Melton Kansas City 2018-19

Melton School in Kansas City

You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 45 sites in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand that are currently part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning network. Dedicated to providing a solid foundation of adult Jewish education to serious, sophisticated students, the Florence Melton School has proven to be an experience that changes lives and shapes communities. Throughout its history the Florence Melton School has helped over 40,000 adults achieve Jewish literacy in a comfortable, pluralistic environment. It has inspired them to become dedicated learners – to explore and to experience, to challenge and to define what Judaism means for themselves and their children. We look forward to another wonderful year of Jewish learning!

Israeli Literature As a Window to Israeli Society

This course of study offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948. Through the pens of its leading writers, participants encounter an Israeli society that is original, contemporary, honest and proud. Reflections of the mythic Israel are matched by poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical, and both offer profound insight into the Israeli national psyche. Register for this class

Day:  Thursdays beginning on January 24, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Faculty:  Rabbi Javier Cattapan and Rabbi Monica Kleinman

Location:  Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W 127th Street, Overland Park, KS

Jewish Medical Ethics

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 dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life – issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. This course explores what Judaism has to say on a number of challenging issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, transsexual surgery, assisted suicide, heroic efforts and genetic manipulation.
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Day: Sundays beginning on February 3, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Faculty: Rabbi David Glickman

Location: Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS

Day: Sundays beginning on February 3, 2019 for 10 weeks

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Faculty: Rabbi David Glickman

Location: Congregation Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS

About the Melton School

The Melton School in Kansas City is a program of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy that receives funding from Menorah Legacy Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. The Melton School is supported by Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, along with consortium partners Congregation BIAV, Congregation Beth Shalom, The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, Village Shalom and a number of individual donors who have pledged to support Melton at HBHA.

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