Young Adults (Garin)

More than 100 young adults join BINA Bashchuna every year to live, volunteer and study in underprivileged neighborhoods for a period of 6 months to one year and afterwards throughout their military service (“garin nahal” military track). They engage in social action in the neighborhood and participate in weekly study sessions which expose participants to ancient and modern Jewish texts and issues of Jewish culture, Zionism, social justice and identity. These groups form the basis for communities of young secular Jewish Israeli adults who immerse themselves in study and social action and strengthen their commitment to social responsibility and community leadership, influenced by Jewish values. This program fosters a Jewish context for understanding and grounding social action and nurtures young leaders with a stronger sense of both Jewish identity and social responsibility.