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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“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”

Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17,March 24, April 7, May 19
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Cost: $350; generous financial aid available
Details: Learn more 
Registration: Register now

In honor of Hebrew College’s centennial, Hebrew College Adult Learning is offering a special monthly community learning course with (pictured above) Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Hebrew College), Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (Central Synagogue, NY), Rabbi David Ellenson (HUC-JIR), Rabbi Arthur Green (Hebrew College), Rabbi Shai Held (Hadar), Rabbi Benay Lappe (SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva), Jonathan Sarna, PhD (Brandeis University).

Me’ah Select Fall 2021 Classes

UPDATE: This fall, many Hebrew College’s Me’ah Select courses will be offered live, online via Zoom. Other classes will be offered live at synagogue sites throughout the Greater Boston community. Please check our class listings in August for location information. All courses will be taught by our excellent Me’ah faculty who strive to provide both a rich intellectual experience and a sense of connection among our community of learners.

Tips for Registration

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

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. Mastercard or Visa ONLY PLEASE.

Question or More Info

To inquire about financial aid contact Marilyn Stern at

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


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