Fast Facts about Hebrew College

Fast Facts




Hebrew College is a pluralistic institution, open to all forms of Jewish expression, commitment and practice. We seek to engage diverse perspectives on any given Jewish topic, both to encourage a dynamic exchange and to foster respect for other points of view. The College is not formally affiliated with any religious institution or denomination.

Location and Campus

Hebrew College is located in the Greater Boston area -- one of the leading regions of Jewish innovation and entrepreneurship and home to the progressive federation Combined Jewish Philanthropies, a wide array of Jewish religious and social-justice institutions, affiliated and independent congregations and day schools and supplementary Jewish schools that are on the forefront of Jewish education. Designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates, Hebrew College's campus sits on nearly 7 acres on a hillside in Newton Centre, Mass. and is composed of four interconnected buildings, totalling 72,000 square feet.


Private, not-for-profit, graduate degree-granting institution (offering ordination, master's degrees, a joint doctoral degree with Lesley College, and a bachelor's completion program) as well as non-degree community adult, youth and professional development study opportunities.


Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld 

Annual Budget

$10.6M (FY2017)


  • Graduate Degree/Certificate:164 — 65 full-time and 99 part-time
  • Nondegree — 225
  • Adult Learning: 1,530
  • Youth Education: 217 — 148 Prozdor and 69 Makor

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 10
  • Part-time and adjunct faculty: 80
  • Full-time staff: 45
  • Part-time staff: 18

Gann Library

90,000 volumes

Graduate Schools and Programs (click here for details)

Degrees Offered (click here for details)

Adult & Community Learning Opportunities (click here for details)

Centers & Institutes

Youth-Education Programs (click here for details)

Accreditation (click here for details)

The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

College Partners (click here for details)


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