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.

For questions or more information, contact Rachelle Weiss Crane, Melton Director, at 214-239-7128 or

The Curriculum

Melton Adult Jewish Learning offers a well-rounded and comprehensive course of study for adults in a user-friendly format. You can anticipate spirited dialogue and meaningful study, plus an appreciation for Judaism – past, present, and future. Get a flavor of the program with a special TASTE OF MELTON class.

Sample the program that everyone is talking about and satisfy your hunger for Jewish knowledge with our well-balanced approach to adult Jewish learning! Plus, NEW attendees who register for first-year core Melton between August 14 – September 1, 2019 receive a 25% discount off of tuition costs.

“Turn it, Turn it, for Everything is in It”
What is Torah? Why study Torah? How is Torah meaningful for our lives? Explore these and other questions Melton-style at either of our free seminars.

Wednesday, August 14
10:30 – 11:30 am

Tom Thumb @ Coit/Campbell
1380 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson
Look for the J on Wheels trailer in the parking lot

Wednesday, August 28
10:30 – 11:30 am

Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas

The first hour, Purposes of Jewish Living (Laura Seymour), concentrates on the ultimate purposes of Judaism and the development of the covenant with G-d as revealed through the Bible and other sacred texts. The second hour, Rhythms of Jewish Living (Debra Polsky), focuses on the ideas, beliefs and practices that shape a Jewish life. It examines tradition and ritual observances connected to the Jewish calendar, along with life cycle events.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Honu Frankel Chapter of The Florence Melton Adult School Alumni Association

We celebrate Honu’s life and commitment to high quality adult Jewish education by honoring her memory and her love of learning. Honu’s family worked closely with Rachelle Weiss Crane and Annie Glickman to create this lasting tribute. The funds contributed provide for tuition assistance, faculty development, guest speakers and other important initiatives in Dallas, all of which will sustain the Adult School for years to come.

To become a member online of the Honu Frankel Chapter of The Florence Melton Adult School Alumni Association of Dallas, please contact Rachelle Weiss Crane at


“Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed listening to all your wisdom in the [Melton Foundations] class. The book is good and you are great! I really look forward to our next class.”

“This was my first involvement with the Melton School but it won’t be my last…definitely succeeded in giving me a better understanding and appreciation of how to interpret, apply and continually learn the core values of Judaism…and apply to current everyday family life.”