Special Programs

Melton has a history of successful partnerships that bring customized Jewish education to special groups. The programs below are currently accepting new partners — you can bring this learning to your community now.

Or talk to us about how Melton can work with you to develop new programs just for your group.
  • At a time when people are feeling the need to bring about societal change, Social Justice Learning offers a relevant course of study and action. Melton is making our Social Justice course available to all Jewish communities, whether or not they are already an official Melton partner.

    Social Justice is a response to the suffering and indignity in our lives and in the larger world. This Melton course explores how social justice work goes beyond addressing short-term immediate needs and looks at structural causes of injustice and how these are best addressed today. It combines the study of Jewish sources, history and work to give participants a deep understanding of social justice and a framework for navigating their moral choices.

    For more information on how to bring this course to your community and to learn about our introductory offer, please contact us.
  • The Yesod Community Leadership Development program helps Federation communities build their pipeline of excellent volunteer leadership. Hands-on training develops practical leadership skills. Jewish texts frame and inspire the conversation. This program is a collaboration between The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence at the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and Melton.

    Bringing this program to a community is an investment in the development of individuals with leadership potential in order to build sustainable volunteer leadership as well as solid and empowering volunteer succession plans.

    For more information about bringing this learning opportunity to your community, please contact us.
  • For Jewish high schools interested in broadening their course offerings, Melton offers a unique program to develop customized course materials based on its world-class adult courses.

    Since 2013, Melton has partnered with leading high schools to create learning experiences that engage students and empower teachers. Students encounter and analyze classical and contemporary voices representing multiple perspectives and approaches to Jewish living. Teachers are freed from finding and compiling texts – they can spend their time designing lessons and working with students.

    For more information on how to bring this initiative to your school, please contact us.
  • As reported in the Pew Report on Jewish Americans in 2020, there is a growing sense of alienation between Jews of different beliefs and different denominations.

    The Florence Melton School is well-positioned worldwide to address this growing divide through Jewish learning, providing the tools for mutual understanding and connection. For this reason, Melton is proud to be launching our “Roundtable Learning” initiative, formed in response to data from the 2020 Pew Study.

    The Melton Roundtable Learning initiative asks our partners to create learning cohorts representative of all Jewish denominations in their community, coming together for study and honest dialogue. Partner communities will choose a local teacher who is a good fit for this focus, an educator skilled in engendering group discussion and in capably facilitating community-building dialogue around emotionally charged issues.

    Melton communities interested in piloting this exciting new initiative during the upcoming Melton year will receive from Melton specially designed digital PR materials, including a new unique logo (see above) for branding this special initiative.

    Melton hopes to grow this initiative and spread it to Jewish communities throughout North America and internationally. In this way, Melton seeks to play a role in strengthening Jewish communities worldwide, a strategic priority of the Florence Melton School.

    For more information on how to bring this initiative to your school, please contact us.

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