Elul Program

Each summer 200 Israeli young adults from across the religious spectrum take part in the Elul program. Israel’s largest pluralistic young adult learning framework, the Elul program takes place on different campuses around Israel and consists of 40 days of intensive Jewish learning.

Participants report that the program enriches their knowledge and identity as Jewish Israelis, strengthens their appreciation for Judaism and Jewish diversity, and enhances their connection to Jewish values, among other outcomes.

The Elul program has been featured in articles in the Forward, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, and Times of Israel for its uniqueness and success.

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What our alumni think

"In the Elul program I learned and understood how Judaism is more than a religion – it is a culture and a nation."

"The Elul program was a deep dive into diverse worlds of content and into my identity."

"In the Elul program I strengthened my identity as a Jew and Israeli. I asked questions about my future. It is a place in which young adults in Israeli society can overcome what divides us and reach ‘Shalom Bayit’ as a people."

Our lecturers and fields of study

ענת סילברסטון

Anat Silverstone

Gender

סיגל שטיינברג

Sygall Steinberg

bialik

Inbar Amir

DRama

שי גיליס

Shai Gillis

literature

לאה בינהקר

Leah Beinhaker

mindfulness

Yael Yakovi

yoga

מיכה גודמן

Micah Goodman

jewish thought

עולש גולדברג

Olash Goldberg

hasidut

קרן

Keren Apfelbaum-Reif

community

Amit Baratz

literature

יאיר טלמון

Yair Talmon

economics

דני סגל

Dani Segal

bible and talmud

רגב בן דוד

Regev Ben David

judaism and state

עמרי שאשא

Omri Shasha

kabbalah

ילי שנר

Yali Shner

creative writing

Anat Hoffman

Hebrew Poetry