Hevreh is a destination for Jewish learning. We offer courses and programs throughout the year for adult and intergenerational groups, both within Hevreh and for the broader Jewish community. In our learning we strive to educate, inform, challenge, and entertain, all the while keeping Torah at the center.


From Hebrew, to baking, to discussion groups, this winter is full of opportunities to connect with your #HevrehAtHome.


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lunch n learn

Our tradition teaches that when two (or more) sit together and discuss words of Torah God dwells with them. Study is one of the many ways we as a Jewish community experience the sacred and the spiritual. Join Rabbi Hirsch each week as we continue our path of sacred learning. All are welcome, and make sure to bring a friend!


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Creative Beit Midrash

Now that we've celebrated the start of the new year, repented, sat in our booths, and started the Torah cycle anew, it's time to get creative. Combine your spiritual energy and your creative imagination. Together with Rabbi Hirsch, participants explore Jewish topics through mediums of choice. Join in to express yourself through visual art, music, dance, written word, etc. Sessions are for sharing and processing individuals' creative product through nurturing, not critique. No artistic experience is needed. The doors to creativity never close. All are welcome!


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-1:30 pm


the mussar path

11/2, 11/16, 11/ 30, 12/14, 1/11, then every other Mon thru 5/24.

Tuition Cost: $180

In our confusing and contentious time, many are seeking to find a greater sense of grounding in core virtues which can guide us, uplift us and inspire us to become the best persons we can be. For the Jewish world, asking such a focus is hardly new. Yet, in our time, we have the uncovering of a rich part of our Jewish heritage which was nearly lost to our people – the study and practice of Mussar. In large part inspired by the work of The Mussar Institute and other contemporary efforts at reclaiming mussar for our day, an ever-expanding number of communities and individuals are bringing the study Mussar teachings and their accompanying practice into their lives.

Traveling “the Mussar Path” is a powerful, meaningful and life-affirming spiritual practice. This Va’ad (Mussar group) is both for new students/practitioners as well as those with some previous experience in Mussar study and practice. We will begin by exploring middot (soul-traits) such as Hakarat HaTov/Gratitude; Kavod/Honor; Sh’tikah/Silence. From there we will move on to middot (soul-traits) chosen collaboratively by the members of the group. The experience will involve bi-weekly group sessions, alternating with hevruta study outside of our group sessions.



-5:30 pm

Beyond Bread:

Winter Baking Course

November 19: Challah Fundamentals & Sweet Potato Challah

December 17: Babka

January 14: Barbari

February 11: Fougasse


Hevreh is excited to partner with master baker Cheryl Holbert of Nomad Bakery for a curated Zoom baking class this winter. Once a month, we will welcome Cheryl into our virtual kitchens and bake delicious creations full of Jewish soul and creativity. All ages and kitchen experiences are welcome, ingredients lists will be sent at the time of registration. Each course is $30 per person. Sign up for one, or for all four!

Building towards justice



-9:30 am

Adult hebrew 102

with Rabbi Hirsch

November 5-January 28

Tuition cost: $36

This past summer, over 40 adults in our Hevreh community joined together to learn Hebrew. This fall and winter we continue! For those just learning their letters and basic reading, join Rabbi Hirsch's group on Thursday mornings. Learning Hebrew unlocks new pathways for your Jewish journey. Join us! All are welcome.


10:00-11:00 am

Kitah Bet Hebrew

with Rabbi Gordon

November 5-January 28

Tuition cost: $36

Ezeh kef lilmod ivrit! What fun to study Hebrew-- ask anyone who started in our adult Hebrew program this past summer! Join Rabbi Gordon on Thursdays for a continuation of Kitah Bet (intermediate level) Hebrew class. We’ll be using the “Aleph isn’t Enough” text book to continue building our skill set for reading, decoding, and understanding Hebrew! 


3:00-4:00 pm

Kitah Gimmel

with Moreh Avi

Continuing on November 5

Tuition Cost: $36

Our Kitah Gimmel advanced Hebrew class will continue to meet every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4. We currently have five students and there is room for folks looking to advance their conversational Hebrew skills. Our textbook is put out by the Israeli Ministry of Education and geared towards middle school aged immigrants to Israel. We supplement the text by starting each class with Hebrew conversation for 15-20 minutes and have also dabbled in Israeli newspaper and short story reading.

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