You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you join students from over 45 sites in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa that are currently part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning network. The Greater Washington, D.C. area has a unique collaboration between The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the various congregations and other institutions in the area, especially the Gesher Jewish Day School of Northern Virginia, to offer our population the broadest possible scope of offerings and locations. Dedicated to providing a solid foundation of adult Jewish education to serious, sophisticated students, the Florence Melton School has proven to be an experience that changes lives and shapes communities. Throughout its history, the Florence Melton School has helped over 40,000 adults achieve Jewish literacy in a comfortable, pluralistic environment. It has inspired them to become dedicated learners - to explore and to experience, to challenge and to define what Judaism means for themselves and their children. We look forward to another wonderful year of Jewish learning.