Melton Boca Raton 2019-20

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 Hosted by the Florence Melton School and B'nai Torah Congregation


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 in Boca Raton!


Registration
 

Individual Scholarships are available on an as needed basis for all Melton courses. Please contact Melton School Director Penina Bredoff at melton@bnai-torah.org or 561-392-8566 for more information.  

Please note:
There will be no classes held on certain Jewish and federal holidays.  Class schedules will be available on the first day of each class.

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. 



Year 1 Rhythms of Jewish Living 

(25 lessons)

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





Year 1 Purposes of Jewish Living 

(25 lessons)

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

 

    

Day: Mondays beginning on September 16, 2019 for 25 weeks

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Rhythms of Jewish Living 

  8:15 pm - 9:15 pm: Purposes of Jewish Living 

Faculty: Dr. Leon Weissberg and Rabbi Baruch Plotkin


Location: B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL

Select the course below: 

     Year 1 Rhythms and Purposes @ $500.00
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Each student must purchase his or her own reader. Please select below: 

     Printed Rhythms and Purposes Readers @ $60.00
$0.00
     Ebooks for Rhythms and Purposes @ $40.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebooks and Printed Rhythms and Purposes @ $80.00
$0.00


Year 2 Ethics of Jewish Living

(25 lessons)


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

(25 lessons)


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



Day: Mondays beginning on September 16, 2019 for 25 weeks

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Crossroads of Jewish History

          11:15 am - 12:15 pm Ethics of Jewish Living 

Faculty: Shayndel Plotkin and Dr. Sandra Lilienthal 

Location: Levis JCC - Sandler Center, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL 33428


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Day: Tuesdays beginning on September 17, 2019 for 25 weeks

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am Ethics of Jewish Living

  10:45 am - 11:45 am Crossroads of Jewish History
 

Faculty:  Rabbi David Steinhardt and Marion Hirschmann 

Location: B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 

Select the course below: 

     (Monday) Year 2 Crossroads and Ethics @ $500.00
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     (Tuesday) Year 2 Crossroads and Ethics @ $500.00
$0.00

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

     Printed Crossroads and Ethics Readers @ $60.00
$0.00
     Ebooks for Crossroads and Ethics @ $40.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Crossroads and Ethics @ $80.00
$0.00

Shemot I: From Slavery to Sinai

(10 weeks)


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: Mondays beginning on September 16, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Location:  Levis JCC - Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave., Boca Raton, FL

Select the course below: 


     Shemot I: From Slavery to Sinai @ $250.00
$0.00

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

     Printed Shemot I Reader @ $45.00
$0.00
     Ebook for Shemot I @ $30.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Shemot I Readers @ $70.00
$0.00

BeMidbar: Leadership Defied and Defended

(10 weeks)
 

Israel's fateful journey through the wilderness of Sinai presented numerous challenges to the leadership of Moses and Aaron. This Melton course will survey the dramatic events of Sefer BeMidbar, through analysis of biblical texts, artwork and related commentaries, old and new. 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: Mondays beginning on September 16, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Lilienthal 

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton, FL


Select the course below: 

     BeMidbar: Leadership Defied and Defended @ $250.00
$0.00

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

     Printed BeMidbar Reader @ $45.00
$0.00
     Ebook for BeMidbar @ $30.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed BeMidbar Reader @ $70.00
$0.00

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:  Tuesdays beginning September 17, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL

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Day:  Mondays beginning on January 13, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am 

Faculty:  Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Location:  Levis JCC - Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave., S, Boca Raton, FL  33428

Select the course below:

     (September) Jewish Medical Ethics @ $250.00
$0.00
     (January) Jewish Medical Ethics @ $250.00
$0.00

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

     Printed Medical Ethics Reader @ $45.00
$0.00

Beyond Borders: Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict
 

This Scholars 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: Mondays beginning on September 16, 2019 for 20 weeks

Time:  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Faculty:  Dr. Leon Weissberg

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 Sw 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL

Please select the course below: 


     (20 weeks) Beyond Borders: Arab-Israeli Conflict @ $500.00
$0.00

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

     Printed Beyond Borders Reader @ $45.00
$0.00
     Ebook of Beyond Borders Reader @ $30.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Beyond Borders Readers @ $70.00
$0.00

The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs


Journey into the world of Jewish individuals and communities as the events of the Holocaust unfold around them. Students explore the profound record of first-person accounts in diaries and memoirs uncovered in the years since the Holocaust, and gain remarkable insights into the struggle for life as both young and old writers describe day-to-day life coping in the ghettoes, imprisoned in the death camps, hiding on the run, and fighting for their lives. These are unforgettable images that help us understand the real events of the Holocaust and its legacy for us today.


Day:  Thursdays beginning on September 19, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Faculty: Marion Hirschmann

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 

Select the course below:

     # of Holocaust in Diaries and Memoirs - SOLD OUT

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

     Printed Holocaust Reader @ $45.00
$0.00
     Ebook of Holocaust Reader @ $30.00
$0.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Holocaust Readers @ $70.00
$0.00

Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Geniza

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 Geniza (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:  Thursday, January 16, 2020 for 10 weeks


Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 

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Day:  Thursday, January 16, 2020 for 10 weeks


Time:  12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Faculty:  Marion Hirschmann

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 


Select the course below:

     # of (10:45 am) Cairo Geniza - SOLD OUT
     (12:45 pm start) Cairo Geniza @ $250.00
$0.00

Each student must purchase his or her own reader.  Please select below: (there is presently no ebook available for Cairo Geniza)

     Printed Cairo Geniza Reader @ $45.00
$0.00

Social Justice:  The Heart of Judaism

This new Melton 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:  Monday, January 13, 2020 for 10 weeks


Time:  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Faculty:  Rabbi David Englander

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL

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Day:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 for 10 weeks

Time:  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Faculty:  Rabbi David Englander

Location:  B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 

Select the course below:


     (Monday) Social Justice @ $250.00
$0.00
     (Tuesday) Social Justice @ $250.00
$0.00

Each student must purchase his or her own reader.  Please select below: (there is presently no ebook available for Social Justice)

     Printed Social Justice Reader @ $45.00
$0.00

General registration opens on May 21 at 1:00 pm EDT; please return to this site then. 

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
$0.00
     Alumni Ambassadors Couple @ $72.00
$0.00
     Alumni Ambassadors Individual @ $36.00
$0.00
 
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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.  

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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