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Melton Jewish Learning Courses


Embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 45 sites in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand that are currently part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning network. 

Dedicated to providing a solid foundation of adult Jewish education to serious, sophisticated students, the Florence Melton School has proven to be an experience that changes lives and shapes communities. Throughout its history, the Florence Melton School has helped over 40,000 adults achieve Jewish literacy in a comfortable, pluralistic environment. It has inspired them to become dedicated learners - to explore and to experience, to challenge and to define what Judaism means for themselves and their children. 

Community Synagogue members will receive a course discount for all Melton courses offered. Please contact Rabbi Sank Ross at rabbijsr@commsyn.org for the discount codes. 

To see the complete list of Melton courses offered, click here


Members of the Tribe
Thursdays, January 21 - March 4 (no class February 18)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom

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Faculty: Rabbi Sank Ross
Cost: $149 Members | $179 Non-Members

In this 6-session quest, we will dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: "What is the overarching purpose of living Jewishly?" 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 actions as individuals and as a people. 


Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion 
Thursdays, March 11 - May 13
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm via Zoom

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Faculty: Rabbi Zeplowitz
Cost: $245 Members | $295 Non-Members

Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life - issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. This course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation.


OMG, Can You Believe? 
Tuesdays, May 18 - June 29 (no class June 1)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm via Zoom

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Faculty: Rabbi Sank Ross
Cost: $149 Members | $179 Non-Members

In this 6-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 Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the "God-question" that confronts us throughout our lives. 

Mon, January 18 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781