Spotlight on Temple Beth Shalom 

Temple Beth Shalom in New Albany, Ohio

This month, we are excited to spotlight one of our newest Melton partners Temple Beth Shalom in New Albany, Ohio. TBS is a "joyful, personal, and accessible" Reform congregation, committed to offering...

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A Gift for You on Giving Tuesday

Thank You! #GivingTuesday

On this Giving Tuesday, we want to express our gratitude to you, our global community of learners, for your support of Melton and our mission to engage learners in the life-enhancing study of Jewish t...

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Back to School and the High Holy Days: A Season of Unlearning

Learn-Unlearn-Relearn © Marek Uliasz / iStockphoto

By Rabbi Rachel Bovitz & Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz It's back to school season, and for those that celebrate, it is also the season of preparing for the holiest days on the Jewish calendar — Rosh Ha...

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Melton Welcomes New Staff

Adi Stein and Elisa Blank

Melton is growing … and so is our staff! We wanted to introduce you to two of the newest members of our team—Elisa Blank and Adi Stein. Elisa has joined us as our Director of Community Partnerships an...

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Spotlight on Moriah Congregation

Sanctuary at Moriah Congregation in Deerfield, IL

This month, we are thrilled to spotlight our Melton partner Moriah Congregation, an active, traditional, conservative synagogue, in the heart of Deerfield, Illinois. We have enjoyed getting to work di...

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Atlanta students prove you're never too old to learn


Check out this article from the Atlanta Jewish Times highlighting Melton's commitment to learning and community and showing how the Melton mission is flourishing at Atlanta's Melton School. Photo by I...

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Site Spotlight: Ottawa

Ottawa Spotlight

With in-person activities strictly suspended in Canada, Ottawa's Jewish community has stayed connected by expanding online learning opportunities through the Melton School. Rabbi Steve Garten, the Mel...

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How To: Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Your Birthday

Facebook Fundraiser

Although birthdays are a time for gift-giving, some find supporting charities to be a meaningful gift that inspires others within their community. If you're interested in raising funds for the Melton ...

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Melton Establishes Rabbinic Council


The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning continues to innovate with the announcement of its newly established "Rabbinic Council," composed of a select group of congregational rabbis from ac...

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Melton’s Houston Partner Brings Roundtable Learning to its Diverse Community


Melton's partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (ERJCC) in Houston is a powerful combination, providing an engaging curriculum taught by outstanding faculty in a welcoming comm...

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Melton Travel Update: Haim & Andrea


As we look beyond the pandemic to a brighter and more stable future, we sat down with Haim and Andrea to look at upcoming plans for Melton Travel. The first seminar since November 2019 took place in C...

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Houston pilot project aims to bringing Jewish denominations closer


When the Pew Research Center released its survey of Jewish attitudes in the United States in 2021, one finding jumped out at observers. Although a significant majority of American Jews feel connected ...

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Site Spotlight: Melton Pasadena


The Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (PJTC) is home to a thriving Melton site driven by an engaged community of learners. Director Judy Callahan brought Melton to PJTC after 36 years of directing B...

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Site Spotlight: Trans-Continental Online Learning Hub

Learning Down Under and beyond

The Trans-Continental Online Learning Hub, a Melton learning region that includes Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, connects the curious across huge distances through the light of Jewish learning. Rab...

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Spanning generations, a mother and daughter reach back into the Jewish people’s recent past


As living witnesses to the Holocaust dwindle, contemporary written accounts become ever more important. For writers living through those hellish years, diaries and memoirs were simultaneous outlet and...

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Meeting the Moment with Melton


Melton is proud to be creating a new learning opportunity designed to respond to current events happening around the globe. Meeting the Moment with Melton will showcase Jewish wisdom that can help fra...

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Meet Honorable Meltonian: Lesley Simpson


"With me, a little learning is a dangerous thing" Lesley Simpson, a journalist from Hamilton, Ontario, considers herself a kind of Curious George. It was that curiosity that set her on a path of Jewis...

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(Re) New on the Scene: Melton Denver


"We have such a rich community of adult learners here at Temple Emanuel – people of all ages and backgrounds who truly value Jewish learning." says Rabbi Hyatt. "The introduction of Melton into our co...

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Interview with Rabbi Dr. Jill Hammer: Author of “Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash”


Can you tell us more about the Melton course you wrote, "Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash"? The course covers 16 biblical heroines, examining their stories and voices through ...

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Opinion: Coming apart at the seams - the darkest data from the Pew Report

Pro-Israel-Rally-12-May-2021 Marching in New York, in solidarity with Israel on May 12, 2021 (photo: IAC)

The bottom line is that while a significant majority of American Jews feel connected to Israelis, they don't feel the same kinship with their American coreligionists who identify differently.  By...

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