Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
The national board of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, comprised of leaders from Austalia, Israel, and throughout North America, convened for two days of meetings this week at the Columbus Jewish Foundation. The board governs the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education network in the world, with 50 locations in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Hong Kong—as well as the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. The Melton program sets the standard for high-quality, text-based, interactive Jewish study with a curriculum that informs and inspire adult learners from all knowledge levels and backgrounds. Chairman Don Katz and Vice Chair Charles Levine hail from Columbus, where the program was first launched in 1980 with seed dollars from Florence and Sam Melton, and the Columbus Jewish Foundation.
Pictured: Back Row Left to Right: Rose Weitz (Secretary) Florida, Susan Firestone, Springfield, Massachusetts, Rabbi Morey Schwartz, Israel, Dr. Michael Troner, Miami, Florida, Barry Forman, Washington, D.C., Candace Katz, Atlanta, Georgia, Sandy Benjamin, Melbourne, Australia, Randy Brenowitz, Palo Alto, California, Jason Dolin, Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Howie Deitcher, Israel. Front Row Left to Right: Charles Levine (Vice Chair) Glen Ellen, California, Betty Sobelman (Director of Finance) Chicago, Illinois, Judy Kupchan (CEO) Chicago, Illinois, Don Katz (Chairman) Boca Raton, Florida.