OTS Photo of the Week

Videotaping a lecture by Renana in Venice

A Thousand Words – April 1, 2019

Approximately 50 Ohr Torah Stone emissaries currently serving European communities came together at an OTS-sponsored conference in Venice, Italy at the end of March for ongoing education, discussion, and debate on daily Jewish life in the region. Flocking to the

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Megilla BaKehilla 2019

A Thousand Words – March 25, 2019

Hearing the story of how Queen Esther risked her life for the sake of the entire Jewish people is so much more significant when we all come together – old and young, secular and religious, native Israelis and new immigrants,

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Darkaynu in marathon

A Thousand Words – March 18, 2019

TEAM DARKAYNU 2019 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️  🏆 10 half-marathon runners 🏆 72 10k runners🏆 25 Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs students🏆 6 countries represented🏆 120 sandwiches🏆 5 Family Teams🏆 Dozens of friends🏆 1 Darkaynu – the only year in Israel program for young adults with special needs! Kol hakavod to all the runners

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Eshet HaMidbar

A Thousand Words – March 11, 2019

While the rest of the world marked International Women’s Day, a group of 300 women from all over Israel set out for the second annual “Women Moving Mountains” event (in Hebrew, “Eshet HaMidbar”), run by OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica

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On tiyul with Yachad

A Thousand Words – March 4, 2019

One of the major components in the work of Yachad Program Jewish cultural coordinators is to imbue everyday Community Center activities with a Jewish component, empowering secular Israelis to connect to their heritage and history, and illuminating the relevance of

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Elisheva Gold Siyyum

A Thousand Words – February 25, 2019

Elisheva Gold, an alumna of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program, celebrated the one year anniversary of her Aliya to Israel with a siyyum of Tractate Brachot in the school’s beit midrash, surrounded by this year’s overseas students. Elisheva, who continues

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Oriya at Ein Yael

A Thousand Words – February 18, 2019

40 sophomores and seniors from OTS’s Oriya High School participated in a very emotional and significant event commemorating Ori Ansbacher z”l today in Ein Yael. Run by Hashomer Hachadash (the New Guard), the “Day for Connecting to People and the

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Matan in competition, and with family after winning

A Thousand Words – February 11, 2019

Congratulations to Matan Weiss, a senior at OTS’s Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School, for winning first place in the regional Chidon Tanach (Bible Quiz) and promotion to the national contest!  Special mention also to Ninth grader Achiya Greenbloom, also of

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A Thousand Words – February 4, 2019

For the last four months, students in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program have been learning in-depth the 8th perek (chapter) of Tractate Bava Kama, which deals primarily with a person’s responsibilities if he injures another individual. Instead

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Rabbi Elbaz Franco speaks to emissaries in training

A Thousand Words – January 28, 2019

Rabbi Avraham Elbaz Franco, a musmach of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Seminary‘s Kollel Torat Yosef, delivers one final dvar Torah to students in the Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Program for rabbinic shlichim. Elbaz Franco embarked the very next day on

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Students from Lindenbaum-Lod plant flowers on Tu Bshvat 2019

A Thousand Words – January 21, 2019

“A land of wheat, barley, grapevines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of oil olives and date honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Across the OTS network, thousands of students marked Tu B’Shvat, the harbinger of Spring, by planting trees all over the country

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Ramot Boys on tiyul

A Thousand Words – January 14, 2019

Tenth graders from the Jacob Sapirstein “Ariel” High School for Boys in Ramot, Jerusalem, went on a four-day journey in cooperation with the “New Guard” movement.  The boys hiked, learned about the importance and challenges of agriculture from a veteran farmer

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