The Florence Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Do Jews believe in an afterlife?

Does the creation story in the Bible conflict with Darwinism?

Do the biblical texts written thousands of years ago relate to my life today?

Do Jews believe in fate?

If the answers to these questions intrigue you, or if you have other questions about Judaism, consider attending JCC MetroWest’s Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a two-year adult learning experience taught by experienced adult educators with classes meeting once a week for 30 weeks during the school year.

About the Melton School of
Adult Jewish Learning

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is an innovative adult Jewish learning program that provides the opportunity to achieve basic Jewish literacy in just two years. Students of varying backgrounds form a community of learners who explore Jewish texts and begin to understand how Judaism developed and what Judaism means to them. The pluralistic approach fosters an atmosphere of warmth, respect, and mutual understanding.

For Melton Class tuition and locations, please click herto view  a copy of the 2013-2014 Melton Brochure in PDF file format. 


What Makes the School Unique?

• Commitment to Learning: Students enroll in  a sequential two-year course developed specifically for adult learners. The school infuses students with a desire to make Jewish learning a way of life which often continues beyond the first two years into graduate courses.

• Sophisticated Curriculum: Four text-based courses make up the sequential two-year curriculum written by a team of experts at the Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education.

• Quality Teaching and Learning: To preserve the high standards which are the hallmark of the school, all faculty members must participate in ongoing professional enrichment programs.


For more information about the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, please click here

Or contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Presents:

A special curriculum designed for parents of young children.

Foundations of Jewish Family Living is a new curriculum for parents that provides a thought-provoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. The curriculum brings to life the master stories from our tradition and the profound messages they convey.   This rich learning experience for adults will provide an opportunity for you to bring the Jewish conversation home to share with your young child. At a time in your family's life when you child is beginning his or her own Jewish education, Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides you with the learning, the language, and the confidence to be a teacher to your own children.

This 10-session course will be held at the following locations: 

Congregation Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Congregation Agudath Israel, West Caldwell

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

Golda Och Academy, Wilf Lower School, West Orange



For more information contact Rhonda Lillianthal at 973-530-3519 rlillianthal@jccmetrowest

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