Melton Scholars courses beginning in March

Jewish Federation of St Louis’ new Center for Jewish Learning will offer two new Melton Scholars courses:

• “Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders” with Master Melton faculty member Bob Taxman — The course  gives students opportunities to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. This course is designed to engage participants in lively discussion with primary sources and historical and contemporary opinion pieces. The course will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting March 9. 

“Mysticism and Kabbalah:  Secret Knowledge in Judaism” with Master Melton faculty member Rabbi Neal Rose — This course presents the rich history of Jewish Mysticism, along with texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life’s eternal universal questions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn with a faculty member that has been engaged with the traditions of mysticism and kabbalah throughout his life.  

The course will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays starting March 7. 

The courses meet at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Tuition for each course is $150 plus book fee. Register and pay online at events.org/MeltonStLouis. A minimum of 15 participants required to hold a course. For more information, contact Cyndee Levy at [email protected], 314-442-3754.

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