AN ENGAGING, TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY
Just after the high holy days end, we are again commanded to come together to praise God, only this time in fragile booths that are both reminiscent of the story of Exodus and our agricultural past.
This year, gather with fellow learners as we delve into the ancient texts that tell us how to celebrate Sukkot and contemporary texts that help us come to our own interpretation and understanding of this joyous holiday
$25 for one time course
NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 8
Members of the Tribe
Together, we’ll examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the “Chosen People.”
Prepare to explore how Big Jewish Ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective action as individuals and as a people. FACULTY: Julia Berger
$179 for 6-week course (includes textbook)
JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23
Jewish Medical Ethics
Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life. This new course explores what Judaism has to say on a number of challenging issues, including human and animal cloning, surrogate motherhood and multiple parents, genetic identity, and assisted suicide/aid in dying. FACULTY: Yael Weinstein
$295 for 10-week course (includes textbook)
APRIL 6 – MAY 11
OMG, Can You Believe?
In this six-week exploratory course, we’ll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind. Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present.
This course will give you the tools to keep asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the “God-questions” that confront us throughout our lives.
$179 for 6-week course
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Adult Jewish Learning classes go virtual!
To help protect the health and safety of our learners and the community at large while maintaining the best level of education, we are offering all courses online through Zoom. All you need is an Internet-connected computer, phone, or tablet.
We are committed to ensuring you have the best learning experience and look forward to seeing you in a streaming class soon!
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Coordinator of Adult Jewish Learning
Julia Berger, MAJE, is Coordinator of Melton Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Orlando. Before joining Melton, she earned her Master’s degree in History Museum studies from the State University of NY and a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.
In 2000, Julia moved to Orlando to become the Director of Education at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, and later became an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, where she continues to teach in the Judaic Studies Program. She has brought her enthusiasm for Judaism and her interactive teaching style to her adult courses in both these positions.
Julia is also a published author, having co-written the teachers’ guide, Teaching Jewish History, published by Behrman House. In addition, she has written articles on museum-school partnerships in Israel and using historical documents in the classroom.
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