Did you miss an online class? Just want to see what a Melton class is like? Check out these videos of recent online classes.
Four facinating lessons taught by Melton staff.
- Hanukkah and the Zionist Revolution: The Tension Between Galut and Geulah - Taught by Haim Aronovitz, Director, Melton Travel Seminars
(Recorded 14 December 2020)
Taught by Andrea Gardenhour, Director of Programming and Travel Initiatives
(Recorded 15 December 2020)
- Writings, Wars, and Politics - A Hanukkah Story
Taught by Yael Weinstein, Director of Community and Online Learning
(Recorded 16 Dec 2020)
- A Dialogue on the Chanukah Lights
Taught by Rabbi Rachel Bovitz and Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz
(Recorded 16 Dec 2020)
Has the pandemic challenged your view of prayer? How has it impacted the liturgical lives of our communities? Explore the meaning of prayer and more through modern and traditional texts in this poignant course, taught by Rabbi Amy Wallk-Katz.
- Session 1 - How to Engage
(Recorded 9 December 2020)
- Session 2 - Jewish Prayers Move from Monarchs to Democracy
(Recorded 16 December 2020)
Sacred space has always been a part of the Jewish tradition. Beginning in the era of the Torah and continuing until today – space – and its holiness has helped maintain the Jewish people. Discover the unique aspects of Jewish spaces in this exploratory course, taught by Rabbi Michele Faudem.
Two facinating lessons taught by Joellyn Zollman, Melton Travel Seminars.
- 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 lecture follows American Jews as soldiers and citizens of a new nation. (Recorded 5 August 2020)
- 1861: The Civil War and American Jewish Life - This lecture 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. (Recorded 12 August 2020)
- May Session 1 – Longing for Jerusalem, led by Haim Aronovitz, Director of Melton Travel Seminars (recorded 14 May 2020)
- May Session 2 – A Visit to the Jerusalem of Sefarad: Toledo, led by Haim Aronovitz (recorded 21 May 2020)
- June Session 1 – Jewish settlement to American shores, led by Joellyn Wallen Zollman, Melton Travel Seminars, recorded 11 June 2020)
- June Session 2 – Two early American Jewish settlements: Charleston and Savannah, led by Joellyn Wallen Zollman (recorded 18 June 2020)
Sessions are lead by Rabbi Marianne Novak:
- Session 1 – Finding Meaning in Prayer in the Time of COVID-10 with Rabbi Richard Camras (recorded 7 May 2020)
- Session 2 – A Textual Feeling: If the Earth is the Lord's, What is Mine? with Rabbi David Steinhardt (recorded 28 May 2020)
- Session 3 – Superman vs Spiderman: Who is the REAL Jewish Superhero? with Rabbi Neil Zuckerman (recorded 4 June 2020)
- Session 4 – Self Respect as the Key to Mutual Respect with Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz (25 June 2020)
- 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)
Lessons taught by Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz, Melton International Director: