Registration & Class Details

All registration is done through our parent organization, Melton International.

To register, please visit the Melton Event.org page to complete the registration process.

If you have any issues with registration or need assistance in registering online,
please contact Director of Melton Sacramento, Sara Kahn Shapiro at director@meltonsacramento.org.

Ethics

The Ethics of Jewish Living

Core Curriculum
25 Sessions

How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, and stem-cell research? This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres.

This class is taught in conjunction with the Crossroads of Jewish History class. Together, these two classes are one part of the two-year Core Curriculum series offered through Melton Sacramento. The other two classes that make up the Core Curriculum, The Rhythms of Jewish Living and The Purposes of Jewish Living (Rhythms & Purposes), are offered every other year in rotation with Ethics & Crossroads classes.

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Crossroads

Crossroads of Jewish History

Core Curriculum
25 Sessions

This course merges the concepts of history and memory in order to better understand how each has shaped Judaism today. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny.

This class is taught in conjunction with the Ethics of Jewish Living class. Together, these two classes are one part of the two-year Core Curriculum series offered through Melton Sacramento. The other two classes that make up the Core Curriculum, The Rhythms of Jewish Living and The Purposes of Jewish Living (Rhythms & Purposes), are offered every other year in rotation with Ethics & Crossroads classes.

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Jewish Denominations

Jewish Denominations: Challenges of Modernity

Scholars Class
10 Sessions

This course examines Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change. Students gain extensive insights into the historical and ideological developments of the major movements, and explore the impact of gender, assimilation, Israel, and post-denominationalism on the movements and the Jewish people.

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Jewish Mysticism

Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah

Scholars Class
10 Sessions

This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life’s eternal universal questions.

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Rhythms

The Rhythms of Jewish Living

Core Curriculum
25 Sessions

What’s the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs, and practices are involved? This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances, and Jewish practice.

This class is taught in conjunction with the The Purposes of Jewish Living. Together, these two classes are one part of the two-year Core Curriculum series offered through Melton Sacramento. The other two classes that make up the Core Curriculum, Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History (Ethics & Crossroads), are offered every other year in rotation with Rhythms & Purposes classes.

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Purposes

The Purposes of Jewish Living

Core Curriculum
25 Sessions

Why do Jews believe as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? This course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

This class is taught in conjunction with the The Rhythms of Jewish Living. Together, these two classes are one part of the two-year Core Curriculum series offered through Melton Sacramento. The other two classes that make up the Core Curriculum, Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History (Ethics & Crossroads), are offered every other year in rotation with Rhythms & Purposes classes.

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