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.
Special Me’ah Select Spring Seminar:
Old Wine, New Vessels: A Hasidic Master Addresses Today’s Seekers (Part Two)
Instructor: Rabbi Arthur Green
Mondays, 12:30–2 p.m. (EST), April 12–June 14
$225; Generous financial aid is available
Hebrew College Rector Rabbi Arthur Green will be lead a second eight-session seminar series on Zoom, exploring selected texts from his recent translation of the Hasidic Classic Meʾor ʿEynayim, “The Light of the Eyes,” which he describes as “a guide to the cultivation of spiritual awareness and the implications of such awareness and the implications of such awareness of one’s emotional and moral life.” Participants will connect with the deep spiritual wisdom and healing powers of Hasidic teachings and will explore how Hasidism can spiritually re-invigorate Judaism in today’s contemporary world. Open to all learners. Part 1 is not a requirement for this class.
- time Adults of all ages
- location Online during 2020-2021 academic year
- duration One semester
Hebrew College is pleased to offer a wide array of online Me’ah Select courses this winter and spring. In this time of limited in-person contact, these “live” interactive courses taught by our excellent Me’ah faculty strive to provide both a rich intellectual experience and a sense of connection among our community of learners.
Registration will be open for most classes beginning in mid-January. Watch for Hebrew College’s Community Learning Newsletter in your inbox as well as announcements from partner organizations.
Winter/Spring 2021: Me’ah Select Online Offerings
|PROGRAM||COURSE TITLE||INSTRUCTOR||DATES||TIME||COST (per person)||PARTNER ORGS||REGISTER|
|Me'ah Select||Profiles in Leadership and Resilience: Exploring Biblical, Rabbinic & Jewish Historical Personalities||Rabbi Benjamin Samuels||3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7||Wednesdays - 7-9 pm||$165||Temple Emanuel, Newton||Register|
|Me'ah Select||Messiah, Complex: The Jewish Understanding of the Messiah from Antiquity to Modernity||Rabbi Neal Gold||2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4||Tuesdays 9:30-11:30||$335||Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham||Register|
|Me'ah Select||Tradition on the Screen, Part Two||Dr. Jacob Meskin||4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11||Tuesdays 7-9 pm||$165||Hebrew College||Register|
|Me'ah Seminar||Old Wine, New Vessels: A Hasidic Master Addresses Today’s Seekers, Part 2||Rabbi Art Green||4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 5/24, 6/7, 6/14||Mondays, 12:30-2 pm||$225||Hebrew College||Register|
|Me'ah Select||Seven Weeks in the Spring: A Journey to the Heart of the Omer Period||Rabbi Nehemia Polen, Ph.D.||4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4||Tuesdays, 7-9 pm||$165||Hebrew College||Register|
|Me'ah Select||From Purim to Pesach: Stories of Leaders, Freedom, Identity and Choice||Dr. Susie Tanchel ||3/4, 3/11, 3/18||Thursdays, 9:30-11 am||$115||Hebrew College||Register|
|Me'ah Select||Berakhah—Giving and Receiving Blessings: A course on the infinite power of greeting, salutation and gestures of respect||Rabbi Nehemia Polen, Ph.D.||2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28||Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am||$335||Hebrew College||Register|
|Me'ah Select||Cambridge Tradition on The Screen: Divergent Images of Jewish Traditional Life in Film||Dr. Jacob Meskin||4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 ||Wednesdays, 7-9 pm||$165||Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul, Cambridge||Register|
“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
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!”
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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.