Me'ah

Me’ah, sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is the oldest Adult Learning program at Hebrew College. Me’ah (Hebrew for 100) offers three tracks of learning experiences, all led by outstanding faculty:

  • time Adults of all ages
  • location Synagogues and community spaces (Me'ah Classic and Select); or online (Me'ah Online)
  • duration Me'ah Classic (100 hours over two years);
    Me'ah Select (10-12 sessions over one semester);
    Me'ah Online (Flexible)

Me’ah Classic classes begin each Fall at various locations throughout Greater Boston. Choose your location and register below.

Congregation Eitz Chayim, Cambridge, MA

Time: Mondays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., starting October 15, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Bible” with Rabbi Neal Gold: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17; January 7. (Please note: No class on November 12, December 24 and 31 and January 21. January 14 and 28 reserved for snow/sick day.)
  • Winter semester schedule for “Rabbinics” (Instructor TBA): February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29. Please note: No class on February 18, April 15 and 22. May 6 and 13 reserved for snow/sick days.

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Ma’ayan/Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, Newton, MA

Time: Mondays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., starting October 22, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Bible” with Rabbi Yaakov Jaffee: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17. (Please note: No class on December 24 and 31. January 14 reserved for a snow/sick day.)
  • Winter semester schedule for “Rabbinics” with Dr. Shari Lowin: February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29. (Please note: No class on February 18, April 15 and 22. May 6 reserved for snow/sick day.) Days of class subject to minor changes.

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MetroWest Collaborative (Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Israel, MetroWest Jewish day school), Hosted at Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, MA

Time: Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. starting October 11, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Bible” with Rabbi Leonard Gordon: October 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 29; December 6, 13, 20; January 3, 17, 24 (Please note: No class on November 15 or 22, December 27 and January 10. January 31 reserved for snow/sick day.)
  • Winter semester schedule for “Rabbinics” with Rabbi Natan Margali: February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11; May 2, 9, 16, 23. (Please note: No class on February 21, March 21, April 18 and 25. May 30 reserved for snow/sick day.)

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Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA

Time: Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m., starting October 23, 2018.

  • Fall semester schedule for “Bible” with Dr. Lynne Heller: October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; January 8, 15. (Please note: No class on November 27, December 25 or January 1. January 22 reserved for snow/sick day. This is a slight change from previous schedule, which had no class on Nov 20, and class on November 27.)
  • Winter semester schedule for “Rabbinics” with Rabbi Leonard Gordon: January 29, February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9. (Please note: No class on February 19, April 17 and 24. April 30 and May 7 reserved for snow/sick days.)

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Hebrew College, Newton, MA

Time: Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., starting October 16, 2018

  • Winter/Spring semester schedule for “Modern” with Rabbi Neal Gold: February 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 30; May 7. (Please note: No class on February 19, April 16 and 23. May 14 and 21 reserved for a snow/sick days.)

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Congregation Kerem Shalom, Concord, MA

Time: Monday evenings, 7:15-9:15 p.m., starting October 15, 2018

  • Winter/Spring semester schedule for “Modern” with Dr. Jacob Meskin [Link to faculty page]: February 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6, 13. (Please note: No class on February 18, April 15 and 22. May 20 reserved for a snow/sick day.)

Temple Emunah/Isaiah, The Lexington Collaborative, Lexington, MA

Time: Monday, 7 – 9 p.m., starting October 15, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Medieval” with Dr. Jacob Meskin, at Temple Isaiah: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14. (Please note: No class on December 24, 31, and January 21. January 28 reserved for a snow/sick day.)
  • Winter/Spring semester schedule for “Modern” with Rabbi Natan Margalit, at Temple Emunah: February 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1,8, 29; May 6, 13. (Please note: No class on February 18, April 15 and 22. May 20 and June 3 reserved for snow/sick days.)

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Please note: when using this online link, Temple Emunah members may use their login; all others may create a guest account. When you login, you will need to go to “events sign-up” and look for “Me’ah Classic Year Two.”


Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA

Time: Sundays, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., starting October 14, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Medieval” with Dr. Jacob Meskin: October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16, 23; January 6, 13. (Please note: No class on November 25, December 30, and January 20. January 27 reserved for snow/sick day.)
  • Winter/Spring semester schedule for “Modern” with Dr. Rachel Greenblatt: February 3, 10; March 3, 10, 17, 31; April 7, 28; May 5, 12, 19. (Please note: No class on February 17, 24, March 24, April 14 and 21; May 26. June 2 reserved for snow/sick day.)

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Temple Beth Shalom (Tremont St. Shul), Cambridge, MA

Time: Tuesdays, 7 – 9:45 p.m., starting October 9, 2018

  • Fall semester schedule for “Medieval” with Dr. Shari Lowin: October 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 27; December 11, 18; January 8. (Please note: No class on November 25, December 4, December 25 or January 1. January 15 reserved for snow/sick day.)
  • Winter/Spring semester schedule for “Modern” with Dr. Simon Rabinovitch: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9. (Please note: No class on February 19 and April 16. April 9 and 30 reserved for snow/sick days.)

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Please note: We strongly encourage students to take Year One before registering for Year Two. If starting with Year Two would work better for your schedule, please contact Sara Riedner Brown, Director, Me’ah Classic & Select, at 617-559-8708 or meah@hebrewcollege.edu.

If you are interested in shorter time commitment or more flexible schedule, check out Me’ah Select (a ten-week, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history) and Me’ah Online, both taught by outstanding Me’ah faculty.

Want to learn more about Me’ah?

If you need additional information or have questions about registration, please contact Sara Brown, Director, Me’ah Classic & Select, at 617-559-8708 or meah@hebrewcollege.edu.