The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies opened its new Jerusalem campus.
An official of the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem told JTA that the institute is "extremely close" to an agreement with striking employees. Eitan Cooper, the vice president of development for the institute, told JTA by phone Thursday that the institute and the Schechter Institute Workers' Committee expect to reach an agreement soon to end a work stoppage that started in early May.
Employees of Jerusalem's Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies are striking over a salary dispute. The strike at the Conservative movement's institution has been in place since the beginning of the month. The strike affects only the institute's Israeli students. The overseas program, made up of students from the Jewish Theological Seminary, is exempt from the strike.