THE RACHEL WASSERMAN SCHOLARS CURRICULUM
MELTON GRADUATE CLASSES
Melton Graduate Classes are exclusively for graduates of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.
Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders
This Scholars course provides students with the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. Lessons will explore such topics as the role of education, The Three Generation Hypothesis, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel, The Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that address American and Jewish culture and identity. This ten lesson course, which we will teach over the course of twenty weeks, asks the question, “Is the cup half empty or half full?” as optimists and pessimists debate the future of Jewish identity in America.
20 Classes: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
October 13, 2015 – April 12, 2016
Tuition: $500 plus $50/books (member Stephen Wise Temple)
Tuition: $550 plus $50/books (non-member)