Me'ah

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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community-learners
  • 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 (10-12 sessions over one semester)

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.

Me'ah Classic Year One

Semester 1 Bible; Semester 2 Rabbinics
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. (EST)
Instructor Rabbi Neal Gold
Location: Zoom
Start Date:10/12/21
Cost: $650 per year

Generous financial aid available: Contact mstern@hebrewcollege.edu for more information

>> Register and pay here

Semester 1 Bible; Semester 2 Rabbinics
Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (EST)
Instructor Rabbi Neal Gold
Location: : In-person at Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA
Start Date:10/18/21
Cost: $650 per year

Generous financial aid available: Contact mstern@hebrewcollege.edu for more information

>> Register and pay here

Me’ah Classic Year Two

Semester 1: Medieval Jewish History & Thought; Semester 2 Modern Jewish History & Thought
Mondays, 7-9 p.m (EST)
Instructor TBD
Location: Zoom
Start Date:10/4/21
Cost: $650 per year

Generous financial aid available: Contact mstern@hebrewcollege.edu for more information

>> Register and pay here

Semester 1: Medieval Jewish History & Thought; Semester 2 Modern Jewish History & Thought
Tuesdays, 10 a.m- Noon (EST)
Instructor Dr. Alan Verskin
Location: Zoom
Start Date:10/5/21
Cost: $650 per year

Generous financial aid available: Contact mstern@hebrewcollege.edu for more information

>> Register and pay here

Me'ah Classic

PROGRAMDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTORTIMELOCATIONCOSTREGISTER
Me'ah Classic- First Year, MorningSemester 1 Bible; Semester 2 RabbinicsNeal GoldMondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (EST)

Start Date: 10/18/21
In-person at Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA$650Register
Me'ah Classic-First year, EveningSemester 1 Bible; Semester 2 RabbinicsNeal GoldTuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (EST)

Start Date:10/12/21
Zoom$650Register
Me'ah classic - Second Year, MorningMedieval Jewish History & Thought; Semester 2 Modern Jewish History & ThoughtAlan VerskinTuesdays, 10 a.m- Noon (EST)

Start Date: 10/5/21
Zoom$650Register
Me'ah classic - Second Year, EveningMedieval Jewish History & Thought; Semester 2 Modern Jewish History & ThoughtTBDMondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m (EST)

Start Date:10/4/21
Zoom$650Register

Me’ah Classic welcomes students of all backgrounds. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, thanks to CJP’s generous support.

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 meah@hebrewcollege.edu.