Lander Institute Moscow is a unique institution, affording students in Russia and the surrounding countries the opportunity to earn a degree and get a well-rounded education, while strengthening their commitment to the Jewish tradition and heritage and gaining the knowledge to serve as qualified educators in Jewish secondary schools and organizations.
Built on Touro’s mission to support Jewish continuity, in 1991 Touro College became the first American institution of higher education to establish a program of Jewish Studies in Moscow. Renamed the Touro Institute of Jewish Studies in Moscow in 1997, and in 2005, the Lander Institute Moscow, we relocated our programs to the facilities of Machon Chamesh, a Moscow-based Jewish institute of higher studies, in 2009.
One of the key programs in the first years of the Institute’s existence, and still a hallmark of our offerings was the Teachers’ Training Program. We’ve expanded and currently offer a variety of courses in Jewish studies, mathematics, computer science, and other disciplines. Students may earn an accredited bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies, Management/Marketing, Digital & Multimedia Design or Economics.
Most of our students travel from Russia and other neighboring countries to attend school in a Jewish environment and build their knowledge of Jewish history and tradition.
After graduation, they work in their chosen field and Jewish institutions, staying in Moscow, returning home, or going on shlichut.
The Lander Institute campus is equipped with ample classrooms, staff and student facilities, and a modern computer laboratory to support academic work, as well as a kosher dining room. Most importantly, the Institute fosters an atmosphere of warmth and cooperation. This friendly environment enables students to fully realize their potential and fulfill their deep commitment to Jewish tradition and heritage.
With drama club, sports, and a host of other extracurricular activities, there’s always something going on. All our students dorm, cultivates camaraderie and community amongst friends and roommates. Three hot kosher meals are served a day, and there’s a canteen available on campus in the evenings.