• Challenge: 80% of non-
    Orthodox Israelis self-
    identified as knowing little
    or nothing about Judaism
    Social divisions in Israeli society and
    separation of educational systems
    between Orthodox and non-Orthodox
    have caused many secular Israelis to grow
    up alienated from Judaism.
    response: highlighting judaism’s
    relevance to secular youth
    JEWISH CHARITABLE | RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN ISRAEL | shalom hartman institute

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Jewish Charitable  |  Religious Pluralism in Israel

Shalom Hartman Institute

The Be’eri (“my well”) program at the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) teaches Jewish studies to secular high school students. Be’eri is operating in 75 high schools, roughly one-fifth of all Israeli secular high schools. Be’eri introduces 50,000 secular high school students to a multi-faceted approach to Judaism that is meaningful and relevant to their daily lives. The program integrates student education with parental involvement, facilitating a program that engages parents, students and teachers together in dynamic discussions. SHI provides training for teachers and principals, pluralistic textbooks and curricular units for enriched Jewish studies. The Be’eri school for teacher education provides training high school principals and Jewish studies teachers.

Introduces 50,000 secular high schools students to Judaism annually