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.
. The Akedah Project presents a compilation of short videos that offer a variety of perspectives on the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac. The Akedah is the Torah story that tells of the dramatic moment when God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. For generations, Jews have struggled to interpret the text and make meaning of its message. There are many ways of approaching this story, and scholars, artists, rabbis, poets, and educators each offer a different way of understanding The Akedah. The Akedah Project offers some of these interpretations, presented by experts from a variety of fields.
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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