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.
Schechter Rabbinical Seminary hosted a group of Catholic priests from Israel, the US, Philippines, Australia, India and Europe for an interfaith encounter.
The New Year brings with it hope for a future in which online transparency and support for victims who speak out may bring blessings to people and places that in the past knew only curses.
Yom Kippur, is the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. This day marks the peak of the 10 Days of Awe that follows the Jewish New Year.
Active professionals interested in studying in a Beit Midrash atmosphere that combines traditional learning with an open and critical approach to the sources, one full day per week. No prior acquaintance with Jewish sources is required for participation.
Israeli cantor and musician Saralee Shrell-Fox shares her experience teaching in this unique camp, which provides an opportunity for teenagers to encounter a joyous Jewish community environment and create connections that last a lifetime.
2018 saw the strengthening of TALI partnership with the Ministry of Education. Today TALI is Israel’s largest pluralistic in-school Jewish studies program, educating 50,000 children and providing professional support to 2,500 educators in 315 public schools and pre-schools from the Golan to Eilat.
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.
A very special Torah reading, four students who studied Torah cantillation via Skype with Cantor SaraLee Shrell Fox, a teacher at the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, reached a new milestone and read Torah for the very first time.
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.