Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

The Melton Core Curriculum: Authentic, In-Depth Jewish Learning

If you are looking to study in a community of adults seeking to deepen their understanding of Judaism and Jewish living, then this 2-year, text-based, discussion-oriented, pluralistic course is for you!

Monday evenings (7:00-9:15) at Adath Jeshurun

Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:45) at Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Choose your location or day of the week and start in either year of the two year cycle!

This two-year course goes far beyond one-shot lectures or short-term seminars.  It will challenge you to engage in Jewish learning in a serious and comprehensive way. Each lesson is designed to inspire and enlighten you irrespective of your prior experience or background. Through this text-based, discussion-oriented, pluralistic program you will:

  • Come to understand Jewish practices in new and meaningful ways
  • Connect ethics and everyday life
  • Build community within and beyond the classroom
  • Consider the big ideas and important events that have animated Jewish life over the millennia
  • Deepen your understanding of Judaism and Jewish life.

This course is ideal for those looking to deepen their understanding of the basics of Judaism and Jewish living. For more information on what we study, click here.

The Purposes of Jewish Living and The Rhythms of Jewish Living

When: Mondays, 7:00-9:15 pm, begins October 28, 26 sessions

Location: Adath Jeshurun, 10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka

Instructors: Susie Chalom and Dalia Davis

Calendar: Click here for the full calendar.


Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm, begins October 16, 26 sessions

Location: Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Instructors: Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Rabbi Ryan Dulkin

Calendar: Click here for the full calendar.

Cost: $500 per year plus books

Registration: Enrollment for this year is now closed. Please be in touch for info on next year’s classes.

For information about financial assistance, contact  Sara Lynn Newberger.

Hineni partners with the Twin Cities area synagogues and agencies to bring this highly regarded and popular program to our community.