With its international headquarters at the Florence Melton Institute of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Melton School forms an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment.

TBI is proud to be the Melbourne home of the Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning and offers both the Core Curriculum and regular Scholar Courses.

All Melton Classes are taught online.

Scholars Curriculum

OMG, Can You Believe?!

In this six-week exploratory course, we’ll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind. Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the “God- questions” that confront us throughout our lives.

In Person & Online course taught by Rabbi Fred Morgan AM 6 Sessions beginning March 3 from 7pm – 8.30pm

Cost is $180 include course materials

Core Curriculum

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.

In person classes taught by Rabbi Gersh Lazarow, Rabbi Kim Ettlinger & Cantor Michel Laloum