The the largest cultural institution in Israel is home to the world's most extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archeology.
In 1978, Rabbi Dr. Meir Rosen founded Yakar in London. He later established branches of Yakar in Jerusalem, in 1992, and Tel Aviv, in 2007. His goal was to create a place for spiritual exploration, authentic learning, questioning, and to foster a bridge between people of different backgrounds through their shared, deep connection to Judaism.
Today, Yakar remains committed to fulfilling this mission. Through programming at the Yakar Center in Jerusalem, educational programs, and community-building events, Yakar embodies the vision that engagement with Judaism must extend beyond the walls of a synagogue. Instead, it must be grounded in everyday lived social and political realities. At its root, the Yakar Center strives to maintain an environment where every person is encouraged to seek religious understanding and inspiration in their own way, based on their own individual backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs.
Tel Aviv Programming (Yakar Foundation)