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.


OMG Can You Believe?!

Join Rabbi Fred Morgan AM for a six-week exploratory course – we’ll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind.

Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the “God- questions” that confront us throughout our lives.

Taught online and in person at TBI. $180 including course materials. Starting Wednesday 3 March, 7 – 8.30pm.

This class has now reached capacity and we are not accepting new enrolments. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Love, Loss and Wisdom

There is no escaping it – at one time or another, death enters our lives. Taught by Cantor Michel Laloum, this six-session course explores how Judaism helps us to make sense of and deal with illness and death. We’ll plant seeds of wisdom to unearth some of life’s biggest questions:

Why is there suffering in the world and how can we mitigate suffering?
What rituals does Judaism offer us when someone passes on?
What does Judaism mean by a future Messianic Era?

We’ll dig deep and nurture the community of conversation reflecting on rituals and insights Judaism offers us when grieving and examining the Jewish process of healing.

Taught online and in person at TBI. $180 including course materials. Starting Wednesday 21 April, 8 – 9.30pm.