Melton School Core Curriculum

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 LivingT

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 and Rabbi Gersh Lazarow
New intake: Tuesdays from 30 July 7pm – 9.30pm
$550 per person ($500 for TBI Members) plus $120 for course materials

The Ethics and History of Jewish Living (25 sessions)

The Ethics of Jewish Living

How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, interpersonal 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.

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.

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