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  • Registration Opens for 2018...

    We are excited to announce the opening of registration for the International Directors Conference, January 15-20, 2018, in Jerusalem! Plans are well underway for an unforgettable experience that will fulfill our important agenda of professional development while nurturing our Jewish souls at the same time. An essential element of every IDC is the...

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  • Melton Board Member Elected...

    The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is pleased to announce that Melton board member Prof. Asher Cohen will be the next President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Cohen will succeed Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson -- also a Melton board member -- who led the University for the last eight years. He will begin serving as...

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  • Vayikra: A Call to Holiness

    Melton is developing the sixth course in the Shiv'im Panim Series. Vayikra: A Call to Holiness, written by Judy Snowbell Diamond, will be available in January 2018. In contrast to the richness of narrative, complex characters and moral dilemmas found in the other books of the Torah, the book of Vayikra is often perceived as dry, arcane and...

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  • The Relationship of Judaism...

    Melton is developing a course that explores the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, between Jews and Muslims. The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam, written by Prof. Howard Lupovitch, will be available in September 2017. Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully at times...

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  • Friedman CJE offers Melton...

    Originally published in the Sun Sentinel "No tests and no homework," said Sydelle Sonkin of Palm Beach Gardens when asked to describe the best thing about the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. "All the work is done in the classroom in active discussions with your peers." Added Vivian Lieberman of Palm Beach Gardens: "Learning as an...

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  • Two Scholars Courses in...

    We’re excited that our authors have begun writing two new Scholars courses set to be released in Fall of 2017 (Islam) and January of 2018 (Vayikra). Here’s a preview using their “working titles”: The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Author: Professor Howard Lupovitch Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times...

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  • New Melton Travel Seminars:...

    Two new Melton Travel Seminars have been added to our roster of educational travel experiences. The new Within Borders Seminar debuted with glowing reviews as the 2016 Kallah. The ten-day trip across Israel takes participants to key sites critical to understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict, building on the topics found in Melton’s popular Beyond...

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  • Melton arrives in Santa...

    Robust classes mark the opening of two new Melton Schools this year in Santa Barbara, CA and London, Endgland. Dr. Judy Karin, director at Congregation B’nai B’rith, describes her large first year Core class as being a quite diverse group representing a wide spectrum of ages and Jewish backgrounds. Rabbi Steve Cohen of Congregation B’nai Brith,...

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