"The history of the Jewish people is both rich and unique. When educating a people, who is taught both its historical mission and long-term vision, one must aim not only toward the needs of the present, but to the future as well."
The Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute is an educational body dedicated to spreading the legacy of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. The institute was established following the passing of the David Ben-Gurion Law in 1976, "In memory of David Ben-Gurion and his work, and with the goal to impart his vision to future generations."
In its many years of activity as a national educational center, the Institute has provided visitors with both historical and contemporary perspectives while engaging in subjects such as Israeli society, Zionism, and leadership in the Negev. Additionally, the Institute addresses Ben-Gurion’s formative years and early vision, his political activity and its relevance to modern Israeli society, and his impact as a national figure.
Our copious educational activities are offered in a variety of frameworks that provoke both thought and feeling, while immersing participants in significant issues that characterize the history of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and Israeli society.
The Institute operates with diverse groups nationwide – from students to IDF soldiers, teachers, and the general public. Foreign language speakers, such as overseas visitors and new immigrants, are instructed in their native tongue.
In addition to textbooks and teacher-aids, the Institute’s Development team prepares special lectures and interactive tours.
The Institute’s headquarters are located in Midreshet Ben-Gurion, which lies in the heart of the Israeli Negev, with an additional branch in Haifa. Along with the Ben-Gurion Desert Home in Kibbutz Sde-Boker, we have an adjacent educational museum. In addition, an Audio/visual presentation is offered at the David and Paula Ben-Gurion gravesite, "Ben-Gurion's Formative Decisions"
The Institute works in conjunction with the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for Israel and Zionism of Ben-Gurion University.
We welcome you to find out more about our educational activities and pay us a visit.
The Ben-Gurion Heritage institute Team.
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