Last week I traveled to Uzhgorod, Ukraine to participate in an annual seminar of educators who work for Midreshet Yerushalayim Ukraine, which has been funded and supported by the Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem since 1990.
The TALI Education Fund (TALI = Hebrew acronym for Enriched Jewish Studies) is marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem with its 7th annual music festival with the participation of 1,500 pupils from 35 TALI schools from all over Israel.
62% of Israelis believe that everyone should be allowed to pray at the Kotel in accordance with egalitarian practice and free of any separation between men and women! Only 9.2% believe that non-Orthodox streams and Women of the Wall should be forbidden to pray at the Kotel.
The Schechter Institutes congratulates our friend and colleague Alice Shalvi on being honored by Nefesh B’Nefesh as a Bonei Zion (Builders of Zion) Prize recipient with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Close to 250 pupils from seven TALI schools took part in the 7th annual music festival “Shirat Halev” (Song of the Heart) this week. The festival, in which the children perform classical Jewish-Israeli-Land of Israel songs, was held at the Masorti School in Jerusalem.
A new study undertaken at The Center for the Study of Bio-social Perspectives on Judaism of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem proposes that mass shootings, world terror, anti-social psychopathic disorders, and other pathological phenomena are connected to globalization and rapid technological developments.
A group of 20 high-profile lawyers and judges from Canada visited Israel for a 5-day Law & Justice seminar at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Meeting with Israel’s top legal names, participants immersed themselves in the topic of “Maintaining Security, Rule of Law, Democracy and the Jewish Way of Life”.
The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies will host a 5-day Law & Learn seminar including a group of 20 Jewish and non-Jewish lawyers and Judges from Canada, during the week of 14-18 November, 2016 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Along Studies and field trips, they will meet Israel finest legal figures such as Supreme Court Elyakim Rubinstein, State Attorney Shay Nitzan, Ret. Supreme Court, Dalia Dorner, Prof. Gideon Sapir, Amb. Ephraim Halevy and more.
…Coming to Israel is always exciting. But arriving after a week of leading a Reshet Ramah adult group to Budapest and Ukraine is extraordinarily emotional.