Me'ah Classic

Me'ah Classic: Literacy, Learning, Legacy: 100 hours of Jewish study 

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 are combined to develop a rich experience for the community of learners who share this two-year journey together.

During Year One, Me'ah Classic participants delve into core Hebrew Bible and rabbinic texts that are the very the basis of Jewish beliefs, behaviors and community.

During Year TwoMe'ah Classic participants journey through medieval and modern periods, exploring the philosophy, poetry, and thought that reflect each era's unique social and cultural themes and inter-relationships.

New Me’ah Classic classes will begin in October of 2017 at various locations throughout Greater Boston, including Concord, Cambridge, Lexington, Newton, and Westwood.

We are happy to offer generous financial aid for all of our classes, please contact our office for more information,

Come to a "Taste of Me'ah" Information Session!

We have several "Taste of Me'ah" events planned at private homes and venues in the Fall of 2017- meet one of our Me'ah instructors, delve into some teaching and learning, and have time to ask questions about the program from Hebrew College staff.  

We will have a Taste of Me'ah session on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 7-8:30 pm at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton MA 02459. Dr. Jacob Meskin will lead a session of teaching and learning.  We will have plenty of time for questions from our Me'ah staff.

Please contact our office at for more details and information and to RSVP for the "Taste." We would love for you to join us to learn more about Me'ah!

What our Me'ah participants say:

"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 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 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!"

Interested in exploring the Me'ah Classic curriculum?

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Sara Riedner Brown
Associate Director, Me'ah