BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change

BINA is an Israeli-born movement at the intersection of Jewish education and social activism. BINA works to advance democracy, pluralism and justice in Israel and the Jewish world through limud (study), ma’ase (action) and kehilla (community), emphasizing Jewish culture and values of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a 10-month fellowship for Jewish college graduates. Get paid to teach English while immersing yourself in Israeli society!

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online workshops

If you can’t come to us, let us bring BINA to you and your community. Enjoy sessions run by BINA’s Jewish educators on a variety of thought-provoking topics.

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Take a leap

Given the new realities of the upcoming months, the OFJCC and BINA have teamed up to offer meaningful social action and learning opportunities for high school graduates.

What We Do

JEWISH EDUCATION and PLURALISM

Learn about BINA’s work to advance Jewish pluralism in Israel and beyond, and to promote Jewish education that is open, inclusive and welcoming. Download our educational resources.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTIVISM

Discover BINA’s efforts to promote social justice and democracy in Israel and beyond, addressing such topics as: women’s empowerment, community organizing, LGBT rights, refugee rights and more. Explore our social activism resources.

Jewish Peoplehood and Community

Explore BINA’s work to build bridges between Israeli Jews and Jews around the world, and among Israelis of diverse backgrounds, through shared learning, action and community building. Come join a BINA program.

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BINA Gap Year

A life-changing gap year experience that offers an international English-speaking track within a real Israeli Mechina (Israeli gap year program). Live, study and volunteer together with Israelis your age!

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

An immersive fellowship where fellows get paid to teach English in Israel for 10 months, make a difference in the lives of at-risk Israeli youth, gain professional training and enrichment, explore and experience Israel like a local!

Workshops and Tours

BINA offers fascinating urban social-cultural tours, interactive workshops and Jewish study sessions on a variety of topics for youth groups, synagogues, schools, Birthright and more. With part-day, full-day and multi-day options.

Bring BINA to Your Community

BINA provides scholar-educators for lectures, teaching, and scholar-in-residence opazportunities in Israel and around the world. BINA also helps to organize Jewish holiday and learning events for local communities.

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