Melton Sacramento 2020-21

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You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 50 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, pluralist environment. It has inspired them to become dedicated Jewish 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 in Sacramento!


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Rhythms of Jewish Living 

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

 
Day: Tuesdays beginning on September 14, 2020 - April 19, 2021 (no class: 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/23, 12/28, 1/18, 2/15, 3/29) 

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Rabbi Evan B. Rubin 

Select the course below: 

     Rhythms of Jewish Living @ $280.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition.  Please select an ebook or printed coursebook below.  If you select a bundle (both versions), there is an additional cost of $10.  Please select below: 

     Printed Rhythms Coursebook
     Ebook of Rhythms Coursebook
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Rhythms Coursebooks @ $10.00
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Cairo Genizah:  Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in theCairo 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: Wednesdays beginning on October 7, 2020 - December 16, 2020 (no class 11/25)

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom

Faculty:  Dr. Sheree Meyer  


A printed coursebook is included with your tuition (there is no ebook option available for this course). Please select below:

     Cairo Genizah: Exploring a Forgotten World @ $295.00
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Shemot I: From Slavery to Sinai

This course brings us the Egyptian narrative of our people from “Pharoah’s Paranoia” and “Moshe’s CV” to the dramatic story of our rescue, and survival in the wilderness during “Into the Sea” and “Manna from Heaven.” Leadership, bravery, faith, and doubt define some of the critical moments in these texts and offer us a rich backdrop for challenging our own assumptions. 

Day: Sunday beginning on October 18, 2020 - December 20, 2020 (no class 11/8; instead there is class on Thursday 11/12 at 7:00 pm)

Time:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom

Faculty:  Rabbi Ricki Lobel

Select the course below:

     Shemot I: From Slavery to Sinai @ $295.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition. Please select the version you prefer below.  If you would like both versions, please select the bundle option for an additional cost of $25: 

     Printed Shemot I Reader
     Ebook of Shemot I Reader
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Shemot I Readers @ $25.00
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Beyond Borders: Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict
 
This course provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs. 

Day: Tuesdays beginning on December 1, 2020 - May 11, 2021 (no class: 12/22, 12/29, 2/23) 

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

Faculty:  Jonathan Lightman

Please select the course below: 

     Beyond Borders: History of Arab-Israeli Conflict @ $545.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition. Please select the version you prefer below.  If you would like both versions, please select the bundle option for an additional cost of $25: 

     Printed Beyond Borders Coursebook
     Ebook of Beyond Borders Coursebook
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed Beyond Borders Coursebooks @ $25.00
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Shemot II:  From Revelation to Revolution 

This course follows the development of the emerging Jewish nation from its awe-inspiring encounter at Mt. Sinai through the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness.  The high points of divine revelation in the "Ten Commandments", "Encountering God", and "Face to Face with God" are sharply contrasted with the low points of the "Golden Calf: Revolt or Reversion."  The text 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:  Sundays beginning on January 3, 2021 - March 7, 2021

Time:  10:30 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom

Faculty:  Rabbi Ricki Lobel 

Select the course below: 

     Shemot II: From Revelation to Revolution @ $295.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition. Please select the version you prefer below.  If you would like both versions, please select the bundle option for an additional cost of $25: 

     Printed Shemot II Coursebook
     Ebook of Shemot II Coursebook
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed Shemot II Coursebooks @ $25.00
$0.00

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: Wednesdays beginning on January 6, 2021 - May 5, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom

Faculty: Dr. Baryohay Davidoff

Select the course below:

     The Star and the Crescent @ $295.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition. Please select the version you prefer below.  If you would like both versions, please select the bundle option for an additional cost of $25: 

     Printed Star & Crescent Coursebook
     Ebook of Star & Crescent Coursebook
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed Star/Crescent Coursebooks @ $25.00
$0.00

BeMidbar: Leadership Defied and Defended

Israel's fateful journey through the wilderness of Sinai presented numerous challenges to the leadership of Moses and Aaron; at times the nation challenged their competence as leaders, and at times individuals arose to challenge their very right to lead. This course will survey the dramatic events of the fourth book of the Torah, Sefer BeMidbar, through analysis of biblical texts, artwork and related commentaries, old and new. As students explore the biblical narratives describing forty years of wandering in the wilderness, they will be surprised to note the timeless nature of those stories. How can the lessons learned from the past be applied to solving the communal challenges of the present and the future? BeMidbar introduces significant literary tools often used by scholars in the study of the Bible, and invites participants to revisit and rethink commonly held beliefs about the perceived heroes and rebels of the biblical narrative. 

Day:  Sundays beginning on January 3, 2021 - March 7, 2021

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom

Faculty: Rabbi Ricki Lobel

Select the course below: 

     BeMidbar: Leadership Defied and Defended @ $295.00
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A coursebook is included with your tuition. Please select the version you prefer below.  If you would like both versions, please select the bundle option for an additional cost of $25: 

     Printed BeMidbar Coursebook
     Ebook of BeMidbar Coursebook
     Bundle: Ebook & Printed BeMidbar Coursebooks @ $25.00
$0.00

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.

     Alumni Ambassadors Chai (Lifetime) Couple @ $720.00
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     Alumni Ambassadors Couple @ $72.00
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     Alumni Ambassadors Chai (Lifetime) Individual @ $360.00
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     Alumni Ambassadors Individual @ $36.00
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1. Shipping is included in the cost of the Coursebook.  Your Coursebook will be shipped directly to your home as soon as we determine there are a sufficient number of registrants to run the class(es). 

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 Coursebook 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 Coursebook portion of the order and paragraph two above applies to the shipping of the Ebook portion of the order.  


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