Support Jewish learning for years to come — and create a lasting personal legacy — with a Melton course or series dedication.

Our courses form the backbone of our organization — so we create them with utmost care. Our curriculum development team, overseen by the Florence Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, composes, edits, and reviews multiple iterations of the course materials to ensure that the course meets Melton’s rigorous standards. When you dedicate a course — or an entire series of courses — you will put your personal stamp on Melton’s enduring mission to build community through a collective love of learning and self-enrichment.

The course or series you dedicate will bear your name forever, honoring your impact on Melton’s educational reach around the globe.

We will work with you to determine a course topic that you find meaningful and that Melton learners around the world will receive with enthusiasm.

Course dedication: $30,000-$50,000
Series dedication: $180,000

Melton courses have inspired us to become more informed and in touch with Judaism in ways in which we never could have imagined. We are thrilled that we could dedicate a course in our daughters’ names to not only inspire their learning but to also help Melton grow their enriching curriculum offerings. Knowing that Jews from around the world with all religious backgrounds, ages, and experiences can learn from a curriculum that has been developed with Hebrew University and that we were able to support is incredibly fulfilling.
Bobbie & Carl Blau
 Course Name and Year Names of Donors
Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society, Revised edition (2024) Grateful Melton travelers in honor of Haim Aronovitz
Between the Lines: From Text to Life (2022) Debbie and Dr. Michael Troner of Miami, Florida
Highs and Lows: Our Communal Joys and Sorrows (2022) The Catherine Zacks and Michael Gildenhorn Family Fund of Bethesda, Maryland
It’s A Date! Marking Time the Jewish Way (2022) Available for Dedication
Timeless Tales, Modern Sensibilities: A Deep Look at the Books of Esther and Ruth (2022) Estate of Rabbi Leon and Eva Wengrovsky, z”l, of Fort Lee, New Jersey
Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash (2021) Carl and Bobbie Blau of Los Angeles, California
Love, Loss, and Wisdom (2021) Congregation Adath Jeshurun of Louisville, Kentucky, in gratitude to William and Susan Yarmuth
Pray it Forward: God, Gratitude, and Gathering Together (2021) Available for Dedication
Press Pause: Rest, Assured (2021) Susan Goldsmith and Family of Naples, Florida
Soul's Cycles: A Ride through the Chapters of Life (2021) Ron and Lisa Brill and Family Charitable Trust of Atlanta, Georgia
Deuteronomy (Devarim) - The Long Goodbye (2020) Sherrie and Al Weiss of Chicago, Illinois
Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah (2020) Dara Grant, Shauna Grosswald, and Jessica Sacks of Atlanta, GA
Leviticus (Vayikra) - A Call to Holiness (2020) Melton in Honor of Judy Mars Kupchan
Members of the Tribe (2020) Ruth and Brooks Hilliard of Phoenix, Arizona
OMG, Can You Believe?! (2020) Phyllis and Don Katz of Boca Raton, Florida
Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion (2019) Toni Sandler of Boca Raton, Florida
Social Justice: The Heart of Judaism in Theory and Practice (2019) Geraldine Polster Ellman and Family of Columbus, Ohio
Yesod II: Leading with Inspiration: A Jewish Approach (2018) Sandy Benjamin OAM and Phillip Benjamin of Melbourne, Australia; and Susan and Bill Firestone of Longmeadow, Massachusetts
From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes (2017) Rachel and Norton Wasserman of Chicago, Illinois
The Star and the Crescent: A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations (2017) The Marcia Fischer Webb Family of Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah (2016) Students and colleagues of Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar, Miami, FL
Numbers (BeMidbar) - Leadership Defied and Defended (2013) Some of Melton’s most devoted students
Foundations of Jewish Family Living: Jewish Values for Parents to Share with their Children (2012) Milton, Isaac and Vivien Boniuk of St. Louis, Missouri
Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity (2012) Leslie and Howard Schultz of Dallas, Texas
Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders (2012) Friends and family of Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz
Exodus (Shemot) Part 1 - From Slavery to Sinai (2009) Husband, Children and Grandchildren of Karen B. Altschul of Boca Raton, Florida
Exodus (Shemot) Part II - Revelation and Revolution (2009)  Learners and collegues of Rabbi Amy Wallk
Genesis (Bereshit) Part 1- From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations (2009) Norton Wasserman of Chicago, Illinois
Genesis (Bereshit) Part II - The Story of the First Jewish Family (2009) Rachel and Norton Wasserman of Chicago, Illinois
The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs (2008) Sandy Benjamin OAM and Phillip Benjamin of Melbourne, Australia


If you’re interested in learning more about dedicating a curriculum, please contact Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or International Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.