Israel needs thoughtful, compassionate leadership able to embrace the complexities of Israeli society. Schechter helps rabbis in synagogues and other community leadership roles, chaplains in hospitals and pastoral settings and school principals get the training and support they need to be creative, dynamic leaders. Innovative rabbinical seminary programs, the MA spiritual chaplaincy track and professional development programs for community organizers and educators prepares the leaders for Israel and the Jewish world. These leaders’ will to confront challenging issues, help people in times of need and renew Jewish communities across Israel and the world. Youth and lay leader development in Israel and Ukraine prepare the emerging generation of educators for civic and Jewish involvement in their communities. Schechter-trained leaders are prepared to take on a rapidly changing world with skill, determination and love of Judaism.
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 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.
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.