Schechter Day Schools Reinvent Identity

May 13th, 2011

Source: Solomon Shechter Day School Association 


The Solomon Schechter Day School Association rebranded as the Schechter Day School Network – is proud to announce the launch of a renewed sense of purpose as it embarks on a future that will further engage parents and alumni in Schechter students’ learning process and the overall Schechter experience and attract new enrollment. With a history of quality education and critical inquiry inherent to Conservative Judaism, Schechter schools foster a commitment to lifelong learning and create an educational environment tailored to individual students’ needs that encourages students to discover their strengths and talents and become actively involved, invested Jewish citizens. At Schechter, children are educated holistically – academically, spiritually and emotionally – and prepared to become leaders in their own communities and advocates for Israel.


Eleven Schechter schools in the Tri-State area formed a collaborative consortium involving Schechter schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. They teamed up Wednesday to launch an initiative honing in on the schools’ signature pedagogy: preparing students to engage the world. Along with developing its new identity, the association changed its name to the Schechter Day School Network.


Association leaders gathered at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America to explain in greater detail Schechter’s exciting new focus to an audience of Schechter parents, alumni, board members, staff and faculty, friends in the field of Jewish education and supporting partnering agencies. From now on, the association will continue to introduce Schechter schools across the continent to this initiative.


The Schechter Day School Network is an association of Conservative-affiliated Jewish day schools spanning 19 states in the United States and two provinces in Canada. The Network operates under the umbrella of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. 

Updated: Jun. 14, 2011