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Hebrew College
Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459-2237 Newton Center, MA 02459 Phone: (617) 559-8600
  • General Information
    About Hebrew College

    Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. We empower and inspire individuals to contribute their voices and vision to the Jewish community and to bring Jewish values to bear on the critical issues of our time. Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, we offer diverse educational and cultural programs for youths, adults and Jewish professionals, and seek to invigorate Jewish life through the following core values: Ahavat Torah: A Love of Learning At the heart of Hebrew College is our vibrant learning community. We share the conviction that education is the key to Jewish vitality, and we are devoted to rigorous study of the full breadth of Jewish religion and culture. Together, we foster lifelong Jewish learning that engages the whole person, challenging the mind and nourishing the soul. Areivut: Embracing Communal Responsibility Jewish leaders in the 21st century must assume responsibility for both the Jewish future and the future of our planet. Hebrew College promotes learning in a context of communal commitment and concern—for our own local community, for Israel and Jewish communities around the world, and for all inhabitants of the earth. Through education, activism, service and interfaith cooperation, we seek to bring healing to a world in need of repair. Elu v'Elu: Engaging Diversity As a pluralistic institution, we recognize and value human diversity. Within our own k'lal Yisrael community and in dialogue with people from other faith traditions, we actively engage a multiplicity of experiences and perspectives in an environment of mutual respect. The encounter with different points of view prompts us to ask honest and searching questions of ourselves and of one another, and to see this process as a source of wisdom and strength. Yetzira: Fostering Jewish Creativity Judaism, at its best, is a creative intellectual and spiritual encounter between the individual, the community and the received tradition. Hebrew College encourages and empowers learners to see themselves as both inheritors and innovators—active participants in the unfolding story of the Jewish people. We embrace music, literature and the visual and performing arts as sources of inspiration and as vital modes of Jewish discovery and expression.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 259
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 0.0
    African American 3.0
    Hispanic 1.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 67

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