The Ein Prat alumni community is a diverse, dynamic and distinctly Israeli group of young adults passionate about Judaism, Jewish text study and making a difference. Comprised of Israeli Jews from across the religious and political spectrum, Ein Prat graduates share deep appreciation for their Jewish roots, optimistic love of the Jewish State, and ambition to add value to society.
Numbering over 2,000, Ein Prat graduates are a growing community with increasing influence. They include students who serve as leaders on local university campuses, activists campaigning for worthwhile causes, and ambitious young professionals.
Operating hubs in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva and spearheading activities all across the country, Ein Prat's alumni represent a diverse and growing cross-section of Israeli young adults.
In congregating to mark and honor Jewish holidays and Israeli festivals in pluralistic manners, learning as a Jewish value in itself, interacting with peers of different backgrounds and perspectives, volunteering for a cause, and creating new Israeli intellectual, artistic and cultural expressions, Ein Prat alumni are part of a conversation and community making a positive contribution to Israeli society.
"Despite the young age of the Ein Prat graduates, their activities reveal extraordinary values and intellectualism."
- Adi Arbel, Makor Rishon
What our Graduates Say?
The program was nothing less than a life-changing event for me. I was born on a kibbutz and this was the first time in my life that I had a real encounter with the Jewish canon. It was a genuine opportunity to learn and explore Judaism without coercion, without any secular-religious tension. The process wasn’t easy - it alternated between highs and lows, with many moments of sheer joy derived from the numerous hours I spent studying. Altogether at the end, I felt this period enabled the beginning of a solidification of my Jewish identity. Four years after finishing the program, I still shiver at memories of this intense and meaningful period.
Hila Morag (Bichler)
The texts we studied gave me a living connection to my past, poured light on what I already knew, and exposed me to what feels like entirely new worlds. I always dreamed of a better society; today I believe that we can improve our society through the passion and energy coming out of Ein Prat. I hope to be able to play an active role in this Tikkun by putting what I have learned into practice and doing all I can for the greater good
"The program strengthened my link to Jewish history and tradition, to our cultural heritage, and to the Israeli people as a whole. The strong relationships we formed were the beginning of a deep and continuous dialogue that has now been going on for years on a weekly basis. I arrived at Ein Prat after a six-year military service in the Intelligence Corps as an officer. I found Ein Prat to be a place where I could study Maimonides alongside the original texts of Aristotle, on whom he relies; where I could experience a magical and spiritual Shabbat; where I met some of my best friends today – both religious and secular; and where I found myself asking questions concerning my identity and my belonging. The meaningful study experience has helped define my standards for the rest of my academic studies. The close encounter with religious friends made clear to me the great importance of religious-secular dialogue, and questions of religion and state. After Ein Prat, I went on to work as a group facilitator at Gesher Jewish Educational Projects focusing on religious-secular dialogue and on Jewish and Israeli identity, and at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where I focused on Judaism and Democracy."