Classes for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning are now being planned.
Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living (25 weeks), Rhythms in the first hour explores central Jewish texts that inform our daily, weekly and annual rituals including life cycle observances.
Purposes in the second hour explores essential Jewish theological concepts as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts.
Beyond Borders: Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict – Part 1 (10 weeks), This course provides students with a text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through today. The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival, reflected through primary sources including newspaper articles, songs, government documents, speeches and photographs. The course material encourages classroom discussion and debate, and provides students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold.