December Kislev 2012
This year, the Schechter Institutes provided pluralistic Jewish education to over 45,000 Israelis- men, women and children throughout the country, as well as Jewish communities inUkraine; connecting them to their Jewish heritage. Schechter’s ability to reach out to Israelis is unparalleled:
- Schechter conducts the largest M.A. Program in Jewish Studies in Israel. This year, 673 students are enrolled in more than a dozen interdisciplinary MA tracks. 1,200 Israeli educators have graduated from our M.A. program, empowered and trained to teach Jewish Studies, boldly bringing Schechter’s message to communities throughout the country and ensuring that Jewish education inIsrael is accessible and important for everyone.
- Our TALI program now reaches more than 40,000 Israeli school children in 86 TALI schools and 118 TALI pre-schools all over Israel. The TALI staff, via the nationwide “Jewish Culture” program, develops educational materials and provides teacher training to tens of thousands of additional children throughout the Israeli secular public school system.
- The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary is developing and shaping a new generation of Israeli rabbinical and community leaders through our successful “Mishlei” Program, launched only a few years ago.
- Schechter Learning Centers (Midrashot Schechter) for adult Jewish education reach out to thousands of Israelis from Karmiel to Eilat, offering a wide range of courses and cultural programs in Hebrew and Russian.
In Eastern Europe, our Midreshet Yerushalayim Network enables 1200 Jewish children and adults to experience the beauty of Jewish life, operating camps, schools and family learning centers. This is yet another area where Schechter is making a positive and singular impact, ensuring the future of Jewish education and community.
- This year we opened two new buildings: Our main campus in Jerusalem and Neve Schechter in Tel Aviv, to provide beautiful modern facilities for our programs.
Schechter’s unique contribution to Jewish education is accomplished through the dedication and talent of its faculty and leadership. We reach out to you as a partner and ask for your involvement, interest and generosity.
If you have not yet made your annual gift to Schechter, please give generously, knowing that this year, as in the past, even a modest increase will make a big difference. If you have already given to Schechter in 2012, and are in a position to do so again, please consider making an additional gift to the Schechter Institutes, Inc., CLICK HERE TO DONATE to The Schechter Institutes.
B’Shalom, from Jerusalem,
Prof. David Golinkin
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies,Jerusalem