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In Memoriam: David Ariel

Dr. David Ariel was the kind of professor who inspired devotion and a deep commitment to learning in his students, many of whom took class after class with him regardless of the material. He taught in Hebrew College’s Me’ah program, sponsored by CJP, for more than six years, as well as in Me’ah Select for four years. He also taught in the new Open Circle Jewish Learning program for its… Read Article →

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Twenty Years of Me’ah: Student Reflections

On the 20th anniversary of Me’ah, we asked participants representing each graduating class to share their experiences and love of Greater Boston’s premier Jewish adult-learning program. 1996 Rabbi Suzanne Offit, Rab’09 Hebrew College My introduction to Hebrew College was in 1991 as a student seeking a Jewish academic connection. Blessed to have Professor Judith Kates teach my first Torah class, the seeking only deepened and intensified. A few years and… Read Article →

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On Pluralism

“It’s not a mission that rotates significance or is in competition with other initiatives like youth programs, adult learning, connection to Israel, disability and inclusion, teen engagement, sexual orientation, attracting young adults to Judaism, synagogue membership, and the overall goal, Jewish continuity. Pluralism is all of those things, and all of those things fall under the umbrella of pluralism. Without providing validation and encouragement, and fostering understanding and respect for… Read Article →

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Me’ah Musings

A few weeks ago, on a dark and windy night, I left work at Hebrew College and headed to St. Mary’s church in Brookline, to attend the first meeting of a new Me’ah Select class called, “All the Land in its Diversity is One: Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Spain.” After navigating a few snow banks, and finding a parking space, I entered the church, which is hosting this class, through its membership… Read Article →