The Seder and the Stories We Retell

A Seder table A Seder table. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Imagine bringing a guest to your family's seder — a newcomer to the Pesach traditions. "We will tell the story of our journey from slavery to freedom," you explain, "and along the way, we will eat som...

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Melton Moments: Passover

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With Passover upon us, we have much to celebrate this time around. As we gather our families around the seder table this year (in person and online), the story of exodus resonates as deeply as ever-- ...

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Mixing Dough and Heritage in the Name of Hamantaschen

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How a Sephardic baker made her Ashkenazi family's recipe famous The Purim holiday commemorates the Jewish people's triumph over Haman, an official in 4th-century BCE Persian Empire who attempted their...

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Q&A with coordinator of Melton's new Trans-Tasman online hub

Noam Hayman

Melton is excited to welcome Rabbi Noam Hayman to our team as International Online Learning Hub Coordinator for the Trans-Tasman region: Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. But he's South African, Austr...

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Melton School of the Year goes to…

Deborah-Slosberg--award-500 Louisville Director Deborah Slosberg received the 2021 Florence Melton Award on behalf of her school at the virtual International Directors Conference on Jan. 26.

… The Louisville Melton School at Adath Jeshurun and their director Deborah Slosberg! Deborah received the annual Florence Melton Award, given for excellence in building a strong learning community, a...

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Melton mourns loss of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

sacks Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks at a National Poverty Hearing in 2006 at Westminster, London.

(JNS) Jewish groups expressed their condolences over the passing of former U.K. Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who died early Saturday morning at the age of 72 after recently being diagnosed with ca...

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The Learner Test: A Source Sheet is just the Beginning

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The publication of "The Kranjec Test" in eJP several weeks ago sparked a conversation throughout the Jewish educational world. We want to add our voice to the conversation and offer a constructive add...

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Melton Funders Council Launched to Support the Organization's Strategic Growth

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In the summer of 2020, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning established the Melton Funders Council, a philanthropic vanguard of donors committed to supporting Melton as the organization...

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Melton Leads the Way with Creating Online Jewish Space for Deep Learning and Community Engagement

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 During the early stages of COVID-19 and the initial advent of community closures, Jewish life was upended – challenging the traditions tied to ritual gatherings and the value of bringing people ...

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New Partners Expand the Melton Network

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We're excited to welcome these new community partners to the network of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning for the 2020-2021 school year:Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, ILColumbus Jewi...

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Melton Travel Reimagined to Uplift Us While We Shelter at Home

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When the world shut down, Melton grew wings. From Flights of the Imagination to Live From Israel… Melton travel hasn't skipped a beat. After the shock of lockdown subsided, our small but powerful team...

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We feel refreshed. Guess why.

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The Passover holiday is almost upon us – a time when the Jewish people celebrates rebirth and renewal. This year, Melton is feeling particularly refreshed because we've refreshed our brand identity. W...

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Melton Responds to COVID-19 with a series of new online learning opportunities

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Our tradition (Talmud Yoma 35) tells a wonderful story about Hillel's experiences as a young learner. In his time, there was a daily entrance fee to learn Torah in the house of study. One frosty winte...

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The Cairo Genizah is Having a Moment - Melton’s New Course Explores this Fascinating Treasure

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In recent years, the Cairo Genizah has captured the attention of a public eager to learn about the once-hidden medieval world of Middle Eastern and North African Jewry. From Mark Glickman's history, S...

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Park Avenue Synagogue Awarded Prestigious Florence Melton Award

award recipients Rabbi Morey Schwartz, Rabbi Rachel Bovitz, Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Mara Bernstein.

Amidst Melton Directors from around the world gathered for the organization's annual conference held this January in New York City, the Park Avenue Synagogue Melton School was awarded the prestigious ...

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