Shavuot: Celebrating life's revelations and the potential for positive change

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 As parents, we typically approach our children with the confidence that we are the ones to teach them. We share our life experiences and the wisdom we've gained over many years. We pass along im...

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Adult Jewish Learning as we enter 5782

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Melton is starting 5782 off with a contribution to a group article for eJewishPhilanthropy on the state of Jewish education entering this new year.Introduction by David Bryfman, CEO, The Jewish Educat...

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On the one-year anniversary of COVID — trends in adult Jewish education

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Organizations of all sizes have seen an increase in the number of adult learners in their online programs during this year. Adults recognize that Jewish learning can offer them spiritual nourishment, ...

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The Problem With Quick-Fix Jewish Wisdom

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2021 has begun, and the pandemic is still looming. So many aspects of our lives feel like they remain on hold.In the chaos and uncertainty of our moment, we often find ourselves seeking a nugget of in...

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Silver Linings in a Challenging Year


As leaders of an international organization, we try to view every challenge we face with perspective and a bias towards action. This year, while difficult for many reasons, has pushed us to connect wi...

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Melton Executive Director Answers '4 Questions' from Jewish Lives


Jewish Lives, the producer of a prize-winning series of biographies, recently put "4 Questions" to preeminent thinkers on the topics of the Jewish past, present and future – and favorite Jewish books....

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