Adult Jewish Learning

If you want to incorporate Jewish learning into your life, then this is the place for you!

Developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish learners from all backgrounds learn about our heritage and culture in an intellectually stimulating, non-denominational environment. Our superb faculty encourage group discussion and exploration of ideas. This is an opportunity to explore classic Jewish sources from Biblical through contemporary texts. You'll investigate issues of Jewish thought, practices, ethics and Jewish history. There are no prerequisites, tests or homework. The school is open to any member of the community. Melton meets weekly for two hours per week from October through June for two years. 

Explore “Jewish” in our award-winning Melton School. Using Biblical and contemporary texts, we connect our past with the present, in a thought-provoking, dynamic environment. 

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Open to adults of all ages. Classes meet weekly for two hours per week. (October - June)

Wednesday Afternoons

12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Berman Center for Jewish Education
27375 Bell Road, Southfield
Class begins October 10

Wednesday Evenings

6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills
6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
Class begins October 10

Thursday Mornings

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Jewish Community Center
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Building
Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus
6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
Class begins October 11

Free babysitting available! (for the JCC location only)

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Space is limited. Tuition is for one year and includes all Year 1 materials with the exception of a Tanakh (Bible). Payment plans and scholarships are available upon request.

Year 1

  • Rhythms: A new understanding of the Jewish calendar, holidays and life cycle events.
  • Purposes: The “whys” of Judaism.

Year 2

  • Crossroads of Jewish History: Defining moments in history that have shaped Judaism.
  • Ethics: The Jewish perspective on current moral issues.


$650 per year

$50 Early Bird Discount (when $100 deposit received by August 15, 2018). $50 Discount per Couple $495 Young Adult Tuition (Ages 39 and under) Please contact us to discuss scholarships or payment plans.

  • Checks: Payable to JCC/Melton.
  • Mail to: JCC-Melton, 6735 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
  • Credit Cards: For your security, please do not send credit card information through the mail. To pay by credit card please call (248) 205-2557.


Through a generous grant from the family and friends of Susan Robin, the Susan R. Robin Memorial Scholarship is available for students in need of financial assistance. Additional scholarships are also available through the Detroit Friends of Melton and JCC / Jewish Federation. Please call (248) 205-2557.

Refund Policy

Full refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given through the third week of class. No refunds after completion of the third week of class.


The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a curriculum designed to offer adults a well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly format.

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