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Over 3,500 adults in Boston and elsewhere have benefitted from Me’ah, a community program which asks students to commit to 100 hours worth of Jewish learning over the course of 2 years.

The classic Me’ah curriculum is a whirlwind journey through Jewish civilization and its ideas. This program seeks to acquaint students with the personalities, foundational beliefs and animating ideas that are alive in the pages of our religious texts: from the Tanakh to the Talmud to the present day. Year 1 of the program will cover Tanakh and Rabbinics; Year 2 will cover Medieval and Modern.

In Fall 2016, Ma’ayan is partnering with the Young Israel of Brookline to begin a new Me’ah cohort. Sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 7-9pm beginning in October and will meet at the Young Israel (62 Green St. in Brookline).

Please click here for an application.

The cost is $700 per year with an option to pay by sliding scale or to set up a payment plan. You may mail in a check (following the instructions on the application) or pay online here.

This is a survey course and is not intended for advanced learners. Hebrew language skills are not required. This course is open to men and women. We welcome the participation of all who are interested.

Please contact with your questions.

Faculty for Year 1

Benjamin Samuels, Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah of Newton Centre, received his ordination, B.A. in English literature, and Masters degrees in Bible and Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University. A Master Teacher for Ma’ayan and long-time faculty member, he is pursuing a doctorate in Science, Philosophy and Religion at Boston University.

Reuven Cohn received his ordination and a graduate degree in Education from Yeshiva University, did advanced graduate work in Jewish Studies at Harvard University, and earned a law degree from Yale Law School. Designated a Ma’ayan Master Teacher, he has given numerous adult education classes in the Boston area and teaches for the Meah program, Hebrew College and Maimonides School.