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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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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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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 that we have returned to Israel, our responsibility is to reach out to those remote

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OTS “Zehut” – Jewish Identity in the Diaspora

The OTS Zehut Program aims to strengthen Jewish identity on an individual and communal level, highlighting Jewish culture as a means to further identify with traditional and modern Jewish values, and to encourage a connection to the State of Israel. Likewise, OTS Zehut Program strives to strengthen the Jewish family and the community in general,

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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 operation, dynamic three-person delegations were sent seven times a year to 25 small and mid-sized communities

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Straus-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 Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics Program 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 (with a special

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