Many different artists try to sketch a portrait of Adam, God’s first human creation. What did Adam look like? Was he heavenly? Earthly? Listen as Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies explores a midrash from Genesis Rabbah.
As we enter Sukkot and begin to prepare for Simchat Torah Dr. Shula Laderman, recounts a midrash that illustrates the importance of the Hebrew letters aleph and bet. How was it decided which letter would appear first in the Torah?
This week the Gallery at Neve Schechter opens Reflections, a new exhibit celebrating the Jewish New Year.
What is Jewish music? How does it intersect with prayer? These questions are examined with text, instruments and voices in Ashira, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary program for training prayer leaders. It will now also be explored via Schechter’s new MA program in Jewish Music.
Turning sixteen in Israel isn’t just a number. At 16, Israeli teens get their teudat zehut identity cards. Learn how TALI is helping teens reach higher, mark that rite of passage and connecting teens to their Israeli-Jewish identities.
Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, examines Unetane Tokef, the poem that has been a part of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy for centuries.
Dr. David Frankel, invites us to consider how the call Jonah receives encourages us to take action in modern times. Can you wake up? Can you hear the call?
Growing up in St Petersburgh, making aliya to Israel and living and studying in the United States have given Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya the perfect background to reach students and families around the world as she leads Schechter’s programs in Ukraine and coordinate Schechter study groups throughout Israel.
Meet Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, artist and expert in Midrash and Aggadah. Find out how she is helping Schechter reach students of all different Jewish identities as they take on advanced Jewish Studies.