Adult Learning: Offering More Than Classes

Posted on 09/10/2021 @ 08:00 AM

Tags: Adult Jewish Learning & Growth, Melton & More

Teachers open our eyes to the world.
They give us curiosity and confidence.
They teach us to ask questions.
 They connect us to our past and future.
They’re the guardians of our heritage.
The influence of good teachers stays with us.
They are the people who really shape our life.
~Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l

When a person seeks to find personal meaning in Judaism, the one who guides him/her is key. Our Melton & More faculty shape the lives of our learners by creating powerful spaces for inquiry, discovery and connection. They design courses using centuries-old sacred texts and teachings and transform them into relevant wisdom that serves as inspiration to help navigate our modern world. Their dedication, passion, and expertise bring Jewish learning to life.
We are fortunate to have an incredible group of educators who’ve devoted their lives to Jewish learning and are passionate about creating courses that elucidate the richness of Jewish tradition, history, culture and text.

Dr. Batia Cohen | Her courses focus on the influence of Jewish artists, and the depiction of Judaism, in art throughout history.

Dr. Batia Cohen earned her Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and she has taught in Florida for the past 15 years. Batia has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola Entre Cactus. Batia is a proud Melton graduate and serves on the Melton & More Adult Learning Advisory Board.

Learn with Dr. Batia Cohen this semester!
Crisis, Conflict, Art and the Jews
October 11 - January 3 | Mondays, 12-1:30 pm (EST) 

Prof. Jeffrey Weinstock | His courses focus on Israeli music, Jewish culture and history.

Prof. Jeffrey Weinstock is a professor in the Business School at the University of Miami. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and holds a graduate degree with high honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a five-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching award at the University of Miami and in 2018 was named one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors in the U.S.” He lived in Israel for 13 years, is fluent in Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish and Portuguese and echoes German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig who once said “Nothing Jewish is alien to me.”

Learn with Professor Jeffrey Weinstock this semester!
Insiders & Outsiders
October 12 - January 4 | Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm (EST)

This course is part of The Rachel Wasserman Scholars Curriculum of the Melton School.