Come to “A Taste of Melton” to experience adult Jewish learning before you sign up
Melton is back. The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, one of the Jewish community’s most highly regarded adult education programs, will be offered again this fall in Louisville and will be open to all adults who want to increase their understanding of Judaism.
The Melton program is a non-denominational study program that offers adult-style, text-based Jewish learning with offerings for first-timers as well as graduate courses for those who have already completed the core curriculum.
No previous knowledge of Judaism is required. This is a two-year course of study, with classes that meet weekly for 30 weeks. Expert teachers present texts from a variety of sources and students discuss the issues they raise. 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.”
Students will be able to choose classes Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. or Thursday mornings, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The teaching staff includes Cantor David Lipp, Rabbi Stanley Miles, Prof. Edwin Segal, Deborah Slosberg, Rabbi Robert Slosberg and Rabbi Michael Wolk.
“Through the generous funding of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, and in collaboration from Congregation Adath Jeshurun, which will host most of the program’s classes in their newly renovated facility, the Jewish Community Center is able to offer this program under a new business model at a greatly reduced cost, eliminating a barrier for some in our community, who otherwise would have participated” said Stu Silberman, JCL president and CEO.
Program details will be announced later this summer. A community-wide recruitment event, “Taste of Melton,” will be held Sunday, August 18, at 10 a.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun. Those who are considering the program can learn more about the curriculum and meet some of the instructors.
Watch Community and the “Community Weekly Update” for further details.