Inspiring Adult Jewish Learning Around the Globe

Judy Mars Kupchan, CEO, Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Corp.

Judy Mars Kupchan is the Chief Executive Officer in North America since October 2012. Judy’s long tenure with the Florence Melton School began as the founding director of the BJE Chicago school, where she launched Melton for Educators and co-authored the Teacher Enrichment Program curriculum with Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz. She has served Melton for more than two decades as North American Director,… Read More
Howard Deitcher

Dr. Howard Deitcher, Director of the Florence Melton Institute

Rabbi Dr. Howard Deitcher is the director of the Florence Melton Institute at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Howie is a faculty member of The Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education and its former Director. He is the current educational director of the Hebrew University’s Revivim Program, which trains outstanding students to teach Jewish Studies in Israeli national (secular)… Read More
Rabbi Morey Schwartz

Rabbi Morey Schwartz, Director of Education

Rabbi Morey Schwartz is the Director of Education. From the Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Morey supervises the content and the delivery of the Melton School curriculum. He is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of Melton’s core curriculum, as well as the production of the Rachel Wasserman Scholar's Curriculum, a specially designed series of courses for Melton… Read More
Rachel Bovitz

Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz, Chief Strategy Officer (North America)

Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz is the Chief Strategy Officer, and is responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives. From 2007-2010, Rachel served as the founding director of the Conejo/West Valley Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Southern California which she and its founder built as a consortium of 12 synagogues, schools and community… Read More
Jody Hyman

Jody Hyman, JD, Director of Operations (North America)

Jody Hyman, JD, is the Director of Operations in the NA office, and is the resource for information and problem-solving related to the Melton Direct and Franchise models, Student Readers, conference logistics, contracts, and all other operational areas. She is an alumna of the Boston University School of Law and previously practiced labor and employment law in Chicago. Read More
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Haim Aronovitz, Director of Travel Seminars (Israel)

Haim Aronovitz is the Director of Israel Seminars in Jerusalem, Israel, and is responsible for the development of all Israel Seminars, including the Returnees Seminars, and the newest Seminars to Spain, Poland and Italy. As the leader of Seminars for more than 16 years, Haim is a master teacher of “site as text and text as site”, the hallmark of Melton field learning. Haim is also the co-author… Read More
Annie Glickman

Annie Glickman, Director of School Services (North America)

Annie Glickman is the Director of School Services and provides staff support to directors. She holds a M.A. in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary and is an alumna of the Senior Educators Program of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was a member of faculty and served as Melton Director in Dallas before becoming the Melton Director… Read More
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Abe Rotbart, Director of Finance (North America)

Abe Rotbart is the Director of Finance in the NA office. Abe is a dual American-Israeli citizen. A CPA graduate of the University of Illinois, Abe has worked for large Accounting Firms both in Chicago and Tel-Aviv. He brings extensive experience managing the accounting and finance departments for small to mid-sized entities. At Melton, Abe supervises all aspects of finance including budgeting,… Read More

Tamar Katz, Administrator, International Office (Israel)

Tamar Katz is an Administrator who supports the work of the Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working closely on all projects related to the preparation and editing of the curriculum, as well as providing support for the Israel Seminars. Read More
Dova Weinberger

Dova Weinberger, Executive Assistant (North America)

Dova Weinberger is a part-time Executive Assistant in the NA office, responsible for the collection of rosters and surveys, conference preparation, graduation certificates, and general financial and administrative support. Read More
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Alison Epstein, Website Content Manager (Israel)

Alison Epstein is the Web-Content Manager for our Melton website, including faculty and director resources, and maintains and updates our list-serves. Alison earned her journalism degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Before moving to Israel in 2005, she worked as a copy and design editor for several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Buffalo News and USA TODAY.… Read More

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