• Solidarity and Support to Masorti Kehillah and Refugees in Chernivtsi, Ukraine

    Dr. Etka Liebowitz and Gila Katz, spent the holiday of Shavuot with the Midreshet Schechter Ukraine and Masorti Olami community of Chernivtsi. They share the joy that was present at the holiday meal in the shadows of war.

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  • Ukraine Update: Alex, an orphan from Midreshet Schechter Ukraine

    Alex*, an orphan originally from Kharkiv, who grew up attending Sha’alavim Day School and Camp Ramah Yachad, spent three weeks in the Midreshet Schechter Ukraine/Masorti Olami refugee center in Chernivtsi before arriving in Israel.

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  • Getting Settled in Israel

    In Israel, all the refugees are being taken care of and receive the attention they need and deserve. Aryeh, from the Masorti movement, is our main contact for solving legal, economic, bureaucratic, and other problems that our refugees here are facing. He went to every one of the Olim to make sure everyone has a place to stay for Pesah. No one was left alone. We are now preparing another round of financial aid that we hope to hand out before Pesach.

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  • Ukraine Update 27.3.2022:
    Assisting Our Communities in Ukraine

    On Friday, food was prepared in Chernivtsi by some members of the Midreshet Schechter/Masorti Olami community for people still in Kyiv. Along with other critical parcels, the fresh food was delivered to Kyiv on a shuttle, to distribute to the community members who are still there. On Sunday Maxim, our administrative director in Kyiv will go from door to door to deliver the food- an act which is not to be taken for granted.

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  • Shavuot in Ukraine
  • Finding a Family with Schechter
  • Arriving in Israel
  • Assisting Communities

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.

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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