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Melton Adult Jewish Learning


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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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.



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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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, From War to Searching for Peace

“Beyond Borders” explores the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the
War of Attrition until today. This 10-week course 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.

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.

Faculty: Yael Weinstein

Cost: $250 plus material fee


(The Roth Family JCC)

Mondays starting March 16, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein


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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