The BINA Secular Yeshiva is the only non-orthodox institute of its kind in Israel today. Over 500 young adults from Israel and all over the world, study Jewish texts and Jewish culture intensively from sources ranging from the Bible and Gemara to classic Israeli literature and Zionist history. Students learn with renowned experts from the fields of academia, Jewish scholarship and social activism, and then discuss the texts in “hevrutah” or study pairs. This format fosters a long-term commitment to Jewish study, and encourages students to interpret the sources in a meaningful and personal way. Situated in the disadvantaged neighborhood of south Tel Aviv, the Secular Yeshiva aspires to create dialogue between text study and community work; a dialogue which, BINA believes, has the power to enhance both. With branches in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva, the Secular Yeshivas hope to become a cultural home for young adults seeking a meaningful pluralistic Jewish experience, amidst increasing religious extremism in Israel.


BINA has embarked upon a groundbreaking public struggle to attain official recognition from the Defense and Education ministries, wanting Secular Yeshivas to be granted equivalent statuses to Orthodox Yeshivas in Israel, which are funded by the government.


BINA currently operates Secular Yeshivas in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beer-Sheva.

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The BINA Secular Yeshiva TLV is proudly funded by UJA-Federation of New York, Rappaport Family Trust, Ziering Family Foundation, and additional donors.

The Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva is proudly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and supported by the Leichtag Foundation, Montefiore Endowment, Jerusalem Foundation, Sherover Foundation and additional supporters. The BINA Secular Yeshiva in Beer Sheva is is proudly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest, Federation CJA Montreal, Posen Foundation, JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and additional donors

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