Why is Neve so Important?

  1. Today’s millennial Jewish women are making life- changing decisions about their identity without knowing how or if Judaism should play a part. Neve exposes students to Jewish values, philosophy, religion, and history so that young Jewish women can make more informed and productive decisions about their future.
  2. Neve students are between the ages of 18 and 33, a vulnerable, pressure-filled, critical age of adulthood. The school provides a dynamic, judgment-free space for students to question the status quo and discover who they are and what they want out of their lives, which is different for each student.
  3. More than 750 young Jewish women come to Neve each year, and every student is provided individualized attention by a team of outstanding, experienced educators, teachers, tutors and mentors.
  4. Neve exposes students to the intellectual wealth of our Jewish heritage, its positive impact on our culture, and the rigorous thinking process that characterizes Jewish Studies. Students learn to think more deeply and analytically about the texts they read and the ideas they hear. They gain excellent critical thinking skills and are better equipped to succeed in the world, in relationships, and in the workplace — with greater confidence, self-awareness, and integrity.
  5. Neve’s classes are not only intellectually rigorous, but they are also spiritually engaging, resulting in an education that is stimulating and relevant. There are frequent discussions about the meaning and role of Judaism in one’s life and about Judaism’s unique contributions to the world.
  6. Neve students build strong friendships while on campus and form lifelong bonds with other women from all over the world who learn from each other. Each student comes to realize that she is a part of something much bigger than herself, and that Jews come from every conceivable ethnic and religious background. When a student leaves Neve, she becomes part of a dynamic Neve alumnae network.
  7. Neve’s picturesque, six-acre campus is located on one of the highest points of Jerusalem, replete with gardens, dorms, libraries, astounding views of Israel, and much more. What better way for young women to connect with their Jewish identity,  Israel, and our 3500-year-old Jewish history than in Jerusalem, the heart and soul of the Jewish people!