Melton Boca Raton 2020-21

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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 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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Please note that books shipped out of the United States will incur an additional shipping cost, to be determined based on location.  We will invoice you separately for that amount. 

Shemot II:  From Revelation to Revolution

This course follows the development of the emerging Jewish nation from its awe-inspiring encounter at Mount Sinai through the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness.  The high points of divine revelation in "Ten Commandments", "Encountering God," and "Face to Face with God" are sharply contrasted with the low points of the "Golden Calf: Revolt and Reversion." The test addresses some of the specific laws and regulations that were to become part of Jewish living as well as the meaning, purpose, and relevance to our lives today. 

Day: Mondays beginning on October 12, 2020 - January 4, 2021 (no class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28)

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am via Zoom 

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Select the course below: 

     Shemot II: Revelation and Revolution @ $295.00
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A Student Reader is included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebook and printed readers is an additional $25. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Shemot II Reader
     Ebook of Shemot II Reader
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Shemot II Readers @ $25.00
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Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

This course will reveal how a collection of worn-out scraps, fragments of texts and other manuscripts and documents found more than 1,000 years old open an otherwise hidden era of history.  We will learn the story of the Genizah (a storeroom for timeworn sacred manuscripts and documents) as well as examine selected contents of the Genizah.  Through translations of the original texts, the course will explore the daily lives and behaviors of Jewish men, women and families living along the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages.  

Day:  Mondays beginning on October 12, 2020 - January 4, 2021 (no class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28)

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm via Zoom  

Faculty:  Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg

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Day: Mondays beginning on January 11, 2021 - March 22, 2021 (no class 1/18)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Select the course below (there is no ebook for available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     (Oct) Cairo Geniza @ $295.00
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     (Jan) Cairo Geniza @ $295.00
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Core Year 2 Crossroads of Jewish History and Ethics of Jewish Living 

Dramatic developments, experiences and issues from different periods in Jewish history and ethical issues such as justice, life and death, sexuality and community, case studies from Talumdic, rabbinic and contemporary literature. 

Day: Mondays beginning on October 12, 2020 - May 4, 2021 (no class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 1/18, 3/29) 

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crossroads of Jewish History/8:15 pm - 9:15 pm Ethics of Jewish Living, via Zoom

Faculty:  Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg (Crossroads) and Rabbi Baruch Plotkin (Ethics) 

Select the course below: 

     Core Year 2 Crossroads and Ethics @ $560.00
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Student Readers are included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebooks and printed readers is an additional $20. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Crossroads and Ethics Readers
     Ebooks of Crossroads and Ethics Readers
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Core 2 Readers @ $20.00
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Devarim (Deuteronomy)  

The fifth of the five books of Moses, the Book of Deuteronomy, is a book of prose and poetry, laws and ethics.  In Deuteronomy, Moses reflects with hindsight on his journey with the Jewish people through the wilderness, while at the same time he encourages the people to live with foresight as they make their preparations to enter the Promised Land without him.  Significantly, while Deuteronomy contains the words of one man reflecting on the journey of one people, learners will quickly find out that the wisdom found in this final book of the Torah has spoken to many people, through their many different live journeys, throughout the ages. 

Day:  Mondays beginning on October 12, 2020 - January 4, 2021 (no class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal 

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Day:  Thursdays beginning on October 15, 2020 - January 7, 2021 (no class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

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Day: Tuesdays beginning on January 12, 2021 - March 23, 2021

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Steinhardt

Select the course below (there is no ebook for available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     (Mon/Oct) Devarim (Deuteronomy) @ $295.00
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     (Thurs/Oct) Devarim (Deuteronomy) @ $295.00
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     (Tues/Jan) Devarim (Deuteronomy @ $295.00
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Members of the Tribe 

In this 6-session quest, we will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: "What is the overarching purpose of living Jewishly?"  Together we'll examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People."  Prepare to explore how Big Jewish Ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our actions as individuals and as a people. 

Day:  Mondays beginning on October 12, 2020 - November 16, 2020 

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Steinhardt

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Day: Thursdays beginning on January 14, 2021 - February 18, 2021

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Select the course below (there is no ebook available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     (Oct) Members of the Tribe @ $179.00
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     (Jan) Members of the Tribe @ $179.00
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OMG, Can You Believe? 

In this 6-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-question" that confronts us throughout our lives.  

