• The Schechter Institutes wishes everyone a Happy New Year

    As we enter 5784, may we be inscribed with life, love, health, economic stability, hope, faith. From the Schechter Family

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  • Rabbi Matt Berkowitz' vision for his role at Schechter

    Schechter's future is brighter states Rabbi Matt Berkowitz, who joined our senior staff in July 2023. Read more:

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  • Nine Artists Create Adult Coming of Age Ceremony Performance

    Neve Schechter's multi-year artist incubator program created a community focused on a common group bond: Jewish identity.

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  • Seminar for Jewish Educators Addresses Challenges in Ukraine

    The Schechter Institute's 31st annual Teachers' Seminar for Ukrainian educators was a success despite taking place under the shadow of war.

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  • Prof. Ari Ackerman Statement on Civil Dialogue

    Statement calls on all parties to open a civil dialogue to find agreed upon solution for current crisis

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  • TALI's Meorot Program Makes Pluralism a Teachable Subject

    TALI's new Meorot program transforms pluralism from a theoretical pursuit to reality via a rich, engrossing curriculum

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  • Shanah Tovah: Welcome to 5784
  • KADIMA: Schechter Inc.'s New VP on the Future
  • Neve Schechter Offers Alternative Bnai Mitzvah Ceremony
  • Ukrainian Jewish Educators Seminar
  • Schechter President Calls for Civil Dialogue in Israel
  • Teaching Pluralism to Elementary Students

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 Schechter Ukraine

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

Voices from 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

At Schechter, we learned about the different streams in Judaism. This is where religious pluralism came to life for me. I also realized how crucial it is to build a strong Jewish identity curriculum within our school, especially for the many students who came from the FSU, where they had little or no Jewish background.

Yael Segev, Principal and educator in Ofakim over 45 years, today Deputy Mayor of Ofakim; Schechter M.A. graduate in Jewish Women’s Studies

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

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