Through cutting edge curricula, innovative programs, and dialogue across and within diverse communities Schechter programs embrace the complexities of Israeli society. In our classrooms, students from secular, Masorti/Conservative, Orthodox and other backgrounds engage deeply with one another and with Judaism in a learning environment designed to challenge assumptions, respectfully highlight differences and find joy in a diversity of opinions. Sixth and seventh grade students in dialogue groups across Israel learn about each other's cultures and religions and are exposed to Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions as they learn about others' communities. Young and old; secular and religious; Jewish and Arab, - Schechter brings different voices together in order to work toward a more just and equitable Israeli society.
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.
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.
Director of the Center for Inter-Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe; Jewish activist in Kiev 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.
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.