Melton is pleased to offer a selection of sessions from our extensive course library ONLINE to learners around the world via Zoom. 

Here are recordings of online classes that have already taken place.
 

Freedom is a State of Mind: Passover 2020 

Lessons taught by Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz, Melton International Director:

  • Lesson 1 – Yetziat Mitzrayim: The Exodus from Egypt – Then and Today (recorded 23 March 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – Pesach Mitzrayim: The First Passover (recorded 30 March 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – The Passover Seder: This Year and Always (recorded 6 April 2020)

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From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and Their Jokes

Lessons taught by Cantor Mark Childs, Santa Barbara, CA:

  • Lesson 1 – “A lack of graves” - The courage and audacity to argue with God (recorded 24 March 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – The goyim? Annoy’em: Power and powerlessness in Jewish jokes (recorded 31 March 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – You can change your noses but not your Moses (recorded 21 April 2020)
  • Lesson 4 – Dig, I’m Jewish: The “Triumph” of Ethnic Humor (recorded 28 April 2020)

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Leviticus (Vayikra): A Call To Holiness

Lessons taught by Judy Snowbell Diamond, Course Author & Melton Coordinator of Educational Projects:

  • Lesson 1 – Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Vayikra (recorded 25 March 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – Korbanot – Drawing Near to God (recorded 1 April 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – The Joyous Fire of Acceptance and the Tragic Fire of Death (recorded 22 April 2020)
  • Lesson 4 – Kedushah: Holiness for All (recorded 29 April 2020)

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Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Lessons taught by Dr. Sandra Lilienthal, Melton Master Teacher in Miami and Boca Raton, FL:

  • Lesson 1 Prenatal Interventions and the Termination of Pregnancy (recorded 26 March 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – Surrogate Motherhood and Mulitple Parents (recorded 2 April 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – Passive Euthanasia: Heroic Efforts vs Letting Nature Take its Course (recorded 23 April 2020)
  • Lesson 4 – The Distribution Healthcare – Who Gets It (recorded 30 April 2020) – Part I and Part II

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Melton Sampler

Lessons from this 4-part sampler of 4 different curricula are taught by 4 different teachers:

  • Lesson 1 – from "The Holocaust Through Diaries and Memoirs" taught by Dr. Nona Fienberg (recorded 4 May 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – from "Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society" taught by Gerri Patterson (recorded 11 May 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – from "The Star and The Crescent: A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations" taught by Benzy Kogen (recorded 18 May 2020)
  • Lesson 4 – from "Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict" taught by Yael Weinstein (recorded 25 May 2020)

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JEWISH ANSWERS TO LIFE'S MOST CHALLENGING QUESTIONS

Lessons from this 4-part course are taught by Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz, Melton International Director:

  • Lesson 1 – Why do good people suffer? (recorded 5 May 2020)
  • Lesson 2 – Why is there so much evil in the world? (recorded 12 May 2020)
  • Lesson 3 – Is everything meant to be? (recorded 19 May 2020)
  • Lesson 4 – What is a miracle, and what is not? (recorded 26 May 2020)

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MELTON BEIT MIDRASH

Sessions from this 4-part series are lead by Rabbi Marianne Novak:

  • Session 1 – Taking Care of Ourselves - Sh'mirat HaGuf, Caring for One's Body (recorded 6 May 2020)
  • Session 2 – Extending Gemilut Chasadim (recorded 13 May 2020)
  • Session 3 – For You or For Me - Individual or Community (recorded 20 May 2020)
  • Session 4 – The holiday of Shavuot (recorded 27 May 2020)

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INSPIRATIONAL INSIGHTS FROM THE RABBI'S STUDY

Sessons from this series include: 

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FLIGHTS OF THE IMAGINATION

Sessions from this 2-part series are lead by Haim Aronovitz, Director, Melton Travel Seminars:

  • Session 1 – Longing for Jerusalem (recorded 14 May 2020)
  • Session 2 – A Visit to the Jerusalem of Sefarad: Toledo (recorded 21 May 2020)

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In place of books, registered learners will receive lessons electronically. Donations will be gratefully accepted