Our ten day seminars inspire hundreds of Jewish learners a year, infusing them with excitement and supplying them with the tools necessary to explore new paradigms of Judaism, to seek out new partnerships with Progressive Jewish communities, and to foster entrepreneurial approaches to Jewish learning and leadership.
These intensive seminars are designed for adults seeking a deep engagement with Jewish learning in the spiritual and historic center of our people. Groups study and explore both in Jerusalem and around Israel. Close attention is paid to developing practical Judaic learning skills as well as to examining spirituality and personal growth for the benefit of both the individual as well as the community.
The Beutel Seminar is a prestigious ten-day seminar in Jerusalem run by the Anita Saltz International Education Center. The seminar offers the opportunity to study ancient texts and history; discuss current political and social issues; explore spiritual pathways and concepts of Jewish leadership – all within a Progressive Jewish context. Participants must be recommended by their community (i.e., rabbi, Jewish professional and or local lay leader) for their dedication and commitment to their communities (past and future). Learn More.
This program of the World Union for Progressive Judaism in cooperation with the Israel Religious Action Center, is a unique, unprecedented opportunity to visit Israel and grapple with legal issues facing Israeli society. This extraordinary seminar brings participants into contact with inspiring Israeli attorneys, judges, leaders and activists. Learn More.
Join us for this unique experience where Christians, Jews and Muslims will explore Israel together while learning about the common roots of their respective faiths. Our goal is to promote understanding and tolerance amongst Muslims, Christians, and Jews. The program will enable participants to gain respect for and knowledge of both their own and others’ religions and beliefs while exploring Israel. Learn More.
The Social Justice Seminar is an intensive 10-day program run in cooperation with the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism in which participants explore issues of religion and state in Israel, as well as socioeconomic issues, and engage in social action projects. Learn More.
The Bergman Seminar for Progressive Jewish Educators is an intensive 10-day program for Progressive Jewish Educators from around the world, combining classroom and text study with site visits in Jerusalem and around Israel that will bring the texts and ideas to life. Learn More.
The Summer Institute is designed for adults seeking a significant religious and spiritual experience in Israel. The program aims to help individuals develop a comfort with their own prayer and spirituality while experiencing prayer in different ways. The program will explore prayer, its origin, melodies and tradition through experiential and traditional learning. Learn More.