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Ahead of 2020-2021 Academic Year: Schechter Student Enrollment Soars

21/10/2020

The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary are experiencing significant increases in new student registration.

Update on the Schechter Non-Profits from Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin

14/04/2020

Dear Friends, I hope that you and your families are safe and well at this difficult time. If you or any...

Matza on Canvas

07/04/2020

Pesach and the Haggadah have inspired countless artistic interpretations. Shira Friedman, curator of the Neve Schechter gallery in Tel Aviv offers two...

Crisis as Opportunity: An Update from Midreshet Yerushalayim and Midreshet Schechter

07/04/2020

Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, director of Midreshet Yerushalayim in Ukraine and the Midreshet Schechter batei midrash, shares how communities scattered across geographic distance  can...

From Redemption to Revelation A Spring Online Lecture Series by the Leaders of The Schechter Institutes (April 19th – May 31st)

07/04/2020

As we count the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot (April 19th – May 31st), we will study by Zoom once...

Join Us For An Online Reading of Megillat Hashoah on April 21st

07/04/2020

Beginning in 2003, the Rabbinical Assembly and the Schechter Institute co-published Megillat Hashoah — The Shoah Scroll — in five...

Interreligious Dialogue: Encountering Christianity and Islam in Jerusalem New Online Lecture Series on Wednesdays, May-June 2020

07/04/2020

New Online Lecture Series with Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish and guest lecturers 4 Zoom meetings on Wednesdays at 12:30-14:00 (Israel local...

In Light of the Spread of the Corona Virus, is it Permissible to Listen to the Megillah Reading “Live” via Telephone, Radio, Television or Facebook?

18/03/2020

Question from Dr. Yizhar Hess, Director General of the Masorti Movement: In light of the spread of the corona virus, is...

An Update on the Schechter Non-Profits

07/03/2020

Dear Friends, In light of recent Israeli government decisions closing schools, universities, museums, restaurants and a host of other public...

Try Your Luck at Schechter Trivia

07/03/2020

Spending time inside lately?   Check out these six trivia questions drawn from articles on Schechter’s website. The first two...

Jewish Responses to the Corona Pandemic with Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin

07/03/2020

It was great having close to 100 friends of Schechter join us on zoom for Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin’s talk...

Schechter Trivia Contest Answers

07/03/2020

Thanks to everyone for participating in Schechter’s online trivia contest!  See the questions and answers below.  Each one is drawn...

Hear Their Voices: Neve Schechter Awards Inaugural Contemporary Israeli Art Prize

18/01/2020

Women and women’s voices were front and center at a moving, musical evening at Neve Schechter on January 2, 2020. Neve...

Maureen Nehedar’s Award Acceptance Speech; Remarks from Neve Schechter Director Remarks from an Evening Celebrating the Neve Schechter Prize for Contemporary Israeli Art

18/01/2020

On January 2, 2020, Neve Schechter and the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts awarded the first ever prize for contemporary Israeli art to...

Schechter Staff and Board Members Honored

18/01/2020

The Schechter Institutes wishes hearty congratulations to it alumni and faculty on the awarding of honorary degrees from the Jewish...

20th Regional Masorti Women’s Study Days

17/01/2020

The Schechter Institutes, Midreshet Schechter and Women’s League of Masorti Judaism, with the assistance of the Masorti movement, are proud...

Schechter Ordains 100th Rabbi!

18/12/2019

In a festive ceremony filled with music, Torah and song, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary ordained its rabbi, marking 30 years of ordaining...

New TALI partnership with Integrated Schools

18/12/2019

The start of the 2019-2020 school year brought with it an exciting new collaboration for the TALI Education Fund.  TALI is...

Learning for All Ages & Life Stages

18/12/2019

While you may be familiar with Schechter’s engaging learning for M.A. and rabbinical students you might not know that courses...

Shining Brightly in Ukraine

18/12/2019

The Kiev Masorti community had a powerful multi-faith Chanukah candle lighting on December 23rd.  Rabbi Reuven Stamov, Schechter alum and resident...

Ukraine Pioneer, Gila Katz, Retires After Nearly Thirty Years of Leadership

18/10/2019

Gila Katz, beloved teacher and long-time director of Midreshet Yerushalayim, Schechter’s flagship program in Ukraine, is retiring after devoting close to thirty...

Go to West St.Young Man (and Woman)!

18/10/2019

West St., the newest exhibit at Neve Schechter in Tel Aviv features the work of Tel-Aviv born Brooklyn artist Avital Burg.  Gathering wildflowers...

Meet Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya

18/09/2019

Growing up in St Petersburg, making aliya to Israel and living and studying in the United States have given Rabbi...

Getting Carded (In a Good Way)

18/09/2019

Turning sixteen in Israel isn’t just a number.  At sixteen, Israeli teens get their national identity cards.  Learn how TALI is helping...

The Sounds of Music Study

18/09/2019

After last year’s wildly successful Ashira Jewish music program with fifty participants, this year several new initiatives are taking place incorporating Jewish...

