Some 40 Jewish educators from Kiev, Odessa, Chernowitz, Kharkov, Berdichev, Lvov and Uzhgorod attended a 5-day Learning Marathon for Ukrainian Jewish teachers and informal educators sponsored by Midreshet Yerushlayim, a Ukraine-based educational arm of The Schechter Institutes. Midreshet Yerushalayim has been working in Ukraine since 1990.
A unique partnership between the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam has created the first ever summer school focusing on Jerusalem. The week-long seminar, with Schechter faculty taking part, has attracted students from across the Netherlands.
The 13th annual conference was held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, with the generous support of Professor Alice Shalvi, former Rector and Acting President of Schechter. Among the speakers were women leading the successful effort to pass a law that incriminates consumers of prostitution. The law was passed at the end of 2018, shortly before the upcoming elections to the Knesset were declared. The new law will come into force within 16 months, together with a rehabilitation program for women involved in prostitution, and will impose fines on consumers. Israel is the eighth country in the world to legislate such a law.
TALI’s year-long professional development program recently participated on a live tv show with Jordana Miller on i24news channel. Participating in this interview was Nitza Elazari, Principal at the Adam V’Olamo TALI School in Jerusalem and Dr. Peri Sinclair, Director of Professional Development at TALI.
3 Online Sunday Morning Lectures in English. All lectures begin at 9:30 am PST; 10:30 am MST; 11:30 am CST; 12:30 pm EST.
This eye-opening encounter with the American Jewry shines a new light on the Israeli participants’ identities, and shapes educators who actively engage with the world of ideas and transmit the appreciation of pluralistic Judaism to their students.
After many years of successful research cooperation between the two institutions, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (SIJS) and the Protestant Theological University (PThU) have extended their collaboration to formal student and staff exchanges, thanks to a generous grant of EURO 50,000 through the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
Schechter Rabbinical Seminary hosted a group of Catholic priests from Israel, the US, Philippines, Australia, India and Europe for an interfaith encounter.
The New Year brings with it hope for a future in which online transparency and support for victims who speak out may bring blessings to people and places that in the past knew only curses.