31 August 2016
The Lyons Learning Project and Liberal Judaism have teamed up to offer a new two-year Jewish adult learning course.
The Melton Programme is one of the most important pluralist adult Jewish offerings in the world, with learning taking place in the heart of London.
Students will have a choice of two venues, and two nights, for their studies. There is also the flexibility that if a student is unable to attend on one night in a week, they can catch up on the other.
The course will run from 7pm until 9.30pm on Monday nights at the Montagu Centre – Liberal Judaism’s head office close to Warren Street and Goodge Street underground stations – and/or Wednesday nights at 33 Seymour Place, close to Marble Arch station.
The fee, including textbook, is £350 for members of Liberal and Reform communities or £400 for non-members. There will be bursaries available, as no-one should be prevented from learning about their heritage.
The first term – which runs from September 12 to December 12, 2016 – will study Rhythms of Jewish Living, examining a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances and Jewish practice.
Over the two years, students will also explore Purposes of Jewish Living, Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads of Jewish History.
Rabbi Neil Janes – executive director of The Lyons Learning Project – said: “Judaism is a religion that values living and learning in a community. Melton creates these communities of learners.
“Jewish adults are searching for meaning. Melton learning provides them with the language, knowledge and confidence to engage in the Jewish conversation and the power to influence the decisions they make in their homes and workplaces.”
You can read more about the course, download the full curriculum and sign up by clicking here.
The Lyons Learning Project developed during the 175th anniversary of the West London Synagogue.
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