Fall 2021 Community Education Classes & Professional Development

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This fall, Hebrew College is offering several Community Learning online and in-person courses for teens and adults of all ages. We are also excited to offer a special lecture series in honor of Hebrew College’s Centennial taught by world-famous scholars from North America and Israel. (Read more and register below). We hope you enjoy your learning journey with us.


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Special Centennial Lecture Series | Ulpan | Me’ah Classic | Me’ah Select | Open Circle Jewish Learning | Parenting & Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens | Teen Programs |MaTaRoT: Jewish Educational Professional Development

(Please note we do not accept American Express or Discover)


Centennial SealA Special online Lecture Series in Honor of the Centennial of Hebrew College

The Old Made New and the New Made Holy: Leading Scholars & Thinkers​​​ Reflect on a Century of Jewish Experience and Explore the Challenges That Lie Ahead

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Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 24, April 7,  May 19
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. EST
Location: Zoom
Instructors
(pictured above):
Rabbi Arthur Green (Hebrew College) – Oct. 21
Rabbi David Ellenson (HUC-JIR) – Dec. 16
Rabbi Cantor Angela Buchdahl (Central Synagogue, NY) – Jan. 20
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Hebrew College) – Feb. 17
Rabbi Shai Held (Hadar) – March 24
Rabbi Benay Lappe (SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva) – April 7
Jonathan Sarna, PhD (Brandeis University) – May 19

Cost: $350
Registration: Register now

In honor of the centennial of Hebrew College, eight leading Jewish thinkers reflect on the challenge of renewing Judaism for today. Each speaking through the prism of their own life’s work, these faculty members and friends of Hebrew College — from across North America and Israel — will explore the ways in which Judaism has responded and continues to respond to communal and existential challenges. In a moment when issues of Jewish identity and particularism grow ever more complex, each of these thinkers offers a compelling vision for renewal.


Hebrew Language Ulpan

Visit the Ulpan web page for more information. If you have questions, please contact Iris Schor.

Course NameInstructorLocationStart DateEnd DateTimeCostRegister
Ulpan Level 1A eveningTBDZoomOctober 3December 23 Thursday and Sunday, 6:30-8 p.m.$750Register

Ulpan Level 1B morning Maya DalzellZoomOctober 5December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 1B eveningSarah HochfeldZoomOctober 5December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 2AMaya DalzellZoomOctober 5December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 2BMaya DalzellZoomOctober 4December 22Monday and Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.$750Register



Ulpan Level 2B eveningShlomi ZanZoomOctober 3December 19Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.$635Register


Ulpan Level 2C morningMaya DalzellZoomOctober 4December 22Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 2C eveningShlomi ZanZoomOctober 4December 22Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 3B morningOsnat HazanZoomOctober 5December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m.$750Register




Ulpan Level 4A morningOsnat HazanZoomOctober 6December 24Wednesday and Friday, 9:30-11 a.m.$750Register


Ulpan Level 5A Maya DalzellZoomOctober 4December 22Monday and Wednesday, 11:30am-1 p.m.$750Register



Ulpan Level 7Maya DalzellZoomOctober 5December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.$750Register



Ulpan Level 9Aliza BroshZoomOctober 4December 24Monday and Friday, 8:30-10 a.m.$750Register

Ulpan Level 10Aliza BroshZoomOctober 6December 24Wednesday, 10a.m.-12 p.m.$635Register




Me’ah Classic


PROGRAMINSTRUCTORTIMELOCATIONCOSTREGISTER
Me'ah Classic -
First year, Evening
Rabbi Neal GoldTuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST)

Start Date: 10/12/21
Zoom$650Register
Me'ah Classic - Second Year, MorningDr. Alan VerskinTuesdays, 10 a.m- Noon (EST)

Start Date: 10/5/21
Zoom$650Register
Me'ah Classic - Second Year, EveningDr. Alan VerskinMondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m (EST)

Start Date: 10/4/21
Zoom$650Register


Me’ah Select

Visit the Me’ah Select page for information on this program. Course listings coming in August. If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Stern.

