Melton Twin Cities 2019-20

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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! 



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:  Mondays beginning on October 28, 2019 - June 1, 2020 (No class: 12/23, 12/20, 2/17, 4/6, 5/25) 

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Faculty:  Dalia Davis and Susie Chalom 

Location:  Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka, MN

Please select the course below:

     Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living @ $500.00

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


 Ethics of Jewish Living  

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

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 16, 2019 - May 20, 2020 (No class: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15) 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm 

Faculty:  Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Rabbi Ryan Dulkin 

Location: Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave., S, St. Paul, MN

Select the course below: 

     Crossroads and Ethics of Jewish Living @ $500.00

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

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion
Within 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 issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life - issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago.  A new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation.  

Day:  Mondays beginning January 13, 2020 for 10 weeks

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Faculty:  Rabbi Lynn Liberman 

Location:  Shir Tikvah, 1360 W. Minnetonka Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

Select the course below:

     Jewish Medical Ethics @ $250.00

Each student must purchase his or her own student reader (there is no ebook for Jewish Medical Ethics at this time).  Please select below:  

     Printed Jewish Med. Ethics Reader @ $45.00


The Florence Melton School sets the standard for high-quality, text-based, interactive Jewish study by offering world-class curriculum that informs and inspires students from all knowledge levels and backgrounds. 

As you commit to your learning this year, please consider supporting and strengthening Melton by becoming an Alumni Ambassador.  Alumni Ambassador dues are shared 50/50 with your local Melton School.

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


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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