Reut High School
Reut is a co-ed pluralistic community school in Jerusalem, established in 1999 by pedagogic visionary Dr. Aryeh Geiger (z”l) under the banner of Jewish learning, social action and mutual respect.
Students and teachers come from all streams of Judaism, with respect and appreciation of the history and traditions of the different Jewish streams. Reut opened a world of possibilities for Israel’s youngest citizens and for a new breed of educators committed to reducing social and educational polarization. Through these initiatives and others, Re’ut is actively involved in supporting the community.
Erez Amber, the school’s principal, said that the school’s slogan “Different Opinions, One People” is not just a slogan, but reflects what happens at the school every day. “Here we do not ask anyone to define themselves. The various opinions encourage development, and the connections in Israeli society take place every day.”
Rabbi Michael Melchior, founder of the Meitarim education network, a former Member of Knesset,, and an advocate and supporter of Reut since its inception, recalled how the idea of establishing a high school in Jerusalem that would be open to religious, secular, and traditional Jewish students was ground-breaking. “Reut is not just a school”, he said, but a pluralistic idea that unites and strengthens Israel.”
Reut students are actively involved in supporting the community. The Reut Community Kitchen has, for the past three years, served warm and healthy meals to members of the surrounding community.
In Fall 2020 Reut will relocate from the Mekor Haim section of Jerusalem into a brand new purpose-built school builfing in Bayit Vayan.