Hebrew College


Welcome to Hebrew College

Founded in 1921, Hebrew College is dedicated to the principle that rigorous, pluralistic Jewish education is essential to building and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community. Hebrew College includes our Rabbinical School; Schoolman Graduate School of Education; School of Jewish Music; Jewish Studies, Hebrew Language, Adult, Youth and gap-year Programs.

We offer students programs leading to rabbinical and cantorial ordination, a PhD Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership, Jewish Education and Jewish Studies Master’s and Bachelor’s completion Degrees, and/or a variety of Certificate programs. We encourage you to ask us about the availability of scholarships and financial aid, and about how working professionals can find time to fit our educational programs into their busy lives.

Our Mission

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:

The Hebrew College mission continues to be as relevant as ever: To encourage and empower learners to see themselves as both inheritors and innovators – active participants in the unfolding story of the Jewish People.

Facts About Hebrew College


Less than 10 miles from downtown boston, Hebrew College is situated on nearly 7 acres on a hillside in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, adjacent to Andover Newton Theological School. Designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates, it is composed of four interconnected buildings, totalling 72,000 square feet.


Private, not-for-profit, degree-granting institution (baccalaureate through doctoral level) with adult and youth programming. The college is not formally affiliated with any religious institution or denomination.


  • Graduate Degree/Certificate:192 — 74 full-time and 118 part-time
  • Nondegree — 300
  • Adult Learning: 898
  • Youth Education: 217 — 148 Prozdor and 69 Makor

Faculty and Staff

  • Full-time faculty: 10
  • Part-time and adjunct faculty: 80
  • Full-time staff: 45
  • Part-time staff: 18


The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Inside Hebrew College