Literacy, Learning, Legacy: 100 hours of Jewish study
A night of learning in honor of Dr. David Ariel z'l
November 1, 2018, from 8 - 9 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton
Please join us for a night of teaching and learning in Dr. David Ariel's honor. David was a beloved teacher in the Adult Learning program at Hebrew College, and at many institutions throughout Boston.
The teaching portion will be led by David's friend, Dr. Everett Fox of Clark University (and three-time Brandeis University graduate) with the assistance of two of David's students. Temple Emanuel's cantors will conclude the evening by singing the scholars' Kaddish, "Kaddish D'rabanan."
- Learn more about and RSVP for the free event here.
- Read about David's incredible commitment to Jewish education, and feedback from his students.
The Jewish "conversation" stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life. Me'ah Classic is a comprehensive and engaging adult learning experience that empowers students to become part of that conversation.
Me'ah--Hebrew for 100--is led by outstanding faculty from Greater Boston academic institutions, who are attuned to the needs of adult learners. Reading, text study, lectures and discussions ensure a rich learning experience for the community of adult learners who share this two-year journey.
Fall/early Winter 2018:
- The creation stories
- The binding of Isaac
- The Exodus story
- The revelation at Sinai
- The prophetic books
- Start date: November 5, 2018
- Instructors: For "Bible", Rabbi Neal Gold; for "Rabbinics", Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg; View instructor profiles
- Start date: October 22, 2018
- Instructors: For "Bible", Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe, for "Rabbinics", Dr. Shari Lowin; View instructor profiles
- Start date: October 11, 2018
- Instructors: For "Bible", Rabbi Leonard Gordon; for "Rabbinics", Rabbi Natan Margalit; View instructor profiles
- Start date: October 23, 2018
- Instructors: For "Bible", Lynne Heller, Ph.D; for "Rabbinics", Rabbi Leonard Gordon.; View instuctor profiles
Medieval: Study the Jewish mindset and the contours of medieval Jewish civilizations under Islam and Christianity during the Middle Ages (600 to 1700 CE).
- Readings and discussions focus on Jewish encounters with non-Jews, including the rise and fall of Jewish life in Spain and Eastern Europe.
- Examine the modes of community that Jews constructed in the shifting diaspora, as well as the expansion of Jewish thought in the areas of philosophy, mysticism, liturgy, and biblical and talmudic commentaries.
Modern: Beginning with the 17th century's Age of Enlightenment, modernity posed a significant challenge to traditional Jewish culture, community, and identity, creating new social and economic opportunities but also threatening traditional Jewish values and communal structures. Delve into texts examining:
- The emancipation of European Jewry
- The rise of Hasidism
- The Jewish cultural revolution of Eastern Europe
- The birth of Modern Zionism.
please contact Sara Riedner Brown, Director, Me'ah Classic & Select, at 617.559.8708 or email@example.com.
Hebrew College, Newton, MA, class meets Tuesday mornings
- Start date: October 19, 2018
- Instructors: For "Medieval," Rabbi Benjamin Samuels; for "Modern," Rabbi Neal Gold; View instructor profiles
Congregation Kerem Shalom, Concord, MA, class meets Monday evenings
- Start date: October 15, 2018
- Instructors: For "Medieval," Rabbi Benjamin Samuels; for "Modern," Jacob Meskin, Ph.D.; View instructor profiles
Lexington Collaborative (Temple Emunah), Lexington, MA, class meets Monday evenings
- Start date: October 15, 2018
- Instructors: For "Medieval," Jacob Meskin, Ph.D.; for "Modern," Rabbi Natan Margalit.; View instructor profiles
Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA, class meets Sunday late morning
- Start date: October 14, 2018
- Instructors: For "Medieval," Jacob Meskin, Ph.D.; for "Modern," Rachel Greenblatt PhD.; View instructor profiles
Temple Beth Shalom (Tremont Street Shul), Cambridge, MA, class meetsTuesday evenings
- Start date: October 9, 2018
- Instructors: For "Medieval," Shari Lowin, Ph.D.; for "Modern," Simon Rabinovitch, Ph.D.; View instructor profiles
We are happy to offer generous financial aid for all of our classes. Please contact our office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.559.8708.
- "I loved the instructors exuberance, her enthusiasm for the subject...she helped me to discover Torah, the nuanced meanings behind the words!"
- "I had a chance to think about Judaism, to revisit "facts" and myths I had learned as a child, and to put them in perspective as they apply to my current life."
- "Me'ah Classic has truly been a wonderful experience for me-academically, spiritually, and socially."
- "I am not a religious person, and always had trouble connecting. Me'ah Classic gave me the tools and interest to find meaning and connection to Judaism. Now, I'm ready to continue learning, even after 2 years of study."
- "We are so taken with this course-what a wonderful chance for me to learn with my spouse!"
Sara Riedner Brown
Director, Me'ah Classic & Select