Leadership

Beit Midrash for Judaism and Humanity

The goal of the Beit Midrash for Judaism and Humanity is to generate discourse and creativity – both philosophical and halakhic – regarding the relationship between the Jewish people and the rest of humanity, while constantly comparing texts and traditions with reality and spiritual and practical issues. The Beit Midrash integrates different fields of knowledge,

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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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Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue

The Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue officially launched in October 2020 with a mission of developing new paradigms for Judaism’s relationship towards non-Jews. As the first Orthodox Jewish institution to adopt a systemic approach to interfaith understanding and relations, the Blickle Institute will teach Judaism’s approach toward other religions and toward people who practice other

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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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Hertog Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC)

In January of 2008, a historical moment took place when Ohr Torah Stone and founding director David Nekrutman established the first Orthodox Jewish institution dedicated to religious dialogue, mutual understanding and active cooperation with Christians.  In less than a decade, the institution – the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) –  has moved to the

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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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