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    The Learner Test: A Source Sheet...

    The Kranjec Test, the principle that any source-sheet with more than two sources must include at least one non-male identified voice is a collective call to action. Its goal, to increase exposure to...
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    When Noah was a hero

    When I was young, Noah was a hero. I have wonderful memories of a toy Noah’s ark model, with a ramp upon which I could, like Noah, march those animals, two by two, into that ark, and do my part,...
  • New Partners Expand the Melton...

    New Partners Expand the Melton...

    We're excited to welcome these new community partners to the network of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning for the 2020-2021 school year: Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL Columbus...
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    Melton Funders Council Launched to...

    In the summer of 2020, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning established the Melton Funders Council, a philanthropic vanguard of donors committed to supporting Melton as the...
  • Melton Leads the Way with Creating...

    Melton Leads the Way with Creating...

    During the early stages of COVID-19 and the initial advent of community closures, Jewish life was upended – challenging the traditions tied to ritual gatherings and the value of bringing people...
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    Melton Travel Reimagined to Uplift...

    When the world shut down, Melton grew wings. From Flights of the Imagination to Live From Israel … Melton travel hasn’t skipped a beat. After the shock of lockdown subsided, our small but powerful...
  • We feel refreshed. Guess why.

    We feel refreshed. Guess why.

    The Passover holiday is almost upon us – a time when the Jewish people celebrates rebirth and renewal. This year, Melton is feeling particularly refreshed because we’ve refreshed our brand identity....
  • Melton Responds to COVID-19 with a...

    Melton Responds to COVID-19 with a...

    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...
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    The Cairo Genizah is Having a...

    In recent years, the Cairo Genizah has captured the attention of a public eager to learn about the once-hidden medieval world of Middle Eastern and North African Jewry. From Mark Glickman's history,...
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    Park Avenue Synagogue Awarded...

    Amidst Melton Directors from around the world gathered for the organization’s annual conference held this January in New York City, the Park Avenue Synagogue Melton School was awarded the...
  • Melton Executive Director Answers...

    Melton Executive Director Answers...

    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...