Join the Hebrew College community as we celebrate President Daniel Lehmann's decade of leadership at Hebrew College. We will also be honoring Rabbi Lehmann with the establishment of a Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann Scholarship to be awarded annually to an outstanding Hebrew College student who embodies the values of pluralism, academic excellence, and innovative Jewish leadership central to President Lehmann’s legacy. Rabbi Sonia Saltzman, Rab`08 will receive Hebrew College's Esther Award for Leadership & Philanthropy. Visit the Gala 2018 website for tickets, sponsorships, and honoree biographies. If you would like to honor Rabbi Lehmann or Rabbi Saltzman but cannot make the event, please visit the Gala website for links to donate a seat to a student, make an online gift via our secure form, or by texting HCGIVE to 243725. View the invitation.
Learn the Torah Godly Play methodology at this one-day training session at Hebrew College on May 14. Godly Play is an innovative approach to religious education that seeks not so much to tell stories of faith in order that we will "know" them, but as spiritual action of finding meaning, identity and God through storytelling and listening. The pedagogical ideal of this approach is that, from the earliest age, children are invited to experience and become increasingly aware of the spiritual call within sacred stories and of their own deep response as something naturally afforded by religious narrative.
Hebrew College will hold its 93rd Commencement on June 3, 2018 for graduates of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, and Hebrew College's Jewish Studies program. Honorary degree recipients will be Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit, PhD, Neubauer Executive Director, Tufts Hillel, Research Professor, Department of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University; Harold Kotler, CFA, Me'ah`99, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, GW&K Investment Management; and Mary Elizabeth Moore, PhD, Dean and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University School of Theology. We are proud of our graduates as they take their places as advanced learners, nnovative teachers, and dedicated leaders. The multiple voices they have encountered in texts, in teachers, and in dialogue with each other will enable them to contribute to the enhancement of Jewish life, here in North America, in Israel, and throughout the world.
The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College will hold its ordination ceremony on June 3, 2018 at Temple Reyim in Newton, Mass. from 3-4:30 pm. Join us for this spiritual and joyous ceremony. There will be a reception for our new rabbis and cantors following the ceremony. For more information visit our Commencement and Ordination website.