Explore “Jewish” in our award-winning Melton School. Using Biblical and contemporary texts, we connect our past with the present, in a thought-provoking, dynamic environment.

Taste of Melton

Experience what so many others have at a Melton sample class this summer. There is no charge and we welcome you to bring friends.

Tuesday, August 9 | 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Temple Shir Shalom, West Bloomfield

Thursday, August 11 | 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield

Thursday, August 11 | 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Berman Center for Jewish Education, Southfield

Please RSVP at (248) 205-2557 or email


Sign up for Year 1, Return for Year 2!

Year 1

  • Rhythms: A new look at the Jewish calendar, holidays and life cycle events
  • Purposes: The “whys” of Judaism

Year 2

  • Crossroads of Jewish History: Defining moments that have shaped Judaism.
  • Ethics: Ancient commandments and how they are relevant today.

Melton 2016-17 Year 1 Classes

Tuesday Evenings – 6:45-9 p.m.
Temple Shir Shalom
3999 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
Class begins September 13

Thursday Mornings – 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Jewish Community Center
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Building
Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus | 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
Class begins September 15

Thursday Evenings – 6:45-9 p.m.
Berman Center for Jewish Education at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road, Southfield
Class begins September 15

Classes meet weekly for two hours per week, 30 weeks a year for two years. Open to adults of all ages.

Melton 2016-17 Year 1 PEP (Parent Education Program)

The Melton curriculum adapted for parents with children newborn through 8th grade.

Monday Mornings – 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills
Class begins September 12

Classes meet weekly for two hours per week, 28 weeks a year for two years

Registration Information

Melton Year 1 – $640

Melton Year 1 PEP – $375


$50 Early Bird Discount (when $100 deposit received by August 15, 2016).

$50 Discount per Couple

$495 Young Adult Tuition (Ages 39 and under)

Please contact us to discuss scholarships or payment plans.

  • Checks: Payable to Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
  • Mail to: Melton, 6735 Telegraph Rd, 2nd floor, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
  • Credit Cards: For your security, please do not send credit card information through the mail. To pay by credit card please call (248) 205-2557.

Registration form must be accompanied by a minimum deposit of $100 per person.


Through a generous grant from the family and friends of Susan Robin, the Susan R. Robin Memorial Scholarship is available for students in need of financial assistance. Additional scholarships are also available through the Detroit Friends of Melton and Jewish Federation. Please call the Melton Director at (248) 642-4618 for scholarship information.

Refund Policy

Full refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given through the third week of class. No refunds after completion of the third week of class.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a curriculum designed to offer adults a well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly format.

For more information or to register for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning of Metropolitan Detroit contact Federation’s FedEd Department at (248) 205-2557.

Judy Loebl

Questions About Our Melton Program?

Judy Loebl
Associate Director, FedEd and The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
(248) 642-4618