Open Circle Jewish Learning

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online. Please disregard locations listed in the table below. For questions, please contact Anna Katsevman.

NEW: View new free, one-hour online courses offered by Hebrew College in collaboration with CJP.


Open Circle Jewish Learning, sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), brings together small groups of curious, engaged learners with exceptional educators to dive into an array of compelling topics and practices.

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Open Circle Jewish Learning
  • time Adults of all ages
  • location Living rooms, synagogues, and community spaces
  • duration 6 to 18 Sessions
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As a teacher, [Open Circle] gave me a chance to present essential ideas and experiences. For the students, who were all working during the day, it gave them a chance to have a taste of Torah without having to stay for a full meal. To switch metaphors, it was like lighting a fire! My hope was that this short series of classes would provide just the right spark to create a sense of wonder and excitement in the students.

– Dov Y. Bard

Want to learn more about Open Circle Jewish Learning?

If you need additional information or want to create your own course, please contact Rabbi Natan Margalit, Director of Open Circle Jewish Learning, at nmargalit@hebrewcollege.edu.

For questions about registration, please contact Helaine Denenberg, Administrative Coordinator of Open Circle Jewish Learning, at hdenenberg@hebrewcollege.edu.

If you are a teacher and wish to submit a proposal for consideration for Summer or Fall 2020, please fill in this form (click here).