The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning goes far beyond one-shot lectures or short-term seminars, challenging adult Jewish learners to engage in Jewish learning in a serious and comprehensive way. Each lesson is designed to inspire and enlighten students, irrespective of their prior experience or background.
Melton classes will meet at Beth Israel Center on 25 Sunday mornings beginning September 11th, 2016. Students will engage with a well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly format. Classes will be taught by Rabbis Joshua and Rebecca Ben-Gideon.
Previous participation is not required. All are welcome to register.
2016-17 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The Ethics of Jewish Living
How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, and stem-cell research? This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres.
The Crossroads of Jewish History
This course merges the concepts of history and memory in order to better understand how each has shaped Judaism today. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny.
Thanks to an Innovation Panel Grant from Jewish Federation of Madison, the first 22 students to register will pay only $265 for a full year, plus the cost of the student reader. Readers are available in print or digital formats. Select your reader format when you register.
For more information, contact the Beth Israel Center office at (608) 256-7763 or email@example.com.