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BINA Secular Yeshiva
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BINA's Secular Yeshiva in Palo Alto is a partnership with the Oshman Family JCC. The two organizations came together to create programs that reflect their shared understanding that the interaction between Jewish learning and social action will open new ways to connect to Jewish tradition, build community and contribute to social change.

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BINA at the OFJCC includes classes, experiences, and volunteer opportunities. We are open to participants of all backgrounds and religious practices. We offer innovative ways to integrate Jewish traditions and values into contemporary life.

All programming is based on BINA’s three core values: Jewish learning, social justice, and community.

Jewish Learning

BINA courses consist of Jewish text study on a variety of topics. We welcome all learners, no matter one's background or learning experience, and we enjoy the diversity of opinions that congregate in our learning space.

Social justice:

We firmly believe in the importance of both Jewish learning and meaningful social action. BINA's social action work in Palo Alto is enacted together with the OFJCC’s Center for Social Impact and in partnership with local leaders and grassroots organizations. All of our projects aim to provide participants the opportunity not only to give, but also, to learn and grow.

Community

BINA at the OFJCC hosts inclusive and joyful events that are open to all. Our projects aim to bring meaning to our Jewish lives through an exploration of Jewish culture, holidays and communal gatherings.

The Plagues Project

Plague is a timely topic to all of us these days. Jews will also have plagues on the mind when we read the story of the Ten Biblical Plagues in the Book of Shemot over the next couple of weeks and then again during the Passover Seder. The Plagues Project is a series of videos from some of the most prominent scholars, teachers, thinkers, activists, and artists, that showcase the ways that Jews have thought about Plagues – both the Biblical Plagues and plagues throughout history – for the last 3,000 years. This project is part of the continued collaboration between BINA, OFJCC, 929 English and JewishLIVE.

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Judaism: The New Basics | Weekly Learning

The course meets weekly, and is divided into thematic mini-courses of several weeks at a time. Participants are invited to sign up for a whole mini-course, or for individual classes. The upcoming mini-course is titled "Modern Jewish Philosophy" and it introduces the major philosophical issues and thinkers of the last hundred years. 

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Shabbat | Part of "Judaism: The New Basics"

The course meets weekly, and is divided into thematic mini-courses of several weeks at a time. Participants are invited to sign up for a whole mini-course, or for individual classes. The upcoming mini-course is titled "SHABBAT" and it introduces the major themes of Shabbat, both in the classical Jewish texts and in the many versions of Jewish life.

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