Who We are
The Yaacov Herzog Center (YHC) located on Kibbutz Ein Tzurim, is
one of the most prominent Orthodox organizations active in the field of
Jewish renewal in Israel. Founded by the Religious Kibbutz Movement
in 1989, the YHC focuses on learning that promotes dialogue between
different groups in Israeli society.
We bring together diverse sectors of Israeli society – from teenagers to
senior citizens – to study Judaism so we may better understand one
another and cultivate a more respectful society. We strive to advance
an open, responsive and pluralistic Judaism with an emphasis on
strengthening the sense of belonging of individuals and groups to Israel,
Israeli society, and the Jewish people everywhere.
We believe that every Jew has the opportunity to make Jewish culture and
tradition relevant to their lives via honest dialogue between individuals;
celebrating what is shared while respecting differences.