Hebrew College and CJP have for decades shared a vision to create and support a community of learning through a robust program of adult Jewish education. We remain committed to offering serious and transformative Jewish learning for adults in Greater Boston.
But we cannot do this alone. We thus created Leaders in Adult Learning, a first-of-its-kind initiative that prepares passionate leaders to inspire other adults in their communities to embark on the rewarding journey of Jewish learning.
Each year, 12 to 16 fellows will participate in a nine-month training during which they will acquire the expertise to guide these adult learners in any number of study opportunities, including a “People of the Book” Bible-study group. The following year, fellows continue their adult-learning outreach in their home communities.
The Learning Opportunity
To prepare for their new role as ambassadors and facilitators of adult Jewish learning, fellows will participate in comprehensive training focusing on:
Community Organizing: The cultivation of skills and methods used to build, inspire, and guide cohorts of adult learners.
Adult-Learning Facilitation and Bible Study: The development of engaging and effective adult-learning and text-study strategies designed to elicit personal relevance and meaning. Sessions will be led by renowned experts in the fields of community engagement, adult Jewish learning, and Jewish text study.