BINA runs numerous programs that bring together Israeli and international Jews, promoting a sense of Jewish Peoplehood through pluralistic Jewish learning and social action.
BINA is one of the leaders in promoting pluralistic Jewish education in the Secular (Mamlachti) school system throughout Israel. BINA's focus is on teacher education and student enrichment.
Since 2010, BINA has led Jewish pluralism programs in the Israeli Defense Forces. 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.
BINA in the Neighborhood ("BINA Bashchuna") aims to revitalize and empower underprivileged communities in Israel, inspired by Jewish pluralistic values including Tikkun Olam.
BINA runs numerous special programs focusing on holidays and life events such as We Declare for Israel's Independence Day, Havaya - alternative Jewish/Israeli life cycle ceremonies, a Bat Mitzvah Project, and others.
BINA is active in supporting the rights of Refugees and Asylum seekers in Israel, and see protecting them as part of our Jewish culture and values. Read BINA's Statement and Action Plan for African Asylum Seekers
The BINA Secular Yeshiva is the only non-orthodox institute of its kind in Israel today. Young adults from Israel, and all over the world, study Jewish texts and Jewish culture intensively from sources ranging from the Bible and Gemara to classic Israeli literature and Zionist history.
Alisa Robbins Doctoroff is President of the Board of UJA-Federation of New York. She previously served as Chair of the Board, as well as chair of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal after years of involvement with its work, particularly in Israel and with young people. Ms. Doctoroff is a past president of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, was instrumental in founding its high school division, and chaired the initiative for its recent expansion.
Rabbi Kalmanofsky was ordained in 1997 by The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He regularly publishes essays on Jewish thought and practice, and he serves on the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Jeremy Kalmanofsky arrived at Ansche Chesed in 2001 and has never looked back. He loves working here because, he says, despite all the prophecies of gloom about American Judaism, the Ansche Chesed community proves that traditional but heterodox Judaism can thrive.