Midreshet Schechter

About the Institute

Midreshet Schechter offers continuing and adult education programs in Hebrew, Russian, English and French to Israelis and immigrants in Bet Midrash frameworks. Programs include study and cultural events for veteran Israelis and new immigrants of all ages at Masorti congregations, community centers, rural settings as well as at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem.

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4 Avraham Granot st., Jerusalem, Israel
Participants in Ukraine Programs
Students Midreshet Schechter activities in Israel


Schechter Centers are located throughout Israel, from the North to the South. They include Batei Midrash at Midreshet HaKarmel at the Moriah Congregation in Haifa, Midreshet HaKerem at the Masorti congregation in Karmiel, the Midrasha in the Jezreel Valley in partnership with Kehillat Sukkat Shalom of Ramat Yishai, as well as weekly courses in Nazeret Illit, Shlomi, Or Akiva, Givat Yeshayahu, Kibbutz Degania, Mazkeret Batya, Jerusalem, and Maalei Adumim.

Most recently, a program in English was launched at Schechter’s Jerusalem Campus offering high-level courses in Jewish Literature, Midrash, Jewish Thought and Art and Judaism to a diverse group of students. Click here to view our latest series.


Board of Directors

  • Prof. David Golinkin, Chair
  • Rabbi Mauricio Balter
  • Prof. Doron Bar
  • Moshe Cohen
  • Eitan Cooper
  • Ari Galizer
  • Galit Gaon
  • Rabbi Dubi Haiyun
  • Don Jacobson
  • Gila Katz
  • Rabbi Vernon Kurtz
  • Ya'acov Marks
  • Gila Katz


  • Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, Director, Midreshet Yerushalayim Ukraine and Midreshot Schechter
  • Romina Reisen, Director, Neve Schechter

* Ex-officio
** Honorary member


Prof. Doron Bar


Our students and graduates form a strong country-wide network. Active, intellectually curious, community minded, they are agents of change who influence Israeli society as it forges an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and pluralistic identity.

Dr. Tamar Kadari


Studying at Schechter is also a way, from the academic perspective, to connect people to their roots. There is a deep thirst for learning Judaism, it draws people back to their grandparents, their roots. Students are looking for connection and they find us. And by offering rich academic knowledge of Jewish history and culture, we help them find themselves.

Yael Segev

Principal and educator in Ofakim for 44 years, today Deputy Mayor of Ofakim; Schechter M.A. graduate in Jewish Women’s Studies

At Schechter, we learned about the different streams in Judaism. This is where religious pluralism came to life for me. I also realized how crucial it is to build a strong Jewish identity curriculum within our school, especially for the many students who came from the FSU, where they had little or no Jewish background.

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