Melton Classes


Welcome! Melton invites you to discover, through a world-class curriculum and outstanding faculty, a profound understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

Our interactive, pluralistic learning is designed with you in mind. 

Melton offers a structured course where you can learn, discuss and debate with others from across the Jewish spectrum, in a stimulating and non-judgmental environment.

There is no homework, no exams or Hebrew required.



Our Purpose: Melton engages learners in a life-enhancing study of Jewish texts and ideas that nurtures and deepens Jewish community worldwide.

What You Can Expect:

  • An Engaging Curriculum: Developed by insightful scholars, taught by highly-skilled educators, and reviewed by experts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Interactive Classes: We encourage open dialogue and discussion between learners and educators as we approach every topic with curiosity and sincerity.
  • Wisdom For Life: We make Jewish texts and ideas accessible, inspirational and enriching for our learners.
  • Jewish Community: Through Melton, you become part of a worldwide movement of learners that spans many continents. Our online learning and travel seminars create meaningful global connections.



Join the incredible learning happening this Spring on Zoom. We offer an excellent line-up of opportunities geared for curious learners from all walks of life. At Melton, we engage in thought-provoking discussions where we ask lots of questions while exploring Jewish text and it’s continued relevance today. Come add your voice to the intriguing, impactful on-going conversation.

CORE: Purposes in Jewish Living meets Wednesday evenings with Rabbi Adam Schaffer. If you have heard about Melton and always wanted to check it out, now is the time. No interested learners are ever turned away and we are offering special pricing for those of you aged 40 and under.

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Experience the still relevant Call to Holiness, the Book of Vayikra with Rabbi Shana Leon; explore how Psalms of Praise and Comfort continue to impact our lives with Muriel Dance; discover What’s Bothering Rashi with Michael Raileanu; reflect on the Book of Deuteronomy and it’s timely ethical teachings with Revital Goldreich, engage in healthy arguments with the Rabbi’s Who Became our Guides with Benzy Kogen; debate Post-Zionism and where we go from here with Revital Goldreich.

Come together with thoughtful people, participate in meaningful dialogue, and make life-long friends with the Conejo West Valley Community of Adult Learners where you will find a variety of diverse and interesting courses.

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If you have any questions or need help with registration or payment, please contact Pamela Rooks, Conejo West Valley Melton Director, at Pamela is always ready to help you find the right Melton class to fit your needs.

*Special Event! Conejo-West Valley Melton School together with the Melton School at Stephen Wise Temple invite you to our annual community event. Join fellow lifelong learners on Sunday March 12, from 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., when we receive Melton International Director Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz for a morning lesson that promises to be, not only interesting, but timely with Passover around the corner.

No cost to attend, but please register by completing form at Morey’s March 12 Event.

Please remember to donate to our on-going giving campaign and help sponsor Jewish literacy in our community by clicking here.