Building Jewish pluralism and social action in Israel. Home of the Secular Yeshiva, Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, BINA GAP Year, and numerous projects that support education, pluralism, social justice, and community in Israel.
Jewish Peoplehood lies at the core of BINA. We believe that Jewish People around the world should learn and work together in order to strengthen Israel, Judaism, and Tikkun Olam. BINA runs many programs that bring together Israeli & Diaspora Jews in pluralistic learning and social action: BINA GAP Year, Tikkun Olam, BINA Summer, and other special programs and tours.
The Secular Yeshiva aims to cultivate a new generation of secular Israeli leaders who possess in-depth familiarity with the Hebrew cultural past and present, and who embrace social activism and Jewish study as central values by which to live. The Secular Yeshiva is a home where young adult students experience intensive learning, encounter varied approaches to Jewish life and embark upon on a fascinating journey. Currently in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beer-Sheva.
Since 2010 BINA has led Jewish pluralism programs in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). Programs include seminars, workshops, Shabbat programs, and more. BINA is one of the first and few non-orthodox organizations in Israel to lead Jewish identity, Jewish learning, and Shabbat programs in the IDF.
For over 10 years BINA has led programs on Jewish pluralism, identity, and social justice for Israeli high school students, teachers, and families. Programs include full or multi-seminars and tours, Beit Midrash programs, intergenerational learning, and more. Topics include Jewish identity and heritage, Jewish pluralism, “Jewish social justice” and more.
BINA runs many special projects and works with many partners in different fields of Jewish pluralism, social action, Jewish education, community, and more. Read more about some of our special projects and partners below.
BINA Bashchuna (“Wisdom in the Neighborhood”) is a comprehensive community-building initiative (CCI) that aims to cultivate young leadership in Israel with a strong sense of Jewish identity and social responsibility, to introduce Jewish pluralistic programming to new audiences throughout Israel, & develop groups who lead positive change in their community.
BINA’s Beit Midrash offers a diverse array of courses, workshops, events and tours and topics ranging from Bible to Talmud, Philosophy and Kabbala, Modern Hebrew Literature and Zionism, History and Feminism, and more. We provide opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to study Jewish topics in an open, pluralistic, and innovative setting. Based in Ramat Efal, most contents are in Hebrew.
A 4-month intensive Jewish learning program for English-speaking adults from around the world. The ONLY full-time pluralistic Jewish learning program in English in Tel Aviv.
A MASA Israel Award-Winning 5-10 month volunteer and study service-learning program for English-speakers ages 21-30.
Spend 5 months living, studying and volunteering alongside Israeli teens, with an optional additional 5 months of full Hebrew immersion. Engage in meaningful classes exploring Jewish texts, and current issues in Israel, while exploring the land and people of Israel.
BINA offers a wide variety of seminars and tours for visitors and groups. Come for an afternoon, a day, or more!
Support social justice & Jewish pluralism in Israel with BINA!