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The Melton School of Stephen Wise Temple Center for Jewish Life has been honored with the 2016 Florence Melton Award. In sharing the news of the award, the CEO of Melton, Judy Mars Kupchan, wrote that “Among our 50 schools, this is a very coveted recognition in tribute to the outstanding model that you have created at Stephen Wise Temple.”

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a world pioneer in the field of adult Jewish education, offering a first-class curriculum created by scholars and educators at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

There are 62 Melton Schools in 60 cities throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, attended weekly by 5,500 students.

Closer to home, there is a network in the Conejo Valley. And now, The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is available at Stephen Wise Temple, giving us the privilege of bringing the Melton School to members of our community throughout Los Angeles’s Westside and the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, contact Rabbi Karen Strok at or call 310.889.2291.