Me'ah Select

Me’ah Select is a one semester, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality, or slice of Jewish history, taught by outstanding faculty from  Me’ah Classic.

“Ben Zoma said: Who is wise? One who learns from every person, as it is said: ‘From all who taught me have I gained understanding’ “ (Psalms 119:99) Pirke Avot 4:1

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  • time Adults of all ages
  • location Online and In-person for 2021-2022
  • duration One semester
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Me’ah Summer 2022 Classes

Tips for Registration

To register for a single class, click on the register link provided below. Make sure to read the instructions at the bottom of the registration page before hitting submit. Your registration is not complete until you have completed the payment and credit card screens. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and e-checks and a 4% convenience fee will be applied.

Summer Classes

Capes, Tights, and Yarmulkes: Judaism and Superheroes  Dr. Shari LowinRead about the courseTuesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m. 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12$170ZoomRegister
From Oral Tradition to Sacred Text: How the Mishnah Transformed Jewish Life and Thought Rabbi Leonard GordonRead about the courseWednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13$170ZoomCLASS IS FULL
Life After the Garden of Eden: Exploring the Foundational Bible StoryRabbi Neal GoldRead about the courseThursdays, 10 am - noon 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14$170ZoomRegister

If you would like to register for more than one course, the process is different. Please email the Me’ah Program Administrator Anna Katsevman at for assistance.

Class Cancellations and Refunds
  • All cancellations prior to the start of a Hebrew College Adult Learning class will be refunded in full (less a 4% credit card processing fee).
  • After the first session, a $50 administrative fee (and 4% credit card processing fee) will be deducted from the refund.
  • No refunds will be made for withdrawals after the second session.
  • For extenuating circumstances, including requests for withdrawal after the second session, please contact
  • Credit card processing fees apply to all transactions, regardless of the time of withdrawal.
Question or More Info

To inquire about financial aid contact Marilyn Stern at


“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”

Hebrew College is offering a discounted mid-session registration rate of $275.  In addition to participating in the five upcoming sessions, registrants will receive access to the previous session’s video recordings.

Learn more about this Special Centennial series.


Honoring Many Voices: The Biblical Legacy of Valuing Different PerspectivesDr. Susie TanchelThursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7$260Lexington Collaborative - Temple Emunah, Temple IsaiahZoomRegister
Tradition on The Screen II: Challenges and Joys of Traditional Jewish Life in FilmDr. Jacob MeskinTuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15$165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister
The Diverse Cultures of Contemporary Israel: Exploring A Multiplicity of Identities Through Story and Film Dr. Jacob MeskinThursdays, 7-9 p.m. 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5$325Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Temple B'nai Abraham, BeverlyZoomRegister
Mystics, Philosophers, and Poets in Medieval SpainDr. Alan VerskinMondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2 $325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomRegister
Mystics, Philosophers, and Poets in Medieval SpainDr. Alan VerskinWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Passover Haggadah: The Endless Renewal of the Jewish Story Rabbi Neal GoldWednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30$165Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
Music and Melody in Jewish Spiritual Practice: The Transformative Power of the Hasidic NiggunRabbi Nehemia PolenWednesdays, 7-9 p.m. 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30$165Hebrew CollegeZoomCLASS IS FULL
The Sacred Patterns Which Connect: A New Integration of Judaism and Ecological ThinkingRabbi Natan MargalitMondays, 7-9 p.m.4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9$165Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
Jews and Race: A Historian and Anthropologist Reflect on American History from the Civil War to the Present Day
Rabbi Dan Judson and Dr. Meredith Reiches
Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15 p.m.3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29$165Temple Emanuel, Newton
Profiles in Leadership and Resilience: Exploring Biblical, Rabbinic & Jewish Historical PersonalitiesRabbi Benjamin Samuels Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 $165Kerem Shalom, ConcordZoomRegister

A Dialogue of Devotion: Thomas Merton and Zalman Schachter-ShalomiRabbi Or RoseTuesdays, 7-9 p.m.4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 $195Temple Beth Zion, BrooklineZoomRegister

To Dwell Within Them: Rabbi Art Green Shares His Interpretations of Selected Torah PortionsRabbi Art GreenTuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m.5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21$250Hebrew CollegeZoomRegister
From the Corners of the Fields to the Repair of the Universe: How Judaism Teaches Justice, Righteousness, and Peace Rabbi Neal GoldWednesdays, 7-9 p.m.3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25$260Cambridge CollaborativeZoomCLASS IS FULL


We are delighted that you are interested in studying with Hebrew College’s Adult Learning program and look forward to your joining our learning community.  Guided by our commitment to the values of derekh eretz (ethical living), shmirat halashon (guarding of language), and kavod habri’ot (respect of all people), we expect Hebrew College Adult Learning students to participate in our classes in a respectful manner, and be mindful of the time and learning needs of other students and instructors during in-person and remote learning.

Me’ah Select students

“Cannot tell you have much I appreciate the opportunity to enroll in Me’ah and Me’ah Select.  It certainly makes being home by myself a great deal easier.”  

“This was a transformational class. The level of engagement and discussion was exceptional!”

Learn about Me’ah Classic

Hebrew College also offers Me’ah Classic: A two-year journey comprised of 100 hours (Me’ah is Hebrew for 100), through the narrative of the Jewish people, from ancient times through the present.

Contact Us

For more details about these online classes, visit here! Questions?

Want to learn more about Me’ah?

If you need additional information or have questions about registration, please contact Marilyn Stern, co-associate director of Me’ah, at