Jewish Education Upcoming Events

Taste of Melton

JCC: May 25
August 24

Congregation Beth Israel: May 25
August 24

From Judeans to Jews
This sample "Taste of Melton" lecture will focus on the evolution of the people of the province of Judea from Judeans-- an ethno-geographic community, to Jews-- a religious community, who established a Jewish Kingdom for about 100 years before becoming a vassal of Rome. Melton is a fun and open way to learn the basics (and beyond) of Judaism in a pluralistic environment designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background.

JCC, May 25 AM Price: $10;  JCC Member Price: $5 Add to Cart

CBI, May 25 PM Price: $10;  JCC Member Price: $5 Add to Cart

JCC, August 24 AM Price: $10;  JCC Member Price: $5 Add to Cart

CBI, August 24 PM Price: $10;  JCC Member Price: $5 Add to Cart

Florence Melton School

September 14, 28 • October 19 • November 2, 16, 30 • December 7, 14, 21 January 11, 18, 25 • February 1, 8, 15, 22 • March 8, 15, 22 • April 12, 19, 26 • May 3, 10, 17 2017-2018•
September 14, 2017-May 17, 2018
Classes Meet on Thursdays
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, is a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This 25 week, two hour course is an innovative concept for Jewish learners from all backgrounds. Melton's sophisticated, sequential curriculum was written by a team of scholars and educators at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It introduces the student to the classical heritage of the Jewish people and demonstrates its development into contemporary forms of Judaism while maintaining a pluralistic balance.

This is a great opportunity to explore Jewish sources, investigate issues of Jewish thought, practice and ethics, and advance your knowledge of Jewish history.
Alumni consistently remark of the amazing social component that Melton offers throughout the year. We invite you to join the nearly 20,000 adults in more than 60 Mini-Schools throughout the Jewish world, whose lives have been changed by this internationally acclaimed school of study.
Melton is endorsed by the San Diego Rabbinical Association
Instructors: Rabbi Ralph Dalin, Dr. Ilana De Laney, Professor Joellyn Zollman

Florence Melton School AM Price: $605;  JCC Member Price: $485 Add to Cart

Florence Melton School PM Price: $605;  JCC Member Price: $485 Add to Cart


Myth-Busters: Breaking The Myths about Sex and Judiasm
This talk will examine the various myths regarding sexuality and imtimacy in Judaism. This program is a Tifereth Israel Synagogue and Temple Emanu-El collaboration with special thanks to Judy and William Friedel.
Lecturer: Rabbi Sherre Hirsch
East County Scholar Lecture
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119
Questions call Ilana De Laney at (858)362-1327

June 1, 2017, 3PM

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Ethical Wills

Thursday, July 6, 2017;(one session), 10:00am-12:00pm
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
Thursday, July 6, 2017; (one session), 7:00pm-9:00pm
Lawrence Family JCC-Senior Activity Room
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Lecturer: Kohenet Nancy Handwerger
What wisdom do you want to pass on? Explore the process of creating your ethical will. The intent of theis workshop will highlight gleanings of key experiences and quzlities you have used to guide your life. Please bring a notebook and pen.
Questions call Ilana De Laney (858) 362-1327
Regular Price:$22; Member Price:$18
This program is in collaboration with Congregation Beth Israel

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Meditation with Hebrew Letters

July 13, 2017 (3 Sessions) Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Lecturer: Kohenet Nancy Handwerger
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
The Hebrew letters are living symbols of thought, expression, and healing. In each of our three workshops we will focus on one key letter. Through exploration with simple art forms, chanting, teaching and meditation we'll be able to ask questions of the letter explore any information it offers and connect with how it relates to our daily living. The process is both enjoyable and enlightening. The workshop is open to beginners and those experienced in meditation.
Questions call Illana De Laney (858)362-1327
Regular Price: $65, JCC Member Price:$52
Presented in conjuction with the Balanced Mind Mediation Center at the LFJCC

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