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September 18, 2014
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The Melton Curriculum

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INSTRUCTORS: Laura Seymour, Debra Polsky, Fred Nathan

YEAR ONE: The first hour, Rhythms of Jewish Living, focuses on the ideas, beliefs and practices that shape a Jewish life, and examine tradition and ritual observances connected to the Jewish calendar, along with life cycle events. The second hour, Purposes of Jewish Living, concentrates on the ultimate pur­poses of Judaism and the development of the covenant with G-d as revealed through the Bible and other sacred texts.

YEAR TWO: One hour is devoted to Dramas of Jewish Living: Exploring Jewish History as a tool to strengthen Jewish memory. It is an interactive study of a broad range of historical texts relating to specific dramas in Jewish history. The second hour, Ethics of Jewish Living, is a text-centered approach to the study of Jewish ethical foundations and includes discussions relating to justice, the sanctity of life, death, sexuality and community.

For more information, contact Rachelle Weiss Crane at
214-239-7128 or
rweisscrane@jccdallas.org.

 

 


 


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