Rabbi Brander on Spirituality and Leviticus

[AUDIO] Click here to listen to Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s shiur on “Spirituality and the Search for Meaning: Lessons from the Book of Leviticus” In his first official appearance in Israel as President-Elect and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander met with students from the “ORA” program at Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s …

Introducing Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Ohr Torah Stone is excited to welcome Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as our new President and Rosh HaYeshiva! Shortly before joining OTS, Rabbi Brander sat down with Mark S. Golub of the Jewish Broadcasting Service and shared a bit about his background, the experiences which shaped his Jewish vision, elements of his approach to Jewish law and his goals …

Eshet Hamidbar – Women Moving Mountains

Over 250 women from all backgrounds and locations. A grueling 22 km hike. 2 magical days in Israel’s Arava desert. 1 goal: to raise awareness and funds for OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline for Agunot. The first annual “Women Moving Mountains” event – in Hebrew, “Eshet …

Ocean City a Religious Destination – WJW

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 BY JARED FORETEK For Rabbi Shalom and Revital Hadad, the beauty of Ocean City is matched only by the tenuousness of Jewish life. In the seaside town, kosher isn’t exactly commonplace. But the couple has set out to fill in the gaps since landing there three years ago to lead the small flock at Congregation Ahavat Shalom, a Sephardic …

Serving the Diaspora – Jewish Independent

Friday 02nd, February 2018 Two years ago, Rabbi Gideon Osher Shmueli donated a kidney to a stranger, saving that individual’s life. These days, he works at Magen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn, N.Y., teaching Hebrew and bringing with that teaching the culture and values of Judaism and eretz Yisrael, the land of Israel. To him, teaching about Judaism …

TEAM DARKAYNU 2018

   Here we go again!!!! On March 9th, the special students, dedicated staff, friends and families of the Elaine & Norm Darkaynu Programs will be participating in the annual Jerusalem Marathon! The event itself is reason enough to participate as it is such an inclusive event representing so much of what is so beautiful about our people and our …

“Peak Day” for Ann Belsky Moranis program

The Ann Belsky Moranis Program at the Oriya girls’ high school held its annual “Peak Day” for all the arts tracks, a day designed to enrich the students by providing them with professional tools which cannot be attained within the regular educational framework, to introduce them to inspirational artists in their field and to create …

Yachad: Celebrating Chanukah Together

CLICK FOR PHOTOS   Hundreds of Israelis across the country participated in exciting, festive candlelighting events this Chanukah, thanks to 32 Jewish Cultural Facilitators from OTS’s “Yachad” Program. From the north to the south, spanning 80 communities including Katzrin, Yokneam, Petach Tikva, Rechovot, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ashkelon, …