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A Seat at the Table

“Pluralism is central to who I am religiously. Yes, I identify as a conservative Jew, but I take pieces from reform, orthodox, reconstructionist, chasidism—a little bit of everything—to make who I am as a Jew. Hebrew College supports that. And that’s important to my work as I encounter different styles of Judaism. The idea that we all have a seat at the table of Judaism is core to Hebrew College… Read Article →

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Jewish Learning from Cincinnati

Humans of Hebrew College  #HumansHC “Pluralism is central to who I am religiously. Yes, I identify as a conservative Jew, but I take pieces from reform, orthodox, reconstructionist, chasidism—a little bit of everything—to make who I am as a Jew. Hebrew College supports that. And that’s important to my work as I encounter different styles of Judaism. The idea that we all have a seat at the table of Judaism… Read Article →

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Mentoring Individual Learners

Humans of Hebrew College #HumansHC “Here at Hebrew College, our emphasis is on mentoring and understanding every student as an individual learner. When we form these one-on-one relationships with students — whether over Skype, phone or on campus — we are able to stretch and challenge them, support them, and help them create a program that suits their professional ambitions as well as their personal style, schedule and interests. In this way,… Read Article →

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A Thirst for Knowledge

Humans of Hebrew College #HumansHC “My motivation for studying for a formal degree at Hebrew College was to gain a degree of literacy in Jewish studies. After sending my children to Jewish day schools and to Israel to study so that they would have the Jewish education that I never had experienced, it became clear that it was now my turn. I wanted to be part of the conversations about Jewish… Read Article →

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Tiling the Temple Mount

“I chose a different path than most Hebrew College MAJS alumnae. I made aliyah in 2007 and settled in Jerusalem. While waiting for my Ulpan class to begin, I volunteered at an archaeological site, the Temple Mount Sifting Project, and after two weeks of volunteering, I was hired. After about a year on the job, I began to work with opus sectile tiles that had been found at the Project: geometrically… Read Article →

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“The Experiment”

“When I was only five, my family hosted two kindergarten teachers from Germany. I also remember my father practicing German and traveling to Germany several times. He was a participant in a new initiative in Israel called “The Experiment”, Building bridges with Germans and Germany after the Holocaust. But at the time, I did not understand the significance of all of this. When I was eight and again when I was… Read Article →

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Making a Difference with Birthright

“I had visited Israel before, but it was after my three-week trip there with my Shoolman School of Jewish Education at Hebrew College professors Deborah Skolnick Einhorn and Marion Gribetz that I knew I wanted to make Israel my home. In 2012, I made aliyah. The ironic thing is that after two years, I discovered that I could have a greater impact serving Israel doing meaningful Jewish commercial work in the United States. So… Read Article →

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Dancing Educator

“I started dancing at age 3, and it was actually because I had neurological difficulties. I wasn’t able to walk till after age two (which is very late, developmentally), and my mom had to take me to doctors and neurologists. The neurologist ended up recommending a physical activity to build my coordination and motor skills. As my mom says, ‘It was either karate or ballet, and you seemed too dainty… Read Article →

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Alcott House & Early Jewish Education

“I have lived in Concord Massachusetts for the past 16 years. Concord—and especially Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott —has inspired me a lot as a person and as an educator. Everyone loves the house because it was home to the author of “Little Women.” But I love the house not because of Louisa, but because of the way her parents raised her and their view of education. I… Read Article →

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London to Newton

“Here is the post box in which I posted my job application to Hebrew College five years ago!” (left) I visited London last weekend to officiate at the bar mitzvah of the son of my oldest friend. Held at the largest Reform Synagogue in North London, the weather was warm, the community warmer and the Jewish spirit of hope and harmony was infectious. Included was a Hebrew College graduate of… Read Article →