• Jewish Education for
    a Shared Society

    Schechter programs engage diverse populations from across Israeli society: young and old, secular, secular and observant, Jewish and Arab. Mutual respect and shared values are the cornerstone of our philosophy.

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  • Leadership for Jewish

    Israel needs courageous spiritual leadership to approach dilemmas of modern life and Israeli society creatively and with sensitivity. Schechter educates rabbinic and lay leaders with passion and know how to lead the Jewish world.

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  • Discovering Jewish

    From Rambam to Herzl, Schechter brings Jewish Studies out of the ivory tower and puts the discipline into today's context, approaching perennial questions of Jewish life with fresh, modern thinking. 

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  • Global Outreach and

    As the world shrinks, Schechter is on the front lines, bringing meaningful Jewish engagement to Jewish communities in Israel and overseas.

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  • Judaism and
    Contemporary Culture

    A unique nexus of arts and Jewish tradition draws artists and scholars, musicians and authors join together, bringing new perspectives and creative approaches to Jewish life today.

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  • Jewish Education
  • Leadership
  • Scholarship
  • Global Outreach
  • Contemporary Culture

About The Schechter Institutes

Established in 1984 with a student body of five students, The Schechter Institutes has grown into a major Israeli educational organization devoted to the broad dissemination of Jewish studies for ALL Israelis, serving some 85,000 adults and children each year in Israel and Eastern Europe.

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

Schechter’s Graduate School remains the only academic institution in Israel devoted primarily to the teaching of Jewish Studies.

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary (SRS) is training the next generation of Jewish leaders who will inspire and influence Israeli society, as well as raise a committed Jewish voice for religious pluralism and tolerance.


TALI is a Hebrew acronym for “Enhanced Jewish Studies.” The first TALI school opened in 1976 to provide Jewish content and a Jewish Studies curriculum to Israeli children in secular public schools, where Jewish tradition was barely being taught.

Neve Schechter

Neve Schechter is a unique nexus, drawing people from all backgrounds to create and enjoy contemporary Israeli culture in dialogue with Jewish tradition.

Midreshet Schechter

Midreshet Schechter offers continuing and adult education programs in Hebrew, Russian, English and French to Israelis and immigrants in Bet Midrash frameworks.

Midreshet Yerushalayim

Established in 1992 by the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Midreshet Schechter sponsors Zionist-Jewish education in Ukraine under the name of Midreshet Yerushalayim, in partnership with Masorti Olami.

The Voices of Schechter

Schechter provides us an opportunity to really own our Judaism in order for our desire to learn and cultivate our knowledge.

Shira Lupiansky-Hasson, M.A in Midrash and Jewish Art, Teacher

The exposure to all kinds of people and a variety of Jewish sources allowed for personal growth and the desire to engage with ideas and people different than me.

Sigal Aloni, M.A. in Marpeh Spiritual Care, Clinical Dietitian

I acquired a significant and deep foundation in Halakhah and Midrash thanks to the best teachers in the field.

Raanan Malek, SRS graduate, Rabbi of the Masorti Kehilla in Shorashim

Schechter provided me with the confidence and familiarity of Jewish texts to use in my my profession as a tour guide. Prior to Schechter, I knew a lot of Jewish history but I was looking for ways to connect biblical stories and legends to my teaching.”

Muki Jankelowitz, M.A. in Midrash and Aggadah

When Judaism, in all its complexity, meets contemporary art – all media and varieties – there is a spark. This is what we look for. This is what you experience when you visit Neve Schechter.

Shira Friedman, Curator, The Schechter Gallery

I acquired knowledge to help me understand the world I live in – such as the origins of today’s streams in Judaism – learning that we can’t allow Judaism to be ‘owned’ by any one denomination because it belongs to us all and we must stake our claim.

Moriah Karsagi Aharon, M.A, Contemporary Judaism and Land of Israel, Director of Media and Public Relations, The Schechter Institutes

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