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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, being Israeli, Israel, BINA, Tova Birnbaum, Franz Rosenzweig

Israeliness on the 73rd anniversary | A Two-Way Stretch

Tova Birnbaum, Director of Jewish Content at the Oshmann Family Jcc in Palo Alto and head of the BINA-OFJCC partnership, explores how a Pilates principle can offer a new perspective on Israeli identity. […]

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Megillah, King Ahasuerus, BINA, Purim Mitzvot, Ayala Weizner, Celebrating Purim in a pandemic, COVID-19

Celebrating Purim in a pandemic: an opportunity to take a fresh look at holiday values

Ayala Weizner, Director of BINA’s Kibbutz Movement Leadership Program, explores how the Purim celebrations of her childhood inspire new perspectives on celebrating Purim during a pandemic. […]

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Between Darkness and Light | An Interactive Workshop for Hanukkah

BINA is pleased to offer this special Hanukkah workshop which can be adapted and used for groups of all ages and backgrounds. […]

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BINA’s Yom Kippur Learning & Discussion Guides

Here’s an opportunity to redefine the essence of the day and create a meaningful experience for adults and kids. The day involves some tried and true rituals – fasting and reciting Lamentations – but what more can be included? […]

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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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BINA's "Yom Kippur at Home" Guide

Download BINA’s new free "Yom Kippur at Home" guide to add meaning to your High Holidays.
Whether or not you attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, this new guide offers inspiring readings and rituals for you to do at home. […]

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Podcast: Which Secular Jews "rebuild" the Seder

Nir Braudo and Shmuel Rosner discuss the ways in which secular Jews can “re-build” the Passover Seder in the Jewish … […]

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Let there be no fire between us – Parashat Shemini

The sacred and the profane that are at the heart of the Parasha invite us to think carefully about what kind of responsibility is demanded of our public servants and leaders, and if this dichotomous, uncompromising approach is one that will allow us to continue to develop and grow as a democratic society. […]

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Order of the Day – Secular Judaism on Both Sides of the Ocean

In Israel, a vibrant, secular Jewish culture was created primarily around the ideals of the Zionist movement. In the United States, the Jewish community built a magnificent Jewish life with communal institutions at its center, religious schools, synagogues around the three main religious streams – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. […]

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BINA's Passover Seder Bookmarks

BINA's Passover Seder Bookmarks Additions and Suggestions for the Passover Haggadah Enrich your Passover Seder with meaningful content, thought-provoking questions … […]

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