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The Melton Learning Experience: Text-Based, Pluralistic and Interactive

Melton Online offers students who do not live in an area with a Melton School the opportunity to learn from home with a personal computer or mobile device. Our technology allows students to see and hear all participants in our virtual classrooms. Study with learners and faculty from across North America and around the world and experience the most successful pluralistic, sequential, and comprehensive adult Jewish learning program ever developed.

We are excited to offer three courses for the Spring 2020 session:

Shemot - Crossing the Red SeaFrom Slavery to Sinai

Explore timeless teachings about leadership, bravery, faith, and doubt in this eye-opening study of the first half of the Book of Exodus.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

When: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern

Dates: Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 21, 28

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Crescent and StarThe Star and the Crescent: A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations

Examine the former longstanding relationship between Jews and Muslims, placing today’s state of affairs into a broader, more complex context.

Faculty: Ben Zion Kogen

When: Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

Dates: Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 22, 29

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Fragments from the Cairo GenizahExploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

Discover what worn-out centuries-old fragments of text reveal about the day-to-day lives of men, women, and families living along the Mediterranean hundreds of years ago.

Faculty: Rabbi Rachel Bovitz

When: Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern

Dates: March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4

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Melton Online FAQs

What is the difference between Melton and Melton Online?
Melton Online adapts the curriculum developed for Melton courses and makes them more accessible in an online environment. Melton Online also incorporates video, digital images and audio into the classes.

Who are the faculty for Melton Online?
Melton Online courses are taught by trained Melton faculty who have also taught in the regular Melton program. These faculty come from North America and Israel.

What do I need to participate in Melton Online?
To participate in Melton Online you will need a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and internet access, speakers, a microphone, and a telephone.

How often do classes meet?
Melton Online courses run for 10 weeks. Classes meet once a week for an hour and a half.

What if I miss a class?
All classes are recorded and available to watch at your convenience.

What is the cost for Melton Online?
The fee for a 10-week course is $250. Register by January 31, 2020, to get the early-bird price of $180! (This fee does not include textbooks for the class.)

When do classes start?
Melton Online classes are offered in two semesters. (Our Spring 2020 classes begin in February.)

Need more information?
For more information about this exciting new way to learn, from anywhere, contact Jody Hyman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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