COURSE TITLEINSTRUCTORTIMEDATESCOST (per person)PARTNER ORGSLOCATIONREGISTER
From the Corners of the Fields to the Repair of the Universe: How Judaism Teaches Justice, Righteousness, and PeaceRabbi Neal GoldThursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6$325Lexington Collaborative - Temple Emunah, Temple IsaiahZoomRegister now
The Modern Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Short StoriesDr. Jacob MeskinMondays, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13$325Temple Sinai, BrooklineZoomRegister now
Connections and Disconnections: The Biblical World and our LivesDr. Susie TanchelThursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9$260Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister now
WEDNESDAY - Changes and Challenges for a New Generation: The Book of JoshuaRabbi Benjamin SamuelsWednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomCLASS IS FULL
MONDAY - Changes and Challenges for a New Generation: The Book of JoshuaRabbi Benjamin SamuelsMondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomRegister now
The Diverse Cultures of Contemporary Israel: Exploring A Multiplicity of Identities Through Story And FilmDr. Jacob MeskinWednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22$325Cambridge Collaborative - Congregation Eitz Chayim, Kahal B'raira, Tremont Street ShulZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Modern Struggle With Jewish Textual TraditionDr. Jacob MeskinSundays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6 $325Harvard Worship and Study MinyanZoomRegister now
Discovering the Art of MidrashRabbi Neal GoldTuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21$325Temple Beth Sholom, FraminghamZoomRegister now
The Book of Judges: Subversive Narrative or Instructive Text? You Be the Judge!Dr. Lynne HellerWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8$195Hebrew CollegeIn-person at Temple EmanuelRegister now
Tradition on Screen: Divergent Images of Jewish Traditional Life in FilmDr. Jacob MeskinTuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21$165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister now
Abraham Joshua Heschel: Spirituality & Social JusticeRabbi Or RoseTuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 3/1 $195Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister now

Open Circle Jewish Learning

Visit the Open Circle Jewish Learning page for information on this program. Course listings coming in August.

If you have questions, please contact Linna Ettinger.

20s & 30s

Course NameInstructorLocationCourse DescriptionTimeDatestuition feeRegistration
From Ruth to RBG: Jewish Women and Justice (6 sessions)Elisha GechterOn-line via ZoomRead nowMondays, 8-9:30pm Eastern TimeOct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 22, 29, 2021$90Register
The [Jewish] American Songbook (6 sessions)Elliot LazarOn-line via ZoomRead nowThursdays, 4:30-6pm Eastern TimeNov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2021$90Register
Kol Yisrael: Exploring the Narratives of Israel’s Ethnic Minorities Mikhael KesherOn-line via ZoomRead nowTuesdays, 8-9:30pm Eastern TimeOct. 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2021$90Register
The Soul in Action: Mystical Wisdom for Today's ChallengesRabbi David Curiel and Rabbi Getzel DavisOn-line via Zoom with some opportunities to meet in person Read nowTuesdays, 8-9:30pm, Eastern TimeOct. 12, 19, 26; Nov: 2, 9, 16, 2021$90Register
Adult Jewish Deepening: Barriers and Pathways to Transformative ConnectionAkiva NelsonOn-line via ZoomRead nowSundays, 3-4:30pm Eastern TimeOct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec. 5,12,19, 2021$105Register

Arts & Culture

Program FocusCourse NameInstructorLocationTimeDatesDescriptionTuition feePartner OrgsRegistration
Classic: Arts and Culture (6 sessions)Glimpses of Light and Darkness: The Book of Genesis Through a Photographic Lens (6 sessions)Leann ShamashOnline via ZoomSundays, 10:30am-12 noon Eastern TimeOct. 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2021Course description$162Jewish Arts CollaborativeRegister
20's and 30's (6 sessions)The [Jewish] American Songbook (6 sessions)Elliot LazarOnline via ZoomThursdays, 4:30-6pm Eastern TimeNov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2021 Course description$90Jewish Arts CollaborativeRegister

