“When asked the question: Which is greater, study or action?
All answered: Study, for study leads to action.”

Tractate Kiddushin

Beit Midrash Hatzerot

Jerusalem Open Beit Medrash for young men and women in Bet Yisrael.
Beit Midrash Yerushalmi is open to young men and women –
and is a journey through the courtyards of Jewish thought:

From the Kinneret to the Hasidic Dynasties,
and from our very own backyard,
to the most inner part of our identities and souls.

Chatzerot is a journey of bringing all our courtyards together.

An outdoor Beit Midrash in the heart of Khirbet Arza, where young men and women meet to learn under the trees and under the stars. To ask big questions, consider answers big and small. To create, sing, make music, write.

Beit Yisrael is a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture old and new–Chassidic niggunim, piyyutim from the East, and modern Israeli artists; lectures on important figures from the Maggid of Mezritch to A.D. Gordon. We invite you to join us.

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Taken from the Yiddish term for Chassidic “travelers” who made pilgrimages to their rebbes, our “nos’im” are Beit Yisrael alumni on a journey to becoming community leaders. The program provides inspiring learning, mentorship, skills, tools, support through challenges, and a sounding board for new ideas.


Beit Yisrael’s young activists are ideally placed to identify social challenges and tap into the solutions that can really work for particular populations. The Magshimim program acts as an incubator for the initiatives of young social entrepreneurs. It provides personal mentoring, group brainstorming, networking support, and skills development to enable young activists to put their values into practice. “Hamagshimim” means “the fulfillers of dreams.”

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