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’s Graduate School remains the only academic institution in Israel devoted primarily to the teaching of Jewish Studies.
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 is a unique nexus, drawing people from all backgrounds to create and enjoy contemporary Israeli culture in dialogue with Jewish tradition.
Midreshet Schechter offers continuing and adult education programs in Hebrew, Russian, English and French to Israelis and immigrants in Bet Midrash frameworks.
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.
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
Ruth to Ruth (RBG): Trailblazers to Inspire Us at Home & in the World Through Uncertain Times, in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1st Jewish Woman Judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In celebration of Purim, we will offer four informative lectures from leaders of the Schechter Institutes on Sunday, February 21, 2021
Each month of the Jewish year, you will find new content and family activities connected to Jewish and Israeli culture. Each edition of @HOME WITH TALI focuses on a theme that connects to the Jewish month. This time – the month of Adar!
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The incident of the King's Horse is at the very center of the Book of Esther. In this 30-mintue class, Dr. Sarah Schwartz, Lecturer in Bible, The Schechter Institute, demonstrates that the incident of the Horse not only affects the development of the plot, but also serves as a turning point for the book and embodies its main theological message.
Dr. Tamar Kadari examines the character of Queen Vashti and the role she plays in the Book of Esther.
Dr. Shula Laderman discusses why the Purim story was painted in a third-century synagogue and why Rembrandt and his colleagues chose to paint scenes from the Book of Esther.