Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
ATTENTION ADULT LEARNERS!
Due to changes at the CFJE Melton class offerings have changed
Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham at 847-410-3900 x25 before
registering for Melton classes!
A NEW COHORT OF FIRST YEAR MELTON CLASSES STARTS THIS FALL
AT OUR CITY AND SUBURBAN LOCATIONS. SO ASK YOURSELF:
- Are you ready to let your Jewish pride be matched by your Jewish knowledge?
- Are you looking for a stimulating, enjoyable, and proven educational opportunity?
- Are you hoping to find a program that is comprehensive and complete, with no grades, exams, or prerequisites for enrollment?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is for you!
- Achieving Jewish Literacy in a friendly, pluralistic and open environment that encourages critical thinking and group discussions
- Enjoying a program that will challenge you to analyze primary sources through your own life experiences
- Learning with knowledgeable, experienced Jewish educators and motivated adults of varying backgrounds
Our curriculum comprises four courses created at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Each course focuses on at least one major area of Jewish learning, and forms a thread in a carefully woven fabric integrating Jewish history, religion, ritual, language, ethics, philosophy, literature, theology and contemporary Jewish life.
- The Purposes of Jewish Living (30 Lessons) - Essential Jewish theological concepts and ideas essential to the ultimate purposes of Judaism, as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts.
- The Rhythms of Jewish Living (30 Lessons) - Central ideas, beliefs and practices, studied through texts which inform our Jewish rituals daily, weekly, annually, and via life cycle observances.
- The Dramas of Jewish Living (30 Lessons) – From the Biblical period to today, a study of the issues facing the Jewish people, such as assimilation, pluralism, and anti-semitism, and the related events from throughout Jewish History.
- The Ethics of Jewish Living (30 Lessons) - Ethical issues which emerge in our interpersonal relationships, such as family, justice, death, sexuality and community, with case studies from Talmudic, rabbinic and contemporary literature.
The following Consortium members sponsor the Limud North branch of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Education
Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
Solomon Schechter Day Schools
North Shore Congregation Israel
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
The following Consortium members sponsor the Limud Chicago branch of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Education
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation
Chicago Jewish Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Classes are held on Mondays, starting on Monday, October 18, 2012, at Temple Jeremiah in Northfield and on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. Morning classes meet from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Evening classes meet from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Click here for the Limud North schedule of classes (Temple Jeremiah).
Click here for the Limud Chicago schedule of classes (Anshe Emet).
- $495 per person (Consortium Member)
- $940 per couple (Consortium Member)
- $595 per person (Non-Consortium Member)
- $1,190 per couple (Non-Consortium Member)
The full tuition covers 60 hours of classes, a Student Curriculum, and other “extras.” If you are affiliated with one of our Consortium members (please see the list above) and you would prefer to pay the Consortium subsidized amount, you may pay the Consortium rate. Other subsidies may be available on an individual basis.
Refund Policy: Before three classes, full refund less $100 processing fee. No refunds after the third class.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham at (847) 410-3900, ext. 25, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.