Makom engages 20,000 secular Jewish children, families, teachers and community members in Jewish culture through customized and interconnected educational, community-building and social justice programs.
Established in 1989, Hamidrasha facilitates the acquisition of Jewish culture among secular Israelis, promotes a meaningful connection with Jewish heritage, and creates a more pluralistic cultural and spiritual landscape in Israel. It trains leaders who influence family life, the school system, and community/public life. Programs connect study, practice and volunteerism with Jewish life. It reaches 40,000 participants a year, working with diverse populations in schools, communities, and adult education settings.
"HaMidrasha’s Makom Program makes the traditions, wisdom, values and communal spirit of Judaism accessible and relevant to every Jewish Israeli.' - Dr. Moti Zeira, CEO, HaMidrasha Educational Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Israel