Melton School

MELTON CLASS TOPICS AND SCHEDULE

 Term Three

 

MAINTAINING BALANCE

Monday 24 & 31 July; 7 & 14 August
According to an Australian Survey from 2012, a quarter of women and one-fifth of men working full-time are unhappy with their work/life balance.

Searching for ways to find balance in our lives is a recurring theme in modern living. Throughout this course texts will be studied related to the various elements of our lives that are constantly hanging in the balance. For the sake of organizational clarity, the course has been broken up into four topics of focus: 1. Focus on Family 2. Focus on Work and Community 3. Focus on Self 4. Finding the Balance

7.30 – 9pm

Cost: $100 TBI Member, $118 Non-Member

BEYOND BORDERS: A HISTORY OF THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT UNTIL THE OSLO ACCORDS – PART ONE (10 SESSIONS)

Wednesday 12, 19 & 26 July; 2, 9, 16, 23 & 31 August; 6 & 13 September
This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoir.
7.30 – 9pm

Cost: $250 TBI Member; $280 Non-Member;

Course book (for Parts One & Two): $60

JEWISH DENOMINATIONS (10 SESSIONS)

Thursday 13, 20 & 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August; 7 & 14 September
This course examines Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change. Students gain extensive insights into the historical and ideological developments of the major movements, and explore the impact of gender, assimilation, Israel, and post-denominationalism on the movements and the Jewish people.
7.30 – 9pm

Cost: $250 TBI Member; $280 Non-Member; Course book: $45

 

Term Four

 

WE ARE WHAT WE REMEMBER (FOUR SESSIONS)

Monday 6, 13, 20 & 27 November
This four-lesson course addresses the important role of collective national memory in the ongoing development and adaptation of Judaism throughout the generations. What do we remember and why? How are national memories formed and preserved?  The main objective of this course is to offer learners opportunities to explore the significant impact of Jewish collective memory on the current and future status of worldwide Jewry.

7.30 – 9pm

Cost: $100 Member; $118 Non-Member

BEYOND BORDERS: A HISTORY OF THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT UNTIL THE OSLO ACCORDS PART TWO (10 SESSIONS)

Wednesday 18 & 25 October; 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November; 6, 13 & 20 December
This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoir.
7.30 – 9pm

Cost: $250 TBI Member; $280 Non-Member;

Course book (for Parts One & Two): $60

FROM SINAI TO SEINFELD (10 SESSIONS)

Thursday 19 & 26 October; 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November; 7, 14 & 21 December
A treasure of irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century. Treating Jewish jokes as text, the course invites students to analyse and interpret the evolving concerns, styles, rhythms, preoccupations, and values of the Jewish people that lie buried deep in words that make us laugh as Jews, and that bond us as a people.

10 – 11.30am

Cost: $250 TBI Member; $280 Non-Member; Course book: $45

 

Registration for these courses will be available soon