Open Circle

Me’ah Open Circle Learning is a dynamic new opportunity for adults of all ages & backgrounds. Our course offerings for Fall & Spring semesters explore fascinating themes, texts & personalities.

These courses consist of 8-10 sessions per semester & will be facilitated by exceptional teachers from the Greater Boston Academic Community.

Please note: Me’ah Classic is not a prerequisite. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. All are welcome.

Hebrew College

Pirkei Avot – Ancient Wisdom (Zoom) 

Thurs. 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Oct. 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8. 

Pirkei Avot, the Ethics of our Fathers, contains wisdom that has been passed down through the ages. In our class we will explore this unique book of the Mishnah and delve into some of its most well-known passages: What is an argument for the sake of heaven? What should we look for in friendship? What is the definition of happiness? What are we called to do to repair the world? We will read through key passages using traditional and contemporary commentary to expand our conversation.