All Melton classes offer a profound understanding of the texts of our tradition

 

Core Curriculum    

The cost of Core Classes is $1265 each year, including books. Core Classes are also available at community subsidized fees of $850 (partitially subsidized) and $650 (fully subsidized) plus a $65 book fee, each year. Enroll by visiting "Register Online." Have more questions? Contact Pamela Rooks, Director, at 818-854-7685 or by email prooks@stsonline.org.

                                 Year 1  "Rhythms and Purposes"   Year 2 "Ethics and Crossroads"

Rhythms of Jewish Living--What is the point of living Jewishly?  What ideas, beliefs and practices are involved?  This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances and Jewish practice.

Purposes of Jewish Living--Why do Jews believe as they do?  What are the big questions of life and how to Jewish thinkers answer these questions?  This course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

Ethics of Jewish Living--How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions and stem cell research?  This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres.

Crossroads of Jewish Living--What are the lessons and dilemmas of Jewish history, from the earliest wanderings of Abraham to the modern experiment in Jewish statehood?  How do the turning points in history influence our lives today?  This course investigates how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present. 

 

Ask about our Foundations of Jewish Family Living Curriculum for adults who want to bring the conversation home to share with their children/grandchildren and families.

*A thought-Provoking encounter with the core values and ideas of Judaism 

*Gain the learning, language and confidence to be a teacher to your own children/grandchildren and support Jewish learning at home

 *Compatible with PJ Library and Shalom Sesame

 

Graduate Courses  FALL  Session October-December 2018  

 

Vayikra: A Call to Holiness (10 weeks) | October 9- December 18 | Rabbi Joshua Hoffman | Tuesday mornings  | 9:30-11:30am | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills

Jewish Denominations (10 weeks) | October 9- December 18 | Rabbi John Carrier | Tuesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am | Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas

Beyond Borders (20 weeks) | October 10- December 19; Jan 9-Mar 13| Micah Glass-Siegel | Wednesday mornings | 10:30am-12:30pm | Valley Beth Shalom, Encino

Vayikra: A Call to Holiness (10 weeks) | October 10- December 19 | Revital Somekh-Goldreich | Wednesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am | Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks

Shemot (Exodus) (20 weeks)  | October 10- December 19; Jan 9-Mar 13| Rabbi Lisa Bock| Wednesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am |  Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks

The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam (10 weeks) | October 11- December 20 | Benzy Kogen | Thursday mornings | 10:00am-12:00pm | Valley Beth Shalom, Encino               

Eight Days of Creation (10 weeks) | October 11- December 20 | Revital Somekh-Goldreich | Thursday mornings | 10:00am-12:00pm | Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge

Vayikra: A Call to Holiness  (10 weeks) | October 11- December 20  | Revital Somekh-Goldreich | Thursday evenings | 7:00-9:00pm | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills

 

Thank you for your participation in the ageless pursuit of Jewish wisdom!