• In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Answers For The Wondering Jew (and others too!)

Melton is a school for adults to study Judaism through Jewish texts at the adult level. There are no grades, no homework and no tests - just Jewish learning and discussion in a welcoming classroom setting.

Join us to gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish as we explore the texts of our tradition and engage in discussions that investigate issues of Jewish thought, practice, ethics, and history.

Our interactive, pluralistic classroom environment is designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and practice. We offer a comprehensive course of study built upon research and best practices in adult learning that generates spirited dialogue and an appreciation for Judaism – past, present, and future.

The core Melton program:

October 21, 2014 - April 28, 2015

Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:45 am at Congregation Neveh Shalom
•    Purposes of Jewish Living
•    Rhythms of Jewish Living

Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:45 pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah
•    Ethics of Jewish Living
•    Dramas of Jewish Living

Additionally, we will be offering two Melton Scholars classes. As a reminder, you do not need to have taken any prior Melton courses to attend the Scholars classes.

Our fall Scholars term includes:

October 23, 2014 - January 15, 2015

Jewish Denominations:
Addressing the Challenges of Modernity
with Rabbi Stampfer

This class will be taught twice a week at Congregation Neveh Shalom:
•    Mondays 2:00-3:15 PM
•    Thursdays 10:30-11:45 AM

Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society
with Dr. Sylvia Frankel

•    Thursday 7:00-8:15 PM at Congregation Shir Tikvah