Day:  Mondays beginning on November 30, 2020 - January 25, 2021 (no class 12/21, 12/28, 1/18)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Steinhardt

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Day: Thursdays beginning on February 25, 2021 - April 15, 2021 (no class 3/25)

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Select the course below (there is no ebook available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     (Nov) OMG - Can You Believe?! @ $179.00
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     (Feb) OMG - Can You Believe?! @ $179.00
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Bereshit I: From Adam to Abraham

These stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves. 

Day: Tuesdays beginning on October 13, 2020 - January 5, 2021 (no class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Select the course below:

     Bereshit I: From Adam to Abraham @ $295.00
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A Student Reader is included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebook and printed readers is an additional $25. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Bereshit I Reader
     Ebook of Bereshit I Reader
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Bereshit I Readers @ $25.00
$0.00

Social Justice:  The Heart of Judaism

This course will draw from text and from history to explore just how social justice work goes beyond addressing short-term needs and looks at structural causes of injustice and how these are best addressed today.  Topics include issues related to poverty, immigration and environmental degradation.  Students will be encouraged to dedicate class time early in their study to identify issues that are particular to their own communities and that they would like to explore in greater depth. 


Day:  Wednesdays beginning on October 14, 2020 - January 6, 2021 (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)


Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Englander

Select the course below (there is no ebook for available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism @ $295.00
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Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society

Day: Thursdays beginning on October 15, 2020 - January 7, 2021 (no class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)

Time: 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Select the course below:

     Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society @ $295.00
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A Student Reader is included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebook and printed readers is an additional $25. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Israeli Literature Reader
     Ebook of Israeli Literature Reader
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Israeli Lit Readers @ $25.00
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Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity

This course examines Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change of the past 300 years. Gain extensive insights into the historical and ideological developments of the major movements, and explore the impact of gender, assimilation, Israel, and post-denominationalism on the movements and the Jewish people.

Day: Mondays beginning on January 11, 2021 - March 22, 2021 (no class 1/18)

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am via Zoom 

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Select the course below:  

     Jewish Denominations @ $295.00
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A Student Reader is included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebook and printed readers is an additional $25. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Jewish Denominations Reader
     Ebook of Jewish Denominations Reader
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed Denominations Readers @ $25.00
$0.00

The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam 

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: Mondays beginning on January 11, 2021 - March 22, 2021 (no class 1/18)

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty: Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg

Select the course below:


     Star and Crescent @ $295.00
$0.00

A Student Reader is included in your tuition cost. A bundle of both ebook and printed readers is an additional $25. Please select the type of reader(s) below:

     Printed Star & Crescent Reader
     Ebook of Star & Crescent Reader
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed Star & Crescent Readers @ $25.00
$0.00

Soul's Cycles:  A Ride Through the Chapters of Life

Let's learn about life's celebrations in tandem with Jewish meaning.  In this course, we'll say "L'Chaim" to Jewish markers of time, rites of passage and celebratory rituals.  En route to the finish line, this six-week course will navigate the winding roads of childhood and adulthood rituals, and how we understand them as Jews today.  Our time together is certain to bring sould to life's big moments. 

Day:  Mondays beginning on February 1, 2021 - March 8, 2021

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom  

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal 

Select the course below (there is no ebook available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     Soul's Cycle: A Ride through the Chapters of Life @ $179.00
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Loss, Love and Wisdom

There is no escaping it - at one time or another, death enters our lives.  At these times we can seek Jewish wisdom to help us cope with heartbreak and loss.  In this six-session course, we will study and discuss how Judaism helps us make sense of and deal with illness and death as we tackle some of life's biggest questions such as Why is there suffering in the world? And what does Judaism say about life after death? Together, we'll seek understanding of time-tested Jewish frameworks and rituals that serve to guide us when we need a path for grieving or a road to healing.  

Day:  Mondays beginning on March 15, 2021 - April 26, 2021 (no class 3/29)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Select the course below (there is no ebook available for this course; a printed reader is included with your tuition): 

     Loss, Love and Wisdom @ $179.00
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Please note: 

All printed readers will be shipped directly to the learner's home address.  Please allow 7 business days for delivery.  In the event the book has not arrived in time for the first class, you will receive a pdf of the lesson from your Melton director.  


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Alumni Ambassador Membership 

BECOME A MELTON ALUMNI AMBASSADOR AND INSPIRE JEWISH LEARNING AROUND THE GLOBE!


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.  

*The Melton Alumni Ambassadors is separate and distinct from the South Palm Beach Melton Alumni Association, which provides support for local programming and scholarships.  


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