Jewish Heritage sites can create contemporary cultural relevance by engaging community members in meaningful dialog and actions. This process turns the site from being only physical, into a tool for reflecting on universal human questions; builds community tolerance and increases understanding of the role cultures play in European identity.
The purpose of the Beit Project is to use Jewish Heritage Sites for vibrant, meaningful social debate to increase inclusion and understanding within society. A mobile study unit travels to European sites that become spaces for creating a sense of belonging for all stakeholders via Talmudic Dialog and PaRDes pedagogy. The place becomes a text, open to particular interpretations and debate. Doing this builds personal attachments and brings new vitality to the sites through activity, reflection, dialog and fun for students 12 and 13 years old.