Taste of Melton series
Join us for a four-week Taste of Melton series to introduce you to Melton learning. We will learn together about the Cairo Genizah, Euthanasia and End of Life Decisions, What it means to be human, and Women of the Exodus. Join us for any or all of the four sessions:

Day: Sundays or Tuesdays, February 28-March 23, 2021
Sunday, February 28; Tuesday, March 9; Sunday, March 14; and Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 19:00 AET - 19:45 AET
Faculty: Dr. Simon Holloway, Rabbi Ronni Figdor OAM, Rabbi Fred Morgan AM, and Tracey Sareff
Note: There is no cost for this series; please register below.
The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs
Journey into the world of Jewish individuals and communities as the events of the Holocaust unfold around them. Learners explore the profound record of first-person accounts in diaries and memoirs uncovered in the years since the Holocaust, and gain remarkable insights into the struggle for life. Both young and old writers describe day-to-day coping in the ghettos, imprisonment in the death camps, hiding on the run and fighting for their lives. These unforgettable images help us understand the real events of the Holocaust and its legacy.

Day: Sundays and Wednesdays, March 7 - May 12, 2021:
March 7 (Sunday), March 14 (Sunday), March 21 (Sunday), March 31 (Wednesday), April 7 (Wednesday), April 11 (Sunday), April 18 (Sunday), April 25 (Sunday), May 2 (Sunday), May 12 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 AET via Zoom
Faculty: Dr. Simon Holloway
Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion
Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life - issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. A new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation.

Day: Mondays, March 8 - May 24, 2021 (no class May 17)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 AET via Zoom and in-person at the Great Synagogue, Sydney
Faculty: Rabbi Phil Kaplan
The Long Goodbye (Devarim/Deuteronomy)
The fifth of the five books of Moses, the Book of Deuteronomy is a book of prose and poetry, laws, and ethics. It is here that Moses reflects on his journey through the wilderness, encouraging the people to live with foresight as they make their preparations to enter the Promised Land without him.

Day: Tuesdays, April 20-June 29, 2021 (no class May 18)
Time: 19:00 - 20:30 AET via Zoom
Faculty: Tracey Sareff



Hinda YoungRabbi Noam Hayman is a recent immigrant to Israel. Prior to making aliyah, Noam was very active in his home community in Sydney, Australia, where he served as Director of Informal Education and teacher at Mt. Sinai College elementary school and worked with Mizrachi Synagogue Bondi. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Jewish Civilisation from Sydney University and completed his Masters in Jewish Education with the Melton Centre at Hebrew University where he has been serving as assistant lecturer since 2019.

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