Ben Goldberg | Masa Israel

Ben Goldberg
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Is it possible to have an intensive Jewish life without fundamentalism? This is the question we ask everyday at the Conservative Yeshiva.
I've been able to learn Torah from an amazing faculty who are simultaneously committed to deep and rigorous Torah study for its own sake, observance of mitzvot, and an approach to Judaism that incorporates history, social change, and liberal values. I've been able to take my place in my own authentic religious conversation, all while having an amazing time living independently in Jerusalem. Don't let the name scare you away--the Yeshiva is not only for diehard Conservative Jews and people from many backgrounds can find a home there. The Yeshiva is a diverse learning community with students aging from 18 to much, much older, and from as many as four continents at any one time.