Schechter’s Dr. Gila Vachman and Dr. Tamar Kadari Present Research at International Conference


Two Schechter faculty members are speaking this week at an international conference on Midrash. Dr. Gila Vachman, Lecturer in Midrash...

Dr. Shalev-Marom’s Article on Ethiopian Jewry Selected as 2023’s Best by Journal of Jewish Education


Dr. Marva Shalev-Marom, the Golinkin Chair in TALI Jewish Education at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, has...

Halleli Educators Seminar Visits New York City Jewish Communities


TALI’s ‘Halleli’ intensive six-month course for leading educators culminated in a recently held weeklong educational trip to New York City....

Pesah 2024/5784


On February 4th, 2024 – almost three months before the Pesach holiday, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary sponsored a seminar, together...

Schechter Students and Faculty Participate in Defense of Israel


Since October 7th, 2023, Schechter’s activities, students, faculty and families have been heavily involved in securing Israel’s resilience. Whether by...

The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary’s 35th Ordination


The composition of this year’s ordination class from The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary is highly diverse: one Israeli, one new immigrant...

Eulogy for David Schwartz, z”l, who fell in Gaza, son of Dr. Sarah Schwartz, Schechter Bible Teacher


The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies mourns the falling of Sgt. Major David Schwartz z”l, son of our colleague, Dr....

Modern Day Hanukkah: Ofakim Residents Receive well needed Rest & Relaxation at Neve Schechter


  On the 6th day and 7th night of Hanukkah, Neve Schechter hosted 55 tired-of-war citizens from Ofakim, a city...

The Lou and Judy Miller z”l Endowment for TALI Education 


The Lou and Judy Miller z”l Endowment for TALI Education  TALI, which provides pluralistic Jewish education to well over 65,000...

A Statement in Solidarity with the State of Israel


The Schechter Institutes, Inc. stand in solidarity with the State of Israel and its people at this very difficult time....

TALI’s Meorot Program Teaches Pluralism as a Subject of Study


TALI’s newest educational platform, ‘Meorot’ (‘Beacons of Light’ in English), is promoting pluralism as a subject of study like Math,...

Schechter’s Ukraine Educators’ Training Seminar: A Success


Celebrating its 31st anniversary, Midreshet Schechter’s annual Educators’ Training Seminar was held from June 29-July 3, 2023 at the Bogolvar...

KADIMA: Schechter Inc. Vice President Rabbi Matt Berkowitz’ Future Vision


KADIMA: My Schechter Vision Rabbi Matt Berkowitz, Vice President, The Schechter Institutes, Inc. Ariel Hirschfeld, in his essay Locus and...

TALI’s ‘Morning Song – Sabbach al Shir’ Brings Together 1,000 Jewish, Christian and Muslim Students!


What happens when you place 1,000 Jewish and Arab schoolchildren together for a morning? You get a whopping, wonderful rich...

Sufis at Schechter: New Course Promoting Inter-Religious Dialogue


Sufism is richly embroidered into the fabric of Jerusalem’s history. A new course in the Schechter Institute’s continuing education department...

Artists’ Incubator Adult Coming of Age Bnai Mitzvah Ceremony Offers Pathos, Agony, Comedy, Choreography


Community building is an art. Building a community of artists takes sweat, patience, study, cooperation, consensus, solidarity, trust, space and...

New Leadership Appointments at The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary


The Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies is making new senior leadership appointments to enrich the organization and ensure that the...

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Welcomes New Rabbinical Student: Ukraine’s Lev Kleyman


Last month a new rabbi began training with the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. His name is Lev Kleyman (Лев Клейман). He...

Purim in Ukraine…..One Year After Russian Invasion


In early March, Jews throughout the world celebrated Purim. In cities throughout Ukraine, Jews celebrated their second Purim inside the...

Schechter Scholars Present Research at International Conference on Late Antiquity


Two Schechter scholars recently presented papers at an international conference focused on aspects of Late Antique Mobility and Migration in...

Schechter President Prof. Ari Ackerman Calls for Civil Dialogue in Israel


Greetings to the Schechter Institute community, As you know, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies has always been committed to...

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Strengthens Cooperation with Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires


Divorce can be ugly. We all know couples that have split and made life for their ex-partner, or almost ex-partner,...

Midreshet Schechter Provides Spiritual Warmth with Hanukkah Care Packages to Ukraine


Warmth can be hard to find in the cold, bleak Ukrainian winter. However, Midreshet Schechter found the way to provide...

