The Jewish “conversation” stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life. Hebrew College Me’ah Classis (Hebrew for 100) is led by outstanding faculty who empower students to become part of the conversation.
Looking for deep learning with less time commitment? You might enjoy Hebrew College Me’ah Select (topic-based, one-semester courses.) Learn more here.
- 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)
Registration will be open by the end of August for the next cycle of Me’ah Classic. Hebrew College will email you when it is up on our website.
Me’ah classes meet for 11 weeks per semester; sessions are two hours long.
Yes, you can switch locations between semesters and after the year, but we do ask that unless there are challenging circumstances, you do not switch locations during our semester. Please contact our office for a discussion about changing locations.
You will register for Year 1 and Year 2 separately.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, we are offering two new classes. One will be a live, online interactive class via Zoom. The other will be a live, in-person course at Temple Emanuel, Newton, assuming it is safe to do so.
Me’ah instructors are Judaic scholars or clergy with advanced degrees. They bring to community-based Me’ah Classic classes a high level of scholarship, teaching, and discourse typically found in University settings. Please go to our website to learn more about our gifted and committed instructors. In order to expose students to a range of styles and expertise, each of your four semesters will be taught by a different instructor.
Every Me’ah class is recorded and posted on our course website, Schoology. Many students take advantage of recorded classes.
Me’ah Classic participants come to our program with a wide variety of backgrounds. Many have no formal background education, other have experience with more formal study. All students are welcome in our class, including students from other faith traditions and students coming from interfaith families or traditions.
No, you do not need to know Hebrew – all Me’ah classes are conducted in English and texts are studied in English translation. When Hebrew words are referred to, they are translated.
The cost of Me’ah Classic is $650 per person per year. Yes, there is generous financial aid available through Hebrew College. We are committed to make Me’ah available to all students, regardless of financial means. Please contact Me’ah Director Erica Streit-Kaplan at email@example.com to have a confidential discussion and to make arrangements for financial aid.
There are a small number of required books for each class, depending on the teacher. We do ask our instructors to post as many materials as possible on our course website, so that we can minimize additional costs of purchasing materials.