Summer may still be in full swing, but it is time to start thinking about fall classes at the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Registration is now open, and those who sign up by July 7 receive an early bird discount.
Louisville’s Melton School offers adults the opportunity to study and discuss Jewish texts dealing with a variety of issues, in an open, egalitarian environment.
All are invited to register for the Melton courses, and no prior knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew is required. Most meet at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
The course is a two-year program, and meets once a week throughout the academic year (30 weeks).
The first year covers “Rhythms of Jewish Living” and “Purposes of Jewish Living;” and second year addresses “Ethics of Jewish Living” and “Dramas of Jewish Living throughout the Ages.”
In addition, Louisville’s Melton School offers the Rachel Wasserman Scholars Curriculum that is designed for graduates of the two-year program who want to continue their education. Students can register for courses on Kabbalah, the Challenges of Modernity, and more.
Students can choose from Tuesday evening or Thursday morning classes to fit into their schedule.
Louisville’s Melton School also announced a new class geared toward parents. This learning experience provides an opportunity for adult students to bring the conversation home to share with their children and families. The class will take place at the JCC Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Tuition is $45.
The first- and second-year courses are $200 – $225 if you register after July 7. All of the Scholars courses are $150 – $175 after July 7.
Register online at www.jewishlouisville.org/melton or by phone at 459-0660. Scholarships are available for all classes. For scholarships and all course information, contact Louisville Melton Director Deborah Slosberg, email@example.com or 458-5359.
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is sponsored by Congregation Adath Jeshurun in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center and with support from Congregation Anshei Sfard, Keneseth Israel Congregation, Temple Shalom and The Temple. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.