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Joyously Welcomes New Rabbis


On Kislev 10 5783, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary (SRS) ordained two new rabbis: Rabbi Adam Berman and Rabbi David Pearlman...

Schechter Connects Dutch Pastors To Jewish Texts: Interfaith Dialogue Through Joint Learning


The world of religious dialogue is great deal richer due to the joint efforts of The Center for Dutch-Israeli Studies...

Schechter Initiates and Leads Integrative Education in Israel Conference


Under the leadership of President Prof. Ari Ackerman, the Schechter Institute initiated and led an academic conference on Integrative Education....

Schechter Scholars Breathe Mile High Air at Society of Biblical Literature Conference


The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies is well represented at the world’s largest conference on biblical studies, the 2022 Society...

In the 22nd Century, Revelation and Revolution Still Come From the Desert – Ask Rabbi Sara Cohen


OUT of the desert comes revelation and revolution. We all know that revelation came to Moses and to the Israelites...

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Honors Outgoing President, Prof. Doron Bar


In October 2022, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies came together to celebrate and thank our outgoing President, Prof. Doron...

Prof. Ari Ackerman Assumes Presidency of Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies


Professor Ari Ackerman is bringing new educational and Jewish education innovations to the Schechter Institutes of Jewish Studies

War Does Not Deter Midreshet Schechter’s Camp Ramah Yachad in Ukraine


War in the Ukraine did not deter 90 campers from enjoying Camp Ramah Yachad this summer.

Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin Honored with Bonei Zion Prize in Education


Mazal Tov to Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and President Emeritus of The Schechter Institute...

Schechter Faculty at the World Congress of Jewish Studies


The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies took place in Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022. This is the largest and...

Dege Feder: Recipient of the Neve Schechter and the Rabinowitz Foundation Prize for Original Israeli Work


On Friday, July 8th, Neve Schechter celebrated Dege Feder’s creations and actions, on the occasion of her being awarded the...

End of Year Art Showing: Informed Creations


On Friday, July 8th, our students in the Informed Creations (Maaseh Choshev) track at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies...

Morning Song: A TALI Dialogue and Identity event. Now with Video!


On May 25th, 1,200 Dialogue and Identity participants joined together from over 38 Jewish and Arab schools at Kibbutz Yagur for a morning of friendship and music. D&I, a partnership between the TALI Education Fund and the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, co-funded by the European Union, pairs Jewish and Arab Christian schools exposing schoolchildren to the rich cultures and religions that share the Land of Israel. The culmination of the morning was singing “At Eye Level” an original song written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, expressing that there is much room for dialogue and friendship among the students from different backgrounds.

Your Nation is my Nation


On June 2nd, SRS hosted a day-long Yom Iyyun about Jewish conversion discussing questions about conversion and personal conversion stories.

The crossroads of literature


This past month included Israel’s National Book Week. Celebrated all over the country, Neve Schechter took the opportunity to participate!!

The Next President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies


We are happy to announce the appointment of Professor Ari Ackerman as the sixth President of The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies graduate school, effective October 1, 2022.

Prof. Benjamin Sommer’s Hebrew Book Launch


This week, on May 30th, the Schechter Institutes of Jewish Studies (SIJS), in partnership with Bar-Ilan University (BIU) held an...

Parshat Bechukoti: Relevant now more than ever


Parashat Bechukoti presents a model of covenant, including the benefits for those who will abide by it and the punishment...

Neve Schechter Gallery’s new exhibit “Eve”


On May 12th, Neve Schechter opened the doors to their new exhibition with the first exhibit “Eve”. Roughly 150 people...

Press Release- Morning Song: A TALI Dialogue and Identity event


On May 25th, 1,200 Dialogue and Identity participants joined together from over 38 Jewish and Arab schools at Kibbutz Yagur for a morning of friendship and music. D&I, a partnership between the TALI Education Fund and the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, co-funded by the European Union, pairs Jewish and Arab Christian schools exposing schoolchildren to the rich cultures and religions that share the Land of Israel. The culmination of the morning was singing “At Eye Level” an original song written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, expressing that there is much room for dialogue and friendship among the students from different backgrounds.

Ukraine Update: Alex, an orphan from Midreshet Schechter Ukraine, found a family with Schechter


Alex*, an orphan originally from Kharkiv, who grew up attending Sha’alavim Day School and Camp Ramah Yachad, spent three weeks...

