Melton Santa Barbara 2020-21

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Hosted by the Florence Melton School, Congregation B'nai B'rith and the Addison-Penzak JCC. 

You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 45 sites in North America, Australia and  South Africa that are currently part of the Florence Melton School  network.  Dedicated to providing a solid foundation of adult Jewish education, the Florence Melton School 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 learning with you. 


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This course is being offered as a joint partnership between Congregation B'nai B'rith in Santa Barbara, CA and the Addison-Penzak JCC in Silicon Valley, CA.  

The Star and the Crescent: A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations 

This course explores the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims, broadens our understanding and challenges our assumptions in our own era when tensions are high through the use of Muslim and Jewish texts and other primary sources.  

Day: Tuesdays beginning on April 13, 2021 for 10 weeks

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Pacific via Zoom 

Faculty: Dr. Adam benShea

Select the course below:

     The Star and the Crescent @ $295.00

A Student Reader is included in your tuition.  If you prefer a bundle (both Ebook and printed versions), there is an additional $25 cost.  Please select below: 

     Printed Star & Crescent Coursebook
     Ebook of Star & Crescent Coursebook
     Printed + Ebook of Star and Crescent Coursebooks @ $25.00

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For Santa Barbara learners, you may have your books delivered to your home for an additional $5 fee.  If you do not select and pay the fee, the books will be delivered to a centralized location for distribution/pick-up.

For Silicon Valley learners, you must select the additional fee below for home delivery, as there is no centralized distribution location available. 
     FedEx delivery fee @ $5.00

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