About Pamela Rooks

Pamela Rooks is the Director of the Conejo/West Valley Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education network in the world. As Melton Director, she is the cornerstone to the success of Melton in our community as she represents Melton to the student population as well as to local Jewish organizations.

Pamela shares a vision for the growth of adult Jewish learning in the community by providing relevant ongoing learning options and by responding to the personal needs of each student. She encourages Jewish literacy while addressing diverse denominational, ethnic and age-related concerns.

Pamela received her M.A.Ed. from the University of Judaism in 1989 and has held positions as Day School Principal, Religious School Principal, Family Educator and Teacher in Reform, Conservative and Orthodox schools and at Jewish camps in the Los Angeles area.

Pamela enjoys mentoring teachers to be highly effective and inspirational so that encounters with Jewish learning are well-constructed and engaging for all students, no matter their age. She delights in creating Jewish experiential programing for multiple settings and seeking ways to ignite the Jewish sparks in each person she meets. Pamela sees first-hand the transformative impact the Melton School offers to “Wondering Jews” with its pluralistic, interactive approach to text study and commentary and she welcomes you to come and experience Melton.

When Pamela is not busy inspiring others to embrace their Judaism, she enjoys spending time with her four adult children, hiking, gardening and traveling around the world, especially to Israel.