Jewish Learning


The Melton School

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a global network of 60 community-based schools that offer adults an opportunity to gain Jewish literacy in a non-denominational, intellectually-stimulating learning environment. The J offers a two-year program to adults in the Dallas area.

The curriculum, created by scholars at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explores the texts of Jewish tradition, both ancient and contemporary. Join us for spirited dialogue, meaningful study, and the opportunity to gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

Gesher Program

The Gesher Program is a dynamic, engaging and life-changing Jewish learning opportunity at the J! Gesher courses are designed for, but not limited to, graduates of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Courses are offered at a variety of locations.

Upcoming Classes

Modern Jewish Living: Maintaining Balance (Melton Curriculum)

Discovering Ageless Answers in Timeless Jewish Texts
Dates: Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21,28
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
School: The Melton School
Instructor: Debra Polsky
Tuition: $100 J member/ $125 public

Antisemitism Then and Now

Dates: Wednesdays July 8,15, 22,29
Time: 10:45am-12:15pm
School: Gesher Program
Instructor: Dr. David Patterson
Tuition: $100 J member/ $125 public

The Tree of Knowledge and the Garden of Eden

Dates: Wednesdays August 5,12,19,26
Time: 9:30 – 11:00am
Location: ZOOM classroom
School: Gesher Program
Instructor: Rabbi Peretz Shapiro
Tuition: $100 J member/ $125 public

Living the Legacy: Exploring the Roles of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

Dates: Tuesdays August 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 9:30 am – 11 am
Location: ZOOM classroom
School: Gesher Program
Instructor: Beri Schwitzer
Tuition: $100 J member/ $125 public

For questions or more information, contact Rachelle Weiss Crane at