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A Jewish LEAP Year: The New B’nai Mitzvah

Will you indulge us for a moment?  Can we take a minute to point out a few challenges in how we launch our children on their Jewish journeys?  Don’t worry – we won’t just kvetch; we also have a pretty good solution for how to address these challenges.  […]

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We are all (no longer) slaves | Parashat Beshalach

Avraham Eisen explores the relevance of this lesson for our current complicated political reality […]

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For if you destroy it, there is no one to restore it after you | Tu BiShvat

Tu b’Shvat, the new year for the trees, a Jewish celebration of nature and all that it does for us. […]

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To Exploit and Be Exploited. To Apologize. To Survive | Parashat Bo

How does the end of Egyptian slavery compare with the end of the Holocaust? […]

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Tour South Tel Sviv

Discovering South Tel Aviv

Five must-see spots on the "other side" of Tel Aviv The neighborhoods of south Tel Aviv are the "wrong side … […]

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My Gap Year with BINA – A Life Changing Program

Nehama Dormont – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv, is summarizing her first five months on the … […]

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My Gap Year With BINA – Judaism Through a Secular Lens

Meet Kylie Heering – a participant on BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv. Check out Kylie's own exciting summary of … […]

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Change and Constancy | Parashat VeYechi

Parashat "VeYechi," closes out the book of Genesis, and the string of family dramas of the fathers and mothers; a … […]

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Finding My Community in Israel

Meet Michael Duke, a participant on MITF – Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Tel Aviv, and learn about his journey … […]

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BINA: An innovative Jewish movement in two innovative regions

By Marla Goodman, first published in The Jerusalem Report  What else can Israeli innovation bring to the famed Silicon Valley … […]

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Noah's Journey on MITF with BINA

Meet Noah Kaplan, a participant in our unique Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program with BINA in Tel Aviv. As an … […]

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No Miracle Befell Us – Hanukkah and the Courage to be Secular

First published on The "Srugim" website "For the secular there is no sovereign. The contradictions in his life have no … […]

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The Wandering Jew

During the past week, I have been travelling throughout the United States for work. I have been taking part in … […]

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Why Teach English in Israel?

Why Teach English in Israel? Looking to do something meaningful AND strengthen your career? There are many reasons to teach … […]

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A Conversation with Dr. Ariel Levinson

Conversations with Innovative Educators Dr. Ariel Levinson, Co-Founder and Director of the Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva by Batel Kolman First published … […]

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Who’s Falling from Israel’s Tower of Babel? | Parashat Noach

Social Originally published in the Times of Israel The climbing number of construction deaths in Israel is becoming a modern … […]

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Israeli Schools Teach Religious Nationalism

Opinion: Israeli Schools Teach Pro-settler Religious Nationalism Is the Only Way to Be Jewish By Noga Brenner Samia First published … […]

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An American Hiloniut

By Rabbi James Greene, first published in eJewish Philanthropy October 31, 2019 Over the last two years, the JCC I … […]

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What to Look for in an Israel Gap Year

There are dozens of different Israel gap year programs. But how do you pick the best Israel gap year program … […]

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