Leadership

Beren Academic Center

Located on the Israel Henry Beren Campus in Kiryat Shoshana, on the outskirts of Efrat, the Beren Academic Center complex houses the classrooms, lecture halls, Beit Midrash, college and library used by students participating in all of Ohr Torah Stone’s pioneering academic men’s programs. The Beren Academic Center serves as a hub for breakthrough Torah learning; a buzzing nerve-center from which

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Beren-Amiel Program

The word ‘Amiel’ literally means “to my people,” and reflects OTS’s unwavering commitment to the rejuvenation and cultivation of world Jewish community. The Beren-Amiel Practical Training Program for Educational Emissaries is dedicated to the comprehensive training of committed, motivated and engaging educators who are sent to teach Judaic Studies in both Orthodox and non-Orthodox state and

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Besen Family Center for Advanced Women’s Studies

Located on the Chana and Yaacov Tilles Campus in Talpiyot, Jerusalem, the Besen Family Center for Advanced Women’s Studies is the heart of Ohr Torah Stone’s groundbreaking activity in the realm of Jewish women’s rights and education. The Besen Center houses the pioneering Midreshet Lindenbaum College and the Monica Dennis Goldberg Yad La’isha Legal Aid Center, which strive to

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Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute

Every year, the Ohr Torah Stone emissary training and placement programs, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel, prepare and send educators and rabbis to provide Jewish educational and spiritual leadership to communities around the world. These young leaders have been equipped with the professional skills they will need to make a major impact on synagogues, campuses and schools,

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Ethel and Adolph Beren Educators Institute

One of the crises facing the future of the Jewish people is the lack of engaging educators. With ever-growing challenges arising from contemporary society and assimilation into the “global village” at an all-time high, there is a pressing demand for inspiring Jewish teachers and role models to reinvigorate our classrooms, uplift our schools and build

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Hadas – The Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School

“I believe in the world of Torah.  And I believe in the world of Am Yisrael.  At Hadas, I was finally able to combine these two beliefs” The Hadas – Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School is a pioneering project which was designed to counter some of the challenges posed by contemporary Israeli society.   Israeli history is filled with

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Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary

In today’s era, it is no longer sufficient for a rabbi to merely minister to a population’s religious needs. A modern rabbi – a rabbi who is relevant to today’s society and can make an impact on the Jewish world and the nation’s future – must also be a true spiritual leader. For decades, Ohr

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Kollel for Israeli Rabbis

This five- year program produces rabbis and poskim for Israel. Upon completing the rigorous course of study and passing all required examinations, candidates receive ordination both from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary as well as from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. In keeping with the OTS philosophy that contemporary rabbis must be equally fluent in secular

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Kollel Torat Yosef for Diaspora Rabbis

This intensive 2-3 year program prepares rabbis to serve in the Diaspora by providing them with the halakhic material necessary to serve effectively and combining their knowledge of Jewish sources and Jewish law with a thorough understanding of the particular needs of contemporary Jewish life across the globe. The ordination program covers in depth the traditional areas

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Midreshet Lindenbaum

Ohr Torah Stone maintains that women have the same right, ability and capacity as men to participate fully in the Jewish world. The Midreshet Lindenbaum College for women’s Torah studies was founded on this principle, prying open doors that had previously been locked to Jewish women. The first school to teach high-level Talmud to post-high

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Midreshet Lindenbaum – Lod

OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum College for Women opened the doors to its newest branch, Midreshet Lindenbaum Lod, in late August 2017. In addition to becoming the first midrasha for young religious women in the center of Israel, Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod also answers the growing demand for post-high school programs for women which integrate Torah learning and army

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Midreshet Lindenbaum – Matat, Carmiel

Midreshet Matat, the Northern branch of Midreshet Lindenbaum College for Women, is located in the Galilean city of Carmiel. While Midreshet Matat is guided by the overarching goals and philosophy of its parent school – and indeed, of the entire OTS network – it is distinguished by several characteristics which are entirely unique. The Matat

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