Hebrew College offers a wide array of degree and certificate programs to prepare you for a career as a Jewish professional or to help you advance in your career. You may also choose to study for your own personal enrichment. Our faculty is deeply committed to guiding you toward your chosen goal.
In the classroom, you will join with students of diverse ages, backgrounds and beliefs — some straight out of college, others with experience in Jewish communal and educational institutions, still others preparing for a second career in the Jewish professions. Our students find this diversity to be one of the most enriching elements of their Hebrew College education — the chance to learn from others’ varied world views and experiences as they jointly grapple with Jewish texts and concepts.
Within many of our graduate academic degree programs, this stimulating and challenging conversation is enhanced by the pairing of traditional classroom instruction with guided text study in our Bet Midrash (House of Study). There, you will explore and debate with a study partner, supported by faculty mentors, following the classical model of Jewish text study.
Hebrew — the language that binds the Jewish people — is a keystone of most degree programs and certificates. The college offers a range of Hebrew language instruction, from beginner through advanced, both on campus and online. Most classes are taught in English, though some advanced Hebrew language classes are taught solely in Hebrew. Hebrew requirements vary by program; you will take a Hebrew language placement test as needed to enable us to match you with the appropriate level of instruction.
Areas of study include:
- Jewish Studies
- Rabbinical School
- School of Jewish Music
- Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education
Through your coursework at Hebrew College, you will gain a strong foundation in classical Jewish studies, the skills to engage the complexities of contemporary Jewish life, and, in all likelihood, the desire to learn more.
Baruch habayim — welcome!