Melton Pittsburgh 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! 

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The Core tuition has been reduced from $500 to $300 due to a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh


Rhythms of Jewish Living 

Central ideas and texts which inform our daily, weekly and annual rituals as well as life cycle observances.

Purposes of Jewish Living 

Essential Jewish theological concepts and ideas as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts. 

Day:  Wednesdays beginning on October 10, 2018 - May 22, 2019 (No class:  November 21, December 19 and 26, January 2 and 9, March 20, and April 17 and 24)

Time: 9:30 am - 11:45 am 

Faculty:  Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff and Rabbi Ron Symons

Location:  JCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 

Please select the course below:

     # of Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living - SOLD OUT

Each student must purchase his or her own student reader.  Please select below:  

     Printed Rhythms and Purposes Readers @ $60.00
     Ebooks for Rhythms and Purposes @ $40.00
     Bundle: Ebooks and Printed Rhythms and Purposes @ $80.00


Thanks to the generosity of the South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, the tuition cost has been subsidized by 50%.  Participants are also responsible for the cost of materials.  

Year 2 Ethics of Jewish Living  

Ethical issues such as justice, life and death, sexuality and  community, with case studies from Talmudic, rabbinic and contemporary literature.

Year 2 Crossroads of Jewish History

Dramatic developments, experiences and issues from  different periods in Jewish history as reflected in historical texts.

Day: Wednesdays beginning on October 10, 2018 (No class: Nov. 11, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, April 17 and 24, and May 1

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Faculty:  Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff and Rabbi Ron Symons

Location: Temple Emanuel of South Hills, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA and Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Select the course below: 

     Crossroads and Ethics of Jewish Living @ $250.00

Each student must purchase his or her own student reader.  Please select below:  

     Printed Crossroads and Ethics Readers @ $60.00
     Ebooks for Crossroads and Ethics @ $40.00
     Bundle: Ebooks and Printed Crossroads and Ethics @ $80.00

                                           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. 

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)

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



1. Shipping is included in the cost of the Student Reader.  Your Student Reader will be shipped directly to your Melton School and will be available on the first day of class if you register more than a week prior to the class start date.  Registrants within one week of the class start date will receive their Student Readers by the second class. 

2. If you are ordering an Ebook, please provide the email address where you would like the link to be sent in the Primary Contact Information section below.  Links will be sent by the first day of class.  There is no shipping charge for Ebook regardless of the date ordered. 
Ebooks are electronic versions of the Student Reader that work with Adobe Digital Editions reader application for PC and Mac, Nook, iPad and Kindle Fire, but are not compatible with the basic Kindle. 

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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