We believe that Israeli communities can be better–-stronger, more caring, more interconnected.
In order for Israeli Jews to feel connected to their country and each other, they need to share a common culture. That can only happen when there's spiritual leadership to make it happen.
The Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics aims to improve the fabric of Israeli society by intensively training Israeli rabbis in all aspects of communal rabbinics so that they can lead their communities to a more meaningful connection with Judaism and act as a unifying force in Israeli society.
It's Time for a Change
Rabbi David Fine and Rabbi Shlomo Sobol have identified a deep need in Israeli society and taken the initiative in establishing the Barkai Center for rabbinic training. The Center will train ordained Religious Zionist rabbis to become communal professionals with the skills to build and lead communities across Israel, and make the riches of Judaism accessible to all.