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

2018-19 Year 1 CORE classes are now forming:

-Tuesday mornings, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills     

 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.


2018-2019 Class Schedule

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

Tuesday mornings | 9:30 am-noon | Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas

Thursday mornings  |   9:30 am-noon  |  Temple Judea, Tarzana


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

Tuesday mornings |  9:30 a.m. - noon |  Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills


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 Winter Course Registration for January 2019 is now open.

Graduate Courses Winter Session January-March 2019  

Bringing Meaning to Prayer (10 weeks) | January 8-March 12 | Rabbi Richard Camras | Tuesday mornings  | 9:30-11:30am | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills

BeMidbar, the Book of Numbers (10 weeks) | January 8-March 12 | Rabbi Joshua Hoffman | Tuesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am | Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas

Beyond Borders (20 weeks) | January 9-March 13; March 27-June 12 | Revital Goldreich | Wednesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am | Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks

Shemot (Exodus) II (10 weeks)  | January 9-March 13 | Rabbi Lisa Bock | Wednesday mornings | 9:30-11:30am |  Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks

Beyond Borders (20 weeks) | January 10-March 14, March 28-June 13 | Rabbi Adam Schaffer | Thursday mornings | 10:00am-12:00pm | Valley Beth Shalom, Encino               

The Star and The Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam (10 weeks) | January 10-March 14 | Benzy Kogen | Thursday mornings | 10:00am-12:00pm | Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge

From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and Their Jokes  (10 weeks) | January 10-March 14 | Lana Marcus | Thursday evenings | 7:00-9:00pm | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills

Jewish History: The Middle Ages through the Age of Enlightenment (6 weeks)  | January 6-March 10 | Michael Raileanu | Sunday mornings | 9:30-11:00am | Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills