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Melton, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is transformative, pluralistic learning at its finest. The Melton program provides high-quality, text-based interactive Jewish study by offering world-class curriculum that informs and inspires students from all knowledge levels and backgrounds.

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6:30-7:30 pm

Plagues, Fires and Remembrance: Our Collective DNA Triggered During COVID-19

The minor holiday of Lag B’omer starts May 11. This holiday actually commemorates a plague during the time of our great sages and the Bar Kockba Revolt of 132 CE. Learn how we can bring meaning to this holiday in light of our own plague of COVID-19.

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Melton uses ancient and modern Jewish texts to connect students to the past, present, and future in powerful ways. The pluralistic nature of the courses offers students the ability to understand and learn about the Jewish people, culture and religion. Students will hear a multiplicity of voices, creating a deeper, richer learning experience.


Our faculty are talented, experienced Jewish educators who bring a wide breadth of knowledge to each course. They are committed to using education as a tool for empowerment, encouraging students to ask higher-level questions and to make connections between texts, their lives and their Jewish journeys.

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Adult Jewish Learning classes go virtual!

Although the Jewish Community Campus in Maitland is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am excited to report that we are not only still offering Adult Jewish Learning opportunities, but we have created several classes that speak directly to current events and explore them through a uniquely Jewish and historical lens.

To help ensure the health and safety of our learners and the community at large while maintaining the best level of education, we are offering all courses online through Zoom. All you need is an Internet-connected  computer, phone, or tablet.

For those of you who have never used Zoom, it is a free download for your computer, phone or tablet that allows both audio and video calls.

We are committed to ensuring you have the best learning experience and look forward to seeing you in a streaming class soon!



Thank you for your support. Stay safe!

Yael Weinstein,
Director of Adult Jewish Learning
Yael Weinstein

Yael Weinstein


Yael Weinstein, M.A., Director of Melton Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Orlando, has been an educator and director of Adult Education programs since 2009, when she joined the Melton community in Colorado.

Before joining Melton, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2006, focusing on the topics of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity. While at Brandeis, Yael had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for Dennis Ross, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, for his course on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Yael is the author of the Crossroads of Jewish History course and has revised Beyond Borders: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict for Melton. In addition to her faculty and curriculum work with Melton, Yael was the Director of Adult Jewish Education at the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education.

A recipient of numerous academic awards and fellowships, Yael has taught students of all ages in a wide variety of formal and informal settings in the U.S. and in Romania where, as a volunteer member of the Jewish Service Corps, she created and directed the first-ever Jewish youth camp in Bucharest.

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407-645-5933 ext. 236

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851 N. Maitland Ave.

Maitland, FL 32751


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