Louisville’s Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning promotes Jewish literacy in an open, pluralistic, egalitarian and stimulating environment. Students come from Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and unaffiliated backgrounds. Classes are held at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Students enroll in a two-year course that meets one day a week throughout the academic year. There are no exams and no homework. The only requirement is a commitment to learn and participate. Students have all kinds of backgrounds in Jewish learning. Melton will stimulate and provoke students’ thinking, regardless of their prior level of Jewish literacy. Four groups of texts make up the two-year curriculum, with the courses written by a team of experts at Hebrew University’s Melton Center for Jewish Education, the world’s largest academic center for Jewish education. Louisville Melton teachers are in a class of their own, and their excellence has been recognized by the national Melton headquarters.
Additional post-graduate courses are offered as interest warrants.