The Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning


The Purposes of Jewish Living

Why do Jews believe as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions?

This course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

Next intake is 13 July 2021.

The Rhythms of Jewish Living

What’s the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs, and practices are involved?

This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances, and Jewish practice.

Next intake is 13 July 2021.


Jewish Medical Ethics

Medicine shapes the course of our lives. Taught by Rabbi Ronnie Figdor OAM, this online course explores what Judaism has to say on several challenging issues, including human and animal cloning, surrogate motherhood and multiple parenting, genetic identity, and assisted suicide.

While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of it: The scope of this field was simply unimaginable a generation ago.

Taught online and in person at TBI. $295 including course materials. Thursday 1 July – 26 August, 7.30 – 9.00pm (online).