Melton is pleased to offer a selection of sessions from our extensive course library ONLINE to learners around the world via Zoom. (Online classes will be recorded.) We are excited to offer these courses through August and September 2020:


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LIVE FROM JERUSALEM

Experience a live taste of Melton Travel Seminars from the comfort of your own home. In these four sessions, we will experience Jerusalem in real time, using “site as text" and "text as site,” the hallmark of Melton field learning.

  • Digging Deep: A Melton Journey to the World of Ancient Jerusalem
  • Beyond the Walls: Exploring Yemin Moshe With a Poet's Eye
  • Between Elitists and Egalitarians in Mandatory Jerusalem
  • Mount Herzl, Epicenter of the Zionist Story

Faculty: Haim Aronovitz, Director of the Melton Travel Seminars

When: Mondays: August 3, 10, 17 and 24
@ 8 a.m. Pacific  |  9 a.m. Mountain  |  10 a.m. Central  | 11 a.m. Eastern  |  5 p.m. South Africa 

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A Musical Journey through Judaism and Israel

Discover the role music plays to connect you to the Jewish experience from the streets of Israel to the haunting tune of Kol Nidrei. Cantor David Lipp will take you on a musical journey through this fascinating class. 

Faculty: Cantor David Lipp, Louisville Melton School, Congregation Adath Jeshurun

When: Mondays: August 17, 24, 31 and September 14
(Please note: No class September 7 for Labor Day)
@ 4 p.m. Pacific  |  5 p.m. Mountain  |  6 p.m. Central  |  7 p.m. Eastern  |  Tuesdays @ 9 a.m. Eastern Australia

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Biblical Times Echoed in Today’s Holidays

Experience 4 different lessons from our Torah-focused curricula – Shiv’im Panim – in preparation for the Jewish holidays. Explore the richness of Torah texts as it relates to your connection to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.

When: Tuesdays: August 18 and 25 and September 8 and 15
(Please note: No class September 1)
@ 9 a.m. Pacific | 10 a.m. Mountain | 11 a.m. Central | Noon Eastern | 6 p.m. South Africa

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Through the Lens of Jews: An American Story

1776: The Revolution and American Jewish Life - What roles did American Jews play in the American Revolution? What did America’s revolutionary ideals of democracy and representation mean for Jews and Judaism? This class follows American Jews as soldiers and citizens of a new nation.

1861: The Civil War and American Jewish Life - This class examines the events of the Civil War though the lens of the Jewish experience. In this process we will expand our knowledge of the 19th century American Jewish community and deepen our understanding of American history.

Faculty: Joellyn Zollman, Melton Travel Seminars

When: Wednesdays: August 5 and 12
@ 10 a.m. Pacific  |  11 a.m. Mountain  |  Noon Central  | 1 p.m. Eastern  |  7 p.m. South Africa

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The Forging of the Longest Hatred

Where and when did anti-Semitism begin? How has it evolved throughout history? Uncover the answers to these questions as you dive deep to understand this age-old hatred.

Faculty: Yael Weinstein, Melton Director of Community and Online Learning

When: Wednesday, September 9
@ 10 a.m. Pacific  |  11 a.m. Mountain  |  Noon Central  | 1 p.m. Eastern  |  7 p.m. South Africa

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By Way of South Africa: A Melton Experience

Experience 4 different Melton curricula taught by the fabulous faculty of the Melton School in Cape Town: Midrasha Adult Education Institute! Get a glimpse of how Judaism is experienced in the South African Jewish community.

When: Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20 and 27
@ 10 a.m. Pacific  |  11 a.m. Mountain  |  Noon Central  | 1 p.m. Eastern  |  7 p.m. South Africa

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