OTS Photo of the Week

Bar Mitzva Program

A Thousand Words – January 7, 2019

The Bar and Bat Mitzva programs are typical projects of the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity in that they are both fun and educational. Teens who would not otherwise have marked the milestone in a meaningful way are instead engaged

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Tehila and Ayala

A Thousand Words – December 31, 2018

This photo of Ayala (right) was taken right outside the courtroom, just moments after receiving the get she has dreamed of for nine years. Two years ago she arrived, desperate, at OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center.

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Couple training day

A Thousand Words – December 24, 2018

One of the major challenges of going on shlichut is maintaining spousal and family relationships; the hectic pace, the desire to serve the Jewish people 24/7, and acclimating children to a new language and environment are just some of the

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Hadas soldiers completing course Hod

A Thousand Words – December 17, 2018

Eight of the 350 Hadas soldiers currently serving in the IDF pose after successfully completing “Hod Course,” which certified them to become Teaching and Command NCO’s in the Education Corps. While other soldiers from OTS’s Hadas Program are protecting Israel

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Rav Boaz Pash Lights Chanukah Candles in Warsaw

A Thousand Words – December 10, 2018

Rabbi Boaz Pash, Rosh Kollel Torat Yosef and head of the OTS Amiel BaKehila delegation to Poland lights Chanukah candles in Warsaw, accompanied by musician and delegation member Reuven Bransburg, OTS is bringing light and hope to the very same

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collage from Chanukah 2018

A Thousand Words – December 3, 2018

Thousands of Israelis across the country are being brought together this Chanukah (and all year round!) through innovative, appealing initiatives run by the Yachad Jewish Identity program’s Jewish Cultural Facilitators all over the country, from the northern border with Lebanon

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Rabbi Ariel Tal and Maori hongi

A Thousand Words – November 26, 2018

Rabbi Ariel Tal, Straus-Amiel shaliach in Wellington, New Zealand, was welcomed to the opening of a Holocaust exhibition by local Maori leadership, who greeted him with the traditional hongi welcome. After the Maori prayers, Rabbi Tal led the Shema Israel. View

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Birkat Hakohanim

A Thousand Words – November 19, 2018

In a historic, uplifting ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre last Wednesday, Ohr Torah Stone officially installed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as President and Rosh HaYeshiva, a celebration which will culminate on December 19th, with an investiture dinner in New York. The

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Rabbi Scheinberg receives an award

A Thousand Words – November 12, 2018

OTS’s Hertog Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) & Israel’s Foreign Ministry presented Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg with an award on Sunday, in recognition of his decades of work toward strengthening Jewish-Christian ties.  Left to right:  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi

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Sheva Chaya demonstrating glass blowing to New Orleans community

A Thousand Words – November 5, 2018

Israeli artist Sheva Chaya joined OTS Amiel BaKehilla‘s third delegation to Cherry Hill, NJ; Charleston, SC and New Orleans, LA where her breathtaking glass-blowing presentations successfully engaged community members through the creation of beautiful Jewish art from Safed.  OTS Amiel BaKehila’s delegations

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Neveh Channa solidarity with Pittsburgh

A Thousand Words – October 29, 2018

Hundreds of OTS students sent love, hope and support to their brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh, PA, following the murderous attack on the Tree of Life synagogue on Shabbat Parshat Vayera.  Students across the network also said Tehillim and held

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Ethiopian students at the Workshop

A Thousand Words – October 22, 2018

A group of nine young men, at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva on the first-ever Ethiopian Leadership Development and Torah Study program, visited the amazing Workshop in Gush Etzion, where they learned to create beautiful pieces of Judaica.  The idea

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