Welcome to the Portland Mini-School
The Florence Melton Adult Mini- School invites you to join us in world-class Jewish learning, with a curriculum designed for adults by scholars and educators at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Answers For The Wondering Jew (and others too!)
Melton is a school for adults to study Judaism through Jewish texts at the adult level.
We meet once a week for 2 and a half hours, and you have a choice of morning and evening classes.
There are no grades, no homework and no tests--just Jewish learning and discussion in a welcoming classroom setting.
Join us to gain a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish as we explore the texts of our tradition and engage in discussions that investigate issues of Jewish thought, practice, ethics, and history.
Our interactive, pluralistic classroom environment is designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and practice.
We offer a comprehensive course of study built upon research and best practices in adult learning that generates spirited dialogue and an appreciation for Judaism – past, present, and future.
Classes are 2½ hours once a week.
click here to see a video of what our students have to say.
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A Community Conversation on Israel
December 3, 2012, Melton hosted a community panel on Israel, led by the late Emily Gottfried, executive director of the Oregon Area Jewish Committee; Bob Horenstein, Community Relations Director Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Lee Gordon, Co-Founder of Hand in Hand; Eric Flamm, Portland J Street Co-Chair; and Natalie Nahome, Portland Shlicha.