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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Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue

The Blickle Institute for Interfaith Dialogue officially launched in October 2020 with the 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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Jewish Learning Center

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The Jewish Learning Center of New York (JLCNY) is an innovative Jewish institution dedicated to reaching out to all who are interested in learning about and being involved in the beauty of Jewish traditions, ideas, texts, history and community. The Jewish Learning Center of New York provides intellectually stimulating Jewish educational programs, vibrant cultural activities, exciting social …

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

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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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Conversion Institute for Spanish Speakers

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The only Spanish-speaking conversion institute in Israel has proven itself a critically important addition to Israeli society. Initiated by Ohr Torah Stone at the behest of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, the ulpan aims to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel while concurrently coming to the aid of families in need from Latin America and Spain. Students hail …

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Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program for Men

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The unique Darkaynu Program answers the prayers of young men with special needs who – until now – could only dream of spending a gap year in Israel like their peers.  Tailored to address the specific requirements of this special population, Darkaynu – which means “Our Way” – is the first “sidestreaming” program in existence; …

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Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program for Women

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For years, young women with physical and developmental disabilities watched wistfully as their sisters and mainstreamed peers left them behind to spend a year in Israel after high school. Darkaynu is the first and only program to fulfill their dreams by giving them the same opportunity of spending a year learning and touring in Israel, connecting to …

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