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Shabbat for Busy Families  - POSTPONED
If you are interested in this course, please email Rabbi Golkow

Join Rabbi Golkow as we discuss how to create meaningful and fun Shabbat celebrations for your kids and family, no matter how busy you are! Carving out time to make Shabbat special takes on new importance during a pandemic when we can so easily lose track of the days in the midst of months of staying home. This program is geared towards parents of preschool-aged children and will meet by Zoom.

Finding Meaning, Spirituality and a Deeper Connection to Life- In Judaism
This monthly Zoom program with Rabbi Vogel is designed for parents with elementary school-aged children. Participants will commit to reading one chapter (approximately 25 pages) each month from the book Here All Along, written by Sarah Hurwitz.  At this time of a pandemic, as we all reflect on the lessons of life, this magnificent book provides great discussion material for finding deeper meaning.
11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/22, 5/20, and 6/17; 7:45 pm

Center for Judaic Arts
Join us as we enhance our Jewish spirituality and create a connection to Judaism through the creation of meaningful Judaic pieces. All skill levels are welcome.

Hebrew Reading 101 (Beginning level) with Nili Ziv
The first step in our Hebrew reading program with an emphasis on the fundamental elements of the Hebrew phonics. Students will learn the sounds and shapes of the Hebrew alphabet, string them into words, and develop skills for an easy transition into siddur reading.
Monday nights at 7:30-8:30 beginning November 16th for 9 weeks.

Hebrew Reading 201 (Intermediate Level) with Nili Ziv
The next level in our reading program, beyond letters and vowels. Students will practice Hebrew reading accurately and fluently, gain confidence, and expand their skills. The goal of this class is to facilitate participation in Jewish religious life: The prayers, Torah reading, the blessings and rituals of Jewish home observances.
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, beginning October 21, 2020. Email Lisa Leib ( if you're interested.

Hebrew 301 (Siddur Proficiency)

This class is designed for Hebrew readers who wish to expand their skills in siddur reading and comprehension. Learners will gain tools for accurate and fluent siddur Hebrew reading, as well as understanding the language of the prayers. The course will include definitions of key words, recognition of Hebrew roots, the meaning of the prayers, and Jewish values at the core of each prayer.

Ongoing Programs

Join us for one or all of these opportunities.  No RSVP required.  Links can be found on our livestream page.

Talmud Class
Explore the lives and thoughts of the ancient rabbis with Rabbi Golkow. This year, we will delve into the rabbis' debates about an ideal judicial system through Tractate Sanhedrin. All texts are studied in English, and all are welcome.
Fridays, 10-11:30am (except holidays)

Torah for Today Weekly Parsha Study
Each week Rabbi Vogel explores the relevance of the weekly Torah portion.  Classes contains a mixture of text study (English) and important lessons learned from the Torah.  Each week is a lesson unto itself and all levels of students are welcome, from those who have previously studied Torah to those who never have.  
Thursdays, 12-1:30pm (except holidays)

Rebbe's Tisch at Virtual Kiddush Lunch
From the Yiddish word for “table,” our tisch is an exploration into the weekly portion or other topics of interest. Join us for our virtual Shabbat lunch, some singing and learning.
Every Saturday at 12pm

Life at a Crossroad with Rabbi Cheryl Peretz
Join Rabbi Peretz for an interactive discussion of how we shift and change during moments of crisis.
Third Shabbat of each month, 12:30 pm

Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning


Melton invites you to discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Our outstanding faculty helps students gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish, as we explore the texts of our tradition, ancient and contemporary. Our interactive, pluralistic classes are designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background.

Melton classes offer the “best of the best” in adult learning for the wondering Jew.

There is no homework, no tests, and no prep. You will explore, reflect, question, debate, and (re)discover your Jewish self in a well-rounded and comprehensive course of study in a user-friendly format. You can anticipate spirited dialogue and meaningful study.


New CORE classes begin each year in September.

Visit our website at for more information and to register online.

Your questions are welcome! Contact Melton Director Pamela Rooks today at or at 818-854-7685.

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