What is Melton?
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A text- and discussion-based pluralistic adult Jewish education program, The Melton School has partners around the world that operate individual Melton Schools in their own communities, including our program at CBB, launched in 2016 by Director Judy Karin.
What We Study
Integrating Jewish philosophy, ritual, ethics, literature, theology and contemporary Jewish life into lively discussion-based classes, CBB offers the Core Curriculum, Foundations of Family Living Curriculum, and a variety of Scholars Courses.
A Taste of Melton: Open House
Join us for a free sample Year One class (i.e. “Rhythms & Purposes of Jewish Living”)
Thursday, September 12, 6 to 8 PM
New First Year Melton Class Forming!
“Rhythms & Purposes of Jewish Living”
Runs 25 Thursdays 6-8:30 PM; Starts September 26
Taught by Rabbi Steve Cohen (“Purposes of Jewish Living”)
& Rabbi Daniel Brenner (“Rhythms of Jewish Living”)
Second Year Melton Class
Runs 25 Wednesdays 9:30-11:45 AM;
Starts October 16 (note new start date)
Plus Don’t Miss:
“From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes.”
Runs 10 Tuesdays 6-7:30 PM; Starts October 22
Taught by Cantor Mark Childs
I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn more about Jewish history, values, and customs.
I have loved the Melton experience: engaging topics and texts with wonderful teachers. I definitely recommend it to others – it gave me different perspectives, and made me feel more connected to CBB.
I loved Melton classes – it’s been a highlight of my week. I would recommend Melton to anyone who loves Jewish learning – I will miss the class a lot.
In Melton, we passionately debate about traditions, rituals, morality, and best ways to be in the world. Sometimes we agree. Sometimes not. But the very act of diving into the material and engaging in honest, considerate and compassionate debate — sometimes through tears, often through joyful laughter; always sharing food, and dedicating our learning to others and each other: this is the best of life there is. Want to know what it really means to be Jewish? Attend a Melton course here at CBB.