Established in 1989, the Schechter Institute conducts the largest M.A. program in Jewish Studies in Israel. With a current enrollment of 600 Israeli educators and with over 1,700 graduates since 1992, Schechter’s influence is felt in schools and community centers from Eilat to Kiryat Shmoneh.
Offering a fully accredited Masters Degree program, the Schechter Institute provides an interdisciplinary broad-based curriculum that attracts Israeli educators and community-based professionals. Graduates of the program return to the field with enhanced Jewish knowledge and skills necessary to share this learning with the community.
The Schechter Institute is devoted to the broad dissemination of Jewish studies, conducted in an inclusive and tolerant environment. At Schechter we believe that Jewish study, conducted in an environment of religious pluralism and respect for diversity, is essential to the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic State.