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MITF+ Fellows Visit Kfar Manda

BINA’s MITF+ programs offer unique immersive experiences to the program’s Fellows. In addition to spending time in Tel Aviv, the … […]

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The measure of heroism and the measure of kindness || Yuval Linden

Yuval Linden describes his experience with the historical debate of “Do we light a menorah according to Shamai or Hillel?” We invite you to read and see how this age-old debate played out in a modern way, and what was the final decision of Yuval’s army unit was on how to light their menorah this Hanukkah. […]

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Kabbalat Shabbat these last weeks – an Interview with Vered Avidan

This week, Marcie Yoselevsky, External Relations Associate at BINA speaks with Vered Avidan about leading Kabbalat Shabbat these last weeks. […]

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An American in Israel at War – an interview with BINA MITF Participant

Marcie Yoselevsky, External Relations Associate at BINA speaks with BINA MITF Program Participant Jeremy Brian Randall. Jeremy, How has the past month been for you? Did you consider returning to the States? […]

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What I Learned in My First
Five Months at BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Samantha Acriche from New York reflects on the physical spaces and experiences that made her time so special while working in Nazareth and living in Nof HaGalil. Read on to find out more! […]

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Living and Working in the
North of Israel | BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Samantha Acriche from New York reflects on the physical spaces and experiences that made her time so special while working in Nazareth and living in Nof HaGalil. Read on to find out more! […]

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Celebrating the Holidays in Israel
| BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Aly Danick reflects on her experience celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas in Israel and abroad, and how she found ways to embrace the festive spirit while being far from home. Read on to find out more! […]

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Hanukkah Interview with
MITF Fellows | BINA

Our MITF Fellows have celebrated Hanukkah with loved ones, traveled, and embraced the festive atmosphere in Israel. BINA had the opportunity to interview Fellows Alexa and Noam to discuss their experiences celebrating Hanukkah in Israel, their favorite parts about the holiday, and more. Read on to find out their thoughts and how they’ve been celebrating! […]

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Shining a Light on Hanukkah During
the Holiday Season | BINA

Happy Hanukkah from BINA! To commemorate the second night, BINA External Relations Associate Emma Lillianthal shares her experience growing up in a small town in the United States and how she made Hanukkah a memorable and meaningful holiday amidst other holidays that coincide. Read on to find out more! […]

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Culture Shock | BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

BINA MITF Fellow Alexa Schwartz from Los Angeles, California, shares her experiences of culture shock and self-discovery in her new home of Kiryat Gat. In her post, she describes the many moments of learning and growth that she has experienced as she adapts to life in a new country. Read the full article below to find out more! […]

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The Generosity of Strangers | BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

BINA MITF Fellow Allison Cohen talks about the many acts of generosity she has received from the amazing people that she has met while living in Nof HaGalil and teaching in Nazareth. Read on to find out more about the amazing and generous people she has met during her time living and teaching in Israel! […]

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A Day in the Life of a MITF Fellow
| MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Ellie Shafron gives snapshots and glimpses into her daily life of living and teaching in Beit She’an with … […]

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Top Restaurants to Try in Tel Aviv / MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Tiffany Hamilton shares a list of her favorite restaurant spots in Tel Aviv that she discovered so far … […]

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4 Tips for Moving to a New Country / MITF Tel Aviv+

Moving to a new country can be scary, anxiety provoking, and fill you with self doubt. It can also be … […]

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MITF From a New Perspective / MITF Tel Aviv+

Growing up in Baltimore I attended Sunday school, high holiday services at my synagogue, and enough bar and bat mitzvahs … […]

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The Sweet Beauty of Rosh Hashanah / Emma Lillianthal

On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world and the start of a new year. It is a … […]

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The Cities of BINA’s MITF Tel Aviv+ Teaching Program in Israel

Only a few short weeks ago, BINA welcomed a new batch of participants to the MITF Tel Aviv + program … […]

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Embracing Self-Expression and Defeating Jewish Guilt / Anna Weiss

I want to talk about the reality of Jewish guilt, specifically the way it relates to self-expression. Jewish guilt is … […]

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The Shifting Labels of an Ever-Growing Self/ Anna Weiss

Furthermore, identifying with a specific sect of Judaism can feel limiting to all of the nuances that come with connecting to religion and being religious. Furthermore, what if none of the Jewish labels fit? It can make you feel lost and unsure of where you fit into Judaism. […]

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