Discovering Jewish

From Rambam to Herzl, Schechter brings Jewish Studies out of the ivory tower and puts the discipline into today's context, approaching perennial questions of Jewish life with fresh, modern thinking.

From grade school students to master’s programs to adult life-long learners Schechter programs reach people at all ages and stages of their lives, bringing innovative Jewish learning that embraces egalitarian, pluralistic Jewish values. Jewish learning is not one size fits all. In Schechter programs students make Jewish life and learning their own through critical analysis, creative text study and engagement with top academics and professionals in Jewish scholarship. The Jewish canon comes alive as students and faculty engage in cross-disciplinary study, finding unique ways to embrace ancient traditions. Additionally, Schechter publications explicate the intricacies of Jewish law and bring previously unknown texts to the general public, making accessible the thousands year old traditions of Jewish learning.

Tikva Guetta

M.A. in Jewish Education, TALI teacher

As a daughter of immigrants from Libya, earning this degree is a way to connect to the Jewish values that guided my parents, which I am obliged to pass on to my children and grandchildren.

Liti Golan

M.A. in Maccabee Community Leadership Program, works with special needs population

The defining experience is that of being in a place where pluralism isn't talked about: it's lived.

Yuri Amir Radchenko

Director of the Center for Inter-Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe; Jewish activist in Kyiv and Kharkov

I would be honored to serve the Jewish community of Kharkov and I am convinced that Conservative Judaism – the middle way – best suits the spiritual needs of the vast majority of this city’s Jews.

Sigalit Landau

Israeli sculptor, video and installation artist, frequent contributor to Neve Schechter art exhibits, author of Salt Years

Neve Schechter provides a pluralistic platform where all narratives can be heard. This is a place that fuses Jewish community with continuity, void of any religious coercion.

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