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Jews You Should Know

Nov 6, 2018


Few individuals have made the impact on Israeli society - and in particular on healing the divisions between the religious and secular populations - than has Tzili Schneider. Born into a Chassidic family in the ultra-Orthodox enclave of Mea She'arim, Tzili nevertheless grew up amidst incredible warmth and inclusiveness, in an open home that often found guests sleeping in her own bed!

In time, Tzili established an organization that has paired thousands of people to study together, and most notably has developed programs within the elite pre-military academies with outstanding results. She continues to dream, hoping to establish mixed community centers to promote dialogue and connection, and to expand her vision across the world.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.