Beit Rashut Ha’Rabim is the Jerusalem Center for Jewish Renaissance. The fundamental objective of this “bayit” (home) is to provide a space for greater cooperation and cohesion across all sectors of Jewish pluralistic civil society. With 10 resident organizations and as many as 80 hours of activity each week, Bait Rashut Ha’Rabim is primed to transform Jerusalem. With the support of the Jerusalem municipality, the Center is an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation and productivity.
Beit Rashut Ha’Rabim’s offers:
Affordable work space for Jewish pluralism organizations in Jerusalem: Open spaces of varying sizes offer room for meetings, study sessions, trainings, presentations, and performances. A landscaped garden will host outdoor activities and community-wide events.
Capacity building and professional development: Programs focusing on helping organizations to define and articulate their unique value proposition and theories of change, improve impact assessment and plan for sustainability.
Educational Tourism: A variety of original tours with experiential content are open for the public. They encompass every one of the city’s communities and involve inter-sectoral and inter-faith dialogue.
Innovation Hub: Professional and lay mentors teach organizations and activists in the field how to develop groundbreaking Jewish renaissance ideas into supportable platforms. Specialized training guides professionals as they build up their ideas and implement them in their organizations.
Community-wide programs: The Center includes a community hall equipped to host educational and cultural events of up to 150 people and will host approximately 200 training and enrichment programs, workshops, and activities annually, reaching over 3,000 people each year.
We are grateful to our partners in this initiative: UJA Federation of New York, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Avi Chai Foundation, the Jewish Agency and the Municipality of Jerusalem, who see the value in an alternative, moderate answer to Jewish celebration of our joint heritage.