Beren-Amiel Institute

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 Educational Emissary Institute is dedicated to the comprehensive training of committed, motivated and engaging educators who

HaMidrasha HaYisraelit

HaMidrasha HaYisraelit (literally, “The Israeli Seminary”) is the first program to enable secular and religious young women to study ancient and modernJewish texts and philosophy together in before enlisting in the IDF. Launched in the 2023/24 academic year, the Midrasha

Monique and Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity

The Monique & Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity offers a crucial response to the increasing divisiveness in Israeli society. With a focus on “yachad” (“togetherness”), the initiative brings together Jews of all backgrounds, empowering them to take ownership

Ohr Torah Nidchei Yisrael

There are many communities throughout the world which claim historical and sometimes even spiritual ties to Am Yisrael.  Most of them separated from Israel as the result of the historical persecution the Jewish people experienced during the exile.  But now

OTS Amiel BaKehila

OTS Amiel BaKehila won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to operate this unique program, geared toward empowering Jewish communities around the world through Jewish education, Israel engagement and Jewish Arts and Culture.  In the program’s first year of

Straus-Amiel Institute

The Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Institute is committed to the spiritual continuity of the Jewish people everywhere, training rabbis to effectively strengthen Jewish identity and existence in communities across the Diaspora. Participants in the Straus-Amiel Program are some of the most

The Maarava Program

The Maarava Program is a specially-designed, additional component of the Straus-Amiel Program geared specifically toward rabbis who are planning to carry out emissary work in one of the world’s Sephardic communities. Over and above the Straus-Amiel curriculum, Maarava participants devote one afternoon a

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