Melton Scholar to Speak Here Jan. 24

Through Louisville’s Florence Melton Adult Mini-School program, we have learned that Jewish learning can be challenging, inspiring and fun.

On January 24, Haim Aronovitz, one of the scholars who keeps the program fresh and relevant, will be in Louisville. The community is invited to engage in Jewish learning with him at 7 p.m. in the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center.

Aronovitz is the director of Israel Seminars of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School Institute and the educational director of the Senior Educators Program at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He previously directed the Israel Experience Staff Training Institute at Melitz, where he worked for 12 years. During that period, he frequently accompanied missions as a scholar-in-residence, as well as coordinating the educational component of the Otzma leadership program.


He served on the staff of the Summer Institute for Teachers (JETI) of the Melton Centre from 1989 to 2000, and has worked in field research on Israel Programs, as well as teaching in Jerusalem and South Africa.

His work focuses on translating site into text and seeking context for both. Over the past few years, he has helped develop curricula utilizing Israeli literature as the major means for examining Israeli society.

He holds a B.A. and M.A., as well as Teacher’s Diploma, all from The Hebrew University.

For more information about this event or Melton classes in Louisville, please contact Melton Director Matt Goldberg, 238-2707 or

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