Social Action

Course NameInstructorLocationTimeLocation/DatesCourse Descriptiontuition feePartner OrgsRegistration
American Jews and Racial Justice: Where we are now and how we got here (10 sessions)Tema Smith and Marc DollingerOnline via ZoomThursdays 7:15-8:45pm, Eastern TimeSept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 2021; Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, May 5, Jun 2, 2022Read now$180Register
Part One: Finding our place: Jews in the Struggle for Racial Equity with Tema Smith (6 sessions)Tema SmithOnline via ZoomThursdays 7:15-8:45pm, Eastern Time Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 2021; Jan. 13, Feb. 10 2022Read now$108 Register
Part Two: American Jews and Race: A Historical Perspective Marc DollingerOnline via ZoomThursdays 7:15-8:45pm, Eastern Time March 17, April 7, May 5, June 2, 2022Read now$72 Register
Cooking Your Jewish Customs: Culinary Action for Self, Community and Society (6 sessions)Sara GardnerOnline via ZoomSundays, 4-5:30pm, Eastern TimeNovember 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19, 2021Read now$108Register
Fat Torah Beit Midrash: Diving Deeper (8 sessions)Rabbi Minna BrombergOnline via ZoomSunday, 9:30-11am, Eastern TimeOctober 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21; December 5, 12, 19, 2021Read now$144Register
The Fragility of Democracy: The Rise of Nazism and its Lessons for America and the Jewish Community Today (8 sessions)Jan DarsaOnline via ZoomTuesdays, 7:30-9pm, Eastern TimeOct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7Read now$144Register
Mussar through an Anti-Oppressive Lens (5 sessions)Kohenet Keshira haLev FifeOnline via ZoomWednesdays, 7:30-9pm, Eastern TimeOct. 20; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15, 2021Read now$90Register
Shmitta 5782: A Year of Release, Healing and Balance (6 sessions)Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.Online via ZoomThursdays, 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeOct. 28, Nov. 4, 18: Dec.2,9,16, 2021 Read now$108Temple Beth ZionRegister
Zivug for Activists (6 sessions)Rabbi Getzel DavisOnline via ZoomWednesdays 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeNov 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2021Read now$108Register

Mindfulness

Course NameInstructorLocationTimeDatesCourse Descriptiontuition feePartner OrgsRegistration
Intermediate Mussar: A Jewish Character Development Journey for Today (8 sessions)Rabbi Carol GlassMostly remote and sometimes in person in NewtonTuesdays 10-11:30am, Eastern TimeOct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7, 21, 2021; Jan. 4, 18, 2022Read now$216 Register
Mussar for a Meaningful Life (8 sessions)Laila GoodmanOn-line via ZoomSunday, 10-11:30am, Eastern TimeOct. 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 2021; Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, May 22, 2022   Read now$216Register
Traveling the Mussar Path (8 sessions)Rabbi Eric GurvisIn-person at Temple Emanuel or on Zoom, TBDTBDTBDRead nowTBDTemple Emanuel, NewtonPostponed

Texts & Traditions

Course NameInstructorLocationTimeDatesCourse Descriptiontuition feePartner OrgsRegister
A Time for Every Purpose Under Heavens: Ecclesiastes (5 sessions)Naomi Gurt LindOnline via ZoomSundays, 7:30-9:00pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$135Register
Exploring Talmud Through the Daily Daf Yomi 2021-22 (Entire Year- 66 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerOnline via ZoomMon. or Tues.* and Thurs. 9-9:45am, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$890Register
Exploring Talmud Through the Daily Daf Yomi Fall 2021 (21 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerOnline via ZoomMon. or Tues.* and Thurs. 9-9:45am, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$284Register
Exploring Talmud Through the Daily Daf Yomi, Winter, 2021-22 (23 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerOnline via ZoomMon. or Tues.* and Thurs. 9-9:45am, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$310Register
Exploring Talmud Through the Daily Daf Yomi, Spring 2022 (22 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerOnline via ZoomMon. and Thurs. 9-9:45am, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$297Register
Finding the Words: A Personal Exploration into the Book of Psalms (8 sessions)Rabbi Mona StrickOnline via ZoomThursdays 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Boston SynagogueRegister
The God(s) of Judaism (6 sessions)Rabbi Or RoseOnline via ZoomWednesdays 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$210/$150/$60 Supporter/Standard/ReducedTemple Israel BostonRegister
Hitchazkut: Rebbe Nachman and the Journey Towards Self-Encouragement (6 sessions)Sabrina BurgerOnline via ZoomWednesdays 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$162Register
Jewish Life and Living – Themes in Jewish Day to Day Life (8 sessions)Rabbi Lila KagedanIn person or Zoom TBDWednesdays 11am-12:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register
Kabbalah of Family (8 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerSome sessions in person in Newton, Needham and Brookline; some on-line via ZoomMondays, 10-11:30am, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register
Kabbalah of Personal Growth - Wayland (8 sessions)Layah Kranz LipskerSome sessions in person in Wayland, some on-line via ZoomWednesday (except Sept 13), 4-5:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register
Living in Three Dimensions: Jewish Wisdom for Reconnecting in our Relationships with Others (8 sessions)Rabbi Eric GurvisOnline via ZoomTuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register
Market Mussar: Rabbinic Perspectives on Finance (6 sessions)Allen LipsonOnline via ZoomMondays 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$210/$150/$90 Supporter/Standard/20s & 30sTemple Israel BostonRegister
Mystical Connections: Kabbalistic Teachings on Relationships and Intimacy (8 sessions)Rabbi Getzel DavisOnline via ZoomThursdays, 8-9:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register
Our Relation to Creation (8 sessions)Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.Online via ZoomWednesdays, 7-8:30pm, Eastern TimeView datesRead now$216Register


Parenting & Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens

Visit the Parenting & Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens page for information about this program.

Course titleInstructorLocation/DatesTime# SessionsTuition feePartner OrgRegistration
Finding Blessing in a Messy World: More Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Raising Modern ChildrenRabbi Amy Grossblatt PessahNovember 14, 21; December 5, 12Sundays, 8-9:30 p.m.4$80Register
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Through MussarRabbi Marcia PlumbOnline, Oct. 6, 13; Nov. 3,17; Dec. 1,8, 15Wednesday, 9:15-10:30 a.m.7$93Register
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens New HampshireStefanie WeiderOct 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 12, Jan 9, 22, Feb 6, 22, March 6Sundays, 8-9:30 p.m.6$80Temple Bnai Abraham; Jewish Federation of New HampshireRegister

If you have questions, please contact Ahava Rosenthal.


Teen Programs

Program/CourseTrimesterDay/LengthTimeInstructorLocationTuition (per course); Register for the year for an all-inclusive rate.Registration (per course)
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: Scribal Arts and the Torah of ImperfectionFall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20211st period: 10:30 - 11:20 AMRabbi Laura BellowsHebrew College$350Register now
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: The History and Culture of the Jews of Spain and Why it MattersFall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20211st period: 10:30 - 11:20 AMRabbi David EhrenkranzHebrew College$350Register now
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: When We Cry, Does God Cry, Too? When we Laugh, Does God?Fall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20211st period: 10:30 - 11:20 AMRabbinic Intern Jenna ShawHebrew College$350Register now
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: Are We Really What We Eat? Jews, Food, and Justice from Latkes to LattesFall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20212nd period: 11:40 AM - 12:30 PMRabbi Laura BellowsHebrew College$350Register now
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: God and The HolocaustFall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20212nd period: 11:40 AM - 12:30 PMRabbi David EhrenkranzHebrew College$350Register now
Prozdor Teen Open Circle: Is it Ethical to Steal Second Base?Fall 2021Sundays, September 19 - December 19, 20212nd period: 11:40 AM - 12:30 PMRabbinic Intern Jenna ShawHebrew College$350Register now
Teen Hebrew Institute: Modern Hebrew for Teens Full YearSundays, September 19, 2021 - May 20229:30 AM - 11:30 AMVariousHebrew College$1,900 for the yearApply now
Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston Full YearSundays, monthlyBoards meet throughout the dayLeah GoldsteinHebrew College$500Apply now
Teen Beit Midrash: Today's big questions through Talmud

Info session 9/14
View the information session flyer
Fall or Full YearTuesdays (6-8:30 PM) or Wednesdays (7-8:30 PM)Rabba Claudia Marbach and Eliana WillisTuesday at Hebrew College OR Wednesdays online$2,400Register

Interested in learning more about our 2021-2022 Teen Learning programs? Reach out to us here.


MaTaRoT: Hebrew College’s Center for Professional Learning and Leadership

MaTaRoT is your hub for professional development in Jewish Education. MaTaRoT, meaning “goals,” describes our work together: Mentoring, Teaching, Reaching Together. Learn more about all of our programs.

ProgramCourse TitleInstructorCourse DescriptionDatesTimeCostMore information and registration
Communities of PracticeThought Partners for Equity and Justice: A Learning CommunityDavid RhodesRead nowTuesdays, October 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar 8, April 12, May 10Noon-1:30 p.m. EST$18 (CJP School)
$118 (Non-CJP School)
Register
Short CourseNavigating the Discourse about Israel: Historical Context and Contemporary ConversationsDr. Rachel FishRead nowWednesdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 812-1:30 p.m. ESTTiered pricing by school size and number of participantsPricing & registration
Monthly WorkshopTeaching about God & FaithRabbi Dr. Michael ShireRead nowTuesday, Oct. 2612-1 p.m. ESTFreeRegister
Monthly WorkshopJewish Women’s Archive: Teaching with Primary Sources Betsy More, PhDRead nowTuesday, Nov. 2312-1 p.m. ESTFreeRegister



If you have questions, please contact Debrah Ron.