Hebrew College is primarily a graduate school with a small number of undergraduate students. Graduate students of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs come to Hebrew College to pursue a career as a rabbi, cantor, Jewish educator or other Jewish communal professional.
Some students come to Hebrew College right after college, others enroll after working in the Jewish professions for several years and still others study here to prepare for a second career in midlife. In addition to those with professional aspirations, some of our students enjoy coursework for the pure love of learning and Jewish personal enrichment.
Students from a wide variety of backgrounds are welcome to study at Hebrew College. The Rabbinical School and cantorial ordination programs in the School of Jewish Music are only open to Jewish students, but they do not require that students be affiliated with any particular stream of Judaism.
We invite you to explore this site to find the program that is right for you. You are also welcome to visit our beautiful campus in Newton Centre, Mass., or to call or email the Office of Admissions with your questions.