Melton Graduate? Your journey expands here. There are 12 scholars courses available and we have three great courses offered this coming year.
Sundays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, October 18-December 20, 2015 (10 lessons)
Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism - Rabbi Alan Green, Facilitator
Thanks to Madonna and other contemporary celebrities, Kabbalah today is one of the best known facets of Judaism, yet also one of the least well understood. As a result, despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book". This new Melton Scholars course enables participants to gain familiarity with the rich history of Jewish mysticism, and understanding of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition. Presented chronologically, the course provides an opportunity for discussing the progression of Jewish mystical tradition over hundreds of years. Discussions surrounding the texts will relate to enduring Jewish challenges, issues of pressing relevance for Jewish life, both past and present. The course will expose participants to some of the ways that the particular lends of the mystical and esoteric has been employed throughout Jewish history to discover the relevant, deeper meanings of Judaism, as students consider the extent to which Jewish mystical teachings speak to the deepest mysteries of human existence, offering rich, meaningful explanations for so many of life's eternal universal questions.
Tuition $300 | Member Discounted Price $200. Member rates available to anyone who is a member of any synagogue in Winnipeg. Scholarships available. Please contact the Program Director.
Registration and Information - 204-452-3711