Melton Peninsula School of Adult Jewish Learning

Never stop learning.

Join Your Community for an Exciting Jewish Learning Opportunity.

PJCC is excited to bring Melton to the North Peninsula. Our first year of rich, text-based course offerings included: “Press Pause” (Shabbat and mindfulness in Jewish tradition), “Members of the Tribe” (textual foundations of Jewish peoplehood), and “Biblical Women in Midrash.”

Discounts Available

We are pleased to offer a discount for affiliated members of our San Mateo County synagogues (PTBE, CBJ, PSC, PTS), Wornick Jewish Day school, and PJCC. Please contact Rebecca at jewishlife@pjcc.org to receive your Promo Codes before registering on the Melton website.

Register HERE for the upcoming course listed below:

Love, Loss and Wisdom

Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 PM • Six Sessions Jun 27, 2024 – Aug 8, 2024 (No class 7/4)
Sliding Scale $179 / $119
Instructor: Rabbi Elana Zelony of Peninsula Sinai Congregation

When death inevitably enters our lives, Jewish wisdom and ritual can help us cope with heartbreak and loss, the anguish of why suffering exists. Discover the Jewish responses and rituals that take us through mourning and arrive at a place of healing. We will also seek to understand the big questions of what Judaism says about life after death and its understanding of messianic times. With a wider lens, we gain a context with which to better understand our moments of anguish as individuals and as a community. Email jewishlife@pjcc.org for the appropriate promo code.

What would YOU like to study? Visit the Melton course offering page and share your interests with PJCC’s Jewish Life team!

Melton School Values

Since its founding in the 1980’s, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning has engaged adult learners in a life-enhancing study of Jewish texts and ideas that nurtures and deepens Jewish community worldwide. With open dialogue and multiple perspectives (both in the texts and in the room), you’ll join a conversation where Jewish texts and ideas become accessible and relevant. Become part of a worldwide movement of committed learners who are empowered to enrich Jewish life—every voice is significant!

Accessibility | Lo B’Shamayim Hee
Torah wisdom should be accessible to all. We welcome people of all backgrounds into meaningful Jewish learning.

Open-mindedness | Lilmod U’Lelamed
We can learn from one another and from ideas different than our own. We encourage a stance of curiosity and willingness to have our thinking challenged.

Integrity | Emet
We are committed to intellectual honesty. Through exposure to the breadth of Jewish perspectives, our learners are empowered to make informed decisions about their own Jewish beliefs.

Community | Havurah
Learning is not just about the individual but about fostering deeper connections between people that leads to stronger communities.

Innovation | Hiddush
We are constantly seeking new ways to fulfill our mission, renewing and refreshing our ideas and practices.

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