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 2022-2023
  • duration One semester
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Me’ah Select is an engaging, interactive learning experience taught at the college level — but without papers or exams — for adult learners of all backgrounds, whether you are seeking to take a first step or the next step in your Jewish journey.

Our talented faculty members are known for their scholarship and dynamic approach to adult learning. They bring their Me’ah Select topics to life through in-depth text study and interpretation, exploring a variety of media, and rich discussion.

Me’ah Select welcomes students of all backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Learn, discuss, and build community with fellow adult learners.

• Me’ah Select classes meet for 5 to 10 sessions over the course of one semester and are typically two hours long.
• Classes require a minimum of 15 students. Bring your friends!
•  Generous financial aid is available.
• Register here for 2021-2022 Me’ah Select classes.

Financial Aid is available for all Me’ah Select courses – please contact Erica Streit-Kaplan, Director of Me’ah, at or 617-559-8727.

Me'ah Select FAQs

Click on the name of the course you are interested in and you will be taken to a registration page with a detailed description of the course and instructions on how to register.

Classes meet once a week (in rare instances, every other week) for 5-10 weeks. They are generally two hours long.

Every class is recorded and available to you in the event you have to miss a class. Many students who travel take advantage of our recorded classes.

No. Me’ah participants come from diverse backgrounds. Many have no formal Jewish education, while others have formally studied Judaic subjects. Some participants are recent Jews by choice; some belong to other faith traditions.

All Me’ah classes are conducted in English and texts are studied in English translation. Teachers do not assume that you know Hebrew. When Hebrew words or texts are referred to, they are translated.

No. Me’ah Select is designed for personal enrichment; there are no tests, papers or grades.

Me’ah instructors are all Judaic scholars with advanced academic degrees. They bring to community-based Me’ah classes a level of scholarship, teaching, and discourse typically encountered in university settings. Learn more about the instructors here.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, five session courses are $190 and ten session courses are $380. Review the class registration table for more details. We also offer financial aid to students.


Yes, there is financial aid available through Hebrew College. Please contact our office to have a confidential conversation about financial aid at

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • 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 a 4% credit card processing fee) will be deducted from the refund.
  • No refunds will be made after the second session.
  • For extenuating circumstances, including requests for withdrawal after the second session, please contact us.
  • Credit card processing fees apply to all transactions, regardless of the time of withdrawal.

Yes. The number of required books varies from class to class, depending on the instructor. The maximum cost for reading materials is about $200 per year, however we strongly encourage instructors to post materials on our class websites, to reduce the need to purchase reading materials.

Additional Questions?

Please contact our office at or 617-559-8727. Thank you!

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