Next time you are in Tel Aviv, be sure to visit the newly opened Neve Schechter-Legacy Heritage Center for Jewish Culture and Kehillat Neve Zedek. Operating in Tel Aviv’s chic Neve Zedek neighborhood, this vibrant center of Jewish learning offers a rich array of cultural programming and study options. Neve Zedek is also home to the impressive Italian/Sephardic style synagogue of the Masorti kehillah Neve Zedek.
Neve Schechter is located in a historic building erected by the German Templer sect in 1886. Once a coffeehouse (Café Lorenz) frequented by S.Y. Agnon in the ‘30s, the building has been beautifully restored for the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Under the educational and spiritual direction of Rabbi Roberto Arbib, the center provides fertile ground for modern Jewish Israeli culture to flourish.
And in Jerusalem, the Schechter Institute recently opened a new classroom building for over 700 M.A. and rabbinical students. Designed by Israel Prize winner Ada Karmi-Melamede, the five-story building boasts 14 modern lecture halls, seminar rooms and classrooms. For information, go to www.schechter.edu.