Florence Melton Adult Mini-School

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 • Event Date: Dec 31, 1969

Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
Classes begin September 10th! Register now!

The Goals
To convey a core of Jewish knowledge by integrating Jewish practices, ideas,
language, law and history taught through a pluralistic approach to Judaism; to
stimulate critical thinking and reflection in a non-judgmental environment with other
adults; to transfer Jewish learning into the contemporary world, connecting Jewish
study and Jewish life in a natural way.

The Courses

  • Rhythms of Jewish Living - Central ideas which mold the traditional patterns of life cycles, holidays and practices which define and shape a Jewish life.
  • Purposes of Jewish Living- Essential Jewish concepts and ideas as they unfold in the Bible and other sacred texts.
  • Ethics of Jewish Living - Selected issues in Jewish ethics such as marriage, justice, sexuality and business as discussed in principal Jewish sources.
  • Dramas of Jewish Living - Contemporary issues which Jews face such as assimilation, Anti-Semitism, as revealed in various times and places in Jewish history.

First Year Classes
Session A
JCC Squirrel Hill
Courses will run on Mondays, 10am - Noon throughout the fall, winter, and spring in the Squirrel Hill JCC. A total of 30 sessions.

Monday dates – 30 sessions:

  • Sept. 10, 24
  • October 15, 22, 29
  • Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Dec. 3, 10, 17
  • January 7, 14, 28
  • Feb 4, 11, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18
  • April 8, 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20
  • June 3, 10

The cost of the course is $575 plus a $44 book fee.
Scholarship assistance is available, based on financial need.

For more information, contact Danielle Kranjec at 412-521-1101, x3204

Sponsored by the Agency for Jewish Learning
Pittsburgh’s FMAMS receives support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.