students gather in courtyard during community time

Community Connections

Supporting one another and nurturing a vibrant community is key to the Hebrew College experience and approach. Each week, we gather as a school to celebrate the successes and share the challenges people are experiencing.

Class cohorts also meet weekly to take the measure of their studies and their lives. Beyond the school week, we cultivate a joyous collective responsibility for one another, celebrating Shabbat, holidays, and other "s’machot" (joyous occasions) in one another’s homes.

We are guided by the belief that you don’t make the journey to ordination alone. You travel as a community, each individual cherished, celebrated, and encouraged to flourish. This commitment sustains and supports you during your time in school, and serves as a model for what is possible in your future work as a rabbi.


All Are Welcome

Hebrew College is committed to welcoming and affirming LGBTQ Jews in our community and encouraging a strong alliance to LGBTQ Jews and causes. We are a thriving, diverse community of people at different stages in their lives, who have different learning styles, political views, religious commitments, and practices.


See a sampling of student activities that take place on the Hebrew College campus.