Centre for Continuing Education

Modern Living Course: Maintaining Balance

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In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies
Course materials developed by The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning - a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For specific enquiries regarding the program, please contact Hinda Young on 0432 567 917 or email.


This course aims to expose participants to a variety of Jewish texts approaching the topic of work/life balance.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify how the Jewish tradition prioritises commitments in a work/life balance.


Searching for ways to find balance in our lives is a recurring theme in modern living. Throughout this course, texts will be studied related to the various elements of our lives that are constantly hanging in the balance.

For the sake of organisational clarity, this course has been broken up into four topics of focus:

  1. Focus on family
  2. Focus on work and community
  3. Focus on self
  4. Finding the balance.

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to explore a Jewish approach to work/life balance.

Delivery Style

The course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops and involves discussion between participants and the facilitator.


A course reader will be provided in class.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion