Melton St. Paul 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!


Year 1 Rhythms of Jewish Living 

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

Year 1 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 for 26 weeks

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm  

Faculty: Rhythms: Sara Lynn Newberger
              Purposes: Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein

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

Select the course below:

     Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living @ $500.00

Each student must purchase his or her own 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

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:  Mondays beginning on October 8, 2018 for 26 weeks

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Faculty:  Ethics: Rabbi Lynn Liberman
               Crossroads: Meryll Levine Page

Location: Adath Jeshurun, 10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka, MN 

Select the course below: 

     Crossroads and Ethics of Jewish Living @ $500.00

Each student must purchase his or her own 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

The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of
 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: Tuesdays beginning on October 9 for 10 weeks

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Faculty: Meryll Page

Location: Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street W., St. Louis Park, MN

Select the course below:

     Star and Crescent @ $250.00

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

     Printed Star and Crescent Reader @ $45.00
     Ebook for Star and Crescent @ $30.00
     Bundle: Ebook and Printed Star and Crescent Reader @ $70.00

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.  

                                      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.  50% of the membership fees will be shared with your local Melton school. 

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


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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 Ebooks 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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