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In 1979, a group of Israeli scientists and educators joined forces to form
Arachim, an organization dedicated to renewing authentic Jewish values.

Searching for an educational tool, they devised the Seminar, a 3-5 day retreat
that uses lectures, workshops, and discussion groups to examine basic questions
of Jewish outlook:

- Are science and Jewish
belief compatible?

- What is the secret of
Jewish survival, that has kept us a vital nation for thousands of years?

- Why are Jews so often in
the headlines, even though they constitute less than one half of one percent
of the world's population?

The Seminar proved immensely popular. Originally, Arachim planned to hold three
or four a year. Today, over two hundred are held annually, on five continents,
in Hebrew, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, and Hungarian.

The original Seminar format has been adapted for families, singles, and
academics. It is presented in Israel, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, in England,
France, Italy, Holland, and Hungary, in South Africa, and in Hong Kong and

Another refinement is the special-interest Seminar, which may focus on
alternative medicine, on the martial arts, interpersonal relationships, or
mysticism, or motorcycling – and its relationship to Jewish values.

To date, over 500,000 people have attended Seminars worldwide. Their enthusiasm
is contagious. “I never knew Judaism had so much to offer!” says Chayim Katz, an
engineer from Tel Aviv. “It’s made my life more meaningful and satisfying.”

“We’re a happier, more united family now,” says Carol Shine. “Don and I know
where we’re headed in life. The children sense that we have more direction in
our lives, and they’re happier, too.”

"I thought I’d finished with Judaism when I quit Sunday school,” says Hank
Levine. “Now that I started to investigate it, as a thinking adult, I see that I
hadn’t even begun to tap the resources it offers.”

Arachim is Hebrew for “values.” We offer you a chance to become acquainted with
Jewish values that will add meaning to your life.

Arachim: Facts and Figures

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Outreach, education, and support of Jewish men, women, and children towards living a life of Jewish values, Torah, and mitzvos, the strengthening of the Jewish identity, and assimilation prevention across the globe.


Over 200 seminars per year in Israel, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, England, France, South Africa, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, in Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, and Italian.


Arachim offers seminars crafted to meet the unique needs of specialized social groupings such as families, academics, students, singles, teens, immigrant populations, and others.


Founded in 1979: by a group of educators and Torah observant academicians.


Over 30,000 Jews participated in Arachim seminars in Israel and throughout the diaspora last year and some 100,000 new participants join Arachim’s neighborhood workshops and other programming every year.

Neighborhood Workshops:

Some 10,000 neighborhood workshops are held in over 200 locations throughout Israel, serving as a bridge and a transition point both towards and after seminar attendance.


The organizations employ some 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers working around the clock throughout Israel and in countries around the world to restore the Jewish people to their heritage.


Arachim seminars convey the basic tenets of Torah Judaism on a professional level using modern terminology in a way that is both clear and accessible to all. Over the course of several days, seminars cover topics such as the origins of the universe, the meaning of life, fate and destiny, harmonious relationships, parenting challenges, Israel and the nations, history’s conclusion, and many others. Seminars feature educators, Torah scholars, and academicians presenting the Jewish approach to their areas of specialty.

Torah Study Centers:

Arachim’s chain of study centers provide lectures, Torah, and hashkafa classes for the entire family, including educational activities for children and teens as well as morning seminary programs for single women and evening kollels for men