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.
LEAP is an internship program for Bay Area 18 year-olds based on the values of Learning, Experience, Action, Peoplehood.
Given the new realities of the upcoming months, the OFJCC and BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change have teamed up to offer meaningful social action and learning opportunities for high school graduates.
LEAP is an opportunity to deepen your Jewish identity through an internship at the Oshman Family JCC In Palo Alto. The internship consists of Jewish learning, social action projects, and community building. All LEAP programming will operate within the guidelines of local health advisories.
"Judaism: The New Basics" is a weekly learning opportunity, currently happening on Zoom. We meet every Wednesday night at 7 PM PST.
"Judaism: The New Basics" is a fresh look at various topics of Jewish interest. The course is appropriate for beginners, as well for those more familiar with Jewish learning who now wish to engage seriously with text study.
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 current mini-course is titled "Just Texts," and it explores the connection between Judaism and Social Justice from a variety of perspectives.
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