Adult learning for the Wondering Jew
Melton invites you to discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Outstanding faculty help students gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish, as we explore the texts of our tradition, ancient and contemporary. Our interactive, pluralistic classroom is designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background.
THE MELTON CURRICULUM
Year 1 – RHYTHMS & PURPOSES OF JEWISH LIVING
What’s meant by “living a Jewish life?” What’s the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs and practices are involved? Why do Jews believe and behave as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? Learn how Judaism takes the ordinary “stuff” of daily life and transforms it into the extraordinary. See what’s distinctly “Jewish” about Judaism.
Year 2 – ETHICS OF JEWISH LIVING & CROSSROADS OF JEWISH HISTORY
Can Judaism shed light on contemporary issues such as organ donation, stem cell research or the environment? What do Jewish thinkers – from our ancient sages to today’s commentators – tell us about conducting ourselves in both private and public? What are the lessons of Jewish history from the earliest wanderings of Abraham to today’s turmoil in Israel? How do the turning points in Jewish history influence our lives today? This course explains how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present
Places are limited, course fees apply.
Register now: contact:
Judy Murray, Director Auckland Florence Melton School
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 09 523 3861