Reflections: New Exhibit at Neve Schechter

18/09/2019

This week the Gallery at Neve Schechter opens Reflections, a new exhibit celebrating the Jewish New Year. This group exhibit of contemporary...

Meet Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

18/08/2019

Growing up in a home with a father in academia and a Judaica-artist mother, perhaps it was inevitable that Dr. Tamar...

A Course about Jerusalem Unites Students in Amsterdam

18/07/2019

Some 20 students from different European study programs and from a wide range of backgrounds, including Muslims, Jews and Christians,...

Advancing Pluralistic Jewish Education in Ukraine

18/07/2019

Some 40 Jewish educators from Kiev, Odessa, Chernowitz, Kharkov, Berdichev, Lvov and Uzhgorod attended a 5-day Learning Marathon for Ukrainian...

Jewish Education in the FSU: Educating the Educators

18/07/2019

Only some 30 years ago, the phrase was a mere oxymoron. Formal Jewish education in the USSR had been crushed in the mid-1920s.

Mazal Tov Class of 2019!

18/06/2019

From  Misgav north of Haifa and south to Beer Sheva 73 graduatesof Schechter’s MA program proudly walked the stage at...

Congratulations to Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin!

18/06/2019

On May 23rd Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes, received an honorary doctorate at The Jewish Theological Seminary’s...

Jewish, Muslim Performance Artists Create Rubbish Rites

18/04/2019

Can trash be treasure?  At Neve Schechter in Tel Aviv, two performance artists, one Jewish and one Muslim, explore  rituals that reinfuse...

Prayer Leadership Reaches a High Note Profile: Osnat Bensoussan, Ashira Student, Spring 2019

18/04/2019

Ashira: Music as a Jewish Experience, is the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary’s newest innovative learning opportunity. Ashira brings together prayer leaders and musicians to...

Annual Conference on the Status of Women in Israel Raises Difficult Questions

18/03/2019

As of March 2019, some 14,000 people in Israel are engaged in prostitution. 95 percent of them are women, including...

Schechter/JTS Conference on Israel-US Jewry Relations a Resounding Success

18/03/2019

On March 27th, 2019, The Second Annual Conference on the State of Israel and the Jews of North America was...

TALI Educators Visit New York

18/03/2019

Dr. Levana Libi Milon is the principal of the Ramot Alon school in Jerusalem. She recently participated in the TALI Education...

Recap: The 19th Annual Regional Masorti Women’s Study Days in Israel

18/02/2019

The 19th annual Regional Masorti Women’s Study Days were held in February across Israel. The overall theme was “Women’s Voices Changing the...

Touching Roots A Tu B’Shvat Exhibition at Neve Schechter

18/01/2019

This year on Tu B’Shvat, Neve Schechter will host a very special exhibition. It will display photographs taken in the...

Support Schechter’s Spectrum of Pluralistic Jewish Educational Programs

18/12/2018

Support Schechter’s Spectrum of Pluralistic Jewish Educational Programs With a Tax-Free Qualified Charitable Distribution As 2018 comes to a close, you...

The Ideal Woman

18/12/2018

On December 4th, 2018, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Israel demanding that authorities act to curb sharp increase in...

15 Israeli Educators on a TALI Halleli Study Trip

18/12/2018

During the Hanukkah week, 15 Israeli educators explored NYC on a TALI Halleli study trip. TALI Halleli is a professional development...

Long Distance Learning Courses at Schechter. Parents and Children in the Jewish Tradition

18/12/2018

3 Online Sunday Morning Lectures in English  All lectures begin at 9:30 am PST; 10:30 am MST;  11:30 am CST;...

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Hosts Interfaith Study

19/11/2018

On Monday, October 28, 2018 the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary hosted a group of Catholic priests from Israel, the US, Philippines,...

New Academic Partnership Launched Schechter Institute and the Protestant Theological University

19/11/2018

Schechter Institute and the Protestant Theological University (PThU) Receive EURO 50,000 through a Prestigious EU Erasmus + Grant for Academic...

The Genger Prize for Excellence in TALI Education Winner Announced!

18/11/2018

Genger Prize for Excellence in TALI Education was awarded for 10th time on November 15th, 2018. Genger family members, Schechter Institutes representatives, and...

4 New Rabbis Ordained by the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary

18/11/2018

An Israeli-born Feminist; A Russian-born Lawyer; a Canadian-born Coexistence Activist; and an Argentinian-born Educator. Following the completion of their three-year...

Hospitality In the Face of Fear

19/10/2018

As we mourn the victims of a massacre in The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Ilana Foss shares a unique...

Exceptional Shabbat at Camp Ramah Yachad

19/08/2018

During the past Shabbat at camp, we held a very special Torah reading. Four students who studied Torah cantillation during...

Women’s Wisdom: Reflections and Video on the 19th Annual National Masorti Women’s Day of Study

19/07/2018

On Friday, June 30th, 350 Masorti women from around Israel gathered at Schechter for the 19th annual National Masorti Women’s Day of...

Connecting Spiritual Educators and Rabbis to Israeli Public Schools New Initiative Aims to Strengthen Spirituality in TALI Schools

19/07/2018

sraeli society is so religiously polarized that most people are forced to identify as religious or secular with little exposure...

