Bobbie Blau has been a passionate student of Melton since 2007 with the initiation of a consortium in Los Angeles with Rabbi Rachel Bovitz at the helm. As her daughters, Sarah and Emily began Hebrew School years previously, she and her husband Carl, dedicated themselves to enhancing their own knowledge of Judaism in order to keep up with their girls. Bobbie has served on the Board of Directors at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California specifically working as the licensed architectural liaison between the Board and the construction professionals. Bobbie has also served on the Board of Directors for the last 13 years and as Past President for Los Angeles Hebrew High School, a post Bar/Bat mitzvah supplementary school. Jewish education is a priority in her entire household. Bobbie has had the honor of participating on almost all of the Melton International Seminars (as well as bringing both Carl and Sarah to share in those experiences) and attending numerous Melton Kallah programs. She is celebrating almost 30 years as a Jew by Choice.