Melton Peninsula School of Adult Jewish Learning

Never stop learning.

Join Your Community for an Exciting Jewish Learning Opportunity.

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!

PJCC is excited to bring Melton to the North Peninsula in partnership with our local synagogues and day school.

Melton School Values

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.

Upcoming Classes

Melton Adult Jewish Learning: The Year Ahead

Melton Peninsula’s spring launch was a great success, and a year of adult Jewish learning is coming your way. Register for the upcoming courses listed below!

Discounts available for PJCC members and legacy donors, as well as partner synagogues (PTBE, CBJ, PSC, PTS) and enrolled Wornick Jewish Day School families. Please email jewishlife@pjcc.org or call 650.378.2743 for Promo Codes before you register.

Press Pause: Rest, Assured
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am • Six Sessions: October 27 – December 8, 2023 (No Class November 24) • $179
Taught By Rabbi Moshe Heyn
The Jewish approach to mindfulness and self-care originates from the creation story, emphasizing a weekly cycle of work and rest. In this unit, we delve into Shabbat and its significance in Judaism, along with other practices that encourage reflection and renewal. These traditions enable a continuous process of starting fresh, both weekly and annually.

Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00 am • Ten Sessions: January 5 – March 15, 2024 (No Class February 23) • $295
Taught By Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, Chief Jewish Experience Officer
Discover a captivating array of over a dozen biblical heroines, both familiar and lesser-known, as we explore classic and modern midrashic commentary. Delving into their lives and choices, this study provides multiple perspectives on their roles in Jewish history and literature, portraying them as rich and complex characters.

Israel: The Jewish State
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am • Ten Sessions: March 27 – June 5, 2024 (No Class April 24) • $295
Instructor To Be Announced
This course delves into the diverse and complex faces of Jewish Israeli identity, exploring its current state in contemporary Israeli discourse and its historical roots. It covers themes like the evolving religious landscape, the interplay of different Jewish groups, and Israel’s relationship with World Jewry and agents of Jewish Renaissance in the country.

Discounts Available

We are pleased to offer a discount for affiliated members of our San Mateo County synagogues, day school, and JCC, as well as PJCC legacy donors. Please contact Rebecca at jewishlife@pjcc.org to receive your Promo Codes before registering on the Melton website.

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