Seeing our child become a parent is one of life's great joys. But it is not always clear how best to support our son or daughter in that role while also building close and loving relationships with our grandchildren. We will draw on Jewish wisdom to consider how to be the best grandparents we can be. We will explore ways to find our own roles as grandparents, when to step up and when to step back, and the special gifts of wisdom, tradition and identity we can bestow. Instructor: Margie Bogdanow, LICSW, educator, coach and consultant. The class runs three Wednesdays, March 22, march 29 and April 5 from 10 am to noon. The class is part of the Hebrew College-Mishkan Tefila Learning Series.
A Workshop for Community Leaders. The Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership is holding a one-day workshop for community leaders to explore the vision of our religious communities as contexts for the discovery of "higher ground." The presentations will be interactive and will offer specific skills and practices from the world of conflict transformation to assist professionals and lay leaders in realizing this vision. "The Higher Ground workshop offers community leaders an important opportunity to gain practical skills in dialogue and relationship-building from a gifted team of mediators, religious leaders, and scholars," said Rabbi Or Rose, Director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning at Hebrew College. "In this moment of intense political polarization in our country, we need such gatherings to help us center ourselves and find a new way forward."
Rachel Adelman, Assistant Professor of Bible at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, will offer two talks on Shabbat morning at Congregation Mishkan Tefila. . During Sbabbat services which begin at 9:30 am, the topic will be "Pharoah's Daugher.". After kiddush lunch at 12:45 this gited teacher who is passionate about making Torah relevant to her students' lives, will reflect on "How Do We Tell the Story of our Redemption." This event is part of the Hebrew College-Mishkan Tefila learning series.
The Ruderman Family Foundation, together with Hebrew College and the Jewish Funders Network invites you to a summit and public conversation on Jewish communal governance for the 21st century. The summit's purpose is to explore and discuss the ways we govern ourselves in the American Jewish community and how changes in recent years may require different structures to respond to the current political and social culture.The program will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 11:30am-6:00pm at Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA. Advance registration and fee of $50 required. Discounts available for students by contacting email@example.com.
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Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn with gifted teacher and scholar of Jewish mysticism Melila Hellner- Eshed who brings the language and essence of the Zohar to life for 21st century learners and seekers. Hellner- Eshed will provide an introduction to the Zohar, the sacred text of Jewish mysticism with its layers of stories, experience and wisdom. The focus of her teaching will be the Zohar’s call for the awakening of consciousness across the generations.
Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is a professor of Jewish mysticism and Zohar in the department of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She serves on the facutly of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality and is active in the 'Sulha' - a reconciliation project that brings together Israelis and Palestinians. Co-sponsored by The Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
This event is part of the Hebrew College- Congregation Mishkan tefila learning series.
Save the date for Hebrew College Gala 2017 honoring Louis Grossman and Family of Grossman Companies, Inc., Rabbi Ma'ayan Sands, Rab'16, and Susan Ain, who will receive the Esther Award for Leadership and Philanthropy. Read more.
The songs of Ravensbruck Concentration camp and the Jewish cabaret of Weimar Germany tell the story of the women of the Ravensbruck Camp and reflect the culture of German society before and during the war. Join us to hear and learn about this music with Cantor Lynn Torgrove, Head of Vocal Arts at Hebrew College.This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Miskan Tefila educational series.
Cantor Torgrove was ordained at Hebrew College and holds a M.A . in Jewish Studies and music and a B.A.in Theatre. She also has taught at the major conservatories in the Boston area and has had an international career as a solist in many genres of classical and Jewish music.
A fascinating exploration of three architects who were instrumental in shaping modern Jerusalem. Author Adina Hoffman (author of Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City; co-author of Sacred Trash, Story of the Cairo Geniza) and Israeli architect Rafi Segal discuss the people behind the buildings and the recurring themes of loss, exile, and belonging that make up the story of the new city of Jerusalem. Join us at 7:00 pm as we mark the start of Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli independence Day) with Israeli treats and musical accompaniment by Florie Namir. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Arts Collaborative with the Israeli American Council and Jewish Book Council.
Niggun refers to a melody sung for sacred purpose, expressing the soul's longing for sublime contact with the Divine. It may have words or be wordless, carried by vocables thata come from the heart and may be lively, pensive, joyous or introspective. Join us we learn from the Niggun Master, Rabbi Nehemia Polen, who will teach us the power of this musical style and lead us in singing our hearts out. This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Miskan Tefila educational series.
Rabbi Polen, a leading expert in Hasidism and is Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College. He describes the niggun as an experience to be entered into with all of one's senses and levels of one's being. In his course "Hasidic Niggun as Spiritual Practice" at Hebrew College he examines the function of niggun in prayer, and the role of the prayer leader in fostering sacred space.
We are offering another training session on a Sunday afternoon, May 7 and Monday afternoon May 8 for anyone who is interested. This is the full 8 hour training and provides introduction to the methodology, practice with stories and resource development. If you are interested Hebrew College students attend for half price. Please return form to Shoolman Office. Register via this PDF.
Klezmer music is lively, foot-tapping instrumental music. The event will include both a lecture on the history and development of Klezmer with live demonstration and "Instant Kelzmer." a jam session. Bring your instruments (your voice counts). This event is part of the Hebrew College-Congregation Miskan Tefila educational series.
Cantor Becky Khitrik holds a master degree of arts in religion from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and recieved her cantorial ordination and a degree in Jewish studies from Hebrew College. She maintains an active perfromance career as a Klezmer clarinetist and has performed internationally. Hankus Netsky is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist. He chairs the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory and is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble.