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Informing,

Inspiring

Melton Adult Jewish Learning

 AN ENGAGING, TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY

Melton, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is transformative, pluralistic learning at its finest. The Melton program provides high-quality, text-based interactive Jewish study by offering world-class curriculum that informs and inspires students from all knowledge levels and backgrounds.

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Courses

Melton uses ancient and modern Jewish texts to connect students to the past, present, and future in powerful ways. The pluralistic nature of the courses offers students the ability to understand and learn about the Jewish people, culture and religion. Students will hear a multiplicity of voices, creating a deeper, richer learning experience.

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Faculty

Our faculty are talented, experienced Jewish educators who bring a wide breadth of knowledge to each course. They are committed to using education as a tool for empowerment, encouraging students to ask higher-level questions and to make connections between texts, their lives and their Jewish journeys.

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Two great locations. Two great times. One great program!

Taste of Melton

Come and enjoy a “taste” of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. We are offering three opportunities to meet a member of our faculty, sample a lesson and experience the richness of Melton’s text-based, discussion-oriented approach to Jewish learning.

Join us for one or both “tastes” and select the time and location that best fits your schedule:

BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) Movement, Israel, and American Jews

What does the BDS movement mean for the Arab-Israeli Conflict? Is BDS anti-Semitic? How is it effecting the American Jewish Population? If you are interested in answering any of these questions, this class is for you! As the BDS Movement grows and gains footing, particularly in the arts and academic communities, Jewish institutions and individuals are grappling with how to respond. One amazing class, two opportunities to attend. Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $25

Maitland

(The Roth Family JCC)

Monday, November 18

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Orlando

(Rosen JCC)

Thursday, December 5

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Understanding the Evolving Middle East Political Landscape
with Israel and Her Neighbors

From the multiple elections this year in Israel to the containment of ISIS, the Middle East’s shifting landscape affects the tenor of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Gain a deeper understanding of these changes and what it means for Israel and her neighbors. Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $25

Maitland

(The Roth Family JCC)

Monday, December 2

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Full Courses

If you’re ready to sign up for a full class, we invite you to register now for a 9- or 10-week course. Our first class in Central Florida will give you a multifaceted perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Sign up for one or both parts:

 

Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Part 1

This 9-week course explores the history of the conflict from the inception of the Jewish Aliyah in the 1800s through the Six-Day War. Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict.

The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs.

The course will provide students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold. Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $250 plus material fee

Maitland

(The Roth Family JCC)

Mondays starting January 6, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Weeks 1-7)

7:00 – 9:15 p.m. (Weeks 8-9)

 

Southwest Orlando

(Rosen JCC)

Thursdays starting January 2, 2020

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (Weeks 1-7)

9:30 – 11:45 a.m. (Weeks 8-9)

 

Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Part 2

This 10-week course explores the history of the conflict from the War of Attrition until today. There is no prerequisite to take Part 1.

Course material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, and to challenge students to appreciate the basis of the conflicting historical claims made by all sides in the conflict.

The complexity of the conflict forces students to grapple with issues of religion, culture, history, politics, economics, identity and survival—all reflected through primary sources, including newspaper articles, poetry, songs, government documents, speeches, photographs and memoirs.

The course will provide students with new tools for understanding and critiquing texts and events as the conflict continues to unfold. Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $250 plus material fee

Maitland

(The Roth Family JCC)

Mondays starting March 16, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Orlando

(Rosen JCC)

Thursdays starting March 5, 2020

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein

Director

Yael Weinstein, M.A., Director of Melton Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Orlando, has been an educator and director of Adult Education programs since 2009, when she joined the Melton community in Colorado.

Before joining Melton, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2006, focusing on the topics of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity. While at Brandeis, Yael had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for Dennis Ross, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, for his course on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Yael is the author of the Crossroads of Jewish History course and has revised Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict for Melton. In addition to her faculty and curriculum work with Melton, Yael was the Director of Adult Jewish Education at the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education.

A recipient of numerous academic awards and fellowships, Yael has taught students of all ages in a wide variety of formal and informal settings in the U.S. and in Romania where, as a volunteer member of the Jewish Service Corps, she created and directed the first-ever Jewish youth camp in Bucharest.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 21

CHOICES Volunteer Meeting

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Organizer: Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando
407-593-5933 ext. 236
Thu 21

A Night on The Town With Central Florida Hillel

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizer: Central Florida Hillel
407-382-2658
Thu 21

Challah Club

Thursday, Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Organizer: Spark
Fri 22

The Tribe’s Friendsgiving Shabbat

Friday, Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun 24

PJ Families Mitzvah Day

Sunday, Nov 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Organizer: Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando
407-593-5933 ext. 236

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