Rabbi Neal Gold
Rabbi Neal Gold teaches and writes about Jewish texts, Israel, and the intersections between spiritual life and the contemporary world. He is the Founder and Director of “A Tree with Roots”, an online platform for spirited Jewish learning. He is adjunct faculty Hebrew College and serves as the Jewish Chaplain and Hillel Director at Babson College.
Neal is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis. In 2021, he became a JJGI [J.J. Greenberg Institute for Advancement of Jewish Life] Fellow at Hadar Institute.
Neal received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he received a Doctor of Divinity honoris causa in 2022. In 2018 he earned a second Master’s Degree from Brandeis University. He is the author of many academic and popular writings about Judaism and Israel, and is the editor of Radiance: The Collected Prose and Poetry of Danny Siegel (JPS, 2020).
For over 18 years he served congregations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He also served as the Director of Content & Programming for ARZA and was a delegate at the 37th World Zionist Congress. Neal lives in Massachusetts with his wife Heidi Gold and their children Avi and Jeremy.
To view all fall 2023 Hebrew College Adult Learning courses, please visit our searchable online Adult Learning Course Catalog.