Yakar - Center for Tradition and Creativity, founded by Rabbi Dr Michael Rosen (zt"l) aspires to an authentic open-minded Judaism, rooted in the riches of tradition and relevant to the issues of the present day. A Judaism that is analytical, spiritual, welcoming and connected to the real world.
Yakar has active centers in both Jerusalem & Tel-Aviv that include both a vibrant Orthodox synagogue which offers an intimate and intense davening experience, and centers of study that run a plethora of classes, lecture series and workshops - in search of spiritual vitality and intellectual integrity.
Yakar embraces people of all backgrounds and challenges static thinking with innovative and creative approaches stirring people into thought, spiritual exploration and action.
Join us for kabbalat shabbat, intensive study programs or one of our many events featured on our website:
Intensive Track [part-time] (Oct 2012 - May 2013)
Advanced Talmud Scholars Program
Women's Advanced Learning
Evening Beit-Midrash (Kloyze)
Center for Social Concern
''I found Yakar to be a wonderfully warm, embracing and inspiring community, in which I experienced a profoundly deep, rich and spiritual growth in my Jewish living and identity. I attribute this to the deep, genuine faith exuded by the teachers at Yakar, the spirited debate they engaged us in, and the transformative experience of ''davening''. I often revisit in my mind the many memorable moments I had at Yakar. It is learning that stays with you. If you are seeking to explore and enrich your personal experience with G-d and Judaism, Yakar is certainly the place to find this."
Carmen Ringelman, Global Managing Director