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Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Temple Emanuel is thrilled to host the St. Louis Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.  Melton offers adults deep learning in a pluralistic, intellectually stimulating environment.  The world-class curriculum sets the standard for high-quality, interactive, text-based Jewish study that informs and inspires learners from all knowledge-levels and backgrounds.  As listening to a variety of voices is a core part of the Melton philosophy, courses are open to all. 

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Upcoming Courses


Love, Loss and Wisdom

with Senior Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh

Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hybrid - in person at Temple Emanuel or on Zoom
6 sessions: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 13 (no class on June 6)
  • classes are recorded so if you miss one, you can always watch it later


Discover the Jewish responses and rituals that take us through mourning and arrive at a place of healing. When death inevitably enters our lives, Jewish wisdom and ritual can help us cope with heartbreak and loss, the anguish of why suffering exists. We will also seek to understand the big questions of what Judaism says about life after death and its understanding of messianic times. With a wider lens, we gain a context with which to better understand our moments of anguish as individuals and as a community. 

Cost: $179. However, if you have taken this class before, please contact Rabbi Janine before registering. For those taking this class for the first time, please register here:


Confidential scholarships are available by contacting In addition, a special tuition rate of $50 is available for any full- or part-time professionals working at Jewish organizations, including teachers and staff in St. Louis Jewish preschools, religious schools, day schools, and youth groups. All scholarships and special tuition rates are thanks to the Borow Endowment for Jewish Education and the Libby Needle Memorial Fund, managed by Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Email for the coupon codes. 

Questions about Melton?  Contact Rabbi Janine Schloss,

Director of Melton St. Louis and Temple Emanuel's Rabbi Educator, or 314-432-5877.

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