Melton Kansas City 2018-19

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You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 45 sites in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand that are currently part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning network.  Dedicated to providing a solid foundation of adult Jewish education to serious, sophisticated students, the Florence Melton School has proven to be an experience that changes lives and shapes communities.  Throughout its history the Florence Melton School has helped over 40,000 adults achieve Jewish literacy in a comfortable, pluralistic environment.  It has inspired them to become dedicated learners - to explore and to experience, to challenge and to define what Judaism means for themselves and their children.  We look forward to another wonderful year of Jewish learning!

The Melton School in Kansas City is a program of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy that receives funding from Menorah Legacy Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.  The Melton School is supported by Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, along with consortium partners Congregation BIAV, Congregation Beth Shalom, The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Village Shalom and a number of individual donors who have pledged to support Melton at HBHA.  

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Israeli Literature As a Window to Israeli Society

This course of study offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948. Through the pens of its leading writers, participants encounter an Israeli society that is original, contemporary, honest and proud. Reflections of the mythic Israel are matched by poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical, and both offer profound insight into the Israeli national psyche.

Day:  Thursdays beginning on January 24, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Faculty:  Rabbi Javier Cattapan and Rabbi Monica Kleinman

Location:  Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W 127th Street, Overland Park, KS

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     Israeli Literature @ $250.00

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     Printed Israeli Literature Reader @ $45.00
     Ebook for Israeli Literature @ $30.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Israeli Lit Readers @ $70.00

Jewish Medical Ethics

Withing the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics.  While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life - issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago.  This course explores what Judaism has to say on a number of challenging issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, transsexual surgery, assisted suicide, heroic efforts and genetic manipulation.  

Day: Sundays beginning on February 3, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time:  9:30 am - 11:00 am 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Glickman

Location:  Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS

Select the course below: 

     Jewish Medical Ethics @ $250.00

Select the reader below (there is no ebook option available at this time)

     Printed Jewish Med. Ethics Reader @ $45.00

                                        JOIN THE MELTON ALUMNI AMBASSADORS!

This global alumni organization* enables you to remain engaged with your peers in social and learning opportunities, to receive early registration for learning seminars and to give back to the institution that has given so much to you.  Funds raised will be earmarked to support the ongoing professional development of Melton directors and faculty.  50% of the funds raised will be returned to your local Melton school.

Membership fees and benefits*

annual membership: $36 individual/$72 couple

Melton Matters online newsletter; acknowledgment in Melton communications by membership category; Alumni Ambassador announcements and study opportunities; invitation to Melton Kallah (biennial study retreat)

chai membership (lifetime): $360 individual/$720 couple

The above benefits, plus:  Special Melton gift for Alumni Ambassadors and one year of early-bird status for Melton Kallah (biennial study retreat)

     # of Alumni Ambassadors Individual @ $36.00
     # of Alumni Ambassadors Couple @ $72.00
     # of Alumni Ambassadors Chai (Lifetime) Individual @ $360.00
     # of Alumni Ambassadors Chai (Lifetime) Couple @ $720.00

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3. If you are ordering a Bundle, paragraph one above applies to the shipping of the paper Student Reader portion of the order and paragraph two above applies to the shipping of the EBook portion of the order. 

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Purchase/refund policy: The student will receive a full refund of fees paid if he or she withdraws prior to start of any Melton class, less a $25 administrative fee. For Core classes: Up to and including the third week of class, the student will receive a refund of 75% of fees paid less $20 per class taken prior to withdrawing. There will be no refund after the third class, although Melton may in its discretion offer a credit for future classes. For Scholars and Foundations classes: Up to and including the second week of class, the student will receive a refund of 75% of fees paid less $25 per class taken prior to withdrawing. There will be no refund after the second class, although Melton may in its discretion offer a credit for future classes. Before Melton will process any refund, the student must return the Student Reader to the Melton office within two weeks of withdrawing from the class. If Melton determines that the Student Reader is in its original condition, the student will receive a refund for that Reader in addition to any refunded fees. The student is responsible for the shipping costs associated with returning a Student Reader, and should return it to the Florence Melton School, attn. Jody Hyman, 95 Revere Drive, Suite H, Northbrook, IL 60062.'s Purchase/refund policy: Refunds and cancellations are provided only at the discretion of the organization hosting or sponsoring this event. issues credits only when directed to do so by the sponsoring organization. Contact the sponsoring organization for further details. provides Online Event Registration, Donations, Attendee Management and Event Publishing on behalf of the organization.

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