Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

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Amazing Adult Learning Opportunity…
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 The Melton program is a two-year educational program designed to offer adults well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly environment.

In a format developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, adult learners from diverse backgrounds learn about our heritage and culture in an intellectually stimulating, non- denominational environment.

Students explore classic Jewish sources, from biblical through contemporary texts, and investigate issues of Jewish thought, practice, ethics and Jewish history.

Included in the text centered Core Curriculum:

Year 1 (28-30 sessions)
Rhythms of Jewish Living examines the Jewish calendar, holidays, and life-cycle events. Students explore ideas, beliefs and practices that define Jewish life.

Purposes of Jewish Living explores Jewish thought and beliefs. Essential Jewish theological concepts are presented through in-depth examination of the Bible, Talmud and other sacred texts.

Year 2 (28-30 sessions)
Ethics of Jewish Living addresses the relationship between Jewish life and ethical behavior. The focus is on how Jewish tradition shapes our relationship with other human beings.

Dramas of Jewish Living presents significant moments that have shaped Jewish history from the biblical period through the formation of the modern State of Israel.


For more information about Melton or to register go to bjechicago.org or contact Leann Blue at [email protected] or 847.498.4100 ext 44.








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