Melton

Melton

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.

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Sign up for Year 1, Return for Year 2!

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Crossroads of Jewish History: Defining moments in history that have shaped Judaism.
  • Ethics: The Jewish perspective on current moral issues.

Melton Year 1 Classes

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

Wednesday Afternoons – 12:45-3 p.m.
Adat Shalom Synagogue
29901 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
Classes 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 14

Thursday Evenings – 6:45-9 p.m.
Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
Class begins September 14

Year 1 Pep (Parent Education Program)

For parents with children newborn through 8th grade. Classes meet weekly for 2 hours per week (September – May)

Wednesday Mornings – 9:15–11:30 a.m.
Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills
Classes begin September 13

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Space is limited. Tuition is for one year and includes all Year 1 materials with the exception of a Tanakh (Bible). Payment plans and scholarships are available upon request.

Melton Year 1 – $645

  • Wednesday Afternoons: Adat Shalom
  • Thursday Mornings: Jewish Community Center
  • Thursday Evenings: Temple Israel

PEP Year 1 – $395

  • Wednesday mornings: Temple Beth El

Discounts

$50 Early Bird Discount (when $100 deposit received by August 1, 2017).

$50 Discount per Couple

$495 Young Adult Tuition (Ages 39 and under)

Please contact us to discuss scholarships or payment plans.

  • Checks: Payable to JCC/Melton.
  • Mail to: JCC-Melton, 6735 Telegraph Rd, 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.

Scholarships

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 JCC / Jewish Federation. Please call (248) 205-2557.

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.

» Click here to view the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning welcome video.

“Melton is my two hours each week of pure Jewish learning. No homework, no tests, no papers. I just show up and listen to amazing instructors whose knowledge seems endless…It is the highlight of my week.” – Amanda Warner

If you want to incorporate Jewish learning into your life, then this is the place for you!

Developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish learners from all backgrounds learn about our heritage and culture in an intellectually stimulating, non-denominational environment. Our superb faculty encourage group discussion and exploration of ideas.

This is an opportunity to explore classic Jewish sources from Biblical through contemporary texts. You’ll investigate issues of Jewish thought, practices, ethics and Jewish history.

There are no prerequisites, tests or homework. The school is open to any member of the community.

  • Traditional Melton meets weekly for two hours per week from September through June for two years. For more information on the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, click here.
  • Melton PEP (Parent Education Program) is an adaptation of Traditional Melton designed expecially for parents of young children ages 0 through 8th grade. this is a unique opportunity to answer your own questions about being Jewish in order to nurture your child’s growing identity. Class meets weekly for two hours per week for 28 weeks for two years.

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 or visit FedEd online.

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