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.

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  • time Adults of all ages
  • location Synagogues and community spaces (or online during fall 2020)
  • duration One semester
Register for fall 2020

 Fall 2020: Me’ah Select Online Offerings

Me'ah SelectThe Sword and the Cross from Mexico to Argentina: Jewish Literature of Extreme SituationsDr. Dalia Wassner10 Thursdays, October 15 - January 79:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, LexingtonRegister
Me'ah SelectUnpacking Antisemitism: Religious Origins, Modern Forms, and Contemporary DynamicsDr. Jacob Meskin10 Mondays, October 19 - December 217:00-9:00 p.m.$325Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, LexingtonRegister
Me'ah SelectSefer Melachim Alef (The First Book of Kings): The Enduring Riddle of Solomon - Nation Building and the Challenge of ContinuityRabbi Benjamin Samuels12 Wednesdays, October 14 - January 139:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Beth Elohim, WellesleyFULL
Me'ah SelectOld New World: The History of Zionist IdeasRabbi Neal Gold10 Tuesdays, October 13 - December 159:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham Register
Me'ah SelectSages & Dreamers: The Lives of the Rabbis of the Talmud Rabbi Neal Gold10 Wednesdays, October 14 - January 69:30-11:30 a.m.$325Temple Emanuel, NewtonRegister
Me'ah SelectProfiles in Leadership and Resilience: Exploring Biblical, Rabbinic, and Jewish Historical Personalities Rabbi Benjamin Samuels10 Mondays, October 19 - December 217:00-9:00 p.m.$325Temple Emanuel, NewtonRegister
Me'ah SelectL’Chayim: Bringing the Yiddish Fiddler to Life!Amy Lieberman & Cantor Lynn Torgove8 Mondays, October 19 - Dec 7 4:30-6:00 p.m.$325N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectMe'ah Seminar Series: Old Wine, New Vessels: A Hasidic Master Addresses Today’s SeekersRabbi Arthur Green8 Mondays, October 19 - Dec 7 12:30-2:00 p.m.$200N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectUnpacking Antisemitism: Religious Origins, Modern Forms, and Contemporary DynamicsDr. Jacob Meskin10 Wednesdays, October 7 - December 167:00-9:00 p.m.$325Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul, CambridgeFULL
Me'ah SelectCan We Integrate Tradition and Modernity? Understanding The Crucial Challenge of Modern Jewish ThoughtDr. Jacob Meskin10 Sundays, October 18 - March 73:00-5:00 p.m.$325Worship & Study Minyan, Harvard HillelRegister
Me'ah SelectThe Modern Jewish Experience through the Lens of Short Stories
Dr. Jacob Meskin10 Tuesdays, October 20 - December 227:00-9:00 p.m.$350N/ARegister
Me'ah SelectA Multiplicity of Voices: The Biblical Legacy of Valuing Different PerspectivesDr. Susie Tanchel10 Thursdays, October 15 - January 79:30-11:30 a.m.$350N/ARegister

“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

Hebrew College is pleased to offer a wide array of online Me’ah Select courses beginning fall 2020. 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 begins on September 15.  Watch for Hebrew College’s Community Learning Newsletter in your inbox as well as announcements from partner organizations in September.


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 Erica Streit-Kaplan and Marilyn Stern, co-associate director of Me’ah, at