Rachel Bovitz

Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz, Executive Director (North America)

Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz is the Executive Director of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Prior to assuming this role, she worked as Melton’s Chief Strategy Officer. From 2007-2010, Rachel served as the founding director of Melton’s Conejo/West Valley site in Southern California which she and its founder built as a consortium of 12 synagogues, schools and community… Read More
Rabbi Morey Schwartz

Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz, International Director of Education and Innovation (Israel)

Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz is the International Director of Education and Innovation. Morey advances the work of the Florence Melton School as he seeks out and assesses new opportunities to enhance Melton’s global impact through communal, national and international partnerships and other strategic relationships. From the Melton Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Morey supervises the… Read More
Howard Deitcher

Dr. Howard Deitcher, Director of the Florence Melton Institute (Israel)

Rabbi Dr. Howard Deitcher is the director of the Florence Melton Institute at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Howie is a faculty member of The Hebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education and its former Director. He is the current educational director of the Hebrew University’s Revivim Program, which trains outstanding students to teach Jewish Studies in Israeli national (secular)… Read More
Jody Hyman

Jody Hyman, JD, Director of Operations (North America)

Jody Hyman, JD, is the Director of Operations in the NA office, and is the resource for information and problem-solving related to the Melton Direct and Franchise models, Student Readers, conference logistics, contracts, and all other operational areas. She is an alumna of the Boston University School of Law and previously practiced labor and employment law in Chicago. Read More
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Haim Aronovitz, Director of Travel Seminars (Israel)

Haim Aronovitz is the Director of Melton Travel Seminars. Working at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Haim has led and developed these seminars over the past twenty years, striving to teach “site as text" and "text as site”, the hallmark of Melton field learning. Haim is also the co-author and editor of the Melton Scholars Curriculum, Israeli Literature as a Window to Israeli Society. Since… Read More
Ana Colon

Ana Colon, Executive Assistant (North America)

Ana Colon is a part-time Executive Assistant in the main North American office in New York City, responsible for the collection of rosters and surveys, conference preparation, and general financial and administrative support. Read More
Judy Snowbell Diamond

Judy Snowbell Diamond, Educational Project Coordinator (Israel)

Judy Snowbell Diamond is the Educational Project Coordinator, assisting in the coordination of Melton curricular revisions as well as other new Melton educational initiatives. Since making aliyah in 2012 with her husband and three children, Judy has worked as a curriculum writer for Florence Melton School's Shiv'im Panim Scholars Series (Bemidbar and Vayikra), has served as a curriculum writer… Read More
Alison Epstein

Alison Epstein, Website Content Manager (Israel)

Alison Epstein is the Web-Content Manager for the Melton website, including faculty and director resources. Alison earned a Bachelor of Journalism (magazine sequence) from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Before moving to Israel in 2005, she worked as a copy / content / design editor for several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Buffalo News and USA TODAY. She joined… Read More
Andrea Gardenhour

Andrea Gardenhour, Director of Programming and Travel Initiatives (North America)

Andrea Gardenhour, MAEd, MANPM, is the Director of Programming and Travel Initiatives. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Andrea studied and worked in Israel where she began her lifelong passion for Jewish education. Andrea also manages an international exchange program between Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and Vilnius, designed to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish life in a global Jewish… Read More

Karen Levin, Director of Finance (North America)

Karen Levin is the Director of Finance. Karen supervises all aspects of finance and accounting including budgeting, annual audit preparation, financial reporting, cash management, payroll and human resources. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and has spent the majority of her career at Jewish not-for-profit organizations. Read More
Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein, Director of Community and Online Learning

Yael Weinstein, M.A., Director of Community and Online Learning, has been an educator and director of Adult Education programs since 2009 when she joined the Melton community in Colorado. Before joining Melton, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2006, focusing on the topics of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity. While at Brandeis,… Read More