Fall 2020 Community Education Opportunities

NEW ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES

Old Wine, New Vessels: A Hasidic Master Addresses Today’s Seekers

An online Me’ah Seminar Series with Jewish scholar Rabbi Arthur Green, featuring the original Hasidic teachings of the Baʿal Shem Tov.
Live on Zoom:  Mondays, 12:30-2:00pm (EDT)
Dates: October 19, 26,  November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 7
Cost: $200 | Download the flyer


Fall Community Education Courses & Programs

Ulpan | Open Circle | Me’ah Select | Me’ah ClassicParenting & Grandparenting | Teen Learning


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAMCOURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORDATESTIMECOST (per person)REGISTER
Hebrew at the CenterVisual Literacy in Teaching Hebrew Language and CultureMira AngristOctober 19- November 23Mondays, 8-9:30 pm$00

$360 for Prizmah members
Register

Register (Prizmah members)


HEBREW LANGUAGE ULPAN

Visit the Ulpan website for more information.

Course NameInstructorLocationTimeCostregistration
Ulpan Level 1A Maya Dalzellonline via zoomMonday and Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 21-December 16$750
Ulpan Level 1B Shlomi Zanonline via zoomThursday and Sunday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 13-December 20$750
Ulpan Level 1B Maya Dalzellonline via zoomMonday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September 21-December 16$750
Ulpan Level 2A Shlomi Zanonline via zoomMonday and Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 21-December 16$750
Ulpan Level 2B Osnat Hazanonline via zoomTuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September 22-December 15$750
Ulpan Level 3AOsnat Hazanonline via zoomWednesday and Friday, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September 23-December 18$750
Ulpan Level 4Maya Dalzellonline via zoomMonday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., September 21-December 16$750
Ulpan Level 6Maya Dalzell online via zoomTuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., September 22-December 15$750
Ulpan Level 9Alliza Broshonline via zoomMonday and Friday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., September 21-December 14$750
Ulpan Level 10Aliza Broshonline via zoomWednesday 10:00 a.m.-noon, September 23-December 16$635


ME’AH SELECT

For course descriptions, visit the Me’ah Select website.

PROGRAMCOURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORDATESTIMECOST (per person)PARTNER ORGSREGISTER
Me'ah SelectThe Sword and the Cross from Mexico to Argentina: Jewish Literature of Extreme SituationsDr. Dalia Wassner10 Thursdays, October 15 - January 79:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, LexingtonRegister
Me'ah SelectUnpacking Antisemitism: Religious Origins, Modern Forms, and Contemporary DynamicsDr. Jacob Meskin10 Mondays, October 19 - December 217:00-9:00 p.m.$325Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, LexingtonRegister
Me'ah SelectSefer Melachim Alef (The First Book of Kings): The Enduring Riddle of Solomon - Nation Building and the Challenge of ContinuityRabbi Benjamin Samuels12 Mondays, October 19 - January 119:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyRegister
Me'ah SelectSefer Melachim Alef (The First Book of Kings): The Enduring Riddle of Solomon - Nation Building and the Challenge of ContinuityRabbi Benjamin Samuels12 Wednesdays, October 14 - January 139:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyFULL
Me'ah SelectOld New World: The History of Zionist IdeasRabbi Neal Gold10 Tuesdays, October 13 - December 159:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham Register
Me'ah SelectL’Chayim: Bringing the Yiddish Fiddler to Life!Amy Lieberman & Cantor Lynn Torgove8 Mondays, October 19 - Dec 7 4:30-6:00 p.m.$325N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectMe'ah Seminar Series: Old Wine, New Vessels: A Hasidic Master Addresses Today’s SeekersRabbi Arthur Green8 Mondays, October 19 - Dec 7 12:30-2:00 p.m.$200N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectUnpacking Antisemitism: Religious Origins, Modern Forms, and Contemporary DynamicsDr. Jacob Meskin10 Wednesdays, October 7 - December 167:00-9:00 p.m.$325Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul, CambridgeFULL
Me'ah SelectCan We Integrate Tradition and Modernity? Understanding The Crucial Challenge of Modern Jewish ThoughtDr. Jacob Meskin10 Sundays, October 18 - March 73:00-5:00 p.m.$325Worship & Study Minyan, Harvard HillelRegister
Me'ah SelectThe Modern Jewish Experience through the Lens of Short Stories
Dr. Jacob Meskin10 Tuesdays, October 20 - December 227:00-9:00 p.m.$350N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectA Multiplicity of Voices: The Biblical Legacy of Valuing Different PerspectivesDr. Susie Tanchel10 Thursdays, October 22 - January 149:30-11:30 a.m.$350N/ARegister

