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Adult Education

Ongoing Programs

Join us for one or all of these opportunities.  No RSVP required.  NOTE: Some programs and classes have been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, and will return soon.  Check our calendar for the latest updates.

Breakfast, Learning and Torah (BLT)
Come enjoy bagels, learning and some Torah with Rabbi Vogel.
Select Saturday mornings before services

Java ‘N Jeans
Java N Jeans is one of our newest additions to Shabbat morning. Join us for some great coffee and an informal conversation about Dar Williams, Maimonides, Leonard Cohen and U2. Feel free to wear your favorite pair of jeans or something you find comfortable. Childcare provided.
Select Saturday Mornings

Rebbe’s Tisch
From the Yiddish word for “table,” our tisch is an exploration into the weekly portion or other topics of interest. Join us for Shabbat lunch, some singing and learning.
Every Saturday at 12:30pm

Talmud Class
Explore the lives and thoughts of the ancient rabbis with Rabbi Golkow. This year we will delve into the practices of and debates about Shabbat through Tractate Shabbat.
Fridays, 10-11:30am (except holidays)

Lunch ‘N Learn 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)

 

Special Events

Interfaith Dialogue & Pulpit Exchange
 This two-session program will explore questions like whether Jews are part of a people or a religion, and the nature of family relations in ancient Israel.

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.

 

Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS?

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.

Experience Melton.  JOIN THE GREAT JEWISH CONVERSATION!

New CORE classes begin each year in September.

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

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

Wed, September 30 2020 12 Tishrei 5781