Reflections on a Journey to and Through Me’ah

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Student, Me’ah
June 10, 2014

Now that my Me’ah cycle is complete, I want to express a few thoughts on the experience and how it shaped my relationship to Judaism. First, about me: an “interested gentile,” mostly nonbelieving, with one foot in Jewish practice and observance. Married into Judaism, understanding that we would raise our child as a Jew. The […]

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Learning through Jewish texts and history at Me’ah in Sharon

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Super Administrator
April 29, 2014

  Every Monday evening, 18 adults crowd into a small classroom at Temple Israel in Sharon. Many have already put in a long day at work —developing software, seeing patients, writing marketing copy and attending college. On a recent evening, prophecy was on the agenda – Old Testament prophets Jonah and Elijah specifically. For the […]

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“Wow”–The Jewish Story in Context

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Instructor, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens; Participant, Me’ah
April 28, 2014

“Wow.” Although somewhat inarticulate this word seems to best describe my initial feelings as I complete my Me’ah reading for the week. However, this is no ordinary week. This is the final week, the final reading of two years, four semesters, forty Thursday nights and one hundred hours of class. It’s a strange feeling, this […]

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One Voice Followed By A Symphony

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Director, Adult Learning
March 5, 2014

The following exchange between a student (Peter S.) and one of his instructors (Lynne H.) speaks to the Me’ah journey. Dear Lynne, It was so nice to see you at the graduation dinner for Me’ah. I still recall happily the beginning of Me’ah two years ago, studying Bible with you. It was very impressive to […]

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A Journey of Return

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Community Blog A Journey of Return

Student, Me’ah
October 30, 2013

For more than 40 years, my Jewish heritage was the farthest thing from my conscious mind, even though my background is stronger than most. Both my parents and my beloved aunt were graduates of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Teachers Institute. I went to the Yeshivah of Flatbush for eight years, then attended Marshalea Hebrew High […]

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Hooked on Adult Learning… on account of Me’ah!

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Student, Me’ah
September 25, 2013

Me’ah is crack for the Jewish intellect (soul, identity).  Stimulating, comforting, lively, addictive – always leaving you wanting more. It is a very well thought out curriculum, a perfect mix of history, philosophy, sociology, individual personalities. Each meeting opened a window onto whole areas of interest and scholarship. From Me’ah I developed a real sense […]

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From Blissful Ignorance to Me’ah: Judaism “Catch Up”

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September 11, 2013

I have always been Jewish–at least culturally. Yiddish, Jewish music, and of course Jewish food were evident in my home and that of my great grandparents who came from the “old country.” Although I didn’t have a bat mitzvah and usually attended services just on the High Holidays, I did go to a Reform Sunday […]

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My Connection to Judaism

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Graduate, Me’ah
June 11, 2013

Me’ah was one of those things you heard about at synagogue meetings, Kiddush, the JCC or other places Jews in the community gather. Most of our friends knew about the two year course of study, and some of the braver types with young children had even taken it. Everyone we spoke to said we must do […]

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When Piano Practice Slides and Class Time Flies

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Student, Me’ah
May 31, 2013

I am a happy participant in a Me’ah study group, having recently completed my first year of the two-year study program. Although at times a daunting amount of reading for an over-scheduled professional, the Me’ah program rewards amply (and, indeed, I have kept up with the reading, letting things like piano practice slide). I signed […]

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Me’ah: My Journey Toward Immersion in a Vast Sea

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May 21, 2013

I came to Me’ah as I came to Judaism: filled with a desire to immerse myself as much as possible in the incredible and vast sea of learning, wisdom, and spiritual wonder that Judaism evokes for me. I grew up in an intensely Catholic home, though my parents were a “mixed marriage.”  My mother was […]

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