2019 Course Information:

Melton School Core Curriculum – **NEW INTAKE**
The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living (25 sessions)

THE PURPOSES OF JEWISH LIVING – Why do Jews believe as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? This course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

THE RHYTHMS OF JEWISH LIVING – What’s the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs, and practices are involved? This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances, and Jewish practice.


Taught by Rabbi Kim Ettlinger
New intake: Tuesdays from 7 August 7 – 9.30pm (commencing 12 February)
$550 per person ($500 for TBI Members) plus $120 for course materials


The Ethics and History of Jewish Living (25 sessions)

 – 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.

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..

Taught by Rabbi Fred Morgan OAM and Rabbi TBC
New intake: Wednesdays from 17 July 7 – 9.30pm
$550 per person ($500 for TBI Members) plus $120 for course materials



Shiv’im Panim – Seventy Faces of Wisdom

Through study of 70 different Torah passages, students encounter the development of varying interpretations, the influences of existing historical realities at the time of their composition, and the contemporary implications of these perspectives on their own lives.

Bereishit I: From Adam to Abraham the first Twenty Generations (10 sessions)

The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honour and dishonour, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves.

Taught by Rabbi Fred Morgan OAM
Mondays 11 February – 15 April 1.30 – 3pm
$280 per person ($250 for TBI Members) plus $45 for course materials