BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture

BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture
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Secular Yshiva: Core Tracks
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Jewish Identity
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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.


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. 

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"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