Me’ah Classic at Eitz Chayim, Cambridge

Top Pick November 5, 2018 Cambridge $700.00
Eitz Chayim (Courtesy photo: Freedom by Design/Northeastern University)
Eitz Chayim (Courtesy photo: Freedom by Design/Northeastern University)

Literacy, Learning, Legacy: 100 hours of Jewish study. Year one curriculum: Hebrew Bible and Rabbinics.

Fall/Early Winter 2018—Hebrew Bible: Explore the Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, through focused discussion of core texts, including:

  • The creation stories
  • The binding of Isaac
  • The Exodus story
  • The revelation at Sinai
  • The prophetic books

Modern historical and literary approaches will enable you to analyze material through a new lens and gain a deeper understanding of the biblical world.

Schedule for “Bible” with Rabbi Neal Gold: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17; January 7. (Please note: No class on November 12, December 24 and 31 and January 21. January 14 and 28 reserved for snow/sick day.)

Winter/Spring 2019—Rabbinics: Study texts from the Rabbinic Period (500 BCE to 600 CE), a time when new Jewish leaders, sages, and rabbis emerged and developed rich texts of their own, creating a legal system which has informed and ordered Jewish community, culture, and behavior for the past millennia. Explore the relationship between God and human beings, your understanding of Jewish history and ethics, and the role of ritual in our lives.

Schedule for “Rabbinics” — instructor TBA: February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29. (Please note: No class on February 18, April 15 and 22. May 6 and 13 reserved for snow/sick days.)

Financial aid is available; please contact Sara Brown at

Instructor Bio:

Neal Gold is a rabbi, committed teacher, and prolific writer, as well as a dedicated counselor and social activist. In May 2018 he will receive his (second) MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Neal received smicha from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and for over 18 years served congregations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He served as the Director of Content & Programming for ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America and was a delegate for ARZENU at the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in October 2016. His writing and blogging on many issues of Jewish interest can be found at

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Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Congregation Eitz Chayim
136 Magazine St
Cambridge, MA 02139
$700.00 Per adult

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