OTS Metivta

The OTS Metivta – a unique beit midrash for men’s Torah study and social action in the Gallilee –  was launched in Ellul 5777 (August 2017) with 22 students from all over Israel – contemporary pioneers, settling Israel’s northern frontier. The Metivta is a hesder yeshiva which combines intense Torah study in the beit midrash… Continue Reading OTS Metivta

Andre Neher Institute

Andre Neher

The Andre Neher Institute brings together faculty and student scholars from the Robert M. Beren College to study in depth the writings of Rabbi Professor Andre Neher, the little known but outstanding French philosopher and educator who shaped the spiritual character of France’s large Jewish community in the generation after the Holocaust. The colleague of Emmanuel Levinas… Continue Reading Andre Neher Institute

Robert M. Beren College

Beren College studies

The Robert M. Beren College operates in association with the Herzog Academic College in Gush Etzion, approved by the Council for Higher Education in Israel and offering fully-accredited Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees. Over and above the Herzog College course requirements, students in the Beren College receive an augmented curriculum emphasizing world… Continue Reading Robert M. Beren College

Straus-Amiel Program

Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

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… Continue Reading Straus-Amiel Program

Kollel Torat Yosef for Diaspora Rabbis

Straus grad

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… Continue Reading Kollel Torat Yosef for Diaspora Rabbis

Kollel for Israeli Rabbis

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… Continue Reading Kollel for Israeli Rabbis

Beren-Amiel Program

Mann Family London

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… Continue Reading Beren-Amiel Program