Philosophy: A House of Values, Community and Heritage
In Hebrew, the word “Beit” means “house”—a term that can refer to both a place of shelter and the family that resides within it. At Beit Moriah, we envision our “house” as one that is built on the three pillars of Education, Social Welfare, and Jewish Identity. Through our programming in these three spheres, we seek to improve the lives of the residents of Be’er Sheva. One could say that we are attempting to unite our community under one “roof.” Although Beit Moriah is a religiously-minded organization run in accordance with the Zionist tradition in Israel, our inclusive programs are open to residents of all religious persuasions, cultures, and financial backgrounds.
Our organization’s philosophy is simple, and it is reflected in our history. From its founding in 1993 to the present day, Beit Moriah has relied on a religious nucleus that enters the community to strengthen it from within. The heart of our organization is our communal Beit Midrash (religious learning institute), which has trained a new generation of religious leaders and teachers in Be’er Sheva. These community leaders take the principles and teachings of the Torah-- tolerance, good behavior, and charity – and put them to work in the development of practical programs that have reinvigorated Be’er Sheva.
Since its inception, Beit Moriah has focused its efforts on improving education in Be’er Sheva. Our programs in daycare centers, kindergartens, and elementary schools have earned us prestigious government awards and have been replicated in approximately 70 other schools throughout Israel. Please find details of all our educational services at the page Educational Services, Social Welfare, Family and Community and Friends and volunteers