Young Adult Learning Eser

Eser Classic, a 10-week spring program sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), brings together young adults in their 20s and 30s to explore contemporary issues and ideas through a specific Jewish theme. Eser Select offers shorter themed classes in the summer, fall and winter that build connection and community through conversation.

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  • time 20s and 30s
  • location Living rooms and community spaces
  • duration Ten (Eser) Weeks
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Eser Classic Spring 2019: Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living!

What would Maimonides say if he lived now? How would our reading of the Torah change if it were on an iPad rather than a scroll? We update our phones, we update our operating systems, why not update our Judaism?

Join Eser in Spring 2019 for “Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living.” We’ll explore traditional perspectives while giving voice to what Jews in their 20s and 30s seek now. Over the course of the 10 weeks —  from the first week in March through mid-May — Eser groups will gather throughout Greater Boston to converse about diverse including race, love and sex, the passage of time, the Holocaust, bioethics, Jewish humor and more.

Class Schedule: All classes meet from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Find your class by day:

March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13

  • Brookline (Instructor: Misha Clebaner)
  • Somerville (Instructor: Elisha Gechter)
  • Newton (Instructor: Yaakov Komisar)
  • Sharon (Instructor: Allison Poirier)

March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 30; May 7, 14

  • Jamaica Plain (Instructor: Frankie Sandmel)
  • Somerville (Instructor: R. Eliana Jacobowitz)

March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15

  • Brookline (Instructor: Batya Ellinoy)
  • Brookline (Yachad group; Instructor TBD)
  • Somerville (Hosted by Lizzie Bell and Sam Schlussel; Instructor TBD)

March 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15, 22

  • Brighton (Instructor: Jaime Drucker)

March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16

  • Downtown Boston (Instructor: Eli Cohn-Postell)
  • Somerville (Instructor: Jonah Peretz)

Find your class by location:

  • Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13  (Instructor: Misha Clebaner)
  • Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15 (Instructor: Batya Ellinoy)
  • Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15 (Yachad group; Instructor TBD)

  • Wednesdays, March 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15, 22 (Instructor: Jaime Drucker)

  • Thursdays, March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16 (Instructor: Eli Cohn-Postell)

  • Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 30; May 7, 14 (Instructor: Frankie Sandmel)

  • Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13 (Instructor: Yaakov Komisar)

  • Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13  (Instructor: Elisha Gechter)
  • Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 30; May 7, 14 (Instructor: R. Eliana Jacobowitz
  • Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 9, 15 (Hosted by Lizzie Bell and Sam Schlussel; Instructor TBD)
  • Thursdays, March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16 (Instructor: Jonah Peretz)

  • Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13 (Instructor: Allison Poirier)

Program Fee:
From October 10th, 2018 – December 10th, 2018: $65.
From December 11th, 2018 until March 3rd, 2019: $95.
The program fee should not be an obstacle to participate, email Sara for scholarship information.

Refund Policy
Those who withdraw from class before the first session will be given a full refund. A $35 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund if you choose to withdraw from the class after the first session.

Ready to Register for Eser?

If you need additional information, want to get involved, or just want to grab coffee, email Sara Gardner, associate director of young adult learning, at sgardner@hebrewcollege.edu, or call 617-559-8809.