The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning would like to welcome you to discover unique learning opportunities!

2017-18 Year 1 CORE classes are now forming:

-Tuesday mornings, Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas


New Year 1 class locations change yearly. Year 2 classes will always continue at the same time and location as your Year 1 class.

Morning classes are from 9:30am-noon; Evening classes are from 7:00-9:30pm.

Each week you have two teachers, one for Rhythms of Jewish Living and another for Purposes of Jewish Living.

You receive two Melton books on your first day of class; Rhythms of Jewish Living and Purposes of Jewish Living. Additional materials include a JPS or other Tanakh. 

Reserve your seat today! Register online now or contact Pamela Rooks, Director at for more information or to register by check.


2017-2018 Class Schedule

Melton Core Classes (year 2-continuing): Ethics of Jewish Living and Crossroads in Jewish History

Tuesday evenings | 7:00-9:30 pm | Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills

Thursday evenings  |   7:00-9:30 pm  |  Valley Beth Shalom, Encino

Thursday evnings | 7:00-9:30 pm | Burbank Temple Emanu El, Burbank


Melton Core Classes (year 1-new): Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living

Tuesday mornings |  9:30 a.m. - noon |  Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas

Additional locations soon to be announced


The Melton School offers a Foundations of Jewish Family Living course for parents and grandparents of young families. Please let us know your interest by calling 818-854-7685 or emailing                   


Graduate Scholars Fall Course Registration for 2017-18 will open soon.


Graduate Courses  SPRING Session 2017  

From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor (10 weeks) | March 21-June 13 | Michael Raileanu, MAEd | Tuesday mornings  | 9:30-11:30am | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills

Jews In America: Insiders and Outsiders (10 weeks) | March 21-June 13 | Rabbi Dalia Samansky | Tuesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am | Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas

Blood, Guts and Glory: A Brief Exploration of Joshua and Judges  (10 weeks) | March 22-June 14 | Michael Raileanu, MAEd | Wednesday mornings | 10:30am-12:30pm | Valley Beth Shalom, Encino

Pirke Avot (10 weeks) |March 22-June 14 | Rabbi Lisa Bock |  Wednesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am |  Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks

Beyond Borders (10 weeks) | March 23-June 15 |  Benzy Kogen | Thursday evenings | 7:00-9:00pm | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills                                                        

Jews In America: Insiders and Outsiders  (10 weeks) | March 23-June 15 | Rabbi Dalia Samansky | Thursday mornings | 10:00am -12:00noon | Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas