News & Events

A Course about Jerusalem Unites in Amsterdam


A unique partnership between the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam has created the first ever summer school focusing on Jerusalem. The week-long seminar, with Schechter faculty taking part, has attracted students from across the Netherlands.

Bethlehem Exhibit

“Bethlehem” Exhibit Now at Neve Schechter

The Book of Ruth, which we have just read on Shavuot, describes the departure-return of Naomi and Ruth, is a turning point in the biblical narrative. This transformational moment is captured in Leor Grady’s exhibition “Bethlehem,” now at Neve Schechter.

Jewish Life & Learning

If Donkeys Could Talk

Dr. Shula Laderman discusses the strange story of the talking donkey. Her commentary is accompanied by a painting from the renowned artist Avner Moriah.  What happens when a sorcerer, a king and a donkey take center stage?

Watershed Moments

Dr. Gila Vachman explores Miriam’s identity and leadership and their association with water. What was the connection between the death of Miriam and the absence of water?