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Mar 27, 2018

Board Appoints New Leadership Team

Building on thirty years of pioneering work in the field of adult Jewish learning, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is launching its fourth decade with the announcement of new leadership. The Board of Directors is pleased to appoint Rabbi Rachel Bovitz as the Executive Director and Rabbi Morey Schwartz as the International Director of Education and Innovation, both effective July 1, 2018. They will take the helm as a team leading the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education… read more
Jan 15, 2018

Awards Presented at the 2018 IDC

Melton CEO Judy Mars Kupchan presented the 2018 Florence Melton Award to the Florence Melton School of B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, FL. She presented the award on the opening day of the 23rd Annual International Directors Conference, Jan. 15-20, 2018, in Jerusalem, Israel. Director Penina Bredoff received the award on behalf of the school. The award honors outstanding achievement and exemplary practices. It was established in 2009 to memorialize our founder Florence Melton, z"l, and… read more
Jan 12, 2015

Florence Melton Award goes to CAJE in Miami

Melton is proud to announce that the 2015 Florence Melton Award goes to The Florence Melton School of The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education of Miami. This award was launched in 2009 to memorialize our founder Florence Melton, z"l, and to provide a cash award to one Melton School, whose accomplishments are stellar. Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar, Melton Regional Director and Director of Melton in Miami, and Carla Spector, Assistant Director, accepted the award on behalf of their Melton… read more
Nov 27, 2013

Cape Town Among Schools Participating in Global Day of Learning

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning provided a specially designed lesson to study as an official part of the 2013 Global Day of Jewish Learning, held Nov. 17, 2013. Several Melton Schools participated and offered the lesson. Viv Anstey and Lauren Snitcher created a multi-generational setting for the Global Day of Jewish Learning in Cape Town. read more
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Jul 02, 2013

London Students Graduate “Gangnam” Style

Twenty Melton students surprised their Melton teachers, keynote speaker, Clive Lawton, friends and family at their Graduation Ceremony with a specially written "rap" on 1st July at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. The Class of 2013 performed their song "Melton Style" after completing the two-year, text-based, cross-denominational course created by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Michelle Hyer, Melton Director said: 'It was typical of the experience this group have had over the last two… read more
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Jun 12, 2013

Exciting Start for Beyond Borders – 3 Full Classes in Sydney!

From Jillian Fine (Director in Sydney, Australia) I have spent a lot of time thinking how to grow the Melton School in Sydney, a city saturated with all forms of adult Jewish Learning. Our academic year runs from the end of February until the beginning of December, so I decided to offer Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict for a late May start. This was done with the goal of getting some of these students to sign up for the core subjects at the beginning of August. The… read more
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Jan 15, 2013

Detroit Melton School Receives Prestigious Florence Melton Award

Judy Loebl, Director of the Florence Melton School at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, and Gail Greenberg, Assistant Director, were presented with the prestigious Florence Melton Award at the 18th annual International Director's Conference held in Israel this month. The annual Conference brought together 36 directors and staff from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel for its annual summit. The Florence Melton Award is given annually to one Melton… read more
Reinventing Adult Jewish Learning by Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz
Dec 12, 2012

'Reinventing Adult Jewish Learning'

An Interview with the author, Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz ... As the founding North American Director of the Florence Melton School from 1988, Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz has a unique perspective and important insights regarding the broad field of adult Jewish learning as well as the significant character of the Florence Melton School. Her new book, Reinventing Adult Jewish Learning, published by Ktav, is part memoir, part professional reflection, and a great read for Meltonians. 1. Why did Avi Chai… read more

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