Melton Will Offer Several New Courses

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will offer several new classes that will run from January through March.

What is Melton?

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning offers a university quality non-denominational Jewish education program using curricula from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Who can/should attend?

Melton is for all adults who are interested in Judaism: Jewish people, people who work in the Jewish community, people considering conversion, people with Jewish family members. You don’t have to be Jewish or have prior Jewish education, and you don’t have to belong to any congregation or organization to participate in Melton.

How does it work?

The Core Curriculum meets for two and a half hours on Tuesday evening or Thursday morning for 28 weeks. All reading and discussion take place in class; there is no homework, and there are no tests.

The Scholars Curriculum consists of 10 or 20 week courses which focus on a specific subject in Jewish history, Bible or Jewish philosophy.

What classes will be offered starting in January?

On Tuesday evenings, January 10-March 7, Rabbi Laura Metzger will teach Ruth, Judith and Esther from 6:30-7:40 p.m., and Deborah Slosberg will teach Bereshit (Genesis) from Adam to Abraham from 7:50-9 p.m.

On Thursday mornings, January 12-May 25, Professor Ed Segal will teach Beyond Borders: Arab/Israeli Conflict from 9:30-10:40 a.m.

On Thursday mornings, January 12-March 9, Deborah Slosberg will teach Shemot (Exodus) from Slavery to Sinai from 9:30-10:40 a.m., and Cantor David Lipp will teach History of Jewish Humor: Sinai to Seinfeld from 10:50 a.m.-12 p.m.

There is a $125 fee for each class and all classes will take place at Adath Jeshurun.

For information, visit or contact Melton Director Deborah Slosberg at AJ at 458-5359 or

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