BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change

Amount: 
$100,000
Year: 
2012
Field of Interest: 
Jewish Identity
Program Name: 
Secular Yeshiva: Core Tracks
Grant Type: 
Israel
Organization 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 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.

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