The Jewish “conversation” stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life. Me’ah (Hebrew for 100) offers two tracks of learning experiences, all led by outstanding faculty who empower students to become part of the conversation.

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  • time Adults of all ages
  • location Synagogues and community spaces (or online due to COVID-19)
  • duration Me'ah Classic (100 hours over two years); or
    Me'ah Select (5-10 sessions over one semester)


“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).

About Me’ah Classic

Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive, engaging, and in-depth adult learning experience that takes students on a 100-hour, two-year journey through the narrative of the Jewish people. Readings, text study, lectures and discussions focus on core texts from biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern times. Students receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony at the end of their second year.

Generous financial aid is available. Contact Marilyn Stern at for more information.

Me’ah Classic Schedule and Registration

Me'ah Classic -
First year, Evening
Rabbi Neal GoldTuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST)

Start Date: 10/12/21
Me'ah Classic - Second Year, MorningDr. Alan VerskinTuesdays, 10 a.m- Noon (EST)

Start Date: 10/5/21
Me'ah Classic - Second Year, EveningDr. Alan VerskinMondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m (EST)

Start Date: 10/4/21

Year One Is Comprised Of:

Semester 1: Bible; and Semester 2: Rabbinics

Year Two Is Comprised Of:

Semester 1: Medieval Jewish History & Thought; and Semester 2: Modern Jewish History & Thought


Me’ah Program Information:

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. 

UPDATE: This fall, three of Hebrew College’s Me’ah Classic courses will be offered live, online via Zoom. One class will be offered live at a synagogue site. 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.

Me’ah Classic welcomes students of all backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required.

Note: Me’ah Classic courses begin each fall. With special permission, it may be possible to join mid-year. Contact Marilyn Stern at for more information. 

Me’ah challenged me and I looked eagerly ahead to every class. My classmates became friends and close relationships developed… Because of my Me’ah experience, I am now deeply committed to further Jewish learning and see this continuing without end.

– Stanley Steinberg, Me'ah Participant

The lectures are incredible. The love the rabbis have for their topics comes through in each lecture and their love is contagious.  I leave the class eager to tackle next week’s reading assignments to further my education.

– Bill Elovitz, Me'ah participant

Want to learn more about Me’ah?

If you need additional information or have questions about registration, please contact Erica Streit-Kaplan or Marilyn Stern, associate directors of Me’ah, at