ME’AH CLASSIC

For course descriptions, visit the Me’ah website.

PROGRAMDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTORTIMEDATESPARTNER ORGSCOSTREGISTER
Me'ah Classic- First Year, MorningHebrew BibleLeonard GordonTuesdays, 9:30-11:3010/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 1/5B’nai Tikvah of Canton and Temple Israel of Sharon$650Register
Me'ah Classic-First year, EveningHebrew BibleNeal GoldMondays, 7:00- 9:00 pm10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4N/A$650Register
Me'ah classic - Second Year, MorningMedievalAlan VerskinTuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22N/A$650Register
Me'ah classic - Second Year, EveningMedievalShari LowinWednesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23Temple Beth Zion and Temple Sinai, (both Brookline) $650Register


OPEN CIRCLE JEWISH LEARNING

For course descriptions, visit the Open Circle website.

PROGRAMCOURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORTIMEDATECOSTREGISTER
OCJL
Classic
The Jewish Road to Character: A First Trip Down the Mussar Path - Temple Emanuel Rabbi Eric GurvisThursdays, 7:45-9:15pmMeets bi-weekly October 22; November 5, 19; December 3, 17; January 7, 21; February 4$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Intermediate Mussar- Temple Beth Shalom-NeedhamRabbi Eric GurvisTuesdays, 7:30-9pmOctober 27, November 10; Dec 1, 15; January 12, 26; February 2 and 16 $216Register
OCJL
Classic
Biblical Gems-The Stories Behind the Famous VersesJamie StolperMondays, 7:30-9pmNovember 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7 and 14$162Register
OCJL
Classic
Ancient Mussar Made Modern: Engaging the Weekly Torah Portion to Inform Our Mussar PracticeRabbi Carol GlassAlternate Tuesdays, 10-11:30amNew dates: November 10, 24; December 8, 22, 2020; January 5, 19; Feb 2, 16, 2021$216Register
OCJL
Classic
The Feminine Scrolls and Social Transformation—From Biblical Times to Today Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD.Tuesdays, 7-8:30pmRevised dates: November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8 and 15$162Register
OCJL
Classic
Women Wrote: Biblical Beginnings to Late Medieval TimesRachel Greenblatt, PhD.Tuesdays, 7:30-9pmRevised dates: November 10, 17, 24; December 1, $108Register
OCJL
Classic
Days of Awe: Prayer and TeachingRabbi Allan LehmannWednesdays, 7 -9:30 PMSeptember 2. 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 7$150Register

