Let this booklet guide you through the High Holy Days with your children with helpful suggestions for conversation points, activities, crafts and ways to make the days interesting and relevant to kids and teens of all ages.
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
THE CONCEPT: An international consortium of schools offering a university quality program for the busy adult to achieve
a basic, but comprehensive, foundation of Jewish literacy. There are schools in over 60 cities in the United States, Canada,
The United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa.
Portland Melton is sponsored by MORASHA: The Jewish Community Education Alliance. You can learn more about the Melton Mini-School
worldwide at www.fmams.org.il.
THE CURRICULUM: Designed by scholars from the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the
curriculum presents primary Jewish texts in English to convey Jewish practices, ethics, history, ideas, and values.
THE STRUCTURE: Classes meet for two hours once a week. The two-year Melton program consists of 30 weekly classes each year.
There are no prerequisites, grades, or exams. Graduates receive a Certificate of Jewish Studies from Hebrew University and
are eligible to participate in an optional seminar in Israel, all Melton graduate courses, and alumni events.
• To teach the common roots and experiences of pluralistic Judaism
• To convey core and meaningful Jewish knowledge appropriate for all forms of Jewish commitment
• To stimulate reflection and critical thinking about Judaism in a non judgmental, interactive setting
• To bring relevancy to Jewish learning in the contemporary world
• To inspire informed, independent Jewish learners to explore and to define what Judaism means