January 18, 2023 | 25 Tevet 5783
Shalom, Hebrew College alumni!
On behalf of the College, and writing from our new campus, I’m reaching out with warm greetings to each of you, the alumni from many of Hebrew College’s circles including our undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, our rabbinical and cantorial ordination programs, and our high school student programs—including Prozdor!
Dr. Susie Tanchel
Vice President, Hebrew College
Study with Us! Hebrew College Winter/Spring Community Education Courses
I’m pleased to invite you to study with us, either in-person locally or online via Zoom, in one of our many Adult Learning courses. From "Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Torah" to Hebrew language learning, we have a course just right for you and your educational journey, whether you’re just beginning or are a seasoned learner.
Using our new online course catalog, you can search for courses by a favorite professor, by program, topic, location, and more. We want to help you find just the right course(s) for you. Questions? Please reach out to us. We are happy to provide class suggestions and ideas for learners of all skills and ages. Click the button below to explore and register now.
Save the Date: Prozdor Alumni Reunion
Save the date for the upcoming Prozdor alumni reunion on Sunday, May 21, where we will be joined by featured guest Dr. Jonathan Sarna. An alumnus of Hebrew College Prozdor, Dr. Sarna will share remarks and memories about his time in the program. More information and registration information will be shared in this space coming soon.
Kindly contact Rosa Kramer Franck, Director of Development, if you would like to be involved. She would love to hear from you at email@example.com.
New Address, Same Mission: We’ve Officially Moved
Hebrew College, 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02466
Our address changed but our core educational mission remains the same. We are energized and enlivened by the sense of sacred purpose that we carry with us every day—reimagining Jewish learning and leadership for an interconnected world, making our lives more meaningful, our communities more vibrant, and our world more whole.
"As we settle into our new home, we look forward to creating pioneering opportunities for the College to grow, meet the evolving needs of our community, and prepare Jewish spiritual and educational leaders to meet people at many different doorways to Jewish life,” said Hebrew College President Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld. “So many people have worked tirelessly and generously to make the vision of this new campus a reality. Now we can’t wait to fill it with life!”
(Pictured clockwise below: IT expert Jimmy Cameau & Dr. Susie Tanchel; our new courtyard; Mascott Beit Midrash; community lounge)
Save the Date: Spring Gala — May 4 at Hebrew College
Please save the date for the annual Hebrew College spring gala. Special honorees include Andy Offit, Chair of the Hebrew College Board of Trustees, and Dan Miller, Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership founder, chair of the Hebrew College Investment Committee, and member of the College's Finance Committee. More information coming soon.
We look forward to hosting you and sharing a great time at our new campus on May 4!
Please help us keep current with your latest life developments (not to mention your address!) by clicking here. Here are a few updates from alumni who have recently written to us:
Rabbi Katy Allen (MAJS `99) recently published A Tree of Life: A Story in Word, Image, and Text, with photographs by Mary North Allen, from Strong Voices Publishing. She writes, "The book provides a tender yet powerful experience as a tool for coping, for learning, and for growing during the challenging times we face in our lives. For the reader, the journey is personal as well as universal as you engage visually, through ancient and modern words, and multidimensionally through the integration of all three media."
Michael Murphy (MAJS `09), author of NLD From The Inside Out, recently published King Kong Sudoku: A True Beast Of A Puzzle, In Living Color (Booklocker.com). He writes, "It is a brand new kind of sudoku book, unlike anything you've seen before, as it is a 100x100 grid with 16 different 25x25 grids interwoven together, with diagonals, and in color! The paperback is available wherever books are sold, and the eBook version is also available on the publisher's site.
Susan Phillips (Me'ah `99, MJLS `08) recently published a short story in Fig Tree Lit, the newsletter of Fig Tree Books. She originally wrote the fictional "Tales of the Great Healer" as an assignment in a graduate school course at Hebrew College.
Wendy Bar-Yakov emailed us about the passing of her brother and Prozdor graduate Simon A. Sargon (1938-2022). She writes, "He was a noted musician, influential composer, and choral conductor. and professor of music." In addition to graduating from Prozdor, he was Brandeis University valedictorian and a Julliard graduate. He leaves behind his wife, Bonnie; daughter Olivia and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Juliana and Adam; brother, Ivor Sargon (Atlanta, Georgia); and sister Wendy Bar-Yakov and her family in Israel. Read the Hebrew College 2018 story about him in JewishBoston.com.
Hebrew College is reimagining Jewish learning and leadership for an interconnected world, making our lives more meaningful, our communities more vibrant, and our world more whole.
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