Melton CORE Curriculum



Date & Time

Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 am October 14 - April 28

This transformative learning experience provides adults with a comprehensive understanding of Jewish thought, practice and history. 

Course Description :


This course merges the concepts of history and memory in order to better understand how each has shaped Judaism today. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny.

Click the image below to hear more about the course from Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg!


Course Description:


The Tanakh and Rabbinic tradition provide the universal search for an ethical life with passion and urgency. Ethical thought in Judaism is as tightly bound to theology as it is to law. This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives according to a set of ethical principles that have guided our people for centuries. We will explore how Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, stem-cell research, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, social media, gender fluidity, artificial intelligence, and the ethics of war.

Click the image below to hear more about the course from Rabbi Ed Farber!
Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 am
This course is part of the Melton School CORE Curriculum. This signature program provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of Jewish thought, practice and history.
This course meet once a week for 25 sessions, October 2020 - April 2021.
About the Instructors:
Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg is the former Director of the Leo Martin March of the Living in Miami-Dade and in Boca Raton. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and offers courses at various South Florida universities and schools. Leon has been teaching Melton courses for the past 32 years, developing a fan base and following wherever he goes.
Rabbi Ed Farber serves as Rabbi Emeritus at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus in North Dade. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, he is a Miami native and has served his entire Rabbinic career in three Miami congregations. Rabbi Farber brings deep scholarship to his teaching coupled with a commitment to tradition and a lively teaching style.