The Florence Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Do Jews believe in an afterlife?
Does the creation story in the Bible conflict with Darwinism?
Do the biblical texts written thousands of years ago relate to my life today? Do Jews believe in fate?

If the answers to these questions intrigue you, or if you have other questions about Judaism, consider attending JCC MetroWest's Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

The Melton School is a two-year adult learning experience taught by experienced adult educators with classes meeting once a week for 30 weeks during the school year.

Each session includes two one-hour classes with a break for coffee and informal discussion. Graduates receive a Certificate of Jewish Studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and are invited to participate in a special seminar in Israel. There are no prerequisites, grades, exams or homework.

Classes meet at several locations throughout the MetroWest community with morning and evening options. The curriculum is based on the Bible and rabbinic writings and presents a series of viewpoints across the Jewish spectrum.

The Florence Melton School is the place to be for adults who want to feel at home with their heritage by increasing their Jewish literacy and especially for parents who want to be able to nurture their children's spiritual growth & development.

For more information contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519


Morris County Classes

(for complete listing of classes click here)

Year One

Thursday Morning • 10:00 - 11:00am **

Mt. Freedom Jewish Center, Randolph
September 8, 2011 - May 24, 2012

**This class will only meet for one hour and will cover half the curriculum.  (Cost is $350 members and $400 non-members)

Year 2

Thursday Evening • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Adath Shalom, Morris Plains
September 15, 2011 - June 7, 2012

Graduate Class

Thursday Morning • 9:30am - 11:30am

Adath Shalom, Morris Plains
September 15, 2011 - June 7, 2012

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