Registration & Class Details

Melton Sacramento's Newest Programs


Melton Book Club

3 books, 3 sessions
March 11, April 22, June 3
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Sheree Meyer
Location: Congregation Beth Shalom
Cost: $90, does not include books


Melton Mini

Modern Living: Maintaining Balance

Discovering ageless answers in timeless Jewish texts. Searching for ways to find balance in family, work, community and self is a recurring theme in modern living. This four-part course takes a look at Jewish wisdom from classic and modern texts that relate to this contemporary challenge.

4 Sessions
March 18, 25, April 8, 15
Sundays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Sara Kahn Shapiro
Location: Congregation Beth Shalom
Cost: $90, includes materials


Genghis Khan goes to Shul:

The Mongols and the Jewish Question

Professor Reuven Amitai of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an
American-Israeli teacher and historian. He specializes in the pre-modern
history of Islam and the Middle East, and has written extensively on
Syria (including Eretz-Israel) under the Mamluk Sultans, the history of the
medieval Turks, the Mongols in the Middle East and the Crusades.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
Location: Congregation Beth Shalom

This is a fundraiser for Melton Sacramento

Suggested donations:
$1,000 Qaghan, The Supreme Leader
$400 Khan, Tribal Ruler
$200 Beklerbek, Commander-in-Chief
$100 Vizier, Head Minister
$50 Qurultai, Member of Assembly of Tribal Leaders

Thank you for your support!


Registration for Rhythms & Purposes, Ethics & Crossroads, and Scholars Classes is done through our parent organization, Melton International.

To register for these courses, 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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