Mondays at 9.45am and 7.30pm for 3 terms
Term Starting 31 October
Monday mornings 9.45am-12pm or Monday evenings 7.30pm-9.45pm
For more info, contact Course Director Michelle Hyer 020 8457 5028 or email email@example.com
From the Melton Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the course that gives you access to the huge wealth of Jewish wisdom – but doesn’t tell you what to think or how to behave! Sit around a table and learn, from Jewish source material, about Festivals and Life Cycle, History and Ethics. Discuss meaning-of-life issues like “Why do bad things happen to good people?” “Mitzvot” and “the Messiah”. No homework, no dogma and no guilt! It’s truly cross-communal and no previous study is required.
Course Director Michelle Hyer
020 8457 5028
If you have done the core course, you can continue to study on one of our shorter Graduate courses.
If you have young children, ask us about our new ‘Foundations in Parenting’ programme starting in October 2012.
Melton is currently running on a Monday morning and evening. For more information on the new term commencing 31 October 2012 or to contact us, please click here.
The Purposes of Jewish Living
Explore the meaning and purpose of Jewish life from the perspectives of
the Bible, the Talmud, and other sacred texts.
The Rhythms of Jewish Living
Study the Jewish holidays and life cycle events that define Jewish life.
The Dramas of Jewish Living
Learn about the dramatic developments, experiences and issues of 5,000
years of Jewish history.
The Ethics of Jewish Living
Examine Jewish texts about such timely issues as justice, community, life,
death, sexuality, and gender.
Each of thirty sessions consists of two one-hour classes and a fifteen
minute break with refreshments.
These vary each year – if you are a graduate and would like to find out more
please contact us.
Special cultural and social events will be planned throughout the year.
What is Melton?
A two-year course, developed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, using the study of texts and original sources to understand Judaism and how it has developed. The course is structured around four themes: traditions, theological concepts, history and ethics.
Is Melton for you?
Whatever your affiliation, if any, whether you already have a deep knowledge or have never opened a Jewish book before, whatever your stage of life, this programme will take you forward. There are no qualifications needed, no requirement to know Hebrew and no homework or exams.
How is Melton taught?
Group discussion of texts, from a variety of compelling and challenging sources - biblical, Talmudic, rabbinic and contemporary. The teaching style is informal and inclusive in a pluralistic environment which encourages lively debate, discussion and learning.
Who will teach me?
The Melton Faculty offers university-quality teaching and Melton's name and reputation attract the highest calibre of teachers worldwide.
Three 10 week terms from October to July for one evening and/or one morning a week for two hours, currently running on Mondays.
You are eligible to join the Hebrew University UK alumni Association. A choice of graduate programmes is available once you finish the course, including seminars and learning events.
For further details please contact Michelle Hyer, Director, on 020 8457 5028 or email
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