BINA combines Jewish learning, social action and community building running cultural, social and educational programs that reach more than 50,000 from Israel and abroad each year. While our range of activities is broad and diverse, all of our programs work together to serve our mission; to strengthen Israel as a democratic, pluralistic and just society.
Jewish Peoplehood lies at the core of BINA's international programs - we believe that Jewish People around the world should learn and work together in order to strengthen Israel, Judaism, and Tikkun Olam. BINA runs programs that bring together Israeli & Diaspora Jews in pluralistic learning and social action: BINA GAP Year, Tikkun Olam, Beit Midrash TLV, 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 for young adults to experience intensive learning, encounter varied approaches to Jewish life and embark upon on a fascinating journey. Our Secular Yeshiva's are in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer-Sheva and Haifa.
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 seminars and tours, cross-cultural encounters, Beit Midrash programs, intergenerational learning, and more. Topics include Jewish identity and heritage, Jewish pluralism, Judaism and Democracy, shared society 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, classes are in Hebrew.
Spend a year teaching in Israel and you'll be amazed at what you'll learn! Spend 5 months in Tel Aviv + 5 months in Beit She'an / Nazareth / Ramla / or Rahat. Make a difference in the lives of Israeli kids, gain new skills and explore Israel. Find out more!
An award-winning 5-10 month social change internship program with service-learning for young adults aged 21-30. Intern in leading Israeli nonprofits, gain new skills, volunteer with diverse populations (Arabs and Jews, refugees, etc. ) and experience Israel like never before!
Experience Israeli society in Tel Aviv, Israel's most exciting city! Live and volunteer in south Tel Aviv. Explore the Jewish bookshelf from a pluralistic and progressive perspective. Join BINA’s thriving community from Israel and around the world.
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!