Aug 30, 2020

Melton Funders Council Launched to Support the Organization’s Strategic Growth

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 organization moves toward the implementation of a new bold strategic plan. Recognizing that Melton is poised for significant growth at this time, several board members were the first to join the Council, paving the way for others to do the same. The Council is a philanthropic leadership cadre and not a policy… read more
Aug 19, 2020

Melton Leads the Way with Creating Online Jewish Space for Deep Learning and Community Engagement

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 together that have shaped the Jewish people for millennia. The community rose to the challenge, steadfast, in redefining Jewish space in a COVID world. Melton International has been proud to be on the forefront of this growth and reframing of Jewish living. Every month since the beginning of COVID… read more
Aug 10, 2020

New Partners Expand the Melton Network

We're excited to welcome 9 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 B’nai Israel Congregation, Aurora, IL Columbus Jewish Foundation, Columbus, OH Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL Etz Chaim Congregation, Lombard, IL Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville, FL Moriah Congregation, Deerfield, IL Skokie Valley Synagogue, Skokie, IL Temple Emanuel, St. Louis, MO read more
Aug 05, 2020

Melton Travel Reimagined to Uplift Us While We Shelter at Home

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 team worked seamlessly to create successful online experiences for our entire community of international learners. Participation increased 1000% almost overnight and during these classes, people’s thirst for travel grew. Reminded more and more of their missed seminars and friendships, we answered the… read more
Apr 06, 2020

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. We’re happy to reveal our new brand positioning: Never Stop Seeking. While our mission and our purpose remain unchanged – we’ve adjusted our brand identity to better reflect our brand in today’s world. Never Stop Seeking is more than three words – it’s a point of view on Judaism, on education, and… read more
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
Mar 30, 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