Midway through his announcement of the opening of Hebrew College, on the front page of the Aug. 18, 1921, issue of the Jewish Advocate, Louis Hurwich issued a call to revolution:
"In the next five years, no less than 75 percent of the present Jewish teachers in Boston will go over to other professions," warned Hurwich, the superintendent of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Boston.
Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. We empower and inspire individuals to contribute their voices and vision to the Jewish community and to bring Jewish values to bear on the critical issues of our time.
Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, we offer diverse educational and cultural programs for youths, adults and Jewish professionals.
Founded in 1921 and located in Newton Centre, Mass., Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. Its programs include a rabbinical school, a school of Jewish music, a school of Jewish education, graduate degrees and courses in Jewish studies; community education for adult learners; and a supplemental Hebrew high school and middle school.
At Hebrew College, we work to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect.
Our neighbor, Andover Newton Theological School, offers on-campus housing that is available to Hebrew College students. The most common places students tend to live are Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville and Jamaica Plain. Brookline is particularly popular because it is a hub of Jewish Boston, with many shuls and kosher restaurants. It is also accessible via the Green Line.
The Gann Library has the resources and expertise to facilitate your search. We are pleased to offer our resources to all members of the Hebrew College community and to our visitors.
Our campus is fully WiFi-enabled, and many rooms are equipped with short-throw projectors and other presentation equipment.
Our campus on the hill is wonderful place to work, study, learn and grow. Prepare for class in the scenic calm of Gann Library and participate in the energetic vitality of our Beit Midrash and Jewish holiday programming. Take in a lecture in Berenson Hall on one of the crucial questions of our time and continue a conversation from class over a cup of coffee or lunch in our cafeteria. We are an intimate institution with an abundance of programs to stimulate our mind and heart.
The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges