Interactive Jewish text-study workshops
Eye-opening social-cultural tours of Tel Aviv
Mifgash (encounters) with BINA students and local activists
Short (1 hour) to full day to multi-day options
Synagogues and community missions
Schools and youth groups
Taglit/Birthright and student groups
Study tours and professional groups
Family tours and private groups
1 – 3 Hours
At BINA's Tel Aviv Secular Yeshiva Campus or other locations (upon request, pending availability)
BINA offers interactive, inclusive, and empowering study sessions and workshops on a variety of topics. Participants learn about the Israeli Hitchadshut Yehudit (Jewish Renaissance) first-hand, by exploring Jewish texts with a welcoming approach and are invited to make their own meaning.
Popular topics include: Synagogue and State and Jewish Pluralism in Israel; Study and Action – Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk of Judaism; Judaism, Israel and the Environment; Judaism and Democracy; Queering Judaism; Judaism, Israel and Refugees; and more.
2 – 2.5 Hours, Neve Sha'anan & South Tel Aviv
This tour explores the fascinating neighborhood of Neve Sha’anan as a microcosm of Israel. In recent years, Israel has seen a significant rise in non-Jewish immigrants such as migrant workers, asylum-seekers and refugees, presenting new challenges to the Jewish State. With our own eyes we will see how diverse groups have left their impact on Israel and on the neighborhood.
2 – 2.5 Hours, Downtown Tel Aviv
How did Tel Aviv become Israel’s LGBTQ capital and hub of cosmpolitanism? This tour will explore the modern history of Tel Aviv and how it became intertwined with the queer history of Israel and Tel Aviv. Along the way we will explore the interconnection of religious pluralism, secular Jewish culture, synagogue & state, queerness and broader topics of diversity in Tel Aviv and Israel – and the successes and challenges of pluralism in Tel Aviv today. Includes a processing session in Gan Meir.
45 min – 1 Hour
We can add a mifgash (encounter) to a tour or learning session offered above with asylum seekers, Jewish residents of south Tel Aviv, or young Israeli and international Jewish activists from one of BINA’s young adult programs.