Co-Director and Torah Educator of OU Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Princeton
Bina was born and raised in Jerusalem by American parents who made Aliyah ten years prior to her arrival. She grew up speaking Hebrew and English but has always had a love of languages, which eventually led her to studying linguistics for her BA at the Hebrew University. In addition to a year of voluntary national service working in a poor community in Israel’s north, Bina also spent two years in the army as a basic-training commander for soldiers from disadvantaged homes. She has studied for many years at various midrashot in Jerusalem including Midreshet Lindenbaum, where she spent three years, and Matan, where she is finishing up her second year in the Advanced Talmud program. In addition, Bina is currently completing her Master’s degree from Hebrew University in Linguistic Anthropology and has a passion for music, and especially African music, which developed after nearly a year traveling across the continent by herself. She is excited to have moved to America and is particularly excited about being able to teach Talmud and Midrash to the students at Princeton.