BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture

BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture
Program Name: 
Secular Yshiva: Core Tracks
Grant Year: 
2012
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$100,000
Interest Area: 
Jewish Identity
Grant Purpose: 

Secular Yeshiva – Core Tracks engages 420-525 pre-army, mid-service and post-army track students in the study of Jewish texts, exploration of Jewish culture and involvement in social activism.

Description: 

Founded in 1996, BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture (BINA) was created as a forum for exploring Jewish values and texts in pluralistic settings, for leadership development and societal improvement. It impacts over 25,000 Israelis every year through its Shabbat & holiday events, seminars, classes, and social-educational programs.  In 2006, BINA established the Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, followed by a second location in Jerusalem. Today, attended by hundreds of young adults each year, the Secular Yeshiva has emerged as a center for Jewish cultural expression in both cities. 

Grant Quote: 

"Through our grant from The Foundation, we hope to inspire young Israelis to take active responsibility for their Jewish identities, their communities and for Israeli society as a whole.” - Eran Baruch, Executive Director, BINA