TALI Halleli Delegation of Principals in NYC


A delegation of twenty-one school principals participating in TALI Education Fund's Halleli program returned from a visit to New York to explore American Jewish life the week before Passover. The visit to Jewish communities and educational institutions in the United States was the culmination of a course that began about two years ago as part of the Halleli program, a Hebrew acronym for Invitation to Study Israeli Judaism.

Students for the environment! A great success for the TALI HaDror recycling project


Over the past two months, the TALI HaDror school Mevaseret Zion has been preparing for Earth Day this week by starting a project that engaged the entire community. Collecting over 7000 bottles and cans for recycling, the students learned about what a communal project looks like as well as how to identify items that can be recycled.

Dialogue and Identity: A Student’s Perspective


Dialogue and Identity has been active in my school for four years. Through the project, my class meets with kids our age from the Orthodox School in Yafo. I participated in the meeting, and it was simply wonderful. My classmates and I enjoyed our time, and I am sure that our friends from Yafo did too. We were about 50 students altogether! We were really excited to welcome them and to host them in our school. At the beginning of the meetup, we ate breakfast and got to know each other a little bit. After that we came up with a schedule together and headed to the gymnasium for some activities.

Ukraine Update 30.3.2022: Getting Settled in Israel


This past Saturday, four more families came to Berlin and today three more children went to school in Berlin bringing...

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...

Ukraine Update 20.3.2022: Celebrating Purim Under Fire


On Friday, March 18th, Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, Executive Director of Midreshet Schechter Ukraine, and Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Dean of the...

Ukraine Update 16.3.2022: On the Ground in Chernivtsi


Update from Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, Executive Director of Midreshet Ukraine, who is now in Chernivtsi Ze’ev Waxman, lay leader of...

From Purim to Putin: Some Insights on the War in Ukraine from the Book of Esther


From Purim to Putin: Some Insights on the War in Ukraine from the Book of Esther

Women Leaders Rising in Rank at The Schechter Institutes


The SRS Holds 31st Ordination Ceremony- The next generation of the Masorti rabbis in Israel: young, talented, driven and inspiring.

Ukraine Update 8.3.2022: Crossing the border to Romania


Yesterday 46 Midreshet Schechter Ukraine and Masorti Olami community members were evacuated over the Ukrainian/Romanian border to the town of...

“My Heart is in the East but I, I am at the Edge of the West” (Rabbi Yehudah Halevi): Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya


I was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) at a time when it was part of the Soviet Union. My grandparents...

Ukraine Update 1.3.2022: Amidst the Clouds: Addressing the Crisis in Ukraine


We continue to follow the deteriorating situation from Ukraine with a special concern for the welfare and safety of the...

Ukraine Update 24.2.2022: A War Breaks Out


We are following the shocking news from Ukraine with a special concern for the welfare and safety of the Jewish...

The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Holds 31st Ordination Ceremony


The SRS Holds 31st Ordination Ceremony- The next generation of the Masorti rabbis in Israel: young, talented, driven and inspiring.

Now hiring: President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies


The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem is seeking qualified candidates for the position of President to replace Prof. Doron Bar, who is stepping down as of October 1, 2022.

Acknowledging differences from a young age: Dialogue and Identity partners with even more schools


On Monday, November 22, 2021, sixth grade students from Yitzchak Navon TALI-Geulim School in Jerusalem hosted sixth grade students from Terra Sancta School in Ramla. The students spent the day participating in joint study, socializing and sports activities. This encounter marked the first of four to be held over the upcoming school year, with the Ramla school scheduled to host the next session.

Are Jewish Studies the Answer to Polarization in Israeli Society?


Press Release Are Jewish Studies the Answer to Polarization in Israeli Society? In a survey conducted among graduates of the...

From the Classroom to the Community:
Graduates Put Their Skills to Work


The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies held its annual graduation ceremony on June 4, 2021 in Jerusalem. Read one graduate’s inspiring speech about her "priceless" experience at Schechter.

Schechter Leaders and Students Hosted by the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem


Leaders of the Schechter Institutes and members of an interreligious dialogue course met with the Latin Patriarch His Beatitude Pierbattista...

The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary Ordains Rabbi Oded Peles


Rabbi Oded Peles is ordained in a special ceremony in Jerusalem on Feb. 23.

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


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


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

Matza on Canvas


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


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)


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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)!


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

The Color of Judaism


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


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?


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


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

Revealed and Concealed


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


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

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