TOURS & SEMINARS
Book a Tour or Workshop with BINA
BINA's acclaimed tours and workshops are an excellent way to engage your group with current questions of Jewish identity and social action in Israel through BINA's positive educational hands-on approach.
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
BINA's Tours and Workshops Are Perfect For:
Synagogues and community missions
Schools and youth groups
Taglit/Birthright and student groups
Study tours and professional groups
Family tours and private groups
Interactive Study Sessions and Workshops
1 - 3 Hours
At BINA's Tel Aviv Secular Yeshiva Campus
or other locations (upon request, pending availability)
BINA offers nteractive, 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. Through an open and inviting approach, we encourage each individual to make their own meaning and take ownership of their heritage, in ways that are relevant to their lives and to important social issues of today.
Limmud sessions are led by skilled BINA educator/facilitators and can be independent or combined with tours and/or mifgash with BINA student/volunteers.
Leading Limmud/Workshop topics include:
Beyond Synagogue & State: The Future of Jewish Pluralism in Israel
The New Megilla: Israel's Declaration of Independence
Jewish Study AND Action: How do you talk the talk and walk the walk of Judaism?
Greening Judaism: Judaism, environmentalism, and the Land of Israel
Israel: A Jewish and/or Democratic State?
Queering Judaism: Redefining Judaism as a Culture of Inclusion
*Specific topics and sessions may depend on availability.
All of our tours can be combined with study sessions at the BINA Secular Yeshiva
bridging between Jewish sources and the current realities of Israel today.
Popular Tours Include:
The Strangers Among Us: Refugees, Immigrants & Others
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.
Into the Belly of the Beast: Central Bus Station TLV
1.5 - 2.5 Hours, The New Central Bus Station
This tour presents the entrepreneurial spirit that led to the establishment of Neve Sha’anan and the New Central Bus Station; the vision for success and the reality of failure. It will reveal the unique sub-culture that has evolved in the empty spaces of the station and the communities which it serves. The tour raises questions of social, financial, and racial gaps in the “White City" as well as questions of immigration and gentrification.
#LGBTQTLV: The Global Queer Jewish Capital
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.
* Depends on availability