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The Melton School Core Curriculum is a comprehensive, sequential series of text-based lessons, comprised of four courses over two years. Each course focuses on at least one major area of Jewish learning and forms a thread in a carefully woven fabric which integrates Jewish history, religion, ritual, language, ethics, philosophy, literature, theology and contemporary Jewish life.

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Melton methods enable 4000 year old texts to speak to a 21st century world.
Discover a curriculum that is interactive, empowering and non-prescriptive.
NO Tests, NO Homework, KNOW Judaism!

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the largest inclusive adult Jewish education network in the world.

Melton fosters Jewish literacy through comprehensive, non-prescriptive text-based interactive Jewish study within a world-class curriculum that informs and inspires adult learners from all knowledge-levels and backgrounds.

The classic programme comprises a Core Curriculum, Foundations of Jewish Family Living and Graduate Curricula made up of Jewish Civilization and Shivim Panim.

The Melton methodology enables 4000 year old texts to speak to a 21st century world.

Discover a comprehensive text-based curriculum that is interactive, empowering
and non-prescriptive.

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THE Melton pot is a space for enquiring minds

Melton in South Africa is operated by the Midrasha Adult Education Institute and is a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Melton relies on the generosity of donors to remain affordable, viable and sustainable. See a list of current donors here. Click here to donate.

Cape Town WINS Melton 2011 Best School Award

medal1“In receiving the Florence Melton Award, Cape Town’s Melton has established itself as a global centre of excellence. [Director] Viv Anstey’s achievements now serve as a benchmark for our other Melton directors in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia.”
Dr Jonathan Mirvis, Melton International Director 

“Cape Town’s success lies in two areas The exceptional quality and dedication of the Melton faculty, Jeremy Wanderer, Esther Maizels, Ronnie Gotkin, Yoni Hoffman Wanderer, Aviva Laskov and now Bryan Opert who are handpicked for the courses they teach; and, the other feature of excellence is the depth and breadth of Melton’s academic curriculum. It has made an important mark on Jewish learning in the city.” 
Viv Anstey,
Director of Melton School in Cape Town

I am impressed by what Melton has brought to Cape Town. After sharing the Cape Town context to the directors and staff, he pledged Telfed’s commitment to work with Melton to bridge Israel and Cape Town through education.
Sidney Shapiro,
Director of Telfed, The South African Zionist Federation