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Our search for a new home

A Vision for a Newton Campus Collaborative

In August 2018, Hebrew College announced the sale of our Newton Centre campus to rededicate resources to educational programs and people.

In December 2022, Hebrew College will relocate to Washington Street in Newton, where we will join with Temple Reyim, Mayyim Hayyim, and other partner organizations to create an interdisciplinary hub of Jewish learning, spirituality, and innovation.

Building. Dreaming. Growing. Together.

Our new campus will preserve the warmth of the learning community we have cultivated while creating pioneering opportunities for us to branch out and grow. We will renovate 25,000 square feet of existing space, and build an additional 15,000 square feet of new construction with state-of-the-art facilities.

Learn about Branching Out, Building Together, Hebrew College’s capital campaign to make this vision into a reality.



Real Estate

In August 2018, Hebrew College sold its Newton Centre campus, allowing it to become debt-free for the first time in more than 17 years.

Hebrew College has assembled a dedicated group of volunteers to help with the College’s search for a new home. Because there are several years before the need to move, based on the agreements of the building sale, the search is in its early stages. The committee is working with a pair of commercial real estate brokers with deep experience and expertise in the Boston markets. The completion of the Strategic Planning process is helping guide the real estate search and future real estate decisions.

Real Estate Committee Members

  • Howard Cohen, Chair
  • Mark Atkins, P`65, H`19, Past Chair
  • Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President, Hebrew College
  • Keith Dropkin, VP of Finance & Administration, Hebrew College
  • Carl Chudnofsky, MAJS`13, Me’ah`06
  • Louis Grossman, Me’ah`00
  • Andy Offit, Me’ah`09, Chair, Hebrew College Board of Trustees

Historical Timeline

In November 1921, Hebrew College was founded as the Hebrew Teachers College in a converted Crawford Street house in Roxbury.

Hebrew Teachers College added a two-year preparatory course, which later became the “Hebrew High School,” and local primary schools began vying to prepare their students for admission. An annex was erected to accommodate more classes.

Friends of Hebrew Teachers College purchased a new home for the growing institution — a classical beaux arts mansion at 43 Hawes St. in Brookline, former home of George Wightman, a turn-of-the-century industrialist. The elegant structure was a striking change from the College’s humble beginnings on Roxbury’s Crawford Street. The College became a constituent agency of Associated Jewish Philanthropies, forerunner of Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Hebrew College moved to Newton Centre and expanded its mission to bridge the worlds of academy and community.

Hebrew College announces sale of Newton Centre campus.


A Vision for a Newton Campus Collaborative

In December 2022, Hebrew College will relocate to a new campus collaborative on Washington Street in Newton.