A new opportunity for Meltonians to study with a partner
Havruta is a traditional mode of peer-to-peer Jewish learning that is enriched by the exchange between partners as they bring their personal experiences to the texts. Melton is excited to offer our learners the chance to experience this form of Jewish study with their friends and family through an online platform designed by our friends at Mechon Hadar’s Project Zug. This pilot program is made possible through a gift by Susan and Bill Firestone.
What is Havruta Learning Online?
Beginning this June, Melton is offering a way for its students, alumni, friends and family to engage in weekly online learning with a peer in their same community or across the globe. Participants will receive study sheets each week with questions designed to be discussed with their partner during a 30-45 min session. The course also includes high quality instructional videos that provide background and framing for the learning.
The learning cycle will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017 and will officially run through mid-August. Because this is self-guided study, you will schedule time privately to meet with your havruta either through online video chat or in person. This allows you to have flexibility and schedule makeups due to vacations or other conflicts.
Who will I learn with?
- Learn with a Melton friend — deepen your friendship with a classmate or someone you connected with on a Melton Travel Seminar
- Learn together as a couple or with a friend or family member
- Let us find you a learning partner — we will connect you with a like-minded Meltonian
What will I learn?
You have the opportunity to choose from five different courses, the content for which has been created by our partners at Project Zug.
- Tzedakah: The Jewish Approach to Giving, Instructor: Rabbi Elie Kaunfer (5 sessions)
- A Food Tour of the Talmud, Instructor: Rabbi Aviva Richman (10 sessions)
- Theology of Psalms: Praying Jewish Poetry, Instructor: Rabbi Shai Held (10 sessions)
- Purpose, Conflict, and Resolution: Leonard Cohen's Vision, Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff (10 sessions)
- Intro to the Jewish Bookshelf, Instructor: Rabbi Avi Strausberg (10 sessions)
How Do I Sign Up?
- Select from the five courses offered that begin on June 5, 2017
- Pay between $36-$180 for the course (voluntary sliding scale)