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 during 2020-2021 academic year
  • duration One semester
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Me’ah Select is an intense academic experience taught at the college level — but without papers and assignments — 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 classes to life through the study of literature, history, and art.

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 near you!

• Me’ah Select classes meet for 10 to 12 sessions over the course of one semester and are typically two hours long.
• Classes require a minimum of 15 students. Bring your friends!
• Tuition costs vary by class and site. Financial aid is available.
• Register here for 2019-2020 Me’ah Select classes.

Financial Aid is available for all Me’ah Select courses – please contact Marilyn Stern, Associate Director of Me’ah, at or 617-559-8614.

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 10-12 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.

Each site sets its own fee, which may vary according to synagogue funds, local subsidies and class size. Review the class registration form for more details. We also offer financial aid to students.

Should you need to withdraw from a class, we offer a full refund after the first class only. Please contact our office for a confidential discussion.

Yes, there is financial aid available through Hebrew College, as well as through local sponsors of the program. Please contact our office to have a confidential conversation about financial aid.

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 617-559-8708. 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