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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)

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 meah@hebrewcollege.edu for more information.

Me’ah Classic Fall 2022 Schedule and Registration

Me'ah Classic Year One - EveningsFall Instructor Rabbi Leonard Gordon; Spring Instructor Rabbi Benjamin SamuelsWednesdays, 7-9 p.m.10/26, 11/ 2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1 /4, 1/11, 1/18$650Online via ZoomRegister
Me'ah Classic Year One - Mornings

Fall Instructor Rabbi Neal Gold; Spring Instructor Rabbi Benjamin SamuelsTuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24$650In person at Temple Emanuel in Newton, MA Register

Tips for Registration

To register for a single class, click on the register link provided below. Make sure to read the instructions at the bottom of the registration page before hitting submit. Your registration is not complete until you have completed the payment and credit card screens. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and e-checks. A 4% credit card processing fee will be applied.

If you would like to register for more than one Me’ah course, the process is different. Please email the Me’ah Program Administrator Anna Katsevman at akatsevman@hebrewcollege.edu for assistance.

Class Cancellations and Refunds
        • 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 4% credit card processing fee) will be deducted from the refund.
        • No refunds will be made for withdrawals after the second session.
        • For extenuating circumstances, including requests for withdrawal after the second session, please contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu
        • Credit card processing fees apply to all transactions, regardless of the time of withdrawal.

Year One program

Semester 1: Bible; and Semester 2: Rabbinics

Year Two program

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 year, some of Hebrew College’s Me’ah Classic courses will be offered online via Zoom, and others will be in-person, if safety allow.  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 meah@hebrewcollege.edu 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 meah@hebrewcollege.edu.