Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
Mar 17, 2020

Melton Responds to COVID-19 with a series of new online learning opportunities

Our tradition (Talmud Yoma 35) tells a wonderful story about Hillel’s experiences as a young learner. In his time, there was a daily entrance fee to learn Torah in the house of study. One frosty winter day, Hillel did not have enough money to pay the fee, and so he climbed onto the roof of the building to listen to the Torah being taught below. He stayed all night and by the morning, he was covered in a deep drift of snow. The unprecedented efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus have… read more
Jewish Lives - 4 Questions
May 23, 2019

Melton Executive Director Answers '4 Questions' from Jewish Lives

Jewish Lives, the producer of a prize-winning series of biographies, recently put "4 Questions" to preeminent thinkers on the topics of the Jewish past, present and future – and favorite Jewish books. Here are the answers from Rabbi Rachel Bovitz, Melton's Executive Director: 1. In your opinion, what is the defining feature of Jewish life today? For the most part, Jews today can opt-in or opt-out of living Jewishly and being part of a community. I’ve found that many who opt-out have inaccurate… read more
Feb 13, 2019

Melton Announces Randi Brenowitz as Chair of International Board of Directors

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is delighted to announce the appointment of Randi Brenowitz as Chair of its International Board of Directors, taking on the organization’s lead volunteer and governance role. Brenowitz succeeds Don Katz of Columbus, Ohio, who served as Chairman since 2014. Don will remain on the Board of Directors and has become the Board Chair Emeritus. Ms. Brenowitz is the organization’s fourth board chair in… read more
Jan 24, 2019

Celebration of Learning

Melton staff and directors joined the Boca Raton Melton community for a Celebration of Learning at B'nai Torah Congregation on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Director Penina Bredoff opened the evening, followed by greetings from Don Katz, Melton Board Chairman; Rabbi Rachel Bovitz, Executive Director; and Rabbi Morey Schwartz, International Director of Education and Innovation. Rabbi Schwartz presented a signed copy of Melton’s newest curriculum to donor Toni Sandler of Boca Raton. Jewish Medical… read more
Jan 20, 2019

Florence Melton Award Goes to Conejo/West Valley School

Melton Executive Director Rabbi Rachel Bovitz and International Director for Education and Innovation Rabbi Morey Schwartz presented the 2019 Florence Melton Award to the Conejo/West Valley Florence Melton School (in Southern California) on the opening day of the 24th Annual International Directors Conference, held Jan. 20-23, 2019, in Deerfield Beach, FL. Pamela Rooks, the Conejo/West Valley Melton School Director, accepted the prestigious award. The award was established in 2009 to… read more
Jan 02, 2019

Are Your Roadmaps Ready?

As many of you embark upon a new year of Melton teaching, I want to take this opportunity to remind you about the Student Handbooks…please take a few minutes and watch this encore performance! Also, as you know, roadmaps are an integral part of Melton teaching. These are tools you produce to outline for your learners where you are starting and where you hope to go during your lesson. We do not create roadmaps, you do. And this is because they reflect your own decisions as to how you plan to… read more