OCJL
Classic
Personal Growth through Ancient WisdomKetriellah GoldfederSundays, 7:30-9pmSeptember 6, 13, October 18, November 1, 15, 29, December 6 and 20$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Inspired Leadership in Times of CrisisLayah LipskerTuesdays, 1-2:30pmSeptember 8, 22; October 13, 27; November 10, 24; December 1, 8$216Register
OCJL
Classic
In Search of Renewal: Spiritual Teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schacter-ShalomiRabbi Or RoseThursdays 12-1:30 pmSeptember 10, 17. 24; October 1, 8, and 15$150Register
OCJL
Classic
Daf Yomi for BeginnersLayah LipskerMondays and Thursdays, 9 to 9:45 amSeptember 10, 14, 17, 21, 24; October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29; November 2 and 5$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Hasidic and Neo-Hasidic Insights into Maintaining Hope, Joy and Perspective in Challenging (or normal times)Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD.Mondays, 7:15-8:45pmSeptember 14; October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; and December 14$189Register
OCJL
Classic
Service of the Heart: Wrestling with PrayerRabbi Mona StrickThursdays, 7-8:30 pmOctober 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12 and 19 $216Register
OCJL
Classic
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens through MussarRabbi Marcia PlumbWednesdays, 9:15-10:45 amOctober 7, 21; November 11; December 2, 16; January 13, 27; and February 17$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Jewish Contemporary Life and LivingRabbi Lila KagedanWednesdays, 11am-12:30pmOctober 7, November 4, December 2 , January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 14; makeup date May 12$189Register
OCJL
Classic
Not for Artists Only - Creative Responses to Jewish Texts for Our TimesRabbi Carol Glass and Julie LeavittThursdays, 3:30-5pmOctober 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5 and 12$162Cancelled
OCJL
Classic
Watch and LearnLayah LipskerTuesdays, 10:30am to 12 pmOctober 13, 27; November 10, 24; December 1, 8, 22; and January 5$216Register
OCJL
Classic
An Introduction to Talmudic and Hasidic StoriesRabbi Lev FriedmanTuesdays, 2-3:30pmOctober 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; and December 1$162Register
OCJL
Classic
Advanced Mussar Study Group Rabbi Marcia PlumbTuesdays 7:30-9pmOctober 13, 27; November 10; December 8; January 12, 26; February 9 and 23

$216Register
OCJL
Classic
The Kaballah of FamilyLayah LipskerWednesdays, 12-1:30pmOctober 14, 28; November 4, 18; December 2, 16; January 6 and 20$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Israel: Then and NowMaya DalzellTuesdays, 11:30am-1:00pmOctober 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 1 and 8$216Cancelled
OCJL
Classic
Advanced Mussar Beth El SudburyRabbi Eric GurvisWednesdays, 7:15-8:45pmOctober 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 9; January 13, 27; and February 10 $216cancelled
OCJL
Classic
Exploring Our Soul Curriculum-An Exploration of MussarLaila GoodmanSundays, 10-11:30amOctober 18, November 15, December 13, January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 23$216Register
OCJL
Classic
Exploring God: An Intro for Seekers and SkepticsAkiva NelsonSundays, 5-6:30pmOctober 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6, 13$216Register
OCJL
Classic
The Torah of Dreams: Understanding Our Dreams Through the Lens of the PardesLinda Schiller, MSW, LICSWMondays, 6:30-8pmOctober 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16 and 23$162Register
OCJL
Classic
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation on One FootShoshana Cetlin, PhD.Thursdays, 7-8:30pmOctober 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10 and 17 $216Register
OCJL
Classic
Mussar for EveryoneMerry ArnoldThursdays, 7:15-8:45pmOctober 22; November 5, 19; December 3, 17; January 7 and 21$189Register

OPEN CIRCLE JEWISH LEARNING: 20s AND 30s

For course descriptions, visit the Open Circle 20s & 30s website.

PROGRAMCOURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORTIMEDATECOSTREGISTER
OCJL
20s and 30s
Zivug: Activist Couples Preparing for MarriageRabbi Getzel DavisWednesdays, 8-9:30 pmOct 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec 2$105Register
OCJL
20s and 30s
Shal-Om: Stories and their StorytellersRabbi Getzel DavisThursdays, 8-9:30pmOct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10 $120Register
OCJL
20s and 30s
Tatti Circle: Fathers of Young ChildrenRabbi Getzel DavisSundays, 8-9:30pmOct 18, Nov 22, Dec 20; Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16$120Register
OCJL
20s and 30s
Exploring God: An Intro for Seekers and SkepticsAkiva NelsonSundays, 5-6:30pmOctober 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6, 13$216Register


PARENTING & GRANDPARENTING THROUGH A JEWISH LENS

For course descriptions, visit the parenting website.

PROGRAMINSTRUCTORDATESTIMECOST (PER PERSON)PARTNER ORGSREGISTER
Grandparenting Through A Jewish LensDaniel LibenOnline, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17, 1/7Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm$80Temple Israel NatickRegister
Grandparenting Through A Jewish LensLeann ShamashOnline, October 19-November 16Mondays, $80Congregation Beth Elohim, ActonRegister
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Series BGetzel DavisOnline, 10/25,11/15, 12/6, 1/24, 2/7, 3/7Sundays, 8:15-9:45pm$80n/aRegister
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Series BCarolyn KellerSundays, 8:30-10pm$80Congregation Or Atid, Wayland, Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, Metrowest Jewish Day SchoolRegister
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Series ABenjamin EinsidlerOnline, November 8-April 11Sundays, 8:15-9:45 pm$80Temple Emunah, LexingtonRegister
Parenting and Open Circle 20s & 30s: Tatti Circle: Fathers of Young ChildrenRabbi Getzel DavisOnline, Oct 18, Nov 22, Dec 20; Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16Sudays, 8-9:30 pm$120Register
Parenting and Open Circle: MussarRabbi Marcia PlumbOctober 7, 21; November 11; December 2, 16; January 13, 27; and February 17Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45 am$216Register


TEEN LEARNING PROGRAMS

PROZDOR (8th-12th grades, online)
Now enrolling teens for Prozdor Online from across the country! $500 per class per semester (or $950 for the year), $1900 2 hours / Hebrew-only for the year, $2,800 full year program; cost should not be a barrier. Financial aid and discounts available. For course descriptions, view the Prozdor Fall 2020 course guide.

Register for Prozdor: Sundays 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (Hebrew meets 10:40 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.), October through May.

COURSEINSTRUCTORDATE/TIME
What can the Talmud teach us about Social Justice?Frankie Sandmel9:45-10:30
G!d/Gxd/G?d: A Study of the God We Do or Don’t Believe InLaura Bellows9:45-10:30
"Jewish Cooking" -- What Does That Even Mean? Rules, Recipes, and Regulations That Bind us Together (in the Kitchen)David Ehrenkranz9:45-10:30
American Presidents and the Jews: You Won't Believe the ConnectionsNorm Finkelstein9:45-10:30
Modern Conversational Hebrew for TeensMor-Li Hartman, Adva Alpert, Dikla Giladi, Shilo Geva10:40-12:30
Selfishness vs Selflessness: How do I know how to balance them?David Ehrenkranz10:40-11:25
Let Me Entertain You: How Jews Created American Popular CultureNorm Finkelstein10:40-11:25
Modern Hebrew and Israeli Poetry: Making Our Texts Our OwnRafi Ellenson10:40-11:25
Pandemics, epidemics, and isolation in Jewish History: How Jewish Communities dealt with the Plague and other disastersDavid Ehrenkranz11:45-12:30
One People, Two Paths: The Jews of Israel and the United StatesNorm Finkelstein11:45-12:30
Jews & Whiteness: Exploring Identity, Diversity, and RacismFrankie Sandmel11:45-12:30

JTFGB, TEEN BEIT MIDRASH, GESHER ISRAEL SEMINAR, PROZDOR IMMERSIVES

PROGRAMINSTRUCTORDATE/TIMEAGESCOSTREGISTER
Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB): Philanthropy and LeadershipLeah Goldstein, DirectorSundays every 3-4 weeks, September through May9th-12th$400 + a fundraising commitmentRegister
Teen Beit Midrash: Where Talmud, Teens, and Today's Questions MeetRabba Claudia Marbach, DirectorTuesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m., September through May8th-12th $2,400; Financial aid and discounts availableRegister
Gesher Israel Seminar: Teen Israel ExperienceRabbi Laura Bellows and Rafi EllensonSundays 12:30-2:00 pm every 2-3 weeks, October through May10th-12th $250Pre-register by emailing prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu
Prozdor Immersives: Deep Dive Into Innovation, Ethics, and ArtsRabbi Laura Bellows, DirectorNovember 22, January 17, and April 25 for 2-3 hours each7th-12th $75 for all; $30 for onePre-register by emailing prozdor@hebrewcollege.edu