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Me'ah Select 2018 - 2019

Spring 2019

Shared Stories: The Afterlife of Biblical Heroes and Heroines in the New Testament and Quran

Rabbi Leonard Gordon

Meets Thursdays from 9:30 am -12pm at Temple Emunah
Class begins February 14, 2019 (continues 2/28; 3/7; 3/14; 3/21; 3/28; 4/4; 4/11; 5/2; 5/9)
Cost for 10 sessions: $350, financial aid is available

From Abraham, Sarah and Hagar to Joseph, Moses, Miriam, King David and the Queen of Sheba, biblical figures loom large in the classic stories of Christians and Muslims. Do these shared stories connect us, divide us, or both? Our class will offer an introduction to Early Christian and Islam as we read these fascinating stories.

Rabbi Leonard Gordon is Interim Rabbi at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, and the co-Director of Interfaith Partners for Peace. With rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, he has a BA and M Phil from Columbia University, and an MA in Religious Studies from Brown University. Gordon has taught comparative religion and Humanities at Columbia University, Kenyon College, and the Ohio State University; and rabbinic literature, history, philosophy, and liturgy at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Hebrew College Rabbinical School, and the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.

Read more here

Register for this class (Please note: when using this online link you will need to create a guest account.  When you login, you will need to go to "events sign-up" and look for "Me'ah Select)

Fall 2018

The Modern Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Short Stories

(Part two of the class provided last fall at Temple Emunah; all new material !!!)

Jacob Meskin, PhD
Meets Thursdays 9:30 am-12:00 pm at Temple Emunah
Class begins October 18, 2018 (continues 10/25; 11/1; 11/8; 11/15; 11/29; 12/6; 12/13; 12/20; 1/3; 1/10)
Cost for 10 sessions: $350, financial aid is available

Most of us learn the history of Jews and Judaism in the modern period from scholarly history texts and original document.  This provides an invaluable view of the big picture, but also leaves out the lived dimension of the events and developments.

                          * How did particular Jewish men and women, living in widely separated and quite different communities,                                   experience the many challenges and changes of modernity?

                          *Perhaps even more significantly, how did these individual experiences and the many sorts of feeling                                        they evoked, go on to shape new Jewish hopes and projects?

Register for this class:  As of July 9, 2018, this class is closed. Please email if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

Me'ah Classic: 100 Hours of Study 2018 - 2019

Me'ah — Hebrew for 100 — is an intensive Jewish educational experience designed for busy adult learners of all backgrounds.

Participants are immersed in reading core Jewish texts, grappling with concepts representing cultural and political movements from four historical periods — biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern.

Class Information for Year 2:

Dr. Jacob Meskin (October 2018-January 2019)
Rabbi Natan Margalit (February 2019-May 2019)

Mondays, 7pm-9pm
Starting October 15, 2018
Held at Temple Isaiah (Fall) and Temple Emunah (Spring) 

Register here. (Please note: when using this online link you will need to create a guest account.  When you login, you will need to go to "events sign-up" and look for "Me'ah Classic Year Two"

Info or questions: Contact Sara Brown at Hebrew College, 617-559-8708 or

Tue, May 21 2019 16 Iyar 5779