Beit Moreshet fundraising campaign
A community at the heart of social action
Twenty years ago, in the summer of 2000, we arrived to Ma'ale Adumim, a group of young families brought here in cooperation with the city's veteran families.Once here, we understood that the physical stage of "ingathering of the exiles" must be followed by a spiritual ingathering aimed at promoting a deep and abiding connection between all parts of the Jewish People. This led to us to establishing Beit Moreshet, which is both a community and a home.
Over these past twenty years we at Beit Moreshet have sought to bring light and goodness to Ma'ale Adumim. This community and its branches
constitute a task-oriented Jewish spiritual center. Each community with its distinctive character promotes study, lectures, human encounters, a community-minded lifestyle, charitable works and activities revolving around annual festivals—for the good of the community and general public. As part of our work we lead a variety of activities with different communities across the city including training rabbis for congregations, synagogues and kindergartens. All our activities are meant to deepen our collective sense of togetherness, involvement in the community, and responsibility for the place in which we live.
Beit Moreshet is headed by Rabbi Eli Kaplan and Rabbi Asaf Cohen.
Over the years, gradually and through painstaking activity, the two developed various channels of activity at Beit Moreshet including:A pre-military program for boys, both religious and secular; Beit Midrash based in AMIT High School that prepares yeshiva students for the teaching profession; an after-school club for children with special needs operating in UlpanatTzvia which, over the years, has attracted hundreds of girl students to volunteer there; MAGEN youth program for at-risk youth; ; ShirHajaj Learning Centerproviding disadvantaged children with scholastic assistance; Be'eriWomen's Jewish Studies Institute;a community Midrasha for pensioners;a seminary for training congregational rabbis and educational rabbis (kindergartens); special activities for children after school and in summer camps; afternoon Talmud Torah for children and more…
After decades of activity we turn to you and offer you partnership in all the good things happening here in Beit Moreshet.
In view of the multiple activities, increased local demand, and our desire to expand the ranks of beneficiaries—in the pre-military program, the educational Beit Midrash and the Tzemed club for children with special needs—we invite you to partner with us in funding this important endeavor. Our goal is to expand the circle of beneficiaries through the important and extensive activity we conduct.
The Taking Responsibility Together campaign presents an opportunity to leverage our activity and deliver Beit Moreshet—from an existential struggle to a state of development and growth.
The Taking Responsibility Together campaign is an opportunity to provide a boost to our different projects in the city, develop them and see them grow and expand!
The Taking Responsibility Together campaign is an opportunity for all of us – local residents, friends and partners of Beit Moreshet – to stand together and proclaim: we all are a part of this success story.
Help us bring light to this city!
Beit Moreshet, Ma'aleAdumim – continuing its endeavors as we join forces for its success.
- Education seminary
Beit Midrash Moreshet is a unique seminary dedicated to cultivatingthe backbone of educational leadership in the city. Dozens of leading figures in the field of education in Ma'aleAdumim have already emerged from the Beit Midrash. Aside from in-depth Torah study, we provide our graduates with a direct encounter with teens attending AMIT Eitan School, practical experience in various educational and social endeavors in the city, workshops in a variety of areas, placement assistance as educators in the city and, above all, a tremendous sense of mission towards educational endeavors inspired by the living Torah.
Goals in the current campaign:
- Upkeep of the Beit Midrash and the yeshiva students studying there.
- Support for the after-school clubs for Ethiopian-Israelis (which does not receive external funding).
- Maintenance of the Talmud Torah for children, the Midrashot for women, pensioners, and community rabbis.
- Construction of a permanent and respectable two-story building for Beit Moreshet measuring 600 sqm.
- Eitan pre-military program
The Eitan pre-military program was established in 2011 at Givat HaMeyasdim, located in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone. The program believes in the ability of each trainee to develop his unique abilities during the course of the training. Our trainees include boys who regularly attend the Beit Midrash as well as others who combine their study with work in construction, agriculture, volunteering for the Civil Guard and in educational activity and more.
The program combines religious study with fascinating subject matter such as couple relations, spoken Arabic, the influence of the media and more, along with social activism, personal empowerment, and cultivating a love for Israel through trips and outings in the field.
The program's trainees meet with key figures who inspire them towards working for the benefit of the society in which we live.
The program believes in the ability of each trainee to develop his unique talents. Our trainees gain experience in taking part in important and significant undertakings which provide a sense of tremendous satisfaction and an increased sense of belonging to Am Yisrael, the Torah, and Eretz Yisrael.
Naturally, the main role of the program is to prepare trainees for significant army service. This is achieved by: cultivating values and leadership, increasing trainees' motivation to give their maximum to army service, studying battle lore and the IDF's moral heritage, mental preparation for the challenges facing them in the army, visits to IDF bases, and an introduction to each of the different IDF corps.
In addition, we lay emphasis on physically preparing our trainees for IDF service including: physical training, challenging hikes and orienteering, training in the fitness room (based on a standard exertion scale) in order to maintain optimal health.
The program is headed by Amir Cohen and staffed by educators, instructors and lecturers. This year the Eitan pre-military program was recognized as a full-fledged pre-military program by the Ministry of Defense.
Goals in the current campaign:
- Establish a scholarship fund for disadvantaged students
- Regular maintenance for the program.
- Erecting new buildings and renovating the site.
- After-school club for special needs children
The Tzemed-Beit Moreshet club, associated with the Scouts for Special Needs organization, provides children with special needs a unique space filled with love and giving. The club serves as a happy, enjoyable space and an empowering gathering place for the children to socialize. Guided by its educational and community-minded philosophy, the club from its start was established in UlpanatTzvia. During the week dozens of girls from the Ulpana mentor and accompany the children who get to enjoy fun times, recreation and socializing. Through this journey the girls, too, undergo a personal process of development – in a cycle of giving that blesses all who are involved.
Goals in the current campaign:
- Regular maintenance of the after-school club – staff, food, activities.
- Professional development
- Purchasing equipment
- Summer camp and shabbat programs for children and mentors.