CAJE Adult Learning & Growth Goes Global
Posted on 11/06/2020 @ 07:00 AM
Tags: Adult Jewish Learning & Growth
When our Adult Learning/ Melton & More Fall semester kicked off with 26 virtual classes, we were excited to see that our Melton & More program has gone GLOBAL attracting students from Israel, Canada, Panama and Australia, along with students from 16 states around the country.
A student recently shared the impact of her Melton & More experience saying:
Melton & More is an educational Jewish treasure. The classes offered are as diverse as the population. Students from many countries, knowledge backgrounds and upbringings study together creating an environment that is stimulating and exciting!
We are blessed with a dynamic faculty—17 rabbis, scholars and educators bring to life the richness of our tradition and the wisdom of our sages in engaging ways each week.
One of our learners shared the other day:
"My classes make my mind dance! I am a retired University of Miami Professor, and I know what superior teaching looks like!"
With close to 280 registrations this Fall semester we are creating opportunities for adults to come together to expand their own Jewish knowledge and connect more deeply with one another.
The Department of Adult Learning & Growth empowers learners to find meaning and purpose in the next chapter of their lives. We designed our course offerings to focus on both mind and spirit. This semester we are offering courses every day of the week and they vary in length (4 – 12 week sessions) to attract a wider audience.
Our learners are exploring topics such as: Jews in the Arts, The Evolution of Israeli Popular Music, Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Swimming in the Sea of the Talmud, Living and Leaving Your Legacy, Jewish Humor, Crossroads of Jewish History, Ethics of Jewish Living, The Book of Samuel, Talmudic Kama Sutra: Romantic Love & Sexuality in the Rabbinic Tradition, Mindful Living, Jewish American Voters in the 20th Century, The Book of Deuteronomy, Exploring the Cairo Genizah and Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Hebrew Language.
One of our students who is currently taking the Melton course, From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes, shared:
"…So interesting to read that the roots of some of [Jewish humor] go back to our earliest texts…who knew? Thanks so much for facilitating this wonderful learning opportunity for us. Makes me so proud to be part of a people who have used laughter - or at least a knowing smile - as an alternative to tears."
With all of these choices, we have a class for you! Click here to learn more about our current course offerings and to register. We’d love to welcome you to join us around our virtual tables.
Click the image below to hear from Karen DeCou,
one of our Adult Learning Advisory Board members,
as she shares her Melton & More story!
If you are not already part of our learning community,
Give yourself the gift of learning, inspiration and community.
We look forward to welcoming you!