Newton Centre, MA
About Our College
Founded in November 1921, as the Hebrew Teachers College, Hebrew College was one of eleven Hebrew teachers colleges established in the United States in keeping with the Hebraist model of Jewish teacher training. Hebrew College was originally located in Roxbury, Massachusetts and moved to Brookline, Massachusetts in 1952. The school opened with 23 students, with registration doubling by the following year. The founder of Hebrew College was Louis Hurwich, superintendent of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Boston. Nissan Touroff, former director of the Hebrew school system in Palestine, was appointed as its first dean. The Hebrew High School ("Prozdor") opened in 1923.