Open Circles are small groups of people who seek accessible, meaningful Jewish learning experiences facilitated by exceptional teachers. They are open to adults of all ages and backgrounds, and meet for a minimum of six sessions. A program of Hebrew College and CJP, Open Circle Jewish Learning includes four different tracks:

  • Salons: A living room (or café or library) experience built around Jewish texts of particular interest to participants.
  • Mindful Living: An exploration of topics within the realm of Jewish spirituality (e.g., Jewish mindfulness, meditation, Mussar and mysticism).
  • People of the Book: Book groups focusing on excerpts from selected books of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible).
  • Jewish Food for Thought: Food- or wine-based discussions featuring expert-led conversations about the significance of Jewish holidays, life-cycle rituals and global Jewish communities.

Open Circles for Young Adults

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, four six-session Circles exclusively for young adults in their 20s or 30s are being offered for a special, one-time discounted rate of $75.