Beit Midrash Elul

Beit Midrash Elul
Program Name: 
Learning Communities - Buildling Jewish Identities Through Text
Grant Year: 
Grant Type: 
Grant Amount: 
Field of Interest: 
Jewish Identity
Grant Purpose: 

The Learning Communities – Building Jewish Identities Through Text program engages more than 2,000 Israeli Jews  of diverse backgrounds from 40 communities through an exploration of modern and traditional Jewish texts; and 9,000 community members through public events related to Jewish identity. 


Elul seeks to introduce Jewish Israelis both to Jewish texts and to other Jews who may not share their cultural and religious beliefs. It seeks to fill the needs for: people to rediscover their Jewish identity; Jewish identity to become an integral part of personal and professional identities as well as the national agenda; communities to engage in greater community activism; and Jewish identity programs to become more common in cities on the social and geographic peripheries.