Upcoming Events

A Night of Discussion: Peace and Democracy
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Hebrew College

The Israeli Consulate is hosting a program at Hebrew College to honor the memory of Yitzhak Rabin entitled, “A Night of Discussion:  Peace and Democracy.” Hebrew College President Sharon Anisfeld will be introducing the evening.

Torah Godly Play Training
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:30am
Hebrew College

Torah Godly Play © is an accredited Torah-telling practice used in religious education throughout the world designed to enhance the spiritual lives of children. Its application to Jewish education has been pioneered by the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education at Hebrew College and a community of practice led by Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire. Teachers in Jewish Education settings are invited to participate to enhance their repertoire of teaching Torah. There will be an opportunity to practice the art of Torah Godly Play, experience newly written stories on Jewish holidays and Torah stories and to enroll in a community of practice designed to support practitioners of Torah Godly Play. There will be an opportunity to take home materials to tell your first story. Learn more

Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:30pm
Hebrew College

"Credit to the Nation: East European Jewish Immigrant Bankers, Mass Migration and American Finance" with Rebecca Kobrin - co-sponsored by Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston and Hebrew College. Jewish immigrant bankers helped shape the mass migration of Jews from Eastern Europe and the development of 20th century American finance.  Entrepreneurial Jewish immigrants formed small banks to facilitate purchasing passage to America. Their innovative credit mechanisms gave immigrant Jews, who could offer no collateral, access to basic financial services. They encouraged immigrants to invest in new homes, contributing to the immigrants’ economic success and the expanding U.S. economy.

Dr. Rebecca Kobrin is the Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University.  Her book Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora (2010) was a National Jewish Book finalist.  She is editor and author of multiple books on Jewish history and its impact on American capitalism. Her next book, Credit to the Nation: Jewish Immigrant Bankers and American Finance, 1870-1914, will be published by Harvard University Press in 2019. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.


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