New Academic Partnership Launched Schechter Institute and the Protestant Theological University


After many years of successful research cooperation between the two institutions, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (SIJS) and the Protestant Theological University (PThU) have extended their collaboration to formal student and staff exchanges, thanks to a generous grant of EURO 50,000 through the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

Learn about the Jewish Prayer Modes with Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch


Music and prayer have been combined since ancient times. A prayer tune, conveyed from generation to generation, sets the atmosphere for the service and allows the congregation to focus on the connection with the Divine.

Get right into the mode for the upcoming Holiday with Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, as he explains with great emotion and passion how the same verse is recited in different tunes in multiple synagogues around the neighborhood.

Connecting Spiritual Educators and Rabbis to Israeli Public Schools New Initiative Aims to Strengthen Spirituality in TALI Schools


Israeli society is so religiously polarized that most people are forced to identify as religious or secular with little exposure to the myriad other ways one can be Jewish.  TALI schools show that when given the opportunity to engage in pluralistic Jewish expression, students, teachers and parents are eager to take part in the diversity of Jewish experience.