Breaking News: Schechter Rabbi Dubi Hayoun Detained for Wedding Officiation

19/07/2018

Rabbi Dubi Hayoun, director of Midreshet Yerushalayim and a Schechter Rabbinical Seminary (SRS) graduate, was detained by Israeli police in Haifa...

Schechter Awards 65 M.A. Degrees

19/06/2018

On May 29, 2018, 65 students walked the stage and received their M.A. degrees from the Schechter Institute of Jewish...

What a Day! State of Israel and the Jews of North America Conference in Honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary a Resounding Success

19/05/2018

Wow, what a day! So many ideas, so much engagement, so many people. The conference The State of Israel and...

In Good Faith: New Book by Scott Shay

19/05/2018

Congratulations to Scott Shay, longtime friend and supporter of TALI and Schechter, on the forthcoming publication of his new book, In...

Schechter, Masorti Olami Partnership Thrives in Ukraine

19/05/2018

The Valley of the Dry Bones or The Revival of Jewish Life in Ukraine   By Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President,...

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! New Publications from TALI

19/03/2018

TALI textbooks offer substantive Jewish content and engaging illustrations that embrace the true diversity of Israeli society – men and...

From Studio to Classroom: New Partnership with Kubiya Art School

19/02/2018

The newest study track in Judaism and the Arts at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies is off to a...

Dutch Delegation Visits and Studies at Schechter Joint Project with the University of Amsterdam, The Open University and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

19/01/2018

The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and the Open University will host Jewish Studies graduate students from the University of Amsterdam in...

Spread Light with an End-of-Year Gift

19/12/2017

As you celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, we hope that you will help us bring the light of Jewish...

Spread Hope: Dialogue and Identity

19/12/2017

In a time of increased strife and violence throughout the world we must seek out source of peace and hope. TALI’s...

Spreading the Light, Fighting the Darkness

19/12/2017

Support Lena and Rabbi Reuven Stamov’s essential work to build Jewish identity in Ukraine. Donate today. The holiday of Hanukkah falls on the...

Ramah Ukraine Celebrates 25 Years

19/08/2017

This year, Camp “Ramah Yachad” Ukraine is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its establishment. The camp, founded and funded by...

Camping Out: A Summer Report from Ukraine

19/07/2017

Last week I traveled to Uzhgorod, Ukraine to participate in an annual seminar of educators who work for Midreshet Yerushalayim...

Curtain Up! TALI Dance Festival 2017 Resounding Success 1,500 pupils from 35 TALI chools take part in TALI’s 7th annual music and dance festival

19/06/2017

The TALI Education Fund (TALI = Hebrew acronym for Enriched Jewish Studies) is marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of...

1,250 Youth From 35 TALI Schools Participate in Choir Festival Throughout Israel The 7th Annual “Shirat Halev” Music Festival

19/05/2017

Close to 250 pupils from seven TALI schools took part in the first installment of the 7th annual music festival “Shirat...

Professor Alice Shalvi Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Past Schechter President, Chair of Executive Committee, Recognized by Nefesh B’Nefesh

19/05/2017

The Schechter Institutes congratulates our friend and colleague Professor Alice Shalvi on being honored by Nefesh B’Nefesh as a Bonei...

Survey Results Are In: 62% of Israelis Believe Everyone Should be Allowed to Pray at Kotel Survey Commissioned by Schechter President, Doron Bar

19/05/2017

This survey was the subject of a Jerusalem Post editorial. Read it here. 62% of Israelis believe that everyone should be...

Canadian Delegation of Senior Lawyers and Judges visits Israel for a “Law and Learn” Seminar

19/12/2016

A group of 20 high-profile lawyers and judges from Canada visited Israel for a 5-day Law & Justice seminar at...

Camp Ramah North America Meets Camp Ramah-Ukraine

19/11/2016

A letter from Rabbi Mitch Cohen Camp Ramah US National Director, who led a Reshet Ramah adult mission to Camp...

The Color of Judaism

19/10/2016

Donate to Schechter this New Year. Your support will make Schechter’s Judaism of COLOR a reality this year for over...

Five New Rabbis Ordained

19/09/2016

27th Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Ordination: Large Class of More Women than Men Five newly ordained rabbis have joined the ranks...

How was this wedding different from all other Jewish weddings?

19/08/2016

What do 135 Jewish children from all over Ukraine, 25 counselors and staff from Ukraine and Israel, 13 junior counselors...

50 MILLION Flags Keynote Address by Daniel Birnbaum

19/07/2016

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Graduation Ceremony July 5, 2016/29 Sivan 5776 About 6 years ago, my son Nitzan came...

Revealed and Concealed

19/06/2016

Aiming to examine the sacred and the sublime as expressed in art, Kestenbaum Ben-Dov focuses on questions of faith and...

National Ramah Partnership with Ramah Yachad – Ukraine

19/01/2007

Following my visit last summer to Ramah Yachad in Ukraine to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their Ramah programming, Amy...

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