Adult Education

The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County offers courses in a number of areas of adult education. Included are the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and Midreshet Rockland. 


The Melton Core Curriculum is a comprehensive series of text-based lessons, studied over two years. We offer the Melton Scholars Curriculum as well, which focuses on a deeper examination of selected Jewish texts, from the Biblical to the modern. For more information on the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learningclick here.



Midreshet is taught by expert Jewish educators, including Rockland County rabbis and other educators. While these “graduate” classes are designed for those who have some basic Jewish education, they are open to everyone and are offered year-round.

Wrestling with Faith: from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Wrestling with Faith, a new six-week course. Classes begin February 20. Wrestling with Faith comes to Federation from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will provide participants an opportunity to identify and process the intellectual and emotional discomforts they may have with believing in and/or accepting G-d and face them head-on. 


The course hopes to inspire students to find resolutions and answers, and re-embrace their heritage and their Creator armed with solid knowledge and genuine appreciation. It will make arriving at resolutions all the more rewarding.

All classes take place in the Federation wing of the Rockland Jewish Community Campus.


For more information on adult education at Rockland Federation please e-mail Roberta Seitzman, Director of Adult Education or call 845-362-4200 ext. 130.