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

 

OMG, Can You Believe?! 

Taught by Cyndee Levy

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm, January 19-February 23

This course will use a Multi-Access format, participants can attend class in-person at Temple Emanuel (12166 Conway Road in Creve Coeur) or virtually over Zoom

In this six-week exploratory course, we’ll dive into the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind. We’ll examine the many different understandings of God, free will, and mitzvot expressed by Jewish philosophers, rabbis, leaders past and present—and you. We’ll explore the divine, the prophetic, and even the supernatural, as we amplify and dissect your deepest God-questions. Just do not expect to leave with any final answers.

Tuition for this 6-week course is $179.  Scholarships available, contact emily@testl.org to apply.

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 through the Borow Fund for Jewish Education, managed by Jewish Federation of St. LouisEmail emily@testl.org for the coupon code.

 

 

Soul's Cycles

Taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm, March 8, 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3

This course will use a Multi-Access format, participants can attend class in-person at Temple Emanuel (12166 Conway Road in Creve Coeur) or virtually over Zoom

Ready to flex your spiritual muscles? This six-week course will lead you through a focused, high-intensity journey through the Jewish perspective on some of life’s milestones: birth, Bar/Bat mitzvah, marriage, divorce, mikvah, conversion – a fascinating ride that will deepen your understanding for when these moments happen to you, your family, or your friends. Crossing the finish line will leave you energized and inspired by the depth and complexity of Jewish values, concerns, expectations, and hopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Post 1967 into the 21st Century

Taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh

Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, January 6-March 10

This course will use a Multi-Access format, participants can attend class in-person at Temple Emanuel (12166 Conway Road in Creve Coeur) or virtually over Zoom

Delve into the complexities of the past half-century of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the War of Attrition, that began post-1967, to present tensions. Analyzing newspaper articles, speeches, poems, photographs, and maps, we will trace the more recent history of this entrenched struggle. How did we get from 1973’s Yom Kippur War to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty? What was the value of the Oslo Accords? What has been the impact of more contemporary peace attempts? Together, we’ll leap into these complex topics, probing why a lasting peace between Israel and the Arab world has been so elusive and what developments might be next.

Tuition for this 10-week course is $295.

Questions about Melton?  Contact Emily Cohen, Director of Melton St. Louis and Temple Emanuel's Director of Education & Community Engagement, emily@testl.org or 